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For the sake of the gospel!

“Mitt Romney, Mormonism and
the Christian Vote”

A Biblical Call to
Christian Ministers and Leaders

“Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.” (1 Timothy 4:16)

Copyright 2012 FortheSakeoftheGospel.com All Rights Reserved.
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For the sake of the Gospel, we, the undersigned, call upon Christian leaders and their respective ministries and organizations, if you plan on endorsing Governor Mitt Romney for the office of President of the United States, do so by clearly and unequivocally distancing yourself and Biblical Christianity from his Mormon beliefs.

We believe in the freedom of religion, the free exercise thereof, and the principles of a constitutional republic. Our Constitution does not require a religious “test” for any candidate to qualify for political office. Anyone should be allowed to run for office and serve if elected – regardless of their religious affiliations or lack thereof.

Further, it is not our intention with this call to bind the conscience of any individual by telling them how to vote. If an evangelical Christian chooses to vote for Mr. Romney (President Obama or any candidate), that is a decision between themselves and God.

The purpose of this call to evangelical Christians and leaders is two-fold:

  1. To protect the purity and integrity of the Biblical Gospel.
  2. To seize the opportunity to educate the America Public and Christians to the fundamental differences between historic Christian faith and that of the Latter-day Saints (Mormons).

While social and political causes are a vital and important part of the Church’s responsibilities, we believe that our primary function as Christians, both collectively and individually, is to preach and defend the Lord Jesus and His Gospel, as He is defined in the Bible, and has been affirmed in the historic Christian Church, its Councils and Creeds.

In our postmodern era, Christians are taught to believe that truth is relative and sincerity is more important than accuracy. However, we believe that the good news of the gospel – justification by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone – could be compromised if Mr. Romney receives unqualified public endorsements from Christian leaders, their ministries or organizations, thereby potentially confusing the evangelical Gospel with the soteriology (false gospel) of the Mormon Religion.

It is our contention that the general population should not be left with any uncertainty whether the theological cult1 of which Mitt Romney is a faithful member, namely The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), and historic evangelical Christianity are one and the same faith.  This we adamantly deny!

Though the Mormon religion sets moral standards for its members that appear to be consistent with many evangelical morals, thereby appearing to project a Christian world and life view, it would be a serious theological error to equate Christianity with Mormonism simply based upon some common values.

Since the Mormon religion was founded in the early part of the nineteenth-century, it has always been classified as a “theological cult” by virtually every Bible-believing Christian denomination in the United States and the world. The reason they were given this “cult” label is based upon their theology. The doctrines espoused by this sect are not only unbiblical, but clearly anti-Christian.

These theological differences are not at all to be compared to the dissimilarities one finds between evangelicals in Christian denominations, such as, Baptists, Presbyterians, Lutherans, Anglicans, Methodists, Pentecostals, etc. These denominations (in their original, historic confessions and doctrinal statements) embraced a foundational theology that is Biblical, historic, and orthodox. Although these evangelicals are divided on some points of Christian theology, often secondary issues, they actually agree more than they disagree. The historic evangelical Church has always maintained that orthodoxy (correct thinking or belief) is required in order for a denomination to be considered Christian. We refer to these doctrines collectively as “the essentials of the Christian faith.” Our doctrines are derived from the Bible alone and not from man-made theology.

Since its inception in the 19th century, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has deceptively labeled itself a “Christian” church. Its leaders used the historical accounts and key figures found in the Bible, but they ignore or contradict the Bible’s central theology.

If their founders had simply started this new religion without using the historical figures and Christian terminology, then Mormonism would simply be classified as just another world religion and not a theological cult. However, since they claim that they are the only true church or the purest New Testament church while rejecting Biblical and historic Christian theology, Mormonism has accurately been classified as a “cult.”

 

Why Mormonism is NOT Christian

The Doctrine of Revelation

The Mormon Church teaches that there are four separate writings which constitute God’s revelation.  These would include The Book of Mormon, Doctrines and Covenants, The Pearl of Great Price, and the Bible.2

The evangelical Christian Church teaches that the Bible alone, the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament, is the Word of God. Quoting the Second London Baptist Confession, “The whole counsel of God concerning all things necessary for His own glory, man’s salvation, faith and life, is either expressly set down or necessarily contained in the Holy Scripture, to which nothing is to be added at any time, either by new revelation of the Spirit, or by the traditions of men.”3

 

The Nature of God

The Mormon Church teaches that God the Father, whom they call “Heavenly Father,” was once a flesh and blood man from a planet (near a Star) called Kolob4. Through his obedience to the same teaching espoused by Latter-day Saints, he was elevated to godhood sometime after his death.5 In fact, according to the Mormon Church, there are many such gods like “Heavenly Father” throughout the universe. According to Mormonism, God had a father and his father had a father and his father had a father ad infinitum.6

The evangelical Christian Church teaches that there is only one God and that He is eternal in His being and persons. The LORD affirms this in His statement in Isaiah 44:6, “Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.”  (Also see Deuteronomy 4:35, 39; 32:39; 1 Kings 8:60; Isaiah 44:24; 45:5.)

Quoting the Westminster Confession of Faith used by Presbyterians, “There is but one only, living, and true God, who is infinite in being and perfection, a most pure spirit, invisible, without body, parts, or passions; immutable, immense, eternal, incomprehensible, almighty, most wise, most holy, most free, most absolute; working all things according to the counsel of His own immutable and most righteous will….”7

 

The Person of Jesus Christ

Mormon leaders have taught that after Heavenly Father was elevated to godhood he took an innumerable amount of celestial wives8 . Through the conjugal act9 with his first wife, he sired two spirit sons: Jesus10, the eldest, and his younger brother, Lucifer.11

This teaching is repugnant to all Bible-believing evangelical Christians to say the least!  While Satan’s condition differs from Christ’s, the natures of Jesus and Satan are, according to Mormon theology, equivalent.12

The evangelical Christian Church teaches that Jesus is eternal and unique and that Lucifer is not his “spirit” brother.  Quoting the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion of the Anglican Church, “The Son, which is the Word of the Father, begotten from everlasting of the Father, the very and eternal God, and of one substance with the Father, took man’s nature in the womb of the blessed Virgin, of her substance…13

Further, the Bible teaches that Jesus was the creator of not only the earth, but the entire universe and everything in it, including the devil.  (Isaiah 44:24; John 1:1-3; Col. 1:5-6.)

 

The Fall of Adam into Sin

The Mormon Church teaches that though mankind fell in the Garden of Eden his fall was in an upward trajectory14 and that the serpent told Adam and Eve the truth, i.e. you shall be like gods (Genesis 3).

The Bible and the evangelical Christian Church teaches that in the Garden of Eden man fell in a downward trajectory and this fall was from “innocence” into sin. Adam and Eve’s sin was in wanting to be like God; in which they could judge for themselves what is good and evil. In the Bible, and Christian theology the serpent told Adam and Eve a lie. The doctrinal statement for The Pentecostal Church of God article three explains, “Man is a created being, made in the likeness and the image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world (Romans 5:12). “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). “As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one” (Romans 3: 10).

 

Salvation

The Mormon Church teaches that full salvation or exaltation is acquired by men when they are elevated to godhood15, like Heavenly Father before them16, and take their celestial wives whom they impregnate and eventually populate their own planet. This is known as the “law of eternal progression” and is the highest form of salvation in Mormon theology.17 They believe that this is obtained by faith and continued by worthiness (good works), as defined by their church.18

The evangelical Christian Church teaches that salvation (justification) is from sin, by grace, through faith, in Christ alone and not of any works. The Lutheran Augsburg Confession explains, “…that men cannot be justified before God by their own strength, merits, or works, but are freely justified for Christ’s sake, through faith, when they believe that they are received into favor, and that their sins are forgiven for Christ’s sake, who, by His death, has made satisfaction for our sins. This faith God imputes for righteousness in His sight. (Romans 3 and 4.)” 19

Echoing this belief, John Wesley, the great Methodist preacher explained that Biblical salvation is, “[A] salvation which is through faith. This is that great salvation foretold by the angel, before God brought his First-begotten into the world: ‘Thou shalt call his name Jesus; for he shall save his people from their sins.’ And neither here, nor in other parts of holy writ, is there any limitation or restriction. All his people, or, as it is elsewhere expressed, ‘all that believe in him,’ he will save from all their sins; from original and actual, past and present sin, ‘of the flesh and of the spirit.’ Through faith that is in him, they are saved both from the guilt and from the power of it.” (Habakkuk. 2:4; John 3:16, 18, 36; Romans 4:6, 10:9; Ephesians 2:8-9.) 20

Unlike Mormonism, salvation by grace through faith in Christ returns man to a right relationship with God. It does NOT make man a god.  It is contrary to the teaching of the Bible to say man can become gods, but rather, it is only Biblical to say that God the Son took upon Himself the form of man.

 

Other Anti-Christian Doctrines taught by Mormons

God the Father is married and there is a Mother God (Answers to Gospel Questions, Joseph Fielding Smith, Vol. 3, pp. 143-144).

All men and women who have ever lived on Earth are the spirit offspring of Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother. Every person was conceived and born in a pre-existent spiritual realm (Mormon Doctrine, p. 589).

