Here is the truth, my friends. Many false prophets, apostles, pastors, bishops, priests, and teachers have come into the world over the two thousand years since Jesus died and rose from the grave. For this reason, many so-called churches have come about that are not of God. Instead of teaching what the Bible says and making their doctrines based on God’s Word, they make them based on what their leaders believe instead. That is why it is easy to spot these people who are led astray. All you need to do is talk with them about their beliefs and if they are primarily not Biblical, then you know it is a cult. This is so sad, but we need to get through to these people, in order to lead them from destruction and into the saving arms of Jesus. On this topic of false prophets and such, Peter said, “but there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.” (2 Peter 2:1,2) Don’t be led astray by the many false teachers in this world, but be led by God instead. Let the Bible speak.
One of these false religions is Mormonism. We know this based on their dozens of false teachings like baptisms for the dead, eternal marriage, the Father has a body, becoming gods, and many more false doctrines. But one thing that really elevates them as a cult is what their first prophet said. His pride shown through as he said, “come on! ye prosecutors! Ye false swearers! All hell, boil over! Ye burning mountains, roll down your lava! For I will come out on the top at last. I have more to boast of than ever any man had. I am the only man that has ever been able to keep a whole church together since the days of Adam. A large majority of the whole have stood by me. Neither Paul, John, Peter, nor Jesus ever did it. I boast that no man ever did such a work as I. The followers of Jesus ran away from Him; but the Latter-day Saints never ran away from me yet.” (History of the Church:408-409) If any person boasts in their own good works without giving glory to God is a false teacher. And to say that his followers never left him, but Jesus’s did is so blasphemous, for he is denying the Lord, Jesus. Joseph has surely led millions of people with him on the path of destruction. This will become known to every Mormon who dies come judgment day.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that many people will be drawn to You before this life is done for them. Judgment day is coming and I want people to be ready. I can see that many people who are in false religions/cults, can still be saved. If more people would simply be outspoken and bold for Your kingdom, we could reach them with the true gospel message of the cross and resurrection. Your salvation is real and people can come out of false religions and into a saving relationship with You. It is sad to know that many people who leave what is false behind become atheists. I wish that was not the case, but as they were on the path to destruction while under false beliefs, they continue this way in their unbelief. Lord, I know that You are able to show Yourself to these people in visions, dreams, and through people, but they must be open to You first. I wish that more people would join me in these efforts of bringing the gospel to every person in this world. Surely, nobody is a lost cause, for You love everyone the same. You are so patient and merciful to us, though we don’t always deserve it. Lord, be with me in this hour and the days ahead of me. Open my mouth and give me words to speak. I am Your disciple and wish to lead many more souls to You. I love You, Jesus. Amen.