Several times I’ve vigorously discussed Mormonism with persons
of that persuasion. I quickly realized that to read and evaluate the great mass of material pro and con would take me the
rest of my life.
So I simply
chose to sincerely pray and ask Almighty God about the Mormon or LDS religion.
I PRAYED ON THE BASIS OF GOD'S PROMISE IN THE NEW TESTAMENT BOOK – 1 JOHN 5:14-15:
this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he hears us; and if we know that
he hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
I carefully fulfilled the prerequisites for God to honor and fulfill this great promise and He made
good on His promise and gave me the answer to the question. I do not mean to be unfair or harsh toward
But, God has made it absolutely clear to me that
Mormonism is a false religion and that it seriously endangers the eternal destinies of millions of people. They need to be
in this pamphlet is to clearly, concisely warn all who will listen that Mormonism is definitely not Biblical Christianity,
and it can not save anyone from God's eternal judgment.
Only personally believing on and embracing the Lord Jesus Christ will get a person complete atonement
for sins and everlasting life!
There are three
qualifications in using this promise.
First, the context
shows the "we” means real Christians. Since I have personally taken that Jesus Christ of the Bible as MY
Lord and Savior, I do qualify here.
Second, praying "according
to HIS will” means the objective one is seeking must be in God's will.
Third, it also means that one must be willing, in advance, to accept
God's answer, like it or not.
One cannot say, "God
give me your answer, and then I'll see if I want to accept it or not."
In my prayer I said, "God, that Mormon
found his Bible verses as fast as I found mine; and for every fancy intellectual argument I had, he had one just as fancy."
I said, "God I'm willing to become a Mormon if that
is really your will. I ask you to please show me your will!" The
Bible tells us that it is very definitely God's will I know how to properly serve and worship Him.
Thus, I’m sure I prayed "according to his will", thereby qualifying
myself for his promise in 1 John 5:14, 15. I was very excited as God begin to faithfully keep his part of this bargain in
giving me "the petition that I desired of Him."
the past 20 years God has given me some dozen solid Bible answers to my petition. He continues to add more. Not mere
human mental ideas mind you, nor feelings, but always as the Holy Spirit has guided me to, and through, the passages
of the Bible.
I wish to sight three passage indicating we should not expect further prophets, (latter day saints), after Jesus Christ,
as LDS contend. Jesus is Himself, God -- God’s final WORD! Luke16:16:
Jesus says, "The law and
the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man pressed into it."
There are New Testament prophets in the sense of "forth tellers"
of God's Word, but, the days of "thus says the Lord" are over. Hebrews 1:1,2:
"God, who at sundry
times and in divers manners spoke in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by
his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds"
The Son is God's final Word, superseding
the prophets. See also John 1:1-14. Matthew 21:33-41: Jesus says,
"Hear another parable: There was a
certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower,
and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country:
And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen,
that they might receive the fruits of it.
And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.
Again, he sent other servants more than the
first: and they did unto them likewise.
But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.
But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves,
This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.
And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him. When the lord therefore
of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen?
They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his
vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.
the sequence of events in this prophetic parable. Following the murder of the "heir," the landlord does NOT
send another long line of his servants (prophets,) but rather he personally comes himself in final judgment.
God showed me passages on the nature of the true
Church. Ephesians 1:22, 23:
And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which
is his body, the fullness of him that fills all in all.
LDS claim the church died out, and had to be restarted by Joseph Smith. The TRUE Church is an ORGANISM,
NOT AN ORGANIZATION. The true Church is all Christians indwelt personally by Jesus.
An organization could stop, and be restarted. But, when a living
organism dies, it is final! 1 Corinthians 15:29:
Else what shall they do who are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why
are they, then, baptized for the dead?
The individual cells of the human body may only live a few years before they die and must be replaced
with new ones. The body itself, however, does continue living.
A careful study of the context of 1 Corinthians chapter 15 compels us to interpret verse twenty nine in this manner.
New believers are baptized to replace dead cells in Christ's
body, but the body, of course, does not die.
The Gates of
Hell can’t stop it. Matthew 16:18: Upon this rock I will build
my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
God shows us, through the book of Revelation, a great deal of the
nature of His program. This grand prophesy spans the millennium from 90 AD when the Apostle John received it, all the way
to eternity and the new heavens and the new earth. Rev 1:19:
Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the
things which shall be hereafter;
The Book of Revelation is probably the most extensive and detailed prophesy in the entire Bible concerning
future events. If the Church failed and had to be restarted should we not see that foretold in this book? If a great period
of "latter day saints" lay ahead for the true Church, should it not be revealed in the Book of Revelation?
But, I humbly submit that we find no such scenarios
in this book. The Church is in view through chapter three. Then, at the beginning of chapter 4, John, representative
of the Church, is caught up into heaven. God's ancient program with Israel is resumed on earth.