Black people are black because of their misdeeds in the pre-existence (Three Degrees of Glory, LDS Apostle Melvin J. Ballard, p. 21).

“Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African race? If the white man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of Cain, the penalty, under the law of God, is death on the spot. This will always be so.” (Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, vol. 10, p. 110).

“As a result of his rebellion, Cain was cursed with a dark skin; he became the father of the Negroes, and those spirits who are not worthy to receive the priesthood are born through this lineage…Noah’s son Ham married Egyptus (there is no Egyptus mentioned in the Bible), a descendant of Cain, thus preserving the Negro lineage through the flood.” (Bruce R. McConkie – Mormon apostle, Mormon Doctrine, p.102,477)

There are other teachings promulgated by Mormons which are equally repugnant to historic Biblical Christianity. However, the preceding examples should suffice to prove our point: Mormonism is not only “unbiblical,” regarding most of the essential truths that make up the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but, as stated previously, it is profoundly “anti-Christian.”

 

Conclusion

In conclusion, Christian leaders and laypersons who are involved in the political process should maintain discernment and avoid the temptation of doctrinal compromise simply because a candidate says he supports conservative morals and socio/political principles that align with some areas of Biblical Christianity. If endorsing or supporting any Mormon candidate, Christians should be careful not to cause confusion or blur the distinctions by equating Mormon doctrines with the beliefs of historic, traditional Christianity.

The Bible teaches that the God of the Bible is not the author of confusion. As Christians it is our duty to keep ourselves from publicly confusing the American people, and in particular evangelical Christians. (1 Corinthians 14:32-33; 40).

Actions and beliefs have consequences. If this call is not heeded, we, the undersigned, believe this will have eternal consequences on the Church, the public and the souls of those we are called to evangelize.

Copyright 2012 FortheSakeoftheGospel.com All Rights Reserved.
Permission is hereby granted to repost under the condition
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End Notes:

1.  By the term “cult” we DO NOT mean that individuals are involved in immoral or illegal behavior or the occult.  The standard evangelical definition is best summarized by the following “A cult, then, is a group of people polarized around someone’s interpretation of the Bible and is characterized by major deviations from orthodox Christianity relative to the cardinal doctrines of the Christian faith, particularly the fact that God became man in Jesus Christ.”  (Walter Martin, The Rise of the Cults, p. 12).

2. The eighth article of Faith of the Mormon Religion “We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.”  Notice that doubt is only cast upon the Bible.

3.  Second London Baptist Confession, 1689 Chapter 1, Article 2.  Though creeds and confessions are cited in this document, please note that they are nothing more than a summary of Biblical theology and are therefore subordinate to the Bible.  All of the signers believe the Bible alone is the Word of God.

4.  “And I saw the stars, that they were very great, and that one of them was nearest unto the throne of God; and there were many great ones which were near unto it; And the Lord said unto me: These are the governing ones; and the name of the great one is Kolob, because it is near unto me, for I am the Lord thy God: I have set this one to govern all those which belong to the same order as that upon which thou standest.” (Book of Abraham 3:2-3) 

“Kolob… signifies the first great grand governing fixed star which is the farthest that ever has been discovered by the fathers which was discovered by Methusela and also by Abraham.” (Joseph Smith – Mormon prophet, Book of Abraham translation working papers, Kirtland Egyptian Papers, Grammar p.34)

“Kolob… the planet nearest unto the habitation of the Eternal Father.”  (Brigham Young – Mormon prophet, Ensign, November 1971)

“Thou longed, thou sighed and thou prayed to thy Father in heaven for the time to arrive when thou couldst come to this earth, which had fled and fallen from where it was first organised, near the planet Kolob.” (John Taylor – Mormon prophet Liahona, the Elder’s Journal, Vol. 5, No. 38, March 7, 1908)

“In this passage will be found the germ of that system of the construction and movement of planetary systems that make up the universe, set forth in the teachings of Joseph Smith. Here it may be seen that there are many great stars—the “governing ones,” near together, and from among them rises one pre-eminent in greatness—Kolob—which governs all the rest that are of the same order as that to which our solar system belongs.” (B. H. Roberts – Mormon apostle and LDS church historian
A New Witness for God, p. 447)

5.  Joseph Smith explained, “I am going to tell you how God came to be God. We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity. I will refute that idea, and take away the veil, so that you may see. He was once a man like us; yea, that God himself, the father of us all, dwelt on an earth, the same as Jesus Christ Himself did.” (LDS History of the Church, Vol. 6, p. 305).

“Remember that God, our heavenly Father, was perhaps once a child, and mortal like we ourselves, and rose step by step in the scale of progress, in the school of advancement; has moved forward and overcome, until He has arrived at the point where He now is.” (Orson Hyde – Mormon apostle, Journal of Discourses 1:123).
“But if God the Father was not always God, but came to his present exalted position by degrees of progress as indicated in the teachings of the prophet, how has there been a God from all eternity? The answer is that there has been and there now exists an endless line of Gods, stretching back into the eternities, that had no beginning and will have no end. Their existence runs parallel with endless duration, and their dominions are as limitless as boundless space.” (B. H. Roberts – Mormon apostle and LDS church historian, A New Witnesses for God 1:476).

6. “We shall go back to our Father and God, who is connected with one who is still farther back; and this Father is connected with one still further back, and so on.” (Heber C. Kimball – First Presidency Counselor, Journal of Discourses, 5:19).
God is an exalted man… The Prophet taught that our Father had a Father and so on.” (Joseph Fielding Smith – Mormon prophet, Doctrines of Salvation, 1:10,12).

7.  Westminster Confession of Faith 2:1

8. “When our father Adam came into the garden of Eden, he came into it with a celestial body, and brought Eve, one of his wives, with him. He helped to make and organize this world. He is MICHAEL, the Archangel, the ANCIENT OF DAYS! about whom holy men have written and spoken – HE is our FATHER and our GOD, and the only God with whom WE have to do. Every man upon the earth, professing Christian or non-professing, must hear it, and will know it sooner or later… 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…” (Brigham Young – Mormon prophet April 9, 1852 – 22nd Annual General Conference, Journal of Discourses 1:50-51)

“Our Father begat all the spirits that were before any tabernacles were made. When our Father came into the Garden he came with his celestial body and brought one of his wives with him and ate of the fruit of the garden until he could begat a tabernacle. And Adam is Michael or God and all the God that we have any thing to do with.” (Wilford Woodruff – Mormon prophet, Diary – April 9, 1852).

“President Young followed and made many good remarks… He said that our God was Father Adam. He was the Father of the Savior Jesus Christ, our God was no more or less than ADAM, Michael the Archangel.” (Wilford Woodruff – Mormon prophet, Diary – February 19, 1854″

“Concerning the item of doctrine… that Adam is our Father and God… the Prophet and Apostle Brigham has declared it, and that is the word of the Lord.” (Franklin D. Richards – Mormon apostle, August 26, 1854, Millennial Star 16:534).

9.   LDS Apostle Melvin Ballard explained that God has a wife: “For as we have a Father in heaven, so also we have a Mother there, a glorified, exalted, ennobled Mother.” (As quoted in Achieving a Celestial Marriage, LDS Church manual, 1976, p. 129)

 “Logic and reason would certainly suggest that if we have a Father in Heaven, we have a Mother in Heaven. That doctrine rests well with me.” (Gordon Hinckley, “Daughters of God,” Ensign (Conference Edition), November 1991, p.100.)

10.  “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).

11.  Milton R. Hunter, a member of the Mormon First Council of the Seventy (a Mormon General Authority), 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.” (The Gospel Through the Ages, p. 15).

12.  Apostle George Q. Cannon wrote: “We are here to be tested and tried. There is a war between Satan and God. We are brethren and sisters of Satan as well as of Jesus. It may be startling doctrine to many to say this; but Satan is our brother. Jesus is our brother.  We are the children of God. God begot us in the spirit in the eternal worlds. This fight that I speak of arose, as we are told, over the question as to how man should work out his earthly probation in a tabernacle of flesh and bones and obtain redemption. Satan differed from God, and he rebelled. We are told in the scriptures that he drew after him one third of the family of God.  They thought his plan better than that of the Savior Jesus Christ. From that time until the present he has been struggling to destroy the plans of Jehovah, and to seduce the children of men—his brothers and sisters—from their allegiance to God.” (Apostle George Q. Cannon, March 11th, 1894, Collected Discourses, compiled by Brian Stuy, vol. 4, p. 23,)

13.  Article II, Of the Word or Son of God, which was made very Man

14.  Assistant to the Twelve Apostles Sterling W. Sill spoke of Adam’s fall: “Adam fell, but he fell in the right direction. He fell toward the goal…. Adam fell, but he fell upward.” (Deseret News, Church Section, 31 July 1965, p. 7). 

“Properly understood, it becomes apparent that the fall of Adam is one of the greatest blessings ever given of God to mankind.” (Apostle Bruce R. McConkie, A New Witness for the Articles of Faith, p. 87).

