Comparison Between Christianity & Mormonism

Christianity Mormonism
1.God has always had a remnant; believes in historic confessions & creeds. (Rom. 11:1-6) 1. Christianity was totally lost in all the earth and did not exist anywhere until Joseph Smith restored it in 1830; all historic confessions & creeds are an abomination. (Pearl of Great Price, Joseph, 2:18)
2. God is eternal, outside of time, always existing.  (1 Chron. 16:36; Ps. 103:17; 2 Tim.1:9; 1 Cor. 2:7; Titus 1:2) 2. God had a father and a grandfather, etc.  God was begotten, became a man, then became God.
(Doctrines of Salvation, Vol.1, p.10,12)
3. God is eternal and spirit.(Gen. 1:1; Hosea 11:9; Jn. 4:24; Luke 24:39) 3.  God is resurrected, and has flesh and bone.(Articles of Faith, p.48,473; D&C 130:22)
4. God is one, unique. (Duet. 4:4; Is. 40:25;.43:10, 11; 44:6,8; 45:5, 21, 22; 46:9) 4.  There are many like God, but we only worship one of them.
5.  Jesus eternally exists as the one and only God. (John 1:1, 3; 8:58; etc.) 5.  Jesus is not eternally God.  Rather, he pre-existed, became a regular human, then became one of the Gods.(King Follet Discourse; Discourses of Brigham, 22)
6. Holy Spirit, who does not have a body, overshadowed Mary. (Luke 1:35) 6. The Father and Mary physically procreated.  (Articles of Faith, p.48, 473; Mormon Doctrine, p.546,742)
7. Salvation by grace through faith; a one-time event. (1 John 1:7; Eph. 2:8-10) 7.  Salvation requires faith, baptism, receiving Holy Ghost, obeying the commandments (living a righteous life) (What Mormons Think, p.27-33)
8.  We are always human, but our bodies will be glorified.(1 Cor. 15) 8.  Humans will continue to progress until we become Gods, equal to how our God is now.  (Ensign, 11/75, p.80; Gospel Through The Ages, 104-106)

Therefore Mormonism does not meet the requirements of the historic Christian faith. Nos. 2 and 8 alone qualify the teachings of the LDS church as being outside of Christianity. For more comparisons, see the works of Jerald and Sandra Tanner, Walter Martin, Ron Rhodes, and John Ankerberg.

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Christian Apologist & Philosopher
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2 Responses to Comparison Between Christianity & Mormonism

  1. altonwoods says:

    Yup, it’s a cult…

  2. Pingback: Common Questions, with Answers | Thomistic Bent

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