HOW TO WITNESS TO MORMONS

SPELLING EDITED

HOW TO WITNESS TO MORMONS


This study in God’s word is only a guide and not a hard-fast rule as being the only way to teach the true gospel of Jesus Christ to Mormons. So if your way of witnessing to Mormons is working then stick with what helps convert Mormons to true sound Biblical Christianity. But it never hurts to add more ways to help Mormons see that they are being deceived by a false gospel. So this study is about other ways that you may have not heard about. So let us get to it.

Ask them QUESTIONS. You can start by asking them simple questions about THEIR faith.  I would suggest one on one witnessing. But if you can handle a large crowd then go for it. But asking questions about their faith, I feel, is one of the best ways to get the door opened. 

And one thing that the Mormon faith believes is that soon after the last original Apostle of Jesus died, the church became an APOSTATE church and LOST the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ. So Mormons believe that the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Joseph Smith, was raised up by God to RESTORE the true gospel of Jesus Christ. And that is why they believe that THEY are the ONLY TRUE church because they ALONE sincerely believe that they have the ONLY RESTORED TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ. That is what they are TAUGHT all their lives.

So here are two questions that you can ask Mormons to get them to THINK for themselves.


QUESTION #1. 


Ask a Mormon what the word “RESTORATION” means to them? If they ask why you are asking them what the word restoration means. then tell them that you heard that they believe that the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints is the only true church and that Joseph Smith was called by God to RESTORE the church of Jesus Christ. So what does RESTORE the church of Jesus Christ really mean?


GOAL #1. 


Your goal is to get them to think for themselves and question why Joseph Smith did NOT RESTORE the corrupted gospel BACK to the ORIGINAL TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ taught in the New Testament. We will cover some verses that clearly show that the Mormon restored gospel does NOT match the TRUE gospel written in the New Testament of the Bible right after you read question number two.


QUESTION #2. 


Have you ever wonder about all the different church denominations that say that THEY are the ONLY TRUE church? If they say no, then say that the reason you are asking is that you were wondering HOW a person can KNOW which church is telling the TRUTH because they ALL can NOT be the ONLY TRUE church? The only true church means that there can only be ONE true church. So how can you know for SURE that the Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints is the ONE and only true church? Have you ever truly studied what every other Christian church teaches for YOURSELF? Are you going to believe the ONE man, Joseph Smith, OVER the very Apostles of Jesus Christ and Jesus HIMSELF?


GOAL #2. 


Your goal is again to get them to think for themselves so that they will begin to TEST their church to see if it is the one true church or not. Your goal will always be the same until you feel that they are READY to hear and RECEIVE the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ. When you can sense in your spirit by being nudged by the Holy Spirit that they want to KNOW what you have then stop with the questions and share the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ with them. And if you feel that you may never have another chance to witness to them then go ahead and preach the true gospel of Jesus Christ to them. And when they are ready then God will bring the true gospel to their remembrance.


I will go over the question #1 first but you can start with either one of these questions. Or you can ask God to give you another simple question or questions that you can ask Mormons about THEIR faith and WHY they believe what they believe. Your goal, at first, is simply CONVERSATION that they will feel comfortable sharing things with you. Remember that, to THEM, you are the one following a CORRUPTED gospel of Jesus Christ. So you have to bring them to what Jesus HIMSELF taught his disciples under the New Covenant written in the New Testament.

In question #1, they should be able to tell you the meaning of the word “restoration” or the word “restored”. But if not, then you may have to give an illustration of something being restored back to its original form. If something is restored part of the way then it is NOT TRULY restored. If something is ADDED to the original form then it is NOT TRULY restored. If the thing that is restored does NOT LOOK like the ORIGINAL then it is NOT TRULY restored. So your goal with question #1 is to get them to see that Mormons have ADDED to the true gospel of Jesus Christ. And, therefore, the gospel that Mormons teach cannot possibly be the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ because is DIFFERENT than what the Bible teaches about who Jesus is and where Jesus came from. Let us continue with the example conversation with the Mormons 


So then, the reason that I asked this question of the meaning of the word “restoration” is because I heard that Mormons believe that Joseph Smith was called by God to RESTORE the true gospel of Jesus Christ and I was reading in the Book of Revelation a WARNING to NOT ADD anything to this book of Revelation. Have you ever read that verse?


Let us again Revelation 22:16-19.


I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. 

17.  And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will let him take the water of life freely. 

18.  For 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

19.  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 book.”



Now, I hope the Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints does not DIRECTLY add or take and words from the actual Book of Revelation or anywhere else in the Bible. But in TRUTH, if the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ is CHANGED in any way by ADDING other BOOKS to the teaching of how to be saved, why mankind is here, what happens when we die, who is Jesus, or ANY other subject that the Bible itself teaches or does NOT teach then you are ADDING to the word of Almighty God.

I want you to THINK how seriously God takes to those who ADD or TAKE AWAY for his word to change what HE intended to say. I mean, you can be PERFECT in every other way in the eyes of God morally. But if you are teaching a DIFFERENT gospel than what the very Apostles of Jesus taught in the New Testament of the Bible, then God’s word says to let them be ACCURSED. And we just read that God will TAKE AWAY their name OUT of the book of life of those adding or taking away from HIS word. So then, if EVERYTHING that is written in the books that are used by the Mormon church is NOT found in the Bible ITSELF then that is ADDING to the Bible something that the BIBLE ITSELF does NOT teach. Are you aware of how SERIOUS it is to have your name to be REMOVED from the book of LIFE by ADDING to God’s word something that God himself does NOT teach in his word that CHANGES what HE has spoken?