15.  “Here, then, is eternal life—to know the only wise and true God; and you have got to learn how to be gods yourselves, and to be kings and priests to God, the same as all gods have done before you, namely, by going from one small degree to another, and from a small capacity to a great one; from grace to grace, from exaltation to exaltation, until you attain to the resurrection of the dead, and are able to dwell in everlasting burnings, and to sit in glory, as do those who sit enthroned in everlasting power…” “What is it? To inherit the same power, the same glory and the same exaltation, until you arrive at the station of a god, and ascend the throne of eternal power, the same as those who have gone before.” (Joseph Smith – Mormonism founder, King Follett Sermon, Ensign, April 1971)
16.  Lorenzo Snow, fifth prophet of the LDS Church exclaimed, “As man now is, God once was; as God now is, man may be.” (Ensign, February 1982, pp. 39-40).

17. “The Father has promised us that through our faithfulness we shall be blessed with the fullness of his kingdom. In other words we will have the privilege of becoming like him. To become like him we must have all the powers of godhood; thus a man and his wife when glorified will have spirit children who eventually will go on an earth like this one we are on and pass through the same kind of experiences, being subject to mortal conditions, and if faithful, then they also will receive the fullness of exaltation and partake of the same blessings. There is no end to this development; it will go on forever. We will become gods and have jurisdiction over worlds, and these worlds will be peopled by our own offspring. We will have an endless eternity for this.” (Doctrines of Salvation, Vol. 2, 48).

 “God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man… I am going to tell you how God came to be God. We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity. I will refute that idea… He was once a man like us; yea, that God himself, the Father of us all, dwelt on an earth.” (Joseph Smith – Mormonism founder, Ensign, April 1971, p.13-14)
“He is our Father-the Father of our spirits, and was once a man in mortal flesh as we are, and is now an exalted Being. How many Gods there are, I do not know. But there never was a time when there were not Gods and worlds, and when men were not passing through the same ordeals that we are now passing through. ” (Brigham Young – Mormon prophet, Journal of Discourses 7:333)
18.  According to the Mormon Apostle Bruce McConkie: “There is no salvation outside the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day Saints.“  (Bruce McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, Salt Lake City UT: Bookcraft 1977 p. 670)

The Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith explained: “You have got to learn how to be Gods yourselves, and to be kings and priests to God, the same as all Gods have done before you, namely by going from one small degree to another, and from a small capacity to a great one; from grace to grace . . . until you . . . are able to dwell in everlasting burnings, and to sit in glory, as do those who sit enthroned in everlasting power.” ( Teachings, pp. 346-47.); (Church Educational System, The Life and Teachings of Jesus and His Apostles, Course Manual, Section 1, “The Son of the Eternal Father.”)

Brigham Young, the second president and prophet of the Mormon church declared: “I can tell you how to save yourselves…  By obedience to every requirement of the Gospel…. The Lord has sent forth his laws, commandments, and ordinances to the children of men, and requires them to be strictly obeyed.” (Journal of Discourses, vol. 13, p. 218). “Strict obedience to the truth will enable people to dwell in the presence of the Almighty.” (8:148) (same citation)

The 12th president prophet of the Mormon church Spencer W. Kimball said: “One of the most fallacious doctrines originated by Satan and propounded by man is that man is saved alone by the grace of God; that belief in Jesus Christ alone is all that is needed for salvation.” (Spencer W. Kimball, The Miracle of Forgiveness, Salt Lake City Utah: bookcraft, 1989, p.207)

Joseph Fielding Smith the 10th president prophet of the Mormon church declared: “Mankind [is] damned by [the] ‘faith alone’ doctrine” and that “we must emphatically declare that man must obey these [gospel] laws if they would be saved.” Joseph Fielding Smith, Doctrines of Salvation, Volume 2, p. 139)

“For we labor diligently to write, to persuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do.” (2 Nephi 25:23)
“We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.” (Article of Faith #3)
“No man or woman in this dispensation will ever enter into the celestial kingdom of God without the consent of Joseph Smith… every man and woman must have the certificate of Joseph Smith, junior, as a passport to their entrance into the mansion where God and Christ are.” (Brigham Young – Mormon prophet, Journal of Discourses 7:289)
“I tell you, Joseph holds the keys, and none of us can get into the celestial kingdom without passing by him… If brother Joseph is satisfied with you, you may pass. If it is all right with him, it is all right with me.” (Orson Hyde – Mormon apostle
Journal of Discourses 6:154-155)
“Joseph Smith, the Prophet and Seer of the Lord, has done more, save Jesus only, for the salvation of men in this world, than any other man that ever lived in it.” (Doctrine and Covenants 135:3)

19.  Article IV, Of Justification

20.  Salvation by Faith by John Wesley (Sermon on 18th June 1738).

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79 Comments » for Document
  1. Mormonism is a heresy Romans 16:17, Galatians 1:8-9

  2. Ann Jones says:

    “thereby potentially confusing the evangelical Gospel with the soteriology (false gospel) of the Mormon Religion.”

    The LDS doctrine of salvation is certainly false, but I understand the word soteriology to pertain to the biblical doctrine of salvation as well. The above sentence seems to say that the word mean “false gospel.” Do I misunderstand the word itself, or would this be stated better as “… the false soteriology (plan of salvation} of the Mormon religion.”

    I am signing with you.

    Ann

  3. Jean Clink says:

    There are hundreds of organizations that have something wrong in their policies and beliefs – when Christians have the life of Christ in them, they won’t be enticed by them. Mitt Romney is not asking the American people to accept Mormonism – he wants to do an executive job, for which he is well-qualified. This letter of petition does not do service to the cause of Christ.

    • JerryJohnson says:

      Wrong? It is far beyond wrong when it comes to Mormon doctrine. Mormon theology perverts the theology of the Bible as it relates to God, the Trinity, the Lord Jesus, the Fall, salvation, baptism, etc. Read Galatians chapter one and ask yourself how Paul would have responded to Mormonism.

      Not to mention you must not have read and/or understood the document. It has NOTHING to do with Mitt Romney, Barack Obama or the United States. It is For the Sake of the Gospel!

    • TimBrown says:

      Jean, to think that he just wants to “do an executive job” without realizing the implications is to not think clearly through the issues. Furthermore, while not recognized officially by the Mormon Church, I suggest you look up the White Horse Prophecy and tell me if you really think the LDS people won’t use this to further the spread of a false gospel.

  4. Leah Hollett says:

    What a load of lies and misrepresentations. Shame on all of you in your bling bigotry. I am as anti-Romney as you can possibly get, but that is because he does not uphold nor plans to uphold the Constitution. Mormons are in no way whatsoever, un-Christian. I believe that Christ is my personal Savior and that through obiedience, faith and His grace alone can I be saved. What’s so un-Christian about that?

    • TimBrown says:

      Leah, is your Christ the spirit brother of Lucifer? Is your Christ a created being? Does God the Father have a flesh and bone body and live on a planet called Kolob? Do you believe that you too will one day become a God? If not, then you are stating that Mormonism is un-Christian, plain and simple because that is what they teach. I’m involved with speaking to a Mormon now and he lays that all out. I suggest you take some time to actually read on the issue. If there are lies and misrepresentations, please step up and point them out, although you will be hard pressed to do so.

  5. Bill Feldman says:

    It is unfortunate that support of Christian ministers and leaders does not include Ron Paul, the “other” republican Presidential candidate. He is a professing born-again Christian, whose political ideas and voting record are “spot-on” in terms of what is needed to fix this country in accordance with our founding documents of The Constitution of the U.S.A. and the Declaration of Independence. He is a true patriot and believer in individual freedom and privacy, property rights, the rule of law, a non-intervening foreign policy, national defense that is truly national rather than international. He is also the only candidate that has a solid plan to balance the budget by the third year in office, as opposed to the Republican current plan that reduces the rate of spending that will supposedly balance the budget in 30 years. There is no clearer choice than Dr. Paul for Christians to vote for in this election. It may be a long time, if ever, before we have an opportunity to elect a man of principle and integrity again. You can look at how he conducts himself, and if you really listen to what he has to say, you will realize he is different than the rest. He is not the status quo that will get us more of the same from either Party. This is why he is feared by the media and establishment. May God bless the U.S.A. Peace to all. Bill

    • Dan Cuevas says:

      If Mr Paul is a “professing born again Christian”? why does he wants to legalize marijuana and other dangerous drugs? …other things that he wants to legalize? that for the sake of text here He is a dangerous man  

      • Simple — you cannot legislate morality, nor religion.   Christians needs to be free from government tyranny else Christianity itself will become illegal. Ron Paul is the only candidate that embraces true liberty as defined by our founders.   He upholds the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.   Christians can deal with the “dangerous” issues in whatever way they see fit.  Christians should not extend those powers to the governing few who will surely abuse them.   

  6. MD says:

    You have to ask yourself one question, “Will Christians suffer more living with a Morman as President or living under a Marxist Muslim quasi-Caliphate? So far as I can tell Christians would have a better chance of dealing with a Morman to save their own faith than they will under a Marxist regime heavily influenced by Islamism and homosexuality. I do nto think a small band of Mormans will be as detrimental to Christianity as a whole as it WILL be by a massive tidalwave of Marxist-Humanists blended with Islamism.

    • TimBrown says:

      And you have to ask yourself, will a polytheist bring the judgment of God even quicker upon this nation when God’s own people endorse such a man? Dealing with one of Satan’s messengers of light, a bit more difficult than dealing with an open in your face Marxist and by the way they are not a “small band” anymore. A great many of their converts are Baptists.

