One of the biggest issues in Mormonism is their false way of believing in a godhood and not the Trinity. Instead of believing that the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit are one God, they believe they are individually God, so three different Gods. Christians believe that they are three persons in one being who is God, whereas they would disagree and say they are separate beings and three Gods. On their official church, the Mormons even say this, “like many Christians, we believe in God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. However, we don’t believe in the traditional concept of the Trinity. We believe that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost are three separate beings who are one in purpose.” How interesting that the book of Mormon speaks of the Trinity and contradicts their own teachings. It reads, “and now, behold, my beloved brethren, this is the way; and there is none other way nor name given under heaven whereby man can be saved in the kingdom of God. And now, behold, this is the doctrine of Christ, and the only and true doctrine of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, which is one God, without end. Amen.” (2 Nephi 31:21) So three persons in God, just as the Trinity teaches.
Let’s now read from 1 John, chapter 5, which reads, “for there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.” (1 John 5:7,8) The Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are three persons in one God just as the Jews believe in one God. James even said this when he wrote, “thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.” (James 2:19) This agrees with the teachings of the old covenant also, which says, “Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.” (Isaiah 44:8) Therefore, there is only one God. This is because the Father is Spirit and He and the Holy Spirit can dwell in the Son, who has a body, hence one being. Speaking of the Father, Jesus said, “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24) Therefore, we hold to this faith in the Trinity not because of what people have taught but because this doctrine is found in the Bible. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, help every person know You and Your will for their lives. I am so grateful that You have shown me Your will those many years ago. In a time that I was so far gone in sin and unbelief, You did not give up on me. I had what I thought was the truth, but it was only leading me further and further from You and Your grace. Only You, God, could take a wretched sinner like me and turn me into a man of God that You know today. In my tears did I confess all my sins. You heard every cry and had compassion upon my soul. Thank You for washing me in Your blood, Jesus. Your atonement did take place on the cross and means everything to me. To be renewed in the Spirit and to gain a new mind in Christ is what I’ve always needed, but didn’t know I wanted until now. Only You, God, could take me out of a place that was filled with false teachings. I thought I knew You, but I was really believing in a made-up god that does not save. I am so blessed to know that You were the one to help me unlearn the lies of Mormonism. It took time, but I am grateful for Your wisdom and patience. Lord, You never gave up on me and I will not give up on You also. Lead me from temptation and to Your heavenly home above. I love You, Jesus. I give You praise. Amen.