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Sad Fact but Mormonism IS a Cult
Eric's Note: In
August 2005 a reader of our newsletter wrote
concerning my position on the Mormon Church. Here is the email and my response.
Saddened by anti-Mormon email...
I am writting to infom you of how saddend i was to read an email you have
posted on to the internet. (Eric's note: read the email here.)
It is relating to the girl who is becoming a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-Day Saints. I am not saddend by the girls decision, in fact i am happy to here she
is chosing for her self to lead the life she wants to lead, in stead i was saddend by your
remarks and the remarks of her Uncle. While you may not share the veiws of the girl, and
her boyfriend, and for that matter a large amount of others, i do not feel that this gives
you the right to talk like that about the church. If she were converting to Islam,
Catholisism or any other denomination would you have been quite so outraged?
I myself am convert to the LDS faith and i have never felt so much joy and happyness that
i feal through my membership. I love the Lord Jesus Christ with all my heart and i love
his Father too. I know that i never had the kind of happyness i did before i joined, and
that im so much happier than all of my friends and family that are not members of the
church. I know that i am living in a good way, and that what im doing and not doing is
clean and heathy for me. I do not go out getting drunk, high or smoke which are all very
bad for ones system. I on the other hand love those around me, help in anyway i can wether
it be giving people lifts, visisting them or any other act of service i can do for them. I
am a strong member of my community and i feel blessed with what the Lord has given to me.
I know that most if not all of the belssings in my life have came from my membership
within the LDS chruch.
If you notice i have not sprouted any negative and hurtfull "facts" about you or
any other person or faith. I would not do such a thing. This is because of one of the 13
Articles of Faith that I hold so dear, which states:
"We calim the privilage of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our
own conscience, and allow all men the same preivilege, let them worship how, where, or
what they may."
I hope you bear this in mind the next time you decied to critized someone else for what
they believe or how the wish to live their life.
Vicki (Aberdeen, Scotland)
Yes Vicki, I would be equally disturbed should anyone join any cult, world religion or
spiritual group (Islam, Catholicism, etc) that does not lead one to eternal life and true
salvation. It really doesn't matter if you think I have a right to point out the fallacy
of Mormonism or not. The Bible DEMANDS that I do so and for that single reason, I must. I
don't care what sounds right to a culture like ours. It is what IS right according to the
Word of God. That doesn't mean that I aim to offend anyone but the truth often offends
people. This is especially true in a culture where virtually anything has become
acceptable. When someone (like me) stands up and calls right "right" and wrong
"wrong" it is going to bother some people. Apologetics and comparative religions
(what our ministry does) have a tendency to shake people up. If somebody (like me) comes
along and points out unbiblical doctrines or heresies by which others have become deceived
it can indeed make people uncomfortable. Anyone who who gives answers for faith that
unmask Satan's often sweet sounding lies sticks out because people want to believe what
they want to believe - not what is actually biblically accurate, spiritually healthy and
I am not certain what email you are
referring to as we have encouraged thousands of people to flee Mormonism.
Here is why.
It is really quite simple. If the Jesus of the Mormon Church was indeed the Jesus of the
Bible then the Mormon Church would be a vehicle in which one could find salvation.
However, the Jesus of Mormonism is NOT the historical, Biblical Son of God. Thus,
Mormonism teaches and believes in a "Jesus" who is unable to save and whose
entire premise is based upon the teachings of a false prophet named Joseph Smith.
You need to read the warning the Apostle Paul gave about "different Jesus'" who
would come to deceive. Read it in II Corinthians 11:3-4.
To accomplish the introduction of this new false Jesus, Mormonism demands that people
abandon the prophetically tried and true Jesus of the Bible. The switch comes when Joseph
Smith claims to be adding to the Biblical story, sort of filling in the gaps via the
instructions of the angel he called Moroni. On the surface (and without thorough
investigation) Mormonism may sound similar to the authentic Christian story. But once you
analyze the stark differences, the Mormon Jesus is clearly not the Biblical Jesus
and Mormonism is not authentic Christianity. The heresies of Mormonism can only be
justified if one follows Smith's leading and tests the Bible by the teachings of The
Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants and The Pearl of
Great Price which are all many centuries newer than the Bible, instead of the
other way around. To any truthful investigator transposing the Bible as ultimate authority
and replacing it with Smith's teaching is completely backwards and is frankly laughable.
The Bible - the oldest and ONLY inspired document - commands us to test any and every
"new" revelation by it to make certain that it actually came from Almighty God.
When one does this the BOM and other Mormon texts are woefully lacking.
Mr. Hinckley - your current "prophet" - did himself separate the Mormon Jesus
from the Christian (read that Biblical and historical) Jesus when he stated:
In bearing testimony of Jesus Christ, President Hinckley spoke of those outside the
Church who say Latter-day Saints do not believe in the traditional Christ. (He
said) No, I don't. The traditional Christ of whom they speak is not the Christ of
whom I speak. For the Christ of whom I speak has been revealed in this the Dispensation of
the Fulness (sic) of Times...In this dispensation, the Lord has declared that this Church
is the only true and living Church upon the face of the whole earth.
- LDS Church News Archives, Saturday, June 20, 1998 reporting on Hinckleys speech to
6,600 missionaries assembled in Paris.
This comes in line with what Milton Hunter wrote too:
The appointment of Jesus to be the Savior of the world was contested by one of the
other sons of God.
He was called Lucifer, son of the morning. Haughty, ambitious, and covetous of power and
glory, this spirit-brother of Jesus desperately tried to become the Savior of
- Milton R. Hunter, The Gospel Through the Ages, p. 15 (First Council of The Seventy)
Oh how I wish (for the sake of every Mormon) that the Mormon Jesus was indeed the Biblical
Jesus and was capable of saving souls from eternal judgment. But because the Mormon Jesus
is a counterfeit, I must and I will continue to warn you and whom ever else I can to turn
from the Mormon Church and find salvation in the REAL Jesus.
The trail of broken and deceived lives that Joseph Smith left behind represent an eternal
tragedy. The truth is that those who have trusted Joseph instead of the Bible are destined
for the same destruction that he is experiencing in Hell at this moment. The only remedy
to avoid this outcome is to repent and accept the Jesus of the Bible as Lord and Savior.
I pray that you will examine the BIBLE alone and find that the Mormon Church is not an
avenue to eternal salvation when examined under the light of God's infallible and eternal
I do not wish to engage in an extended debate with you. I have plenty on my website
concerning Mormonism to help any honest seeker of truth. However, I will be glad to be
here for you if you should ever want to honestly interact and seek the freedom and joy
that only Jesus Christ - the crucified and risen Lord - can bring.
God bless you!
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