According to Revelation 20:11-15, it means that if your name is NOT FOUND in the book of life then you will be cast into the lake of fire to be destroyed on the Day of Judgment. And if God himself removes your name then your name for ADDING things that are not found in HIS word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, then YOUR name will NOT be found in the book of life. In other words, you are depending SOLELY upon YOUR church denomination as being the ONE and ONLY TRUE church even though you KNOW that Joseph Smith ADDED the Book of Mormons, The Pearl of Great Price, and Doctrine and Covenants, And therefore, you will be judged for your faith in the gospel of Joseph Smith because it is DIFFERENT from the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ. For you see, if even one word in ANY of those ADDED books CHANGES the true gospel of Jesus Christ or any other teaching in the Bible then those Mormon books are ADDING and TAKING AWAY from the very word of Almighty God himself.


Now if they try and argue that Revelation 22:16-19 only means the Book of Revelation and not the whole Bible then have them read Deuteronomy 4:1,2 and Deuteronomy 12:32. And remind them that God has commanded us, as Christians, to follow and obey the teachings of Jesus under the New Covenant written in the New Testament. Let us continue with the example conversation with the Mormons. 


So then, to ADD anything to the gospel, that Jesus taught his disciples, is to take away from the TRUE meaning of the gospel of Jesus Christ. And you will be teaching a DIFFERENT gospel than what Jesus himself taught his disciples.

Do you have a Bible? Do you read your Bible? Have you ever read Galatians 1:6-10?


Galatians 1:6-10.


“I marvel that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel

7.  Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ

8.  But though WE (The Apostle of Jesus Christ), or an ANGEL from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which WE have preached unto you, let him be accursed

9.  As we said before, so say I now AGAIN, If any man preaches any other gospel unto you than that you have received, (From us, the very eyewitness of the death and resurrection of Jesus) let him be accursed

10.  For do I now persuade men or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.”


I am sharing the true gospel of Jesus Christ with you, just as it is written in the Bible itself because I care about your soul. I know that you sincerely believe that the Mormon church is the ONLY TRUE church but what the Mormon church teaches does NOT agree with what the Bible ITSELF teaches.

There is NOTHING in the Bible itself that says that Almighty God was a MAN before he became God. So the Book of Mormons is ADDING to what the Bible itself teaches. And it TAKES AWAY from God’s word by CONTRADICTING what the Bible itself teaches. For you see, God’s word of TRUTH states as a FACT with no interpretation needed that God is NOT and MAN and neither is he the Son of MAN.


Please read Numbers 23:19.


God is NOT a MAN, that he should lie; NEITHER (Is God) the SON OF man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”


Now we both agree that Almighty God the Father is not a MAN right now. But the Bible says that NEITHER is God the SON OF man. And that means that God was NEVER a MAN because he would have been a SON OF another MAN. So the Book of Mormons is adding a LIE to the Bible. The Book of Mormon has PERVERTED the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ by CONTRADICTING what the Bible ITSELF teaches.

So you have a decision to make. Are you going to CONTINUE to ADD the God’s word to teach a FASLE gospel and a DIFFERENT gospel than what Jesus taught his disciples? OR, are you going to come out of the Mormon church and teach ONLY what the Bible itself teaches under the New Covenant written in the New Testament? It is YOUR very eternal life that is at stake. So choose wisely.

If you like, I can teach you the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ right now.

Give them a moment to think things through because you have just turned their world upside down. Be open to the Holy Spirit to follow his leading. The Holy Spirit may give you verses to share with them. One just came to me right now. MY peace I give unto you. NOT as the world gives.


John 14:27,28.


“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 

28.  Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If you loved me, you would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.”


Do you LOVE Jesus? Then I speak PEACE to you right now in the name of Jesus. I want to assure you that Jesus LOVE you and that is why he sent me to you to teach you the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ so that your name will be found written in the Lamb’s book of life and that you WILL receive eternal life in the world to come and be forever with Jesus.


Now, it may be that the Holy Spirit will lead you in a different direction using different questions to ask Mormons about their faith. So the rest of this study will be on some more questions and goals. And at the very end, I will give you an example of how to share the true gospel of Jesus Christ.


QUESTION #3.


May I ask you a question about what Mormons teach about the world to come? Correct me if I am wrong. I heard that Mormons teach that there are three kingdoms in the next life. Is that true? And if so, share with me what you MEAN by this teaching.


GOAL #3.


Your goal is, first, to listen to what they ACTUALLY teach. You want THEM to tell YOU what they teach. That way they can not claim that you have twisted what they actually teach. I will go ahead and give a couple more questions and goals because they all tie together. And then I will give an example conversation sike I did with the first two questions


QUESTION #4.


What does the Mormon church mean by Adam’s sin being a noble act to make it possible for God’s spirit children to become mortal?


GOAL #4.


Your goal is to first listen to hear what they actually teach. And then your goal is to show that what they teach CONTRADICTS what Almighty God HISLEF teaches if HIS word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible.


QUESTION #5.


What does the Mormon church teach as HOW to be saved?


GOAL #5.