    • Mel Mariner says:

      My faith is not dependent on men or national leaders. Jesus said to expect to be persecuted like Him and if we seek to save our own life then we will lose it.

  7. Tony says:

    I think this is silly that if Romney becomes president the true gospel will suddenly get mixed with Mormonism. I just find that difficult to believe.

    • TylerJohnson says:

      According to a Pew research poll, “Among all Protestants, more say Mormonism is a Christian religion than say it is not by a 49%-to-34% margin.” A majority of Christians already believe that Mormon’s are Christian.

    • TimBrown says:

      Tony it’s already believable. Exhibit A is the Pew Research Center’s study.

  8. Bud Powell says:

    I will vote for Romney as an anti-Obama vote. This does not mean I endorse his view of the Bible, man, morals, Jesus Christ, God, the church, or prophecy.

  9. Tim & Leah,
    One problem in the LDS church is that many people who are converts to the LDS church in the last 2 decades have never heard of many of the things Tim mentioned. since those things are not taught to converts. All the things Tim mentioned are teachings of the LDS church but Leah may have never heard them and think people who tell her that are lieing. They were all taught by the LDS church and if you study you will find them and see that there are many things that the LDS church has taught that make them a non-Christian group. But many people who are LDS don’t know that.

  10. Jay Houston says:

    People…Christians in particular…please understand the purpose of this document. It is to point out that Christians are born-again (Spiritually, not physically) by first being called to repentance of their sins through the Holy Spirit of God, accepting the call and by their acceptance of Jesus the Son of God atoning action on the Cross, and then through living the life of a Christian through their words and deeds although we all stumble and have to daily ask for forgiveness of our sins. A Christian is not a Christian because he or she claims to be (e.g. Barry Soetoro, Barack Obama or whatever this man’s name is) but only by the Saving Grace of God ALONE.

    This Document is simply pointing out that Mormonism is not Christian in its doctrine and the Bible clearly points this out in infinite ways. I personally am signing this Document and I am voting for Mitt Romney although he was not my first choice but he is infinitely better than the usurper who currently illegally occupies the office of POTUS.

    This Document is very well written and I appreciate the efforts put forth by its authors. I would only point out one thing which might further confuse non-Believers. It is pointed out that the Mormon belief is that Jesus and Lucifer were brothers born of the same parents (which is of course beyond false) but it didn’t point out who Lucifer is. Lucifer is a created being but is not man but was created an angle along with Michael and Gabriel. They are angels, not men! And men don’t become angels. Therefore, Jesus and Lucifer could not have been brothers. The Bible clearly teaches that Lucifer fell from Heaven (the Old Heaven) when he rebelled against God and he took a third of the angels with him. These are the ones we contend with everyday and who are the enemy; however, JESUS won the victory on Calvary and Christians do not have to contend with them alone – we have an advocate – JESUS CHRIST!

  11. Jerry, I was prepared to sign this document, anticipating that you would warn people of the consequences found in 1 Timothy 5:22 and 1 Timothy 3:16 with 2 John 1:7-11, encouraging them, therefore, to not vote for antichrist Mitt Romney. To my chagrin, this you did not do.

    The following cinched it that I would not be signing this document: “We believe in the freedom of religion, the free exercise thereof, and the principles of a constitutional republic. Our Constitution does not require a religious ‘test’ for any candidate to qualify for political office. Anyone should be allowed to run for office and serve if elected – regardless of their religious affiliations or lack thereof.”

    Amendment 1′s provision for “freedom of religion” (and anyone who supports it) is a blatant promotion of polytheism, an unequivocal violation of the First Commandment.

    Furthermore, Article 6′s ban of Christian test oaths (and thereby Biblical qualifications for civil leadership)should not be employed as an endorsement for Christians to vote for non-Christians and/or antichrists, but instead only further condemns the Constitution for the seditious document against Yahweh it is.

    Please consider revising your document with these issues in mind.

  12. The problem is that the Mormons have have set forth their case for their understanding of Christ and faith as the quotations above indicate. All one has to do is to lay beside their clearly stated views and comments the confessions and theological writings and histories of the Christian denominations in order to see the grievous lack of understanding and insight of Mormonism. While religious liberty allows for Mr. Romney to run and be elected and serve as president, it does by no means require any committed believer in biblical orthodoxy to wave his or her faith in the truth. I have been praying for 39 years for a Third Great Awakening, the one in which every last soul on earth is truly persuaded and converted to the Lord Jesus Christ (beginning hopefully in this generation) and continuing for a thousand generations. Others have been praying even longer. Like the branch known as the the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints in Independence, Mo, may God open the eyes of the group with headquarters in Utah….along with all other religious groups in the whole earth.

    • Dan Cuevas says:

      Excuse me James, are you saying /implying that the RLDS  Is a legit Christian sect?
      This group are now called themselves “Community of Christ” and they are just as bad as the Utah mormons

  13. huh? says:

    and obama is a better choice?

    • TimBrown says:

      NO, but Ron Paul is and is actually winning the delegate battles, seeing that only a few states have awarded them. He actually won Iowa and Minnesota and expected to take Maine, Nevada, Colorado and Washington. http://the real2012delegates.com

  14. Pat Shake says:

    Thank you for taking time to put this together- I agree and have signed
    Pat

  15. saintkris says:

    I’m a former Mormon. One thing that really bothers me about Mormons is their intellectual dishonesty. Time after time I hear Mormons say, “Why do all these people hate Mormons? Why are they always slamming Mormons?” These are the same people who come to your door and say (if they are honest), “All other churches are wrong!! We’re the only ones who have ‘all’ the truth.” Many Mormons are heading to hell because they have received a false gospel and have been lied to about the simple way to God. “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Cor. 5:21 “ If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the
    dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9. Pray for and love your Mormon associates but TELL THEM THE TRUTH IN LOVE!!!!

    • Dan Cuevas says:

      Amen…see WhatMormonsDontTell.com  May the real God of the Bible revealed to the mormons or anyone that is lost , revealed the Father to them Matt 11:27 ; Luk 10:22 By our Precious Lord Jesus,God the Son as they are under the conviction of God the Holy Spirit

    • Joe Mormon says:

      Christ is the ultimate judge, but I feel all who have true faith in Christ are Christians, and we are free to disagree on other points. 
      I do pray that God will help you in your goal to tell “THE TRUTH.”   There are some differences between Mormons and evangelicals, but there is no need to lie about Mormons. Many Christians believe they have the only truth (Catholics still assert they are the only true Church), Mormons believe the Spirit works in all faithful Christians, LDS and non. Mormons believe Jesus established a Church, and that He has re-established that Church.  There is a good book- “Restoring the ancient Church” you can read it at FAIRlds, search there.  In my opinion, the LDS Church is closest to Biblical Christianity.  Once again, you are free to disagree, but please let Mormons tell what they believe. 

      • Joe Mormon says:

        As you seek to tell the truth about Mormons I think it would be most honest to refer people to Mormon.org, but if you don’t want that,
        you should keep in mind several things. This is the official Church
        doctrine:  “The position is not assumed that the men of the New
        Dispensation —its prophets, apostles, presidencies, and other leaders—are without faults or infallible, rather they are treated as men of like passions with their fellow men.”    If we assumed that everything said by Peter, Barnabas, Paul, etc was scripture we would be very confused indeed.   We don’t even know for sure what Paul and Barnabas disagreed about, and etc. If we had almost EVERYTHING on record (as we do with apostles after the restoration) we certainly could not assume that everything said by each person was doctrine.

        • Joe Mormon says:

          It might be helpful for you to understand what just one real Mormon actually believes about the claims you make in this document.  (I say “real Mormon” to remind you that people have hired anti-Mormons to mislead you about the LDS faith, many of these are gay/liberal activists, the object is to destroy Mormons first, then the rest of Christianity….I can document this.) 

          I’m only one Mormon, but here is what I feel about how you have
          defined my faith:  The Doctrine of Revelation: Agreed that we believe God still speaks, and has given more scripture than just the Bible. The idea of a closed Canon came long after the
          apostles were killed. 
          I still believe you can be Christian and not accept or know about everything Jesus said or did.   
          The Nature of God: Some of these claims are misleading.  Check Mormon.org, or FAIRlds, the “Nature of God”   here is one article
           http://en.fairmormon.org/Mormonism_and_the_nature_of_God/Trinity/Nicene_creed

          I do believe God the Father has a body, that God Jesus also still has His body. Jesus’ body was once clearly flesh and blood, but is not now.   We also believe that God lives in real space, and that place is near unto a star or earth called Kolob. 
          We do believe in the Christian doctrine of deification (all early
          Christians, including Catholics, believed that men were to become “gods” search Deification or Theosis etc  on FAIR lds).
           
          Or check this article: The Christian Doctrine of Deification
          Edward T. Jones
          From early Church Fathers … “this (deification) they (all early Church Fathers) regard as a point beyond dispute, as one of those fundamentals which no one who calls himself a Christian dreams of denying.” ”

          • Joe Mormon says:

            The Person of Jesus Christ

            We believe exactly what the Bible teaches about the Person of
            Jesus Christ.  God became man, and lived
            with us, died for us, and ascended. 

