Why Is Mormonism A Cult?


There are Mormons who are wonderful people, but Mormonism is a cult because the Bible teaches that there is only one God, Who is Triune and eternal (eternal meaning that He is without beginning or ending).  Mormonism teaches that the Mormon god, Elohim, had a mom and dad like we do.  Mormon leaders claim that God the Father was a man, who became a God and this same progression is possible for people today. This quotation is taken from a book that Mormon leaders use to indoctrinate their followers. It may be a book that you have and are studying right now. Its name is Gospel Principles.  If you have a copy of this book, please turn to page 305 and begin reading at the third paragraph. This is the exact quote:

This is the way our Heavenly Father became God. Joseph Smith taught: 'It is the first principle of the Gospel to know for a certainty the character of God.... He was once a man like us;... God himself, the Father of us all, dwelt on an earth, the same as Jesus Christ himself did. (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pp. 345-46).

This is what the Bible teaches in scores of passages from its beginning to its end:

*    1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

*    Ps 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

*      John 1:1-3&14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 14 And the Word (Jesus Christ) was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

All of you who have a Bible can see that its teachings are different from the teaching of the cults, but you must decide where you will put your trust.  Jesus warned our generation about false prophets, false Christs, and false teachers who would come in His name and lead the people to destruction.  Be wise and listen to His warnings!

*      2 Pet 2:1-3  But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.  3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

*      Matt 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.  25 Behold, I have told you before.

*    2 Cor 11:13 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 be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.