Why the Mormons are wrong.
(this page is under construction - the way I phrase things will change, etc)
1) The Mormons are polytheistic (and thus idolaters).
A person who believes in polytheism, believes there are many gods or Gods, not just one true God (monotheism). This means that the Mormon view of salvation will also be rendered false. They believe God the Faither is an entirely separate God called Elohim, and Jesus is another separate God called Jehovah. Their view of the Holy Spirit is more obscure. They also believe a second similar heresy about this, that is that many Mormon men will become gods also, and get their own planet to populate. Without trying to be facetious, their beliefs sound more like the script for a sci-fi movie, or an episode of Star Trek, than the teachings of the bible. Indeed two people in the bible who said what Mormons say are:
a) Lucifer: "I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High." Isaiah 14:14
b) Herod: "And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them. And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man. And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost." Acts 12: 21-23.
It is diificult to say which of these two Mormons polytheistic (or many God) heresies is worst, but I think the first perhaps is worst, as by preaching a false Jesus, who does not exist, a God separate from the Father, they affect the gospel of salvation. They are indistinct in their theology of Jesus in the flesh, refusing to clarify if he was "a perfect man" (or had turned into one from a God) or if he was "a God manifest in the flesh". They say Jesus (a God in the flesh? - indistinct) earned our resurrection, NOT our salvation. That would mean Jesus died on the cross so millions of people can burn in Hell instead of sleeping forever or being annihilated, a blasphemous attack on the whole purpos of his sacrifice.
However the bible says "I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour." Isaiah 43:11, so if Jesus was still only a man on the cross (as they sometimes phrase it) how coud he save anyone? Only the Christian belief in one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit glides effortlessly through such questions, providing a correct answer each time. As it says in 1 Timothy 3:16 "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory."
2) The Mormons do not accept Jesus as their Saviour.
A Mormon believes Jesus earned our resurrection when he died, not our salvation, so they do not believe the "Jesus saves" gospel at all. Saying Jesus died to earn the right to burn in Hell forever is pure blasphemy. Jesus died to SAVE souls, and make salvation a free gift (Eph 2:8-9).
A Mormon will say this is a lie, and that they do accept Jesus as the Saviour of their soul, however it is entirely true that they deny he is our Saviour. The Mormons, like the Roman Catholics, believe Jesus is a Semi-Saviour, who only helps to save their souls. This is because they believe their own obediance helps to save their soul, and priestcraft salvation helps to save their soul, as if baptism itself helps to save you, a man performs this baptism, thus partaking in the saving of your soul, along with the work of obediance in baptism. The fancy name for priestcraft salvation is "sacredotalism", it is just that Roman Catholic priests sprinkle babies, after which they are supposed to be rendered as "saved", but Moromons baptize adults. This is proven by the Mormon 3rd and 4th Articles of so called Faith:
3rd Article: We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.
4th Article: We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.
The Gospel by which we are saved, the "Jesus Saves" Gospel, was preached by Jesus in Luke 24:44-48, and Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. It is "Christ crucified, Christ buried, Christ resurrected." In other words only JESUS saves. This was confirmed in John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." To "believe in" means "to trust in and rely upon" Jesus for your salvation.
The bible specifically says that baptism does not save person's soul, and has no part in our actual salvation.
"For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect." 1 Cor 1:17. Here, as you will see, God through Paul tell you that baptism is not part of the gospel by which we are saved (as anything not Jesus does not save). The bible clearly salvation is a gift, not something earned by obediance.
The reason so many people are deceived by Mormons over this, is that there is an heretical belief that is similar preached by heretical Pentecostal churches, who say to be saved you must speak in tongues and be baptized by full immersion. They base this on John 3:5 "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." Where they claim here the water is physical baptism, and the Spirit baptism (with them) varies. However in the next chapter, Jesus says "But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life." (John 4:14). Aso the Greek word "kai" can be rendered "water even Spirit", but the KJV an also be understood to say much the same thing, it is water of the Spirit, in other words to be born again. Salvation gained by sacerdotalist beliefs, or Mormon or Catholic priestcraft salvation is heretical, for in Christ alone our hope is found.
Do not forget also the previous point, that the Mormons do not accept Christ as their saviour not only because of sacerdotalism, and salvation by works, but by preaching a false Jesus who is (supposedly) first a being on another planet, the son of one of many Gods, who then becomes a man (not enough for salvation - Isaiah 43:11) and later "attains" godhead.
This sacerdotalist (priestcraft salvation) heresy of Mormonism also bring about their belief in "baptism for the dead" where they farcically spend huge amounts of time in their temples, with squads of men ploughing through lists of names, and baptising "by proxy" people who have already died. as if to save their souls. Their arrogant conceit that they are capable of such acts is one egotistical blasphemy. and another is that it is yet another attack on the finished work of the cross, only by which may any soul be saved, not by the mechanations of human deeds.
footnote: notice that 1 Cor 15:1-4 (the true gospel) says Jesus SAVES us, so if you invent a bogus Hell it alters the Good News of what he saved us from. The Mormon Hell as they described it to me sounds like a place where people stand around sad they missed out on Heaven, without physical torment. Is that justice? After all the torture and murder the Nazis and Hitler did, not to mention Satan and his hoardes of demons, they get the exact same Hell as everyone else? Just standing around sad they missed out on Heaven? Hmm. Sounds like it alters the whole purpos of why Christ died to me.
3) The Mormons justify polygamy (making their prophets false).
Polygamy was banned by Jesus with new law, not found in Moses' Law. Jesus banned this in Matt 5:32 and Matt 19: 9 by saying