            I don’t mind you interpreting statements by LDS, but you
            shouldn’t try to interpret them for everyone. 
            And, all interpretations should be kept in context: Moroni 8: 18
            For I know that God is
            not a partial God,
            neither a changeable being; but he is unchangeable from all eternity to all eternity.   (change and progress are two different
            things,  Jesus took a body, but this is
            not change in the eternal sense, it is progress)

            Here are more from the scriptures:  Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for
            ever  Morm. 9:9; Moro. 10:7, 19; D&C 20:11–12).   From eternity to eternity he is the same, D&C
            76:4 Eternal God of all other gods, D&C
            121:32 Endless is my name; for I am without
            beginning of days or end, Moses 1:3

            Again, becoming man, taking a body, etc are not change, but are
            progress.

            All true Christians believe that Jesus was God before He came to
            earth, that He became man on earth, and that He is glorified now.  I’m not sure why it bothers people that we
            believe He is like His Father, but you are free to disagree.

             

             The idea that Jesus was
            married is not LDS Doctrine, the Church does not know, I don’t believe ya’ll do
            either. There is Biblical evidence that He was married, and some LDS and
            non-LDS Christians have speculated on that.  
            Just as the idea that we had to be circumcised etc was speculation in
            the early Church.   The difference is
            that circumcision was an “eternal” covenant. 
            Jesus being married is just a point of interest. 

            Jesus and Satan ARE NOT equal in LDS doctrine.  You say “natures of Jesus
            and Satan are, according to Mormon theology, equivalent.”  This is not true.  We do believe that we are all God’s children,
            including angels and even fallen angels. 
            We do not believe Satan is God’s son in the same way Jesus is, nor do we
            believe God created Satan from nothing- otherwise God would be the author of
            evil.  Anti-Mormons have turned this into
            an idea that Jesus and Satan are equal. 

             

            The scriptures are clear that Jesus was and is the creator of all things.   

            • Joe Mormon says:

               

              The Fall of Adam into Sin Mormons agree that man was innocent in the beginning, Adam didn’t
              even know he was naked, he fell, we fall, Adam transgressed and sinned, so do
              we.  Mormons, as I understand it, believe
              God knew man would fall, and put the tree there with that in mind. This life is
              not an accident.   We came here with a
              purpose. God knew what He was doing, and knew what we would do. We are to grow,
              learn from our mistakes, be redeemed through faith in Christ.  Jesus said “behold, the man has become as one
              of us, to know good from evil.”   This is
              what God intended, He commanded Adam not to partake because He wanted man to be
              free to choose.  The idea that this life
              is an accident is not Biblical. God intended to redeem us long before Adam
              fell. 

               

               Salvation:  There are many definitions of salvation.  We are saved from sins, we are saved from
              death etc.   Jesus saved all from death,
              and all are saved from sin by faith on His name.  We are rewarded according to our works:  shall reward every man
              according to his works, Matt. 16:27 (1 Cor. 3:8; Alma 9:27–28; D&C 138:59); he that doeth truth cometh to the light, John 3:21;  faith, by works was faith made perfect, James 2:22 ; by works a man is justified, and not by faith only, James 2:24

              Early Christians believed there was more than one Heaven, and more
              than one mansion, so do LDS.

              You say: “It is contrary to the teaching of the
              Bible to say man can become gods”

               This is not true.  Read articles mentioned above, or Check FAIRlds,  The Christian Doctrine of Deification, Theosis, etc. 

              • Joe Mormon says:

                Running out of space, so will say, Check Blacklds on racism accusations.  All people have some racism in their past, especially  evangelicals, other mainstream Christians,
                Muslims,  Atheists, the gay and liberal
                community (ongoing racism) etc.    By
                comparison LDS were, and are, very progressive. 
                While the Pope was calling African people the “wretched” seed of Ham;
                and while evangelicals, Methodists, Baptists, etc were lynching,  segregating, teaching that Blacks were
                inferior,  not allowing Blacks to pray in
                their Churches etc,  and 100 years before MLK explained that “…the
                folk lynching them are often big deacons in the Baptist churches and stewards
                in the Methodist churches feeling that by killing and murdering and lynching
                another human being” they are doing the work of God… etc about 100 years before others were doing these
                things, Mormons were teaching that if Blacks were set free they would take the
                shine off the white dignitaries, and were teaching that  Blacks
                were equal etc.  There was some racism,
                beginning with Peter (our first Church 
                President) who felt other races were “unclean,” and everyone can quote Brigham Young making statements about his interpretation of the mark, but the ideas you present to try to make LDS look
                racist are not Doctrine.  All racism has
                been condemned by the Church.  Peter, Brigham, etc were fallible.   LDS do not believe in infallible leaders (except Jesus), we take the scriptures as our guide.  

                Among mainstream Christians many of these ideas have persisted  (Check Letter to James Landrith from Bob Jones University, 1998)

                 
                Studies comparing racism among religions have found that Mormons are less racist than others, as they were in times past.  The priesthood issue was only a question of whether it was revelation or opinion.   Revelation came saying much of it was opinion. 

                IIt is dishonest to imply that LDS were more racist than mainstream Christians in the past (the reverse was true) and it is also dishonest to imply that LDS are racist today.  If you discuss it, then give an accurate history, not just those quotes.  And discuss that Ron Paul, Santorum, Newt, etc have all made racists statements while campaigning, Mitt has not.  Both of Obama’s Churches show racism today, and Congregationalist UCC (Obama’s
                Church) websites mention ordaining the first Black to priesthood in America (perhaps this is why Obama joined them) and yet they don’t mention that they ran him off when they discovered that he was
                Black (not long before LDS were ordaining Blacks who looked Black). And there
                are reasons why we don’t hear much about infallible Popes with galleys
                full of slaves talking about the curse of Ham,” or the racism that caused the enslavement and
                genocide of 100 million  (while Brigham
                Young pronounced a curse on whites if they didn’t “pass a law that slaves should not be abused as they
                have been…For their abuse of that race, the whites will be cursed, unless
                they repent.”Thanks for letting me post all of that,  like I said, I’m just a Mormon guy, a factory worker, with faith in Christ, the God of the Bible.  The same God you worship.  We can see it differently, but there is a great need for all Christians to stand together during these times of trouble, during this attack on the family and on religion.  We are One Nation under ONE God.  God Bless, not damn.  

            • You are wasting your breath with people who are closed minded and ignorant. They claim themselves “True Christians” but by their blasphemy comments and hatred towards another human being is proof they are far from being true Christians. I prefer to live how OUR LORD and HEAVENLY FATHER says to live.   
              ” Judge not, that ye not be judged. (2) For with what 
              Judgement ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.”   

        • JerryJohnsonNicene says:

           Straw man argument Joe.  You are putting words into our mouths that we did not say.  On the other hand, When Peter, Paul or anyone else was writing scripture then it could not contain error. 

      • JerryJohnsonNicene says:

         Joe Mormon, you are missing the point.  Yes Christ is the judge but He gave us His word (the Bible) to use for righteous judgement.  Please listen to this short video and perhaps you will understand the Christian Church’s point http://youtu.be/ZhfFcOKn2H4

      • Bob Pegram says:

        By definition, LDS members are not “faithful Christians!” Do you even research your own religion to see what the actual beliefs are?! If you don’t care to do so, you deserve what you get – eternal damnation. If you research them, you will find that this article is entirely accurate. LDS leaders LIE to you. Do your own research.

      • Mark says:

        The mormon jesus cannot save you. You are void of the truth that you capitalized. You do not understand truth= Jesus Christ

      • Newuser302 says:

        actually the catholic church believes there is salvation outside of their church like most other churches.

  16. Seems to me we only have one strong Christian running for president and that’s Ron Paul….it’s a simple choice

  17. DEfromDC says:

    What purpose does the document serve?  The hate represented appears to say anyone who signs it shows a lack of Christ like love, the essence of Christianity.  Does it therefore imply anyone who signs is declaring they don’t follow Christ.  It almost is a validation of what I think the “Mormon” Church is saying
    .
    As I see it the difference between The Church of Jesus Christ, LDS “(“Mormons”} and “Christian” religions is that “Mormons” believe God and Christ haven’t changed, people changed and changed things in His church.

     For example  Acts was completed after Revelations but the latter was put last in the bible by a group of men who threw out hundreds of other books or scriptures they didn’t understand.  If you believe nothing can be added per Revelations, then Acts must be removed.  What is missing from all those other books, eliminated about 400 years after Christ?

     If people believe in the Resurrection and Christ was resurrected, wasn’t Christ almost forceful in telling his disciples he had flesh and bones from being resurrected? What happened to that body that ascended?  Could He still have it?  If He does what would be the best way to let people know?  With His constant love for children and the innocence of a child, who would He come to?  Would it be someone trained in the changed teachings of man, or a youth asking in prayer?  Since the resurrection is important would He not want to show He still has that body to reaffirm what He had said to His disciples?

    Are the items in the document based on teachings of men or their interpretations of the bible? 

    Does God love man less today than He did in the times of the Bible or would He want us to have the same blessings?

    Food for thought by the author not anyone else!

    • TimBrown says:

      I think the food your provided lacks clear understanding of the heretical Mormon teachings when placed alongside the Biblical gospel. That is the issue here. It is not hate. It is truth and truth demands that we repel lies. Therefore the purpose of the document, since you asked, is simply that: to clarify the distinctions of the biblical gospel with the teachings of the LDS church.

