Exposing The Mormons (Part 2)
By: Brian A. Yeager
In the first article dealing with Mormonism we saw that the Mormons readily admit that they are teaching another Gospel. This, as we dealt with in our previous article, makes this so-called “religion” cursed (Galatians 1:8-9). That brings us to this article. I have to say that, each time I read the material that you are about to see, I wonder how anyone could follow this garbage. The false doctrines that we shall refute in this article are not hidden from plain sight. These things are available on the Mormon’s website. I have called Mormonism “Moronism” in the past and have had some liberal-minded folks think that was a crude statement. I am now convinced that my usage of “Moronism” is far too kind (cf. Psalms 92:5-6 and Jeremiah 10:8). You can judge for yourself as we proceed.
The first thing we will discuss in this article is the Mormon concept of marriage in heaven. Before we do that, I need to have a disclaimer. Here it is: CAUTION – The things you are about to read were not written by thinking people. The following material may in fact be evidence of an alien manifestation in human beings. Which, if so, further proves there is no intelligent life in outer space (a little satire B.A.Y.).
Mormon View Of Marriage In Heaven
“Now, since life is eternal—and that is absolutely certain—true
If you’ll notice the picture to the right, you’ll see they even have a “student manual” on eternal marriage. I told you, they’re nuts! Jesus plainly taught that there is no marriage in Heaven. Notice: “Then come unto him the Sadducees, which say there is no resurrection; and they asked him, saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, If a man's brother die, and leave his wife behind him, and leave no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed. And the second took her, and died, neither left he any seed: and the third likewise. And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman died also. In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife. And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God? For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven. And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err” (Mark 12:18-27).
Now, not to get too “twilight zone” on you, but notice where they are going with this celestial [eternal marriage] doctrine of theirs: “18 And again, verily I say unto you, if a man marry a wife, and make a covenant with her for time and for all eternity, if that covenant is not by me or by my word, which is my law, and is not sealed by the Holy Spirit of promise, through him whom I have anointed and appointed unto this power, then it is not valid neither of force when they are out of the world, because they are not joined by me, saith the Lord, neither by my word; when they are out of the world it cannot be received there, because the angels and the gods are appointed there, by whom they cannot pass; they cannot, therefore, inherit my glory; for my house is a house of order, saith the Lord God. 19 And again, verily I say unto you, if a man marry a wife by my word, which is my law, and by the new and everlasting covenant, and it is sealed unto them by the Holy Spirit of promise, by him who is anointed, unto whom I have appointed this power and the keys of this priesthood; and it shall be said unto them—Ye shall come forth in the first resurrection; and if it be after the first resurrection, in the next resurrection; and shall inherit thrones, kingdoms, principalities, and powers, dominions, all heights and depths—then shall it be written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, that he shall commit no murder whereby to shed innocent blood, and if ye abide in my covenant, and commit no murder whereby to shed innocent blood, it shall be done unto them in all things whatsoever my servant hath put upon them, in time, and through all eternity; and shall be of full force when they are out of the world; and they shall pass by the angels, and the gods, which are set there, to their exaltation and glory in all things, as hath been sealed upon their heads, which glory shall be a fulness and a continuation of the seeds forever and ever. 20 Then shall they be gods, because they have no end; therefore shall they be from everlasting to everlasting, because they continue; then shall they be above all, because all things are subject unto them. Then shall they be gods, because they have all power, and the angels are subject unto them” (Doctrines & Covenants 132:18-20; http://scriptures.lds.org/en/dc/132). Yes, you read that right. Their eternal marriage doctrine teaches that Mormons become gods.
Can You Really Become A God Or EQUAL With God Through Celestial Marriage?
We’ve already seen there is no such thing as celestial marriage. So, that disproves the idea of becoming a god through marriage. So, can you become a god? The Mormons also teach you can become equal with God. Notice: “And then shall the angels be crowned with the glory of his might, and the saints shall be filled with his glory, and receive their inheritance and be made equal with him” (Doctrines and Covenants 88:107; http://scriptures.lds.org/en/dc/88/).
I know that this doctrine is nuts. However, let’s allow the Scriptures to show that there is only one God and no others can become or are equal with God. Notice: “Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else… Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me… There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all” (Deuteronomy 4:39, Isaiah 43:10, and Ephesians 4:4-6). No one is or can be like God (Isaiah 45:5; 46:9). They will respond to this though, by saying that God is flesh and bones.
Is God Just A Dude Like Me?
The Mormons say: “The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s; the Son also; but the Holy Ghost has not a body of flesh and bones, but is a personage of Spirit. Were it not so, the Holy Ghost could not dwell in us” (Doctrines and Covenants 130:22; http://scriptures.lds.org/en/dc/130). The Scriptures stand in opposition to this crazy doctrine too. God is a spirit (John 4:23-24). When Jesus was in the flesh He established that being in the flesh is not being a spirit: “Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have” (Luke 24:39). The word of God establishes that God is an eternal being (Deuteronomy 33:27, Psalms 41:13; 90:2; 93:2; 100:5; 103:17; 106:48; 145:13, Proverbs 8:23, Isaiah 9:6; 57:15, Jeremiah 10:10, Daniel 4:3; 4:34; 7:14, Romans 1:20, Ephesians 3:11, I Timothy 1:17, Titus 1:2, Hebrews 9:12; 9:14, I John 1:2; 5:20, and Revelation 1:18). The Bible shows us not only that God always will be, but that He also always was. God is from everlasting to everlasting: “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God” (Psalms 90:2). God is our Creator and Lord. Our duty is to serve Him (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14). When we accomplish that, we are not equal to Him, but still are unprofitable servants (Luke 17:7-10). Why stop the stupid here? Have you ever thought about being baptized for someone who is dead?
What About Baptism For The Dead
Mormonism says: “Baptisms for the Dead. Jesus Christ taught that baptism is essential to the salvation of all who have lived on earth (see John 3:5). Many people, however, have died without being baptized. Others were baptized without proper authority. Because God is merciful, He has prepared a way for all people to receive the blessings of baptism. By performing proxy baptisms in behalf of those who have died, Church members offer these blessings to deceased ancestors. Individuals can then choose to accept or reject what has been done in their behalf” (Click Here To See The Orignial Source). Additionally, the Mormons argue that I Corinthians 15:29 teaches baptism by proxy. The real context of I Corinthians 15:29 shows that baptism, suffering for Christ, teaching, faith, etc. is in vain if we are just going to die without being resurrected. Scripturally, baptism only occurred when someone LIVING heard and believed the Gospel, repented of their sins, and confessed Christ prior to that individual being immersed for the remission of their sins (Acts 2:37-41, Acts 8:12-39, Acts 18:8, etc.).
Crazy is an understatement. Those who listen to this garbage are wicked (Proverbs 17:4). Those who teach it are liars (Proverbs 30:5-6). What’s bad is, there is still more crazy junk to expose. So, this series on Mormonism will continue next week.
Volume 10 – Issue 10 - November 29th, 2009