Your goal is to listen very carefully as to the way in which Mormons sincerely believe is the ONLY way to be saved. Then your goal is to take THEIR own words and show them that what they teach CONTRADICTS what Jesus himself teaches us under the new covenant written in the New Testament as to how to be saved and receive eternal life in the world to come. Let us begin. Ask any question you desire to start with as a way to open the door to a sound Biblical conversation on how to be saved and what actually will take place in the worlds to come, according to the Bible ITSELF. I will begin with question #3 concerning the three levels of the future kingdom of God where almost ALL people will enter and only a FEW people will actually go to hell, according to the Mormon church.


So then, are you saying that the Mormon church teaches that almost everyone will enter into the kingdom of God and only the extreme evil people will go to hell?

Well, to me, that contradicts what Jesus said in several places. Do you have your Bible with you? That is alright, we can use my Bible?


Let us first read Matthew 7:13-15.


“Enter you in at the strait gate: for (Or BECAUSE) WIDE is the gate, and BROAD is the WAY, that LEADS to DESTRUCTION, and MANY there be which go in thereat

14.  Because strait is the gate, and NARROW is the WAY, which LEADS unto life, and FEW there be that find it. 

15.  BEWARE of FALSE prophets, (And false TEACHERS) which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” 


In other words, Jesus is saying, BEWARE of those who SAY that they are Christians, but inwardly they are NOT true Christians. For you see, those in sheep’s clothing will pervert my words and tell you that WIDE is the way that leads to eternal life in the world to come and NARROW is the way the leads to destruction the lake of fire on the final Day of Judgment. And how you will know a wolf in sheep’s clothing is by how they LIVE.


Now you can leave off verse 15 if you do not have the PROOF of how Joseph Smith LIVED, as in, his IMMORAL lifestyle. Most Mormons today do NOT approve of having more than ONE wife. But they will make excuses to accept how Joseph Smith lived to a POINT. So the more than one wife of Joseph Smith does not always work with every Mormon. So you will have to have proof in writing of other immoral things done by Joseph Smith. And even then, some will argue that we are all sinners. But that is the whole point that Jesus is making, which is that Christians living in SIN will NOT be able to enter into the kingdom of God. Let us continue with the example conversation.


Also, please read Luke 13:23-27.


“Then said one unto him, Lord, are there FEW that be saved? And he said unto them,  (Please notice what Jesus says. Jesus does NOT say that almost all people will be saved and enter into the kingdom of God and only a FEW will be lost and cast into the lake of fire to be destroyed. Listen closely to what Jesus himself said when he was specifically asked the question, are there FEW that be saved?

24.  Strive to enter in at the strait gate: FOR (Or BECAUSE) MANY, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall NOT be able

25.  When once the master of the house is risen up and has shut to the door, and you begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence you are: (Or you are not mine)

26.  Then shall you begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in your presence, and you have taught in our streets. 

27.  But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence you are; depart from me, ALL you workers of iniquity.”


So then, according to what the Bible itself teaches, this means that EVERYONE living in a lifestyle of sin when they die or when Jesus returns, whichever come first, will be told by Jesus to DEPART from them because they with be found UNWORTHY to enter into the kingdom of heaven to be with Almighty God and his Son, Jesus in heaven. 

Please understand that I am NOT one of those Christians that wrongly teach that once you accept Jesus as your Savior then you can never lose your salvation no matter what you DO or do not do. I, myself, sincerely believe that EVEN a Christian who is living in n unrepented lifestyle of sin when they die or when Jesus returns, whichever comes first, will ALSO be told to depart from Jesus on the Day of Judgment.

So I agree with the Mormon church that SOME church denominations have corrupted the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ. But they are lying to you when the LUMP every church denomination into one lump claiming that ONLY the Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints is the ONLY TRUE church.

Even common sense should tell you that not ALL Christians are fake Christians. For you see, most Mormons WANT to be known a Christians. Well if ALL OTHER Christians are FALSE Christians they why would you even want to be associated with Christians to be called a Christian?

Now, you can bring up as many points as the Holy Spirit leads you to share. Or you can stick straight to the point that you are making which is that Jesus only teaches us of TWO ways and NOT three levels of the future kingdom. 

Yes, in a sense there will be a TEMPORARY three levels in the world to come. But that takes a lot of time to explain. But just briefly, and without any Scriptures, for now, ONLY the good and faithful Christians with will found worthy to ENTER into the city of God to be WITH Almighty God and his Son Jesus to rule and reign WITH Jesus over the MORTALS down on the surface of the earth. And on the surface of the earth, there will be two classes of people. There will be the REMNANT of the children of Israel left alive after the WRATH of God. And there will be those left alive of the NATIONS. Both groups will remain in their mortal bodies to be TAUGHT the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ DURING the Millennium which is also called the world to come. And at the end of the 1000 years, there will be the FINAL Day of Judgment which is when the REST of the dead will be resurrected form all the way back to Adam to all the way to the final war at the end of the Millennium. Another book of life will be open and ONLY those who accepted Jesus DURING the Millennium and whole endured unto the end to be found worthy will receive eternal life to JOIN the faithful Christians who will already have received eternal life at the coming of Jesus right BEFORE the Millennium will begin. And ALL the REST of mankind will be cast into the lake of fire to be FOREVER destroyed never to rise again.