      As for your assertions about Christ having a body. Sir, no one is denying that. These people claim that God the Father has a body of flesh and bone and that there are others just like Him in the universe. I suggest a bit more understanding of the Mormon religion before you equate it as Christian.

      BTW your citation of Acts and Revelation is completely in error. Paul was not executed until the early 60′s under Nero and this had not occurred in the account of Luke. So since Acts ends with the fact that Paul has not even been seen by Caesar yet, most scholars conclude that the writing took place prior to 64AD.

    • Gracereformedpc says:

       Not only will you lie about Mormonism, but you also do not know nor understand Christian history.

  18. febriola says:

    We are to tell the Truth in love… a Christian is a Christian in one way only… if you are a Christian, you believe that “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). A Christian believes that to be saved you must repent of your sin and turn to God (Acts 3:19). A Christian believes that Jesus Christ came to this earth for ONE reason… to die and pay the penalty for THEIR OWN sin (John 3:16) so they would not have to spend eternity in Hell as God’s judgment. A Christian believes that Christ rose from the dead (Romans 10:9) and ascended to Heaven where He sits at the right hand of God the Father (Acts 2:33). A Christian believes that Jesus sent the Holy Spirit in His Name to dwell in those who are saved, teaching and reminding them of everything Christ has taught them (John 14:26). A Christian believes that Christ will return in His Father’s glory with his angels and then He will reward each person according to what he has done (Matthew 16:27). A Christian believes that those who die without Jesus Christ will spend an eternity in Hell, and those who died accepting Christ’s death as penalty for their sin will spend eternity in Heaven with Him (Luke 23:43). A Christian knows that there is no other way to get to Heaven than through Jesus Christ (John 14:6, Matthew 7:14). I have only used Scripture, GOD’s Word, so this is not MY definition of a Christian, but GOD’s definition. Without accepting GOD’s definition of a CHRISTian, we are only CALLING ourselves Christians… as someone has said… sitting in church does not make one a Christian any more than sitting in a garage makes one a car. It would follow that we cannot call ourselves “this kind” of Christian or “that kind” of Christian… what makes us a CHRISTian is accepting what CHRIST did on the cross… we may call ourselves “moral”, “good”, “spiritual”… but all our righteous deeds are like filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6). Latter Day Saints cannot in honesty call themselves Christians. They have added to and taken from the Bible, something forbidden (Revelation 18, 19). They believe in a works salvation, and they believe many things that have nothing to do with the Bible (becoming gods, celestial babies, mystery underwear, secret vows). The Church of Latter Day Saints is a cult. If you are a LDS and believe the lie that you are a Christian, then you are being deceived by your church. Matthew 7:21, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter the kingdom of Heaven.” I write all of this with the prayer that any LDS reading it will make today YOUR day of salvation (2 Corinthians 6:2, Joshua 24:15). The preceding from God’s word will tell you how. In Jesus Name, Amen.

  19. Bill Keller says:

    How can any Christian with a conscience vote for..let alone..endorse a cult member whose cult will add conservatively 1 million people in the US alone to their rolls..meaning 1 million souls burning in hell for all eternity…I guess politics is more important than souls???..how sad..but than you have sell outs..modern day Judas’ like Barton..Hageee..Robison..bought and paid for by Beck to help him perpetuate his lie that he is a Christian..sad times we live in when supposed men of God sell out the faith for whatever little fame, power, or money they may get..Bill Keller   http://www.liveprayer.com

    • JerryJohnsonNicene says:

       Politics makes strange bed-fellows.  How true.  Christian need to be involved in civil affairs but without compromising their principles.  With all his sin and the things he did wrong, this is what I admire about Oliver Cromwell. 

    • Joe Kutz says:

       I consider myself a Christian. I can vote for Romney with a clear conscience as I know that Christ alone is Lord and has control over all things (Eph 1:20-23). Government is within the kingdom of power not kingdom of grace. How many souls do you think have or may be lost from some Christians especially clergy who accept and/or promote evolution, denying that Adam and Eve were real people (making Jesus a liar) , homosexuality and same-sex marriages, abortion, higher criticism (rejecting inerrancy of the bible), a second chance for Jews (premillenialism), grace plus works, etc. I believe far more that having a mormon president could ever amass. As Christians we should not be worrying about Romney but about false teachers within our midst.

      You say you don’t tell people how to vote, however, you say I have no conscience if I vote for Romney. Nor am I a follower of Beck, Haggee, Robison, etc. I do agree that Mormonism is not Christian but a theological cult. Let’s proclaim repentance and the Gospel and increase the kingdom of grace resulting in an increase in the kingdom of glory.

  20. Gracereformedpc says:

     Bob, please define tangible empirical evidence.

  21. BB Gunner says:

    It’s a shame these two are our only choices for president.  I tend to agree with what the author points in message but Obama was left out too.  What is his religion, Muslim, Black hate America Christian or how was it that his preacher put it?  Obama and his congress have done so much to spread sodomy and quash Christianity.  My point is even though Romney is this why should be put the wolve with sheeps clothing in.

  22. Joe Mormon says:

    I am a current Mormon, I am a Christian, and one thing that should bother true Christians everywhere is the dishonesty of those who relentlessly and dishonestly attack Mormons.  Many of them are gay activists, who sometimes pretend to be evangelical, Mormon, former Mormon etc.   

  23. Joe Mormon says:

    There is a lot of misinformation in this article.  Many of the assumptions are based on anti-Mormon ideas and interpretations.   Also, there is a basic misunderstanding of how Christian doctrine is established.  Peter, Paul, Barnabas etc had many ideas that were not true and did not make it into scripture.  It is the same with Christ’s apostles today.  

    I don’t have time to discuss all this right now, but will post this:  

     

    Here is a list of some things taught by Jesus, His apostles,
    or early Christians:

     

    The doctrine that God, the Son was born of Mary and became
    man: This is central to all true Christianity, and the doctrine that men can be
    called gods is central to many Christians (especially Eastern Orthodox etc)
    and, according to non-LDS scholars, was central to “all” early Christian
    Fathers.  See: 1 Cor. 15:21,Romans8:17,
    John10, John3:13,Galatians 4: 4, Phil. 2: 9 etc.

     

    The Christian Doctrine of Deification

    Edward T. Jones 

    From early Church Fathers … “this (deification) they (all
    early Church Fathers) regard as a point beyond dispute, as one of those
    fundamentals which no one who calls himself a Christian dreams of
    denying.”  ” Irenaeus: “We are not
    made gods from the first, but first men, then gods’ Polycarp, himself a
    disciple of the apostle St. John   …
    man is a creature who has received a command to become God.  Basil: “Man received order to become
    God.”2…Crawford Knox writes that “virtually all the early Church Fathers” taught
    deification.4 French Jesuit Henri Rondet wrote that “[deification] is found in
    all the Fathers,”  was the “universal
    teaching of the Catholic Church and her Fathers.” …“most central theological
    theme of the patristic tradition … “fundamental axioms for the early Church
    Fathers.”Joyce “the Fathers of the Church from the earliest times with one
    consent take the apostle’s words [of II Peter 1.4: ‘participate in the divine
    nature’] in their literal sense. There is no question of any figurative
    interpretation. They do not hesitate to speak of the deification of men.”

    (You have to wonder how Joseph Smith knew?)

    Many Christians believe that God, the Son died only once for
    sins and still has His body, most don’t accept that God the Father also has a
    body, although I don’t know why. I feel that if we’ve seen Jesus, we’ve seen
    His Father.

    Many early Christians understood there were three levels, I
    don’t know how many do now days, I’ll have to look into it. 

    Biblical Christians practiced Baptisms for deceased persons,
    and some, besides LDS Christians, reportedly still do (Copts for example).

    Mormons believe that all good people will go to Heaven, and
    that we are saved by grace, and that “every man” and woman will be rewarded
    according to our works as the Bible teaches. Temple rituals: (see FAIR lds Early Christian temples, and many Christians still practice these, including the oldest surviving Christian Church-the Armenian Apostolic). That Satan was also a son of God who fell (not in the same way Jesus is, but LDS teach that all are God’s children, so anti-Mormons make this into the “brother” thing).

  24. John says:

    Scott,

    You sound a lot like those religious leaders who standing in front of Jesus on the cross, said to Him, come down and we will believe in you.  

    God has given you all you need to know in His Word, so why don’t you give it an honest read?

    John

  25. John says:

    We are called to disciple ALL the nations so yes we must witness to Muslims and Mormons calling them to repentance.  That call has to include pointing out how and why they are lost without Jesus.

    John

  26. NiceneCouncilcom says:

    Kari, many former Mormons some third and fourth generations disagree with you. Consider the fact that since their inception they have been called The Church of “Jesus Christ” of Latter-day Saints.

    The full quote is:

    “I was answered that I must join none of them, for they were all awrong; and the Personage who addressed me said that all their creeds were an abomination in his sight; that those professors were all ccorrupt; that: ‘they draw near to me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me, they teach for doctrines the commandments of men, having a form of godliness, but they deny the power thereof.’” – Joseph Smith – History 1:19

    Smith wasn’t separating himself from orthodox Christian churches, but instead putting the Mormon church in the place of orthodox Christian churches. In essence, he believed that Mormonism is Christian. Presbyterian churches, Baptists churches, etc., are teaching non-Christian beliefs. Therefore, Mormonism is the only true Christian church.

