The Complete truth of Jesus Christ of Mormonism?
How can you believe this? Mormons have a different Jesus Christ then what the Holy Bible teaches from Gods word. Most of them do not know it.
Hinckley says Mormons Believe in a Different Jesus
“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.’ ‘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 Fullness of Times. He together with His Father, appeared to the boy Joseph Smith in the year 1820, and when Joseph left the grove that day, he knew more of the nature of God than all the learned ministers of the gospel of the ages.'” (LDS Church News Week ending June 20, 1998, p. 7).
Christians have long maintained that Mormonism teaches a Jesus that is different from what the Bible reveals. Of course, the Mormons say that they believe in the same Jesus that originally walked on the earth and is revealed in the Bible. Though they may make this claim, it is up to them to prove it. Especially in light of what Mormonism says about God and Jesus.
In Mormonism, Jesus is a creation, the product of relations between god and his goddess wife who used to be people from another world (McConkie, Bruce, Mormon Doctrine, p. 192, 321, 516, 589). Jesus is the literal spirit brother of the devil and of you and me (McConkie, p. 192, 589). Also, in Mormon theology, God has a body of flesh and bones (Doctrine & Covenants 130:22) as does his wife and together they produce spirit offspring in heaven who inhabit human bodies on earth.
Very few, if any, of the ‘different’ Mormon doctrines are found in their Standard Works: the Bible, The Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants, and The Pearl of Great Price. Rather, they are taught by Mormons of high standing: prophets, apostles, members of the 70 Quorum. McConkie, for example, was a member of the 70’s Quorum, a very high ranking Mormon and wrote the book, Mormon Doctrine, from which much of the documentation for this is taken.
President Hinkley, the prophet and revelator of the Mormon Church, has publicly declared that the Jesus of Mormonism and traditional Christianity are not the same. Let’s take a look at the difference between the Mormon Jesus and the one of Traditional Christianity: the year 1820, and when Joseph left the grove that day, he knew more of the nature of God than all the learned ministers of the gospel of the ages.'” (LDS Church News Week ending June 20, 1998, p. 7).
The Mormon Jesus
1. The literal son of god and his goddess wife begotten in the pre-existence.
2. The brother of all spirits born in heaven in the premortal existence.
3. One of 3 gods in the godhead.
4. The Trinity is three separate gods.
5. First one to receive a spirit body.
6. Atoned for sin on the cross and in the garden of Gethsemane.
The Christian Jesus
1. Not the literal son of God and his goddess wife.
2. Not the brother of all spirits born in heaven in a premortal existence.
3. Not one of 3 Gods in the godhead.
4. The Trinity is 3 persons in one God.
5. Was always spirit from eternity?
6. Atoned for sin on the cross alone.
This brief comparison should help you see the difference between the two. Jesus cannot be both the literal son of god and his goddess wife and not the literal begotten son. He cannot be both one of 3 gods, and not one of 3 gods. They are different. In fact, it would be a lot easier if the Mormons called him by a different name. For example, Bolok would be good. Bolok is one of three gods, but Jesus is not. Etc. That way, it would be a lot easier to tell them apart.
Mormonism definitely does not teach the same Jesus as Christianity.
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Orson Pratt also said, “As God the Father begat the fleshly body of Jesus, so He, before the world began, begat his spirit. As the body required an earthly Mother, so his spirit required a heavenly Mother. As God associated in the capacity of a husband with the earthly mother, so likewise He associated in the same capacity with the heavenly one” (The Seer, pp. 158-159).
If God the Father has a “body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s” (D. & C. 130:22), how did his fleshly body procreate through sexual union both the spirit body of Jesus and later His physical body? Pratt further explains, “We have now clearly shown that God the Father had a plurality of wives, one or more being in eternity, by whom He begat our spirits as well as the spirit of Jesus His Firstborn… (Ibid, p.172). Notice that the “Mother in heaven” is God’s wife. Mormon leaders have taught some strange things about Jesus Christ. Many Mormons may not be aware of all of those teachings, but they are important if we are to understand Mormon theology. The following are some of the unique LDS teachings about Christ. Such doctrine results in a radically different view of Jesus Christ than what the Bible teaches!
Brigham Young taught in h is earliest “Adam-God” message, “When the Virgin Mary conceived the child Jesus, the Father had begotten Him in His own likeness. He was not begotten by the Holy Ghost. And who is the Father? He is the first of the human family… Jesus, our elder brother, was begotten in the flesh by the same character that was in the garden of Eden, and who is our Father in Heaven. Now remember from this time forth and forever, that Jesus Christ was not begotten by the Holy Ghost” (J. of D. , Vol. I, pp. 50-51).
But, Matt. 1:18 and Luke 1:35 both indicate Jesus was begotten by the Holy Spirit, so somebody is wrong! Some Mormons think that Brigham’s message about “Adam-God” was misquoted. But, Brigham himself declared, “I have never yet preached a sermon and sent it out to the children of men that they may not call scripture” (J. of D. , Vol. XIII, p. 95). Brigham’s Adam-God sermon was not only preached on April 9, 1852, and then printed in the J. of D. , but it was again printed 19 months later in the LDS Millennial Star (No. 48, Vol. XV, Saturday, November 26, 1853). Brigham also declared, “God revealed to me… that Adam is our Father and God” (Deseret News, June 18, 1873).
James Talmage wrote that Chr ist had a “unique status in the flesh as the offspring of a mortal mother and of an immortal or resurrected and glorified Father” (A. of F. , p. 473). Talmage does not tell us the name of the “resurrected and glorified Father” of Jesus, but Brigham Young did! He said it was Adam! (J. of D. , Vol. I, p. 50; Vol. IV, p. 1). Milton R. Hunter also said, “He (God) created men, as we create our children; for there is no other process of creation in heaven or on the earth, in the earth, or under the earth, or in all the eternities, that is, that were, or that ever will be” (G.T.A., p. 99).