So avoid the long drawn out reasoning over the Scriptures if you can. And if you are not familiar with certain subjects taught in the Bible then avoid them as well. So for some of you, it is best to stick with the main point of showing that in the END there are only TWO places that people will go. They will EITHER be found righteous IN Jesus Christ and be given eternal life. OR they will be found unworthy to receive eternal life and they will be cast into the lake of fire to be destroyed BOTH body AND soul. Use and many or as few Scriptures as you feel led of the Holy Spirit to do. Here are some Scripture references that you can read later and decide you you want to use them. You can always carry a list of Scriptures in your pocket because we all forget WHERE in the Bible we read certain verses that the Holy Spirit brings to our remembrance. Even the Apostles of Jesus said things like, In another place when they quoted Scripture. 

Here is a list of Scripture references on only two places people will go in the end: Matthew 25:31-46, Philippians 3:13-21, Revelation 20:11-15, Revelation 21:7,8, and Revelation 22:10-16. I like to give a LOT of CONTEXT or surrounding verses because the Holy Spirit may lead you to go in a different direction when ministering to different Mormons. Just now two more things jumped out at me. In Revelation 21 the phrase, you SHALL be my son sparked a point to show Mormons that we BECOME the sons of God for the FIRST time having NEVER been sons and daughters of God some past life that we do not remember but that is what the Book of Mormon teaches. And in Revelation 22:16 the word churches in the PLURAL jumped out at me to make the point that there were many churches even in the New Testament that did not agree on EVERY point of church doctrine. And that is WHY the New Testament was WRITTEN down for each and every Christians to read and study on their OWN to see if what their church denomination is the truth or is not the truth. Let us move on to the next two questions, question #4 and question #5. I will repeat them for you.


QUESTION #4.


What does the Mormon church mean by Adam’s sin being a noble act to make it possible for God’s spirit children to become mortal?


GOAL #4.


Your goal is to first listen to hear what they actually teach. And then your goal is to show that what they teach CONTRADICTS what Almighty God HISLEF teaches if HIS word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible.


QUESTION #5.


What does the Mormon church teach as HOW to be saved?


GOAL #5.


Your goal is to listen very carefully as to the way in which Mormons sincerely believe is the ONLY way to be saved. Then your goal is to take THEIR own words and show them that what they teach CONTRADICTS what Jesus himself teaches us under the New Covenant written in the New Testament as to how to be saved and receive eternal life in the world to come. Let us begin. Ask any question you desire to start with as a way to open the door to a sound Biblical conversation on how to be saved and what actually will take place in the worlds to come, according to the Bible ITSELF. I will begin with question #3 concerning the three levels of the future kingdom of God where almost ALL people will enter and only a FEW people will actually go to hell, according to the Mormon church.


So let me be sure that I am hearing you correctly. Are you saying that the Book of Mormon teaches that every person born on planet earth already pre-existed as a spirit child of God somewhere out in the Universe on another planet?


Wait for their answer to confirm what they teach.


And then, are you saying the because Adam sinned, that opened the door so to speak, for God to send down some of his spirit children to be born as MORTAL human beings through Adam and Eve?


What for their answer to confirm what the believe and teach.


So then, let me ask you another question. Was Adam created as a MORTAL human being or and IMMORTAL human being?


If they say immortal then point out the flaming sword to GUARD the tree of life and how Adam died. Most likely they will say that Adam was created as a mortal human being.


So then, since you believe that Adam was created as a MORTAL human being then who or what “NOBLE ACT” gave God the authority to create Adam and Eve?


Now if you are talking to a Mormon that does NOT know what the Mormon Church teaches about Adam’s SIN making it POSSIBLE for God to send down his spirit children a few at a time then you can choose to bypass this point for now. Or you can tell them what the Mormon Church teaches and they can verify it with one of their elders of bishops later. Here is a quote from another website on what Mormons teach.


Mormons believe that Adam’s transgression was a noble act that made it possible for humans to become mortal, a necessary step on the path to exaltation to godhood.

They think that Christ’s atonement secures immortality for virtually all people, whether they repent and believe or not.”


My point right now is that you are getting them to THINK for THEMSELVES how the Book of Mormons contradicts the Bible in many places and in other places it does not makes sense when reading it together with the Bible. 

I mean IF Adam’s SIN made it POSSIBLE for God’s spirit children to be sent down to the earth to become mortal human beings to have mortal bodies. And the REASON why they NEEDED mortal bodies is so that they can PROGRESS to be given IMMORTAL BODIES like Jesus was given to become a God just like his God and Father, then WHY does Almighty God the Father NOT HAVE a physical BODY that you can see and touch? If you do pursue this point then get them to read the following two verses.


Please read what the Bible teaches in John 4:24 and Luke 24:39.


John 4:24. 


God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”


Luke 24:39.


“Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; FOR (Or BECAUSE) a spirit has NOT flesh and bones, as you see ME HAVE.”


So then, According to the Bible itself, the HUMAN Jesus was highly exalted and GIVEN an IMMORTAL body of FLESH and BONES which SPIRITS do NOT have. And since Almighty God is a SPIRIT. then than means that Almighty God does NOT have a BODY that can be SEEN. So to me, it does not make sense for a Spirit God and Spirit Mother to bear billions of spirit children first and THEN send those already pre-existing spirit children dow a few at a time to take on a mortal body so that the can progress to receive an immortal glorified body as Jesus has now and then RETURN BACK to being an INVISIBLE SPIRIT being WITHOUT a body that can NOT be seen. It just does not make any sense to me. I mean, I cannot find even a HINT in the Bible itself, that God and a WIFE. So that is ADDING to God's word something that is NOT taught in the Bible and it CHANGES the meaning of God's word.