    “…mother inquired what the matter was. I replied, ‘Never mind, all is well—I am well enough off.’ I then said to my mother, ‘I have learned for myself that Presbyterianism is not true.’ It seems as though the adversary was aware, at a very early period of my life, that I was destined to prove a disturber and an annoyer of his kingdom; else why should the powers of darkness combine against me? Why the opposition and persecution that arose against me, almost in my infancy?” – Joseph Smith – History 1:20 b-d

    Thank you for your comment.

    • Jerry says:

       Kari, how do you understand these quotes?

      But if men through apostasy had corrupted the Christian religion and lost divine authority to administer the ordinances of

      the Gospel, it was of the utmost importance that a new dispensation of the true Christian religion should be given to the

      world.

      B.H. Roberts – Mormon apostle and LDS church historian
      History of the Church, vol. 1, p.XLII

      If the alleged apostasy of the primitive church was not a reality, the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is not the

      divine institution its name proclaims.

      James E. Talmage – Mormon apostle
      The Great

      Apostasy, preface

      Kari, the Mormon “Church” may not use the proper name “Christianity” but phrases like “true Church” while calling all others an abomination leads to the logical conclusion that they believe they are the true Christians.  This is a simple logical syllogism.

      The folks who out together the Mormon Handbook wrote, “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints claims to be the only true Christian church. This comes from Joseph Smith’s

      First Vision where he was allegedly informed that all churches were

      corrupt. For this to be true, it requires that sometime after Jesus Christ founded his church it went into complete apostasy.”

      • Kari says:

         Jerry, I understand that Joseph Smith claimed he was “restoring” the “true church” of the 1st century, but I do not ever recall reading anything he wrote or those that came after him up until recent times actually call themselves “Christians”.  It seems to me that their calling themselves “Christians” in more recent times, is an attempt to seem more “mainstream” with the churches that ARE actually Christians.  I’ve read in many places where they referred to themselves as “saints”, etc., but I would be interested to hear from anyone who can show me quotes of them calling themselves “Christians” Maybe they did & I can certainly see where it was implied. Thank you.

        • NiceneCouncilcom says:

          “Jerry, I understand that Joseph Smith claimed he was “restoring” the “true church”"

          The church is Christian. Claiming to be the true church would be claiming to be Christian. If I were to say, “I race cars around a track for a living”, would I not be claiming to be a race car driver? Would you be able to discern that from my statement? I never said, “I am a race car driver”, but wouldn’t you still understand that I am?

          The quote from B.H. Roberts posted by Jerry is exactly what you’re asking for.

          “But if man through apostasy has corrupted the Christian religion and lost divine authority to administer the ordinances of the Gospel, it was of the utmost importance that a new dispensation of the true Christian religion should be given to the world.” 
          - B.H. Roberts – History of the Church, Vol. 1, p. XLII

          Concentrate especially on, “a new dispensation of the true Christian religion should be given to the world”. He’s speaking of Mormonism as being the “true CHRISTIAN religion”. 

          Thank you for your comment.

        • JerryJohnsonNicene says:

           Kari, do you know what logical deduction is?  Claiming to be restoring
          the true church is synonymous with restoring Christianity.  This is
          simply a silly and worthless debate my friend.

  27. certainlytruth says:

    I highly recommend that everyone gets and reads the book “Can Mitt Romney Serve
    Two Masters? The Mormon Church Versus The Office Of the Presidency of the
    United States of America” as it explains in great detail just what a Mormon
    Romney Presidency could mean for America. We all need to arm ourselves with the
    truth and know the signs of what we will be facing. In addition, if we know
    that truth about Mormonism, we will all be able to be better witnesses to Americans
    and Mormons, as believers in the true and living Christ. We all need to arm
    ourselves with the truth for what is to come.

  28. Tim says:

    I would like to encourage all the people signing this document to take time out the first Sunday of every month to go to a Mormon Ward and share their Christian testimony when they open it up for testimonies. I’ve done it now in 14 Mormon Wards throughout the US and they haven’t killed me yet. The Lord even had me address the women at one of the largest Wards here in Las Vegas saying “a lot of you women here are on the verge of suicide because your husbands are going to have multiple wives in eternity and you’re going to be pregnant forever but I want you to know there’s hope.” Then I share the Romans road to salvation. The Lord has given me a wonderful close to my testimony and I’ve used this each time I’ve shared it…”for years your precious Mormon Missionaries have come to our home, we’ve fed them and they’ve never been anything but perfect gentlemen and today it was just a real treat to be able to return the favor.” I always then want to leave but the Lord makes me stay till the service is concluded. “The gates of Hell will not prevail against the church.” I’ve never been attacked by a gate in my life. We are to STORM the gates!

  29. JC says:

    To the authors of this document “For the Sake of the Gospel”  I just want to say thank you very much!  The critical issues you have addressed here should not just be of concern those of so-called conservative Christians, but of anyone who calls themselves Christian.  You have put into words just what I have been losing sleep over for many months now.  I felt it was my responsibility as a Christian to sign this very important document.  I hope many more Christians will read this before they go to the polls.

  30. Lois MacLaren says:

    The United Brethren Community Fellowship has declared Forty Days of Prayer and Fasting for the leaders of our country and for the whole estate of Christ’s church as Christians now find themselves facing the toughest choices which they have ever faced in their lifetimes as voting citizens of the United State of America.  The United Brethren Community Fellowship has stepped up their prayers for and donations to the Utah Lighthouse Ministry and other groups with a proven record for sharing the Gospel message with those who have been deceived by the false gospel messages being promoted by the LDS Church, and other false gospel messages.  Genesis 15:1-6, I Samuel 16:1-13, Psalm 119:105, Matthew 7:21-29, Matthew 18:1-20, Matthew 19:1-15, Matthew 23, Mark 10,  Luke 11, Luke 12:37-48, Luke 18:9-17, Luke 19:1-10, Acts 1:12-26, Acts 2, Acts 4:1-31, Acts 8:26-40, Acts 10, Acts 15, Acts 16, Romans 3:19-31, Romans 4:1-3, Romans 5:1-11, Romans 6:22-23, Romans 8, II Corinthians 5, Galatians 1-6, Ephesians 1-6, II Thessalonians 3, Hebrews 11, James 2, Philemon 1, II Peter 2, Jude 1.

    Please join us as we pray:  “Heavenly Father, we lift up our prayers today for all those who are afflicted or troubled in any way. Send the light of Your Gospel to shine upon all nations. Send heavenly guidance from your Holy Word to help as many as have received the Gospel to live in such a way that their lives will bring honor to the Gospel. Be gracious to all who gather together to honor Jesus as Lord and Savior today. Be in our midst and enable every member to discover the vocation and ministry which is Your plan for our lives. Send the light of Your Word to guide us all in faithful service. Bless all who have been placed in positions of authority. Send heavenly guidance to rule the hearts and strengthen the minds of all leaders. Bless the hearts of all leaders with heavenly benevolence and teach them the best way to deal with wickedness and vice. Send heavenly wisdom to guide and direct all who work to protect the weak and oppressed. Send heavenly blessings to reward all who seek to walk in paths of righteousness, goodness, virtue and mercy for the Lord’s sake. Send down blessings, temporal and spiritual, upon all our relations, friends, and neighbors. Reward all who have done good. And abundantly pardon all those who have experienced a sincere repentance and have called upon the name of Your dear son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for forgiveness and salvation. Tenderly guide and direct all of those who are just beginning to live a new life in fellowship with Christ Jesus. Be merciful to all who are in any trouble, whether it is temporal or spiritual. Send faithful ministers to assist all those who are in any kind of need — for the sake of Your dear Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ, who went about doing good. Wherever there are those who are sincerely and earnestly seeking to know the Lord and to discover the mercy, grace and salvation which will set them free, provide them with divine inspiration, providential guidance and benevolent direction so that they may come to know that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God and that Jesus provides the only pathway to the Heavenly Father’s throne of grace. Now we receive the Holy Spirit to guide, direct, teach, comfort and intercede for us, as the Lord Jesus promised during His ministry on earth. — Amen — In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit — Amen — In the Name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, the Son of God — Amen!”

    “Heavenly Father, we thank You for Your promise to guide the meek in judgment and to send Your Word to light the pathways for all those who trust in Your name. Grant to us, in the midst of all of our doubts and uncertainties, the grace to ask what You would have us to do, so that the Spirit of Wisdom may save us from all false choices. We have faith that in Your light, we will see light. And in Your straight path, we will not stumble. Heavenly Father, we thank You and praise You because, in Your infinite wisdom, You have set the solitary in families. Now we ask You to watch over all the homes where Your name is honored. Bless all those families who have trusted in Your holy name and shed abroad in those homes the benefits of genuine unity, generous affection and abiding love. Fill Your children with the spirit of faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, kindness and patience – and bless them all with tender hearts. Knit together in constant affection all those who, in holy wedlock, have been made one flesh. Turn the hearts of the fathers to the children. And turn the hearts of the children to the fathers. Enkindle fervent charity in the hearts of all those who have faith in Your name and bring them together with affection and brotherly love. Heavenly Father, we thank You for the blessings and joy which come with the care of children. Give all parents the light and strength to so train their children in the way that they should go, that when they are old, the children will NOT depart from following the Lord. Bless with heavenly guidance all parents who are working to teach their children to love whatever things are pure, lovely and of good report, following the example of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We ask You to be present now wherever two or three are gathered together to honor Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Now we receive the Holy Spirit to guide, direct, teach, comfort and intercede for us, as the Lord Jesus promised during His ministry on earth. — Amen — In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit — Amen — In the Name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, the Son of God — Amen!”