The Church is not in view again until chapter 19, when believers return with Jesus
Christ to earth to crush his foes and establish His earthly kingdom for 1000 years.
The Book of Revelation is so obviously the splendid crown, the supreme, elegant, final
conclusion, the grand finale to the written Word of God. All the great themes that arise and magnificently weave their way
through the pages of the Bible find their ultimate fulfillment, satisfaction, and lovely harmonious conclusion in this great
Book of Revelation.
what about the book of Mormon and the other LDS books? I believe that God has brought thoughts like these to my mind.
Suppose you went to a great Broadway play, complete with the very best actors. The
play reaches its great climax and moves on to its excellent conclusion. The curtain falls after the final scene, the house
lights come on.
People put on their coats, and move toward
the doors. When suddenly the play writer rushes onto the stage yelling, "Wait! Wait! I just thought up two more acts
to this play. Come and sit down again." Pretty ridiculous, right!
That is what God showed me about the book of Mormon. The Book of Revelation is so obviously the most
exquisitely beautiful and satisfyingly complete conclusion to entire Holy Bible, and to God's program, that it is totally
incredible to even think that God had to jump up on stage after the final curtain, yelling, "Wait! Wait!, I have three
more books I just dreamed up.
God has placed a terrible warning at the end of the book of Revelation. Revelation 22:18,19:
I testify unto every man that hears the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things,
God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy,
God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this
sober warning indeed!
Bible prophesies are a primary way God authenticates His Word, the Bible. As time goes on, God's
great plan unfolds, and prophesy after prophesy turns into current news before our eyes. This proves the
same Creator God wrote the Bible.
book has this unique authentication system. The three LDS Books have
NO such track record to prove their authenticity as portions of God's Word.
Finally, God has shown
me that Jesus Christ is God Almighty in his very own right, not just a man who has EVOLVED into a god as
the Mormons would claim. John 1:18:
No man hath
seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. Only
the omnipotent God the Son could fully reveal the omnipotent God the Father! John 10:9,
Jesus said unto him, Have I been so long
time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then,
Show us the Father?
thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father
that dwells in me, he doeth the works.
How could the Almighty Father be IN the Son if the Son is not infinite? How could anyone SEE the Father
in the person of Jesus, if Jesus is not infinite too?
How could the perfect equality of God the Father and the Son be better described?
John 10:33: The Jews answered him,
saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
The Jewish leaders
clearly understood, that in claiming to be the Son of God, Jesus was indeed claiming TO BE GOD.
He IS truly Almighty God in his own right, NOT the EVOLVED GOD MORMONISM
describes him to be!
Reader, it is certainly possible to “interpret” any Bible passage, to attempt to justify the views or life styles
one may prefer. I did not do this.
I gave God the choice. I carefully met the prerequisites to his promise in 1 John 5:14, 15.
God carefully fulfilled his promise.
I did not search
for the Bible verses I have sighted, but rather the Holy Spirit brought them to my mind as I meditated on this important question.
Whatever your situation, it is critical you carefully follow Jesus’ instructions to make sure you are a real Christian:
1. All persons are sinners before God, as measured against GOD’S
holiness. See Book of Romans chapters 1-9.
2. Jesus Christ is God’s only Savior of the world - Acts 4:12.
3. You must personally come to, choose, and receive
Jesus Christ as your own Savior. Read the Gospel Book of John.
4. Dying without Jesus Christ as your very own personal Savior,
means eternal punishment in hell.
Carefully study the New
Testament of the Bible. John is good place to start.
Realize, it isn't just your eternal destiny that you should be concerned with,
you must think also of your family and friends who are so greatly influenced by your life. What choice
will they make because of you? You simply can't allow them to face eternity without Jesus.
Investigate all the facts! You have nothing of any lasting value to lose by personally seeking
ONLY the Almighty God of the Bible.
It’s not just the downside risk, but missing out on eternity with this incomparable God.
The thief dying on the cross next to Jesus said, “Lord, remember me when thou come into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shall thou
be with me in PARADISE.”
The man expressed saving faith and made his personal appeal to Jesus.
This is what each person must do!
Darwin’s Evolution idea has run-a-muck, intimidating
Bible believers for 100+ years, but the tide has changed, and big time.
Our high tech world bristles with millions of complex coded information
systems. We KNOW these NEVER
arise by accident but only by brilliant, rigorous engineering.
Our same high tech ability reveals an estimated 10-100 millions species
of organisms on earth with most genetic codes in the billions of letters.
Evolution is thus PROVED to be a fairy-tale!
Immense complexity everywhere points plainly, absolutely, to THE Almighty Creator God. Ubiquitous
mind-boggling complexity does not come from cosmic accidents.
Carefully prepare to meet God! Get atonement from Jesus! See the book of John chapters 1