Also, the Bible says that God is INVISIBLE and ETERNAL.


Please read 1 Timothy 1:17.


Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.”


Now, one can CLAIM that Almighty God became immortal and eternal. But then, to be consistent in their interpreting the Scriptures, they would also have to say that God BECAME INVISIBLE as well. Otherwise, we must interpret this verse to mean that God has ALWAYS BEEN eternal, immortal, invisible, and the ONLY God that has ALWAYS existed and that HE ALONE is the SOURCE of all creation in the entire universe. 

Now I agree that there is MORE than just one God because the Bible says that Yahweh is the God OF Gods. And I believe that the ONLY TRUE God who ALONE is the creator of all things GAVE authority to SOME of his created beings to become Gods or RULERS over different parts of his vast and endless kingdom. The word God is translated from the Hebrew word “Elohim”. And the ANGELS are also called “Elohim” in the Bible. So the word “God” is much like the word “King”. The word God is a TITLE and NOT the Almighty’s NAME. In other words, Elohim is NOT God’s NAME.


Now if you happen to believe that Jesus is NOT a God UNDER HIS God and Father then you can choose another route to witness the true gospel of Jesus Christ to the Mormons. But the more you can relate to Mormons as believing at least some of the things that they believe then I feel you have a better chance of them LISTENING to you. The same is true with the Jehovah’s Witnesses. As soon as a Trinitaarain Christians try to prove to a Jehovah’s Witness that Jesus is Almighty God himself and fully a human being at the same time the Jehovah'sWitnesses will think you are an imbecile. BUT if you say that you believe that Jesus is the SON OF God then they will LISTEN to you. Let us move on to what Mormons believe as to how to be saved.


Now, correct me if I am wrong but if I remember correctly, the Mormons believe that the sacrifice that Jesus made basically saves almost every single person whether they believe or not. Is that correct?


Wait for their answer. And if they confirm that some will enter the kingdom of heaven without BELIEVING in Jesus then you can show them from the Bible some of the MANY verses that clearly teach us with no interpretation needed that ONLY those won BELIEVE in Jesus as the atonement for their sin will be saved.


So then, you are saying that some people who are NOT Christians will enter into some LOWER heaven. Or the same heaven but a lower level of heaven. I just want to be sure that I am understanding you correctly.


Wait for their answer to confirm what they believe.


Well, I have to disagree because I, myself, must believe what the Bible ITSELF teaches OVER what man teaches. And the Bible teaches us in many places that WHOSOEVER BELIEVES will be saved and whosoever that does NOT believes shall PERISH.


Please read John 3:16-18.


“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever BELIEVES in him should NOT PERISH, but have everlasting life

17.  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 

18.  He that BELIEVES on him is NOT condemned: BUT he that believes NOT is condemned ALREADY, because he has NOT believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”


John 3:36.  


“He that BELIEVES on the Son has everlasting life: and he that believeth NOT the Son shall NOT see life; but the WRATH of God abides on him.”


 1 John 5:9-12.


“If we receive the witness of MEN, the witness of God is GREATER: for this is the witness of God which he has testified of his Son. 

10.  He that BELIEVES on the Son of God has the witness in himself: he that believes NOT God has made him a liar; because he believes NOT the record that God gave of his Son

11.  And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 

12.  He that has the Son has life; and he that has NOT the Son of God has NOT life.”



Here is a quote from another website on what Mormons believe.


Mormons believe that God gives to (virtually) everyone, a general salvation to immortal life in one of the heavenly kingdoms, which is how they understand salvation by grace. Belief in Christ is necessary only to obtain passage to the highest, celestial kingdom—for which not only faith but participation in Mormon temple rituals and obedience to its “laws of the gospel” are also prerequisites.”

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So again, this is ADDING works of MEN to the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ. And therefore, the Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints is teaching a DIFFERENT gospel than what Jesus taught his disciples under the New Covenant written in the New Testament. And the Bible says, let them be ACCURSED for teaching ANOTHER gospel.

Paul WARNS Christians that if even Paul, another Apostle of Jesus, or even an ANGEL from heaven comes to you preaching ANOTHER gospel that id DIFFERENT from the gospel that they preach then let them be accursed. In other words, Paul is saying that IF he would become deceived later on and then come back preaching a DIFFERENT gospel than has already preached then do NOT BELIEVE EVEN HIM.


So then, HOW did Joseph Smith receive his revelation of the Book of Mormon?


If they say the ANGEL Moroni appeared to him then asked them if Joseph Smith TRIED that spirt to see IF it was of God or not of God. They may not know what you are talking about so go ahead and have them read 1 John 4:1 but avoid getting into HOW we are to try the spirits to see if they are of God or not because that is a matter of INTERPRETATION.


So you are saying that an ANGEL appeared to him.

 

Please read 1 John 4:1.

 

“Beloved, believe NOT every spirit, BUT TRY the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”

 

Then simply REMIND them that Joseph Smith was a NEW Christian who went into the woods to ask God which church he should join. So he probably did not know that Satan could manifest himself as an angel of light to DECEIVE him with a FALSE gospel. Then have them read 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 where even ministers can self exalt themselves to become false teachers.

 

Please read 2 Corinthians 11:13-15.