    Heavenly Father, help us always to remember that You have given us the most important task in all the world – the task of establishing homes which have been built on a strong foundation of love for the Savior. Bless parents with the ability to become an example and a friend to their children. Bless all mothers and fathers with true generosity of spirit and a clear vision of the partnership which they share in listening together for the still, small voice of the Lord to guide and direct their family. Keep us ever mindful of the lessons which Jesus taught about the importance of children in the kingdom of heaven. Bless parents with the ability to make their homes such a haven of peace and good will that the family will always be eager to come back to that home. Bless children with the ability to grow in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord so that they will one day be prepared to establish their own homes and fill those homes with happy childhood memories and heavenly assurances of love and security.  Now we receive the Holy Spirit to guide, direct, teach, comfort and intercede for us, as the Lord Jesus promised during His ministry on earth.  –  Amen  –  In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit  –  Amen  –  In the Name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, the Son of God  –  Amen!

  31. Lrogersga says:

    I cannot according to what I consider to be the leadership of God in my life vote for a man who completely rejects the concept of one God or a man who believes that Jesus is the half-brother of Satan, or who believes that we can become Gods (which is the very first temptation presented to man by Satan!) I do not like Obama.  I do not know what I will do come November.  If other evangelicals were honest and held to God’s Word, they would feel the same way!

    • JerryJohnsonNicene says:

       I agree my friend.  I will be voting for the Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode.  This election cycle my vote is against the Republican establishment as much as it is Obama. 

  32. JerryJohnsonNicene says:

     You are welcome friend!

  33. Maury Jones says:

     Why do you believe the Bible is a closed canon?  It seems you are trying to tell God that He can never speak again.  The Bible doesn’t limit God’s continuing word, in spite of the verse in the last chapter of the New Testament that says don’t add to the prophecy of the Book of Revelations.  The Bible wasn’t compiled until centuries after Revelations was written and it was put at the last because it was so unique and prophesying of the Second Coming.  If you believe, as I do, that God loves us as much as he loved the New Testament Christians, then it is likely that he would speak to our day, too.
         You say the Book of Mormon disagrees with the Bible.  Well, the Bible disagrees with itself, so which part of it do we believe?  Do we believe the men traveling with Saul of Tarsis heard a voice but saw nothing (Acts 9:7) or that they saw a light but heard nothing (Acts 22:9)?  The Bible says “No man has seen God at any time”. and yet Moses talked with God “face to face, as a man speaks to his friend”.  The Bible says salvation by grace is a gift of God and “not of works, lest any man should boast” but the Bible teaches we are judged according to our works. Rev 20:12-13  Even Jesus said that when he comes again, “he shall reward every man according to his works”. (Matt 16:27)  The whole chapter of James 2 teaches that “faith without works is dead”.  Mormon doctrine is that faith and grace saves us, but we are rewarded according to our works, as the Bible teaches
         So, when you examine our beliefs, you will see that we agree with the Bible.  But please, don’t misrepresent what we believe.
        

  34. Lois MacLaren says:

    It is perhaps time for Christians to read the second epistle from John again — Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. — II John 1:9-11 — En español – Tal vez sea tiempo para que los cristianos a leer la segunda epístola de Juan una vez más – Todo aquel que se extravía, y no persevera en la doctrina de Cristo, no tiene a Dios. El que persevera en la doctrina de Cristo, ése sí tiene al Padre y al Hijo. Si alguno viene a vosotros a, y no trae esta doctrina, no lo recibáis en casa, ni le digáis: Porque el que dice bienvenido él, Dios es la velocidad participa en sus malas obras. – La segunda epístola de Juan 1:9-11

  35. AustinBigWig says:

    Mormons are not Christians. Try to enter into the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City as a Christian – you can’t do it. You need to be a Mormon. This shows even they know there is a difference, even though they claim that Mormons are Christians. That being said, I will vote for Romney. I am voting for a President, not a spiritual leader.

  36. Lois MacLaren says:

    You don’t actually have to Google White Horse Prophecy.  If you check out Recent Posts – on this same page – you will find a great article about Joseph Smith’s White Horse Prophecy, written by Sandra Tanner.  Just click on Mrs. Tanner’s article.  It is perhaps time for Christians to take up a serious study of the second epistle from John.  

  37. John says:

    Mormom doctrine is just that..Mormon doctrine. Legally speaking Mormon books, literature, articles, as well as their title Latter Day Saints, make it clear it’s not Christian or biblically orthodox. That is the very reason they have to have a different title and books, otherwise if they were Christians The Holy Spirit would give them revelation and understanding that The Holy Bible is the only word of GOD, proven by fulfilled prophecy and divine revelation of the will of THE ONLY TRUE GOD. I pray for Mormons with all my heart for there deliverance and salvation, especially thier leaders who will face greater judgement for spreading a false gospel.

  38. Sweetnancy44 says:

    I was baptized into the Mormon church at 15 years of age.  Not long after, several of my christian friends helped bring me back to my roots in the true christian faith. It was a short lived experience, but an important learning one. I found my way to this article while looking for information to post on facebook about Mitt Romneys true beliefs. It saddens me that christians feel they MUST vote conservative, and it is frightening that people hate our president so much (and believe falsely that he is Muslim) that they would vote for Mitt Romney. God taught us to love one another, and to help the poor and needy. He commanded it.

  39. William says:

    I am a Christian.  The MOST important value I have is that Jesus is Lord and savior.  Like atheists, Mitt Romney rejects the divinity of Christ.  Unlike atheists, Mitt Romney pushes a false gospel.  The Bible is clear about which is worse.  Mitt Romney might share some of my values, but on the only one that truly matters, he is worse than wrong.  If I cannot trust Mitt Romney on the most important issue ever, why would I trust him to lead the country.  

    Here are some Bible quotes that address how we Christians should deal with Mitt Romney and others to profess a false gospel:
    2 John 1:10 
    If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting,
    2 Timothy 4:3-4
    For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.
    1 John 4:1
    Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
    Romans 16:17-18
    I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.
    Jude 1:1-25
    Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James, To those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ: May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you. Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. Now I want to remind you, although you once fully knew it, that Jesus, who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. …
    Matthew 7:15
    “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
    Colossians 2:8
    See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
    2 Peter 2:1-22
    But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment; if he did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly; …
    Psalm 26:4-5
    I do not sit with men of falsehood, nor do I consort with hypocrites. I hate the assembly of evildoers, and I will not sit with the wicked.

  40. Merv in hawaii says:

    let us all get a copy of JESUS CALLING by sahra young and lets agree to love each other based on the simple love of jesus.  i know a number of mormons who know and love the same jesus and we dont argue the differences.  LOVE ISTHE ANSWER

  41. VoteforGod says:

    The Bible warned us: “But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!” (Galatians 1:8) OBAMA = Muslim = “The Koran” = The Islamic “Holy Book” allegedly received by their Prophet Muhammad from an angel named Jibrīl = NO Holy Trinity and Jesus Christ is just a flesh and blood man who lived on earth for awhile and is NOT the Son of God. ROMNEY = Mormon = “The Book of Mormon” = The Mormon’s “Holy Book” allegedly received by their Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. from an angel named Moroni = NO Holy Trinity and God is just a flesh and blood man who lives on a planet named Kolob. How can we as Christians expect our God to Bless America through EITHER of these candidates when NEITHER of these candidates believe in or honor Him? In fact, according to the Bible, BOTH these candidates have belonged to CURSED religions. God does not offer us a choice between two evils – that’s Satan’s “win-win” game plan – God gave us free will to choose between GOOD and EVIL, RIGHT and WRONG. If you expect to be blessed by God after this election than don’t play Satan’s game but instead choose to live in The Kingdom of God NOW and TRUST HIM to bless YOU as a citizen of His Kingdom after the election by rejecting the antichrists and false prophets sponsored by “the ruler of this world,” Satan. “Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe.” 2 Corinthians 4:4a Cast your vote for God to cast out Satan! “The time for judging this world has come, when Satan, the ruler of this world, will be cast out.” John 12:31

    Here’s what Christian voters don’t understand – the way to win this election for America in God’s eyes is not to vote for Obama or Romney – both rooted in evil - the way to win is to NOT VOTE for EITHER of THEM. For example, if 90% of the country refused to vote for either of these “twin evils” then those 90% would be BLESSED by God after the election even as the 10% whose vote determined which of Satan’s candidates wins will only be “blessed” by Satan which is only false blessings. God will PROTECT and BLESS the 90% who chose Him over any evil – even if one evil is considered the “lesser” of two evils. Personally, I hoping for the LOWEST CHRISTIAN VOTER TURN OUT in history because that translates into the HIGHEST VOTER TURN OUT for GOD! 

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