Let’s go over a few issues in Mormonism. They are teachings based on the atonement, priesthood, prophets, and temples. Their doctrines are not Biblical, and therefore, will be exposed one by one. #1, they teach that Jesus started the atonement for sins in the garden and ended it on the cross. #2, they teach that people receive the priesthood in Christ’s church. #3, they teach that prophets still lead God’s people. #4, they teach that temple buildings are sacred and necessary for our exaltation in heaven. Are these teachings of men or teachings from God? Man, of course, as they are not Biblical. Let’s start with the atonement to see how far gone this Mormon cult really is. Speaking of Jesus, God’s Word says, “For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.” (Romans 6:10) Next up, only Jesus can be the high priest because of His sacrifice for sins. “For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins.” (Hebrews 5:1) This priesthood role was no longer necessary with Christ.
When it comes to prophets, Jesus is leading the church and not prophets. “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds.” (Hebrews 1:1,2) Lastly, temples. We are the temple of God and have no more need for these buildings. “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16) “But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building.” (Hebrews 9:11) In conclusion, did Jesus pay for our sins in the garden and then finish it on the cross? No. Jesus died for our sins on the cross. Do people still hold the priesthood? No. Jesus is the last high priest. Do prophets lead the church? No. Jesus does. Is there still a need for temple buildings? No. We are the temple of God and Jesus is the greater tabernacle. Truly, false teachings will not stand when tested up against God’s Word. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that every false teaching will be cut out of people’s hearts. That they will not be tied down to something or believe things that are untrue. So many people are relying on their church being true in order to enter heaven and then be exalted to godhood. Such blasphemy. Do these Mormons not realize how false this thinking really is? Contrary to what they also believe, You didn’t pay the penalty for sin in the garden but on the cross. How can they undermine Your sacrifice by adding the garden to the atonement? This is such a disgrace to You, the Lamb of God, who came to take away the sins of the world. Thank You for fulfilling the laws of Moses and for removing the need for sacrificial offerings. The role of a high priest was fulfilled when You paid the penalty once and for all. You told us, Lord, that after You would ascend into heaven, You would leave us the comforter, even the Holy Spirit. You have not forsaken us, but are still leading the church through the power of the Spirit. You are the greater tabernacle and no longer need temple buildings. I believe in You, Jesus. I love You. Amen.