 

“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 

14.  And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light

15.  Therefore, it is no great thing if his ministers also are transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”


 

So then, according to the Bible ITSELF, even if a church denomination teaches their followers to walk in RIGHTEOUSNESS it still does NOT mean that they are teaching the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ. For you see, all the seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping churches teach their followers to walk in RIGHTEOUSNESS. And Paul calls them FALSE teachers that are teaching ANOTHER gospel.

 

 

So are you ready to HEAR the TRUE GOSPEL of Jesus Christ so that you can KNOW with absolute certainty that you ARE saved right NOW and that you WILL receive eternal life in the world to come? Are you ready to hear the SIMPLICITY of the true gospel WITHOUT all those REQUIRED Mormon temple WORKS of being married in the temple and then DEPENDING upon your wife or husband being found worthy ALSO as being required in order for YOU to receive eternal life?


There are four steps to being saved. I will state the four-step first and then we will take a close look at the FIRST sermon preached by Peter on the Day of Pentecost so you can see all four steps in the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ. Always remember that we will all be JUDGED BY the words that Jesus taught and NOT by what any church denomination teaches. So your very eternal life is at stake if you choose your church denomination OVER the words of Jesus.

Let us begin by understanding this TRUTH that Jesus WARNED us about being JUDGED by HIS WORD.


Jesus told or rather WARNED us that we will be judged by the words the HE spoke and taught his disciples under the New Covenant written in the New Testament.

 


Please read John 12:48 and MEMORIZE where it and its context is found in the Bible so you can have the place where the salvation verses are in the Bible committed to memory. That way, you can share the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ to those who you feel do not believe and follow the true gospel of our salvation. It is better at times for the person to whom you are witnessing to read the word of truth for themselves straight from the Bible itself.

Here is an easy way to remember this Scripture reference. There are FOUR steps to being saved and receiving eternal life in the world to come.


#1. First, you have to HEAR the true gospel of Jesus Christ.

#2. Second, you have to receive and BELIEVE the true gospel of Jesus Christ,

#3. Third, you have to CONFESS and hold fast to your FAITH is the true gospel of Jesus Christ.

#4. Fourth, you must OBEY the teachings of Jesus under the New Covenant written in the New Testament unto the END in order to receive eternal life in the world to come.

 

So remember the book in the Bible is JOHN followed by 1,2,3,4. John 1234. John the 12th chapter X 4 = 48. So the main verse is John 12:48. This is one of the best verses to start with when witnessing to Christians in other church denominations who you do not feel are following the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ. If they do NOT trust the teachings of Jesus OVER and above the teachings of their church denomination then they need your PRAYERS and gentle patience to trust in the Holy Spirit to open their eyes to the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ.


 

John 12:47-50.

 

“And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world

48.  He that rejects me, and receives not my words, has ONE that JUDGES him: the WORD that I have spoken, the SAME shall JUDGE him in the last day

49.  FOR (Or BECAUSE) I have NOT spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, HE gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak

50.  And I know that HIS commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.” 


 

In other words, every word that Jesus taught his disciples to teach or to preach to the whole world were given to him by Almighty God himself who created you. And the one who created you has every right to JUDGE you. Did your church denomination create you? Did the angel Moroni create you? Did Muhammad create you? NO! The one true and only Almighty God the Father of all created you. And HE told the Son of man, Jesus, the ONLY words that can SAVE us. So if you want to be TRULY saved then you must receive and believe the word that Jesus himself taught his disciples to teach us on HOW to be saved. It is that SIMPLE.

So then, WHAT did Jesus teach his disciples to teach us about how to be saved? In order to know for SURE what Jesus taught his disciples to teach us on how to truly be saved then we MUST read for ourselves the words of Jesus taught to us under the NEW COVENANT written down in the NEW TESTAMENT of the Holy Bible.

Now let us read HOW the Apostles of Jesus preached the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ. And as you read I will add some comment to show you the FOUR STEPS of being saved.

 

Please read Acts 2:22.



“You men of Israel, hear these words; (Here we see that FAITH comes by HEARING the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ. BUT faith can also come by hearing a FALSE gospel but faith in a FALSE gospel will NOT save a person. But hearing THESE words spoken by Peter in the FIRST gospel message of Jesus Christ will save those who BELIEVE these words. So let us HEAR these words of the first gospel message.) Jesus of Nazareth, a MAN approved of God (Not God approved of himself but rather a MAN who was ANOINTED of God whom God bore witness) among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by (Or through) him in the midst of you, as you yourselves also know:

23.  Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, (meaning what happened to the Son of man Jesus was PROPHESIED to happen) you have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: (So part of the gospel to be saved or reconciled to God is to believe that Jesus, the Son of MAN, was crucified and SLAIN on the cross shedding his blood for the remission of the sins of the world)

24.  Whom God has raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. (Another part of the gospel of reconciliation is to believe that God resurrected Jesus from the dead and gave the Son of man eternal life to be having in himself even as the eternal Father has always possessed immortality in himself. And that this PROMISE of our parting of the divine nature of immortality is given to us if we ENDURE unto the end to be saved, as in, receiving the END of our salvation which is our reward of eternal life in the world to come and to rule and reign with Jesus over the mortals on the surface of the earth during the 1000 year reign of Jesus.)

