Bible to Mormonism Comparison 2
Mormons believe they are being "persecuted" for righteousness' sake. Do works make anyone righteous? They obviously believe that salvation is earned as they graduate toward their heavenly existence.
The Antichrist does not honor the gods (Elohiym) of his fathers, but the god of fortresses (struggles). He claims to be God, not Satan! Likewise, Mormons believe they follow the true God! Anti-Christ means FALSE CHRIST. Believe it or not, they follow a false Christ! Let me tell you why:
Jesus, the living God says in Matthew 5:20 "For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven."
His Apostle Paul said in Galatians 2:21, "I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly." Do you see the words "NULLIFY THE GRACE OF GOD" here? The Law of works unto salvation NULLIFIES THE GRACE OF GOD.
We are NOT made righteous by the LAW or works. Yes, faith produces the fruit of the Spirit, which is evident in all we say and do (the will of the Father, Who is Spirit). Ephesians 2:8-9 verifies all of this, "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast."
Our righteousness is made perfect in Jesus Christ's atonement for our sin alone. 2 Corinthians 5:21 "He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." WE are made righteous in Christ alone. The PROBLEM IS, MORMONS ARE FOLLOWING A FALSE CHRIST. They think He is not God Himself, but a separate person of the Godhead. If you want scriptural proof that Jesus is Yehovah Elohiym (LORD God) in the flesh, read my hub on Judah's Daughter called Who Do You Say That I AM?.
Latter-Day Saints, a false christ cannot save you and you are following the anti-christ, the doctrine of Satan, who is the father of lies. I speak BOLDLY as I ought to speak, for the Spirit of God is bold!
Acts 6:10 "But they could neither refute the wisdom nor withstand the Spirit by which he kept speaking."
Ephesians 6:19 I believe "that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak."
If you are beyond repentance, it is God's doing. How do I know this? 2 Thessalonians 2:10-11 "because they [Mormons] did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved, for this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." UNRIGHTEOUSNESS is putting your faith in good works. They are as filthy rags to the true God! Isaiah 64:6 confirms again, "For all of us have become like one who is unclean, And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment; And all of us wither like a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, take us away." ALL OUR RIGHTEOUS DEEDS ARE AS A FILTHY GARMENT? (MENSTRUAL CLOTHS)????
You must receive and believe in the true Jesus Christ, Yeshua (Yehowshua – YHWH Saves). I have loved you enough to tell you the truth and rebuke Satan in the Name above all names, the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior. The rest is up to you. I pray you are not only set free for yourself, but that you will be as Moses and set multitudes of people free unto salvation through the real Jesus Christ!
THE ONE TRUE GOD
Considering Latter Day Saints believe God the Father was once a man of flesh that obtained godhood, and that God the Father currently has flesh and bone, He is not the same God the Father of the Bible. The Bible says clearly that God is Spirit (John 4:24). The other "name" for His Spirit is the "Holy Spirit" that now indwells every believer because we are made righteous by His death in the person of Jesus Christ and His resurrection. Did Jesus not say "I will raise it up", speaking of His body? (John 2:19) and yet Romans 8:11 states the Spirit of God raised Him from the dead? Yet more confirmation.
Considering the Bible interchanges the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit and the Spirit of Christ throughout, He is God, Who is Spirit that became flesh for 33 years.
John 1:1 states, "In the beginning (that would be before all things) was the Word (let's see, that would be the other name for Jesus based on verse 14), and the Word was with God and the Word WAS GOD." Are your words not with you and are you? We are made in His image! Likewise, the Spirit of God is also known as the "power of (x) God". God is not three separate entities in oneness, but is one God (Elohiym - plural as in greatness "x" with a singular article THE).
The Oneness (as in a husband and wife become one flesh) of Jesus Christ with the Father is due to the split manifestation of God because God was born of a virgin in the flesh (He, as Spirit, overshadowed Mary and begat Himself), yet His Spirit remained omnipresent. As a Man, Jesus showed us how we also must pray to God the Father (Who is Spirit). Is it not interesting that the Spirit that descended upon Jesus as a dove spoke with God's voice? "This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased". This is because that Spirit IS God! God the Father was both with Jesus and indwelt Jesus. Likewise, God is now both with us and IN us. Therefore, we are made sons (children) of God by adoption (Romans 8:15); we do not become gods nor are we gods.
Salvation is not a progressive state. We are either saved or not, and it's by His grace through faith alone in the true Jesus Christ of the Bible, Who is God Himself in the flesh. The only IMAGE of God is Jesus Christ. There is no other image, for God is Spirit and is invisible, the Word of God says so. Jesus is THE image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15); He was not "made in His image", but is "THE image". Yes, in the Old Testament God manifested Himself as fire or clouds, but that is not the physical image as in Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is not to be dethroned to lesser than God, to that of an angel. Lucifer is an angel. In Hebrew his name is Haylel (star of the morning). The word "star" is used in the Bible referring to angels when it came to the fall (Revelation 12:4 and 7-9). In fact, Lucifer is not mentioned at all in this "war in heaven". It only mentions the "Dragon, the Serpent of Old, the Devil and Satan". To say both Lucifer and Jesus were brothers is blasphemous. This would mean God has more than one Son. The Bible says He has only ONE SON (as in offspring). Angels are created beings and the Word never created Himself. Through Him all things were created, even the angels (John 1:3). The angels bow to worship Him! "To which of the angels has He ever said, 'Sit at My right hand'?" (Hebrews 1:13) "Right hand" is not literal, but representative of POWER, MIGHT AND GREAT AUTHORITY (Ex 16:6; Ps 118:16).
Because you don't know the real God who is Jesus Christ, who is also the Holy Spirit, you follow a false god, christ and spirit.
So, as you wear those "holy" undergarments, remember how soiled they are. Our "righteousness" (through works, even as the scribes and Pharisees) are as filthy garments. I pray you will come to realize this truth and the error of your doctrine. It is the doctrine of the fallen angels, who appeared to Joseph Smith in the woods.
Galatians 1:8 "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!" You preach a different gospel that is based on fallen angels, also known as the "doctrines of demons" found in 1 Timothy 4:1 "But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times (days) some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons". Would the 1800's qualify as "LATTER-DAY", "saints"?.
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