In the Mormon concept of “eternal progression,” Mormons believe that Jesus Christ, Lucifer, and all of us were spirit children of God in the pre-mortal world (M.D., p. 278). Jesus is called “the First Spirit Child born to God the Father in Pre-existence” (Ibid., p. 281). In the P. of G.P. Moses 5:13, Satan declares, “I am also a son of God.” And Milton R. Hunter wrote, “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 mankind” (G.T.A., p. 15).
How did Jesus become a god and savior? James Talmage wrote that marriage is a “requirement to all who are not prevented by physical or other disability from assuming the sacred responsibilities of the wedded state… (It) is ordained of God and designed to be an eternal relationship of the sexes” (A. of F. , pp. 443-444).
Bruce McConkie declared, “Celestial marriage is the gate to exaltation in the highest heaven within the celestial world” (M.D., p. 118). Mormon scripture says, “Angels did not abide my law; therefore, they cannot be enlarged, but remain separately and singly, without exaltation in their saved condition, to all eternity; and from henceforth are not gods, but are angels of God forever and ever” (D.& C. 132:15-17).
Thus, LDS temple rites include celestial marriage for those just getting married, solemnizing any non-temple marriage, and proxy marriage for the dead. If all else is in order, temple marriage will assure one of achieving godhood.
What has all th is to do with Jesus Christ? Milton R. Hunter wrote, “Jesus became a God and reached His great state of understanding through consistent effort and continuous obedience to all the Gospel truths and universal laws” (G.T.A., p. 51).
Since celestial marriage is one of those laws, Jesus had to be married! LDS Apostle Bruce McConkie was talking about celestial marriage when he said, “If a man gets the fulness of the priesthood of God, he has to get it in the same way that Jesus Christ obtained it, and that was by keeping all the commandments and obeying all the ordinances of the house of the Lord” [LDS temple] (M.D., p. 482).
But, McConkie also said of Christ, “He is the Firstborn of the Father. By obedience and devotion to the truth he attained that pinnacle of intelligence which ranked Him as a God, as the Lord Omnipotent while yet in His pre-ex istent state” (M.D., p. 129).
Unless Mormon temples ex ist in “pre-existence,” how could Jesus be ranked as a God there? Joseph Fielding Smith, the tenth LDS Prophet, also said, “Mortality is the testing or proving ground for exaltation to find out who among the children of God are worthy to become Gods” (D. of S . Vol. I, p. 69). If Jesus made it to Godhood without meeting the LDS requirements of mortality, temple rites and so on, can others make it this way also?
However, LDS Apostle Orson Hyde wrote, ” Jesus was the bridegroom at the marriage of Cana and Galilee” (J. of D. , Vol. II, p. 82). And LDS Apostle Orson Pratt said, “If all the acts of Jesus were written, we no doubt should learn that these beloved women (Mary, Martha and Mary Magdalene) were His wives” (The Seer, p. 159).
Pratt again said, “We have also proved most clearly that the Son followed the example of His Father, and became the great Bridegroom to whom kings’ daughters and many honorable wives were to be married” (Ibid., p. 172).
The tenth LDS Prophet, Joseph Fielding Smith, was asked if Jesus was married. His answer was, “Yes! But do not preach it! The Lord advised us not to cast pearls before swine!” (from a letter dated March 17, 1963). Since eternal marriage can only be performed in LDS temples, (M.D. pp. 117; 482), in what temple was Jesus married? Certainly not in the temple in Jerusalem for no marriages were ever performed in it because it was used only for sacrifices and offerings.
The above quotes show that many leading Mormons have taught that Jesus was married and even a polygamist! Some also taught that Jesus had children by those polygamous wives. For example, Orson Hyde said, “Before the Savior died, He looked upon His own natural children, as we look upon ours” (J. of D ., Vol. II, p. 82)! Obviously this Mormon “Savior” is not the same Savior we read about in the Bible.
If anyone can not see the flawlessness of this religion then you will get what the deceivers have given you, the road straight to hell. Because Jesus himself said many will come in my name but do not believe them. You have a free will and the true God will not come against your will or make you see the truth. For His word is the only truth that He gave us to live by. No other word will to be added or to change it.
If you follow the LDS Church known as Mormonism then you are walking on the words of men and not the words of the true and living God of the Holy Bible. No matter what anyone or anything may say to you. If it contradicts the words of God of the Holy Bible do not listen and turn the other way and run away as fast as you can.
God is the same today and forever, for he does not change and his word does not change either.
I would hate to see these people find out later, and then it will be to late then.
We can not go back and start all over then.
When we stand before the living God and you did not come through his son Jesus Christ the second Spirit of the living God then you will not see heaven to where the living God is. (God is Spirit not of flesh as we are).
I truly love people and want them to come to the saving knowledge of him, the true son of God Jesus Christ of the Holy Bible not some made-up stories that contradict it self and the Holy Bible.
Please pass this on to your friends and Mormons you may know. For the truth will set them free only if must they seek the true God of the Holy Bible alone. There is no other book but the Holy Bible no matter what anyone may say.
Have a blessed forever — Joshua Kim
Again PLEASE take note:
I would like to note, that the Jesus of Mormonism (the brother of the devil), the Jesus of the Jehovah’s Witnesses (an angel made into a man), the Jesus of the New Age (a man in tune with the divine consciousness), etc., cannot save you from your sins. Faith is only as good as the person in whom you put it… the Jesus of the Holy Bible. (Not from any other type of Bible). Jesus is God in flesh, the creator. God is a trinity and Jesus is the second person of the trinity.