25.  For David speaks concerning him (Here we see the importance of showing the written word of PROPHECY concerning the first coming of Jesus that have already been fulfilled. This is a mighty part of the gospel to bring faith to the ignorant of the world that claims Jesus was just a mere prophet of God but he is not the Messiah. What Peter is doing here is showing the Jews that it was PROPHESIED that Jesus would come first to suffer and died for the SINS of the people. He is showing them that they crucified their own Messiah and the God raised him from the dead as the absolute proof that Jesus is the one prophesied to come), I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

26.  Therefore, did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover, also my flesh shall rest in hope:

27.  Because you will not leave my soul in hell, neither will you suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

28  You have made known to me the ways of life; you shall make me full of joy with your countenance. (The words spoken by King David were speaking OF Jesus and TO Jesus. In other words, as Jesus read the Scriptures he learned through the Holy Spirit bearing witness to him that the Scripture spoke of HIM as being the one prophesied to come. The words of prophecy also speak to US who have received and believed the Scriptures that Jesus is the WAY to eternal life and that Jesus has the words and teachings that lead the WAY to eternal life in the world to come)

29.  Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulcher is with us unto this day.

30.  Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ (an ANOINTED man who he would glorify) to sit on his throne;

31.  He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ (the resurrection of the ANOINTED Son of MAN, Jesus), that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

32.  This Jesus has God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. (Now, if someone challenges you that you yourself were not an EYEWITNESS and they require more evidence by saying that you need to have some extra-Biblical evidence to teach to them to bring them faith then I have a study for them. For you see, some people need physical evidence other than the Bible that they can see before they will believe. Please read the study “HISTORICAL EVIDENCE FOR JESUS!”).

33.  Therefore, being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received OF the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he has shed forth this, which you now see and hear. (Speaking in tongues, among many other things, is also a SIGN to the unbelievers. So after Peter got the attention of the Jews he basically explains the Scriptures to them revealing their TRUE meaning. You see, the Jews are expecting the patriarch David to come and be their king to deliver them from their enemy. They completely read right over the prophecies of the SUFFERING Messiah. So some sects of the Jews did not even believe in a resurrection. Thus, depending on who you are witnessing to, will dictate WHAT you need to share with them to get their ATTENTION first. And for the Jews and the Muslims, this gospel message is an attention-getter. But the CORE of Christianity is also in this gospel message that Jesus is the one PROPHESIED in the Scriptures to suffer and die on the cross for the sins of the world and that God raised him from the dead and he is ascended into heaven awaiting his return to set up his kingdom on the earth.)

34.  For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he says himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit you on my right hand,

35.  Until I make your foes your footstool.

36.  Therefore, let all the house of Israel know assuredly, (This teaches us that we need to keep showing evidence to those we are preaching the true gospel of Jesus Christ until the ones we are preaching the gospel KNOW ASSUREDLY the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ) that God has made that same Jesus, whom you have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

37.  Now when they heard THIS, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? (Now, when the true gospel of Jesus Christ is received and believed that is STEP TWO to being saved. But there is MORE that follows which is that we must TEACH those desiring to know more about how to be saved and forgiven of their sins the Scriptures that teach OBEDIENCE to the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ. These Jews just received and believed the TRUTH That Jesus is the Messiah and they asked WHAT shall we DO. You see Muslims believe that Jesus is the Christ but they are NOT saved because they do not TRULY KNOW what Jesus being the Christ means. But these Jews did know what, being the Christ, means and they were terrified because they had their Savior crucified. So they asked WHAT shall we DO?)

38  Then Peter said unto them, Repent, AND be baptized every one of you in the NAME of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. (So the FIRST STEP of being saved is to be reconciled to God by HEARING and understanding that you need to be saved and you want to be saved. So HEARING the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ is step one After a person is at this point of RECEIVING and BELIEVING the TRUE gospel that Jesus is the Christ, the SON OF the living God who suffered and died on the cross for YOUR sins and for the sins of the whole world then they are at STEP TWO which is sincerely BELIEVING in their HEART. Then they must take STEP THREE which is to REPENT, be remorseful of all their past sins and CONFESS

After that, they believe that Jesus is the Christ, the anointed of God, the Son of the living God.  And they make their CONFESSION of faith publically that Jesus suffered and died on the cross and God raised him from the dead which is called receiving and believing in Jesus as your PERSONAL Lord and Savior. After they received Jesus as their personal savior then they need to be TAUGHT the Scriptures concerning being baptized in water and OBEYING all the teachings of Jesus, which is STEP FOUR, hearing, believing and OBEYING the REST of the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ. We will discuss step four further on in this study.

 But for now, concerning STEP THREE. Some Christians are wrongly taught that they are NOT truly saved because they have never spoken in other tongues. Now, SOME Christians receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit the very moment they believe in their heart that Jesus died for their sins and they repent. But in truth, the receiving of the gift of the Holy Spirit is received by ALL true born-again believers in Jesus as the Lord and Savior the moment they BELIEVE they are forgiven of all their past sins. However, there is an overflowing fullness of the overflowing submersion of the Holy Spirit coming upon a believer, where the believer speaks with other tongues, is not always received by all believers at the moment they are saved or reconciled to God. Please read the studies I have on the Holy Spirit and speaking in other tongues. But for now, please be assured that if you sincerely believe that Jesus did for your sins and you confess him as your Lord and Savior, then you HAVE the Holy Spirit dwelling in you whether or not you have spoken in other tongues. But also know that God desires you to be FILLED with his Holy Spirit and one of the evidence is speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit gives you the utterance)

