Mormon Beliefs and Practices

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LDS QUESTIONS: Answering Questions Your Mormon Friends Ask

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  • Prayers About the Book of Mormon
  • Prophets and Apostles in the Church
  • Priesthood Authority
  • Bearing Your Testimony

Purpose of Life - Mormon Questions Answered

Purpose of Life

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.:THE PURPOSE OF LIFE QUESTIONS ANSWERED - Mormonism vs. Biblical Christianity

WHO ARE WE? WHERE DID WE COME FROM?

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PREMORTAL LIFE – Is Mormon Preexistence Taught in the Bible?

1 Corinthians 15:46: “Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.”

MORMON POSITION:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) teaches that humans were first born as spirits to a Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother in a spirit world called, “premortal” life, prior to coming down to earth to receive earthly bodies in what they call “mortal probation.”

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Do Mormon Temples Restore Biblical Christianity?

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE MORMON TEMPLE AND THE BIBLICAL JEWISH TEMPLE

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Ancient Temple in Jerusalem

Throughout the United States and Worldwide, the Mormon Church is opening temples that they claim are a restoration of the ancient Biblical Jewish temple? But the facts prove otherwise. Did you know that not a single ritual performed in the Mormon temple was practiced in the Jewish temple? While Mormonism claims to restore Christianity, it is "another gospel" condemned by God (Galatians 1:6-8) because it requires temple works which make Christ's sacrifice insufficient for salvation (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 11:6).

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Did Jesus say that Men can become Gods?

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DID JESUS SAY THAT MEN CAN BECOME GODS?

JOHN 10:34: “Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?” — If God is the only God, why did Jesus say “Ye are gods”?

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What are Mormon Covenants?

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WHAT ARE MORMON COVENANTS?

“What does the word ‘covenant’ mean to Mormons? My LDS friend talks a lot about keeping his covenants in Mormonism. I don’t know what he’s talking about and I would like to know what these covenants are in the Mormon Church. I would like to know what they are for, who they are between and what each party of the covenant has to do in the covenant.”

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Mormon Baptism for the Dead

ldsbaptism.: Is Baptism for the Dead a Christian Practice?

1 CORINTHIANS 15:29: "Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead?"

MORMON POSITION:

Latter-day Saints (Mormons) believe that water baptism by immersion “is the first saving ordinance of the gospel….All who seek eternal life must follow the example of the Savior by being baptized and receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost.”(True to the Faith, 2004, p. 21) Baptism, according to Mormonism, is the prerequisite to receiving the “gift of the Holy Ghost” and is a necessary step in the process of being exalted to the highest level of heaven. Believing that non-Mormon dead relatives will have an opportunity to receive the Mormon “restored gospel” in “spirit prison,” Latter-day Saints take it upon themselves to help “save” them by engaging in proxy baptism on behalf of their dead ancestors. Mormon Apostle Bruce R McConkie explains:

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Mormon Beliefs and History

 

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.:WHO ARE MORMONS? – Their History, Beliefs and Practices

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Doctrines of the Book of Mormon compared to the Bible and Mormon Teachings

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.:THE BOOK OF MORMON VS THE BIBLE AND LDS DOCTRINE Reference Chart

HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE BOOK OF MORMON VS. THE BIBLE

ISAIAH 8:20: "...if they speak not according to this word...there is no light in them."

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Is Jesus the first-begotton son of God?

jesussonofgod.:IS JESUS THE FIRST-BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD? -Is Jesus the product of a physical act between Heavenly Father and one of His Wives?

PSALM 2:7: “…Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.”

MORMON POSITION:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches that humans have the same origin as Lucifer (now known as Satan) and his “eldest brother” Jesus Christ. Claiming that we are all the spiritual offspring of an exalted Man called “Heavenly Father” and his spiritual Goddess wife, known as “Heavenly Mother,” they claim: “Every person who was ever born on earth was our spirit brother or sister in heaven. The first spirit born to our heavenly parents was Jesus Christ…so he is literally our elder brother…Because we are the spiritual children of our heavenly parents, we have inherited the potential to develop their divine qualities.”—Gospel Principles, 1995, p 11

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Is Grace Too Easy? Saved or Unsaved?

 

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.:SAVED OR UNSAVED? —THAT IS THE QUESTION - A detailed analysis of the Mormon "Gospel" Salvation Requirements

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Should we trust the Bible?

.:SHOULD WE TRUST THE BIBLE? —A Response to Mormonism’s Attack Upon the Bible’s Accuracy

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The Bible is a compilation of 66 books that we call the “canon” (rule or standard) of Scripture. The Bible is divided into two sections: The Old Testament which covers the period of human history from Creation to the Hebrew prophet Malachi in about 445 BC B.C., and the New Testament which covers the period from the Birth of Christ (4 B.C.) to the Revelation of John at about 95 A.D.  The majority of the Old Testament was canonized long before Christ’s birth with two marginal books being solidified into the final Jewish canon at the Council of Jamnia in 90 A.D. Most of the New Testament books were accepted by 100 A.D. with the exception of six debatable books that were officially recognized into the Christian canon at the Third Council of Carthage in 397 A.D. 1.

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Are Prophets and Apostles for the Christian Church today?

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ARE PROPHETS AND APOSTLES FOR THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH TODAY? —1 CORINTHIANS 12:28: “And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets...”

MORMON ARGUMENT:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) points to a number of Biblical Scriptures to contend that God leads the true Church through “Prophets” and “Apostles” just as He did in Biblical times.  Thus, Christian churches that do not claim to be led by living “Prophets” and “Apostles” are ridiculed by Mormons as not having the fullness of authority that the LDS Church claims to possess today. Some of the most common Scriptures used by Mormons to support this belief are:

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Mormon Doctrine Exposed

Shining God's Light on Mormon Beliefs 

- Reference Chart exposing the doctrinal errors of the Mormon Church in parallel form by comparing Mormon doctrine against the clear teachings of the Bible.

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MORMON DOCTRINE EXPOSED - Reference Chart

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