39.  For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

40.  And with many OTHER words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. (Those OTHER words of the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ are overlooked by some church denominations who WRONGLY believe that they can NEVER LOSE their salvation no matter what they DO of do NOT DO)

41.  Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. (Perhaps all 3000 were baptized that same day. But I know that I myself was saved for many months before I ever read in the Bible to be baptized in water. And then it took me about another month to get baptized in water. And then it was another month or two after I was baptized in water that I received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. My point is that I know that I know that I was saved from the very moment that a received Jesus as my personal savior and ask him to forgive me of all my sins. So the many OTHER words that were taught and exhorted may have taken months before they were all baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues. So in TRUTH, a person is TRULY SAVED after the first THREE STEPS. But if they want to receive ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come then they MUST CONTINUE in the TRUE faith of the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ unto the END. The end is when they die or when Jesus returns, whichever come first)

42.  And they CONTINUED steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.”


Notice that is says, IN the APOSTLES’ doctrine. The word doctrine means TEACHING. It does not say that they ADDED the Book of Mormon TO the Apostles’ doctrine and continued steadfastly in the RESTORED gospel taught by the Mormon church. Remember that when something is corrupted and then RESTORED it must be the SAME as the ORIGINAL. And the Mormon gospel is vastly DIFFERENT from the TRUE gospel that the Apostles of Jesus teach in the New Testament of the Bible.

But what I want you to see right now is that there is MUCH MORE to the FULL gospel of Jesus Christ than just the INITIAL message that brings a person to a saving FAITH to BELIEVE, RECEIVE and CONFESS that Jesus os their Lord and Savior.

 This brings us to step FOUR of BEING SAVED. Now always keep in mind that you are CONTINUALLY SAVED right NOW so long as you are NOT living in a lifestyle of SIN.

IF you are truly a born-again Christian then you will have a desire deep within your heart to STOP sinning. Now your flesh will remember the pleasures of sin and the devil will tempt your flesh to sin. So there will be that struggle between your INNER man and your OUTER man. You inner man is your heart, also called your spirit which is now a NEW CREATURE created IN Jesus Christ by God. And your outer man is the REMEMBRANCE in your mind of the pleasures of sin in your old life.

So step FOUR is our WALK of faith IN Jesus Christ to OBEY the TWO commandments of Jesus which is to LOVE God and to walk in LOVE toward our fellow man. And by OBEYING those two commandments we fulfill the whole MORAL law of Almighty God given in the Ten Commandments and throughout the whole Bible. So the ONLY thing that is REQUIRED of us as NEW CREATURES created IN Jesus Christ is to OBEY all the MORAL laws of God. And if you are TRULY saved then the Holy Spirit will convict your of SINNING when and if you sin.

That conviction or condemnation is so that you will OBEY the leading of the Holy Spirit to REPENT and confess your sin. And IF you OBEY the Holy Spirit to repent and confess any sin that you commit AFTER you are INITIALLY saved then God forgives you and cleanse you of all your unrighteousness and you are made PERFECT in the eyes of God once again.

So as long as you are NOT living in SIN then you ARE saved and you are PERFECT in the eyes of God. And IF you were to die WHILE living without sin AS a true born-again Christian created as a new creature IN Jesus Christ then you WILL be found WORTHY to receive eternal life in the world to come. BUT if you are living in sin after you are initially saved and you DISOBEY the Holy Spirit urging you to REPENT and CONFESS your sin by you arguing with him that you are NOT sinning and you should happen to die WHILE living in that lifestyle of unrepentant sin than you will NOT be found worthy to receive eternal life in the world to come.

Now, very few TRUE born-again Christians will ever STAY living in a lifestyle of sin and the will repent and confess their sin to be made perfect once again. So do not get all bent out of shape that you LOST your salvation if you sin.

Simply REPENT and CONFESS that sin and then you will be FORGIVEN of all your sin and CLEANSED once again from ALL your unrighteousness. And over time, IF you stay close to God by reading and studying his word daily your faith will become stronger and you will find that some of the things that used to tempt you NO LONGER have ANY power over you. And the closer you draw to God by talking to him every day helps you to eventually STOP sinning altogether.

But always remember that it is God DWELLING IN you who is EMPOWERING you to OVERCOME sin. So NEVER look down on another Christians as if you are BETTER then them because God HATES PRIDE ad SELF-exaltation as if YOU overcame sin all on your OWN.

So IF you sincerely BELIEVE the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ then come OUT of the Mormon Church by saying what some Christians call the sinners’ prayer which is nothing more than you sharing YOUR heart with God that you truly and sincerely believe with all your heart the Jesus suffered and died on the cross for your sins. So pray that to God right now and you WILL be SAVED the very moment you finish that sincere prayer to God to REPENT of all your sins and confess that you will follow and obey the teachings of Jesus.

Then give God THANKS for SAVING you and HOLD fast to the TRUTH that your ARE saved right NOW.

If you do that, God PROMISES the HE will NEVER leave or forsake YOU. And he will always HELP you keep your PROMISE to him to obey his SON. Please read the study THE SIMPLICITY OF THE TRUE GOSPEL OF JESUS!

 

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you CONTINUE to see the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

Now IF for some reason you were NOT fully convinced that Mormonism is NOT Biblical Christianity then I IMPLORE you to read all the studies that I have written under the heading >>>MORMOMISM<<<

 

Your Brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.

 

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