Salvation in Mormonism is a complicated ordeal. Instead of helping someone who is about to die to know Jesus for salvation, they can do nothing to help them. Common answers to people who are in this condition are… “Let’s go to the hospital one last time to see if they can help you.” “I am not the judge to save you.” “because you aren’t baptized, you will have to wait and receive your proxy baptism once you are dead and in spirit prison. Then can you be saved.” Salvation is complicated for these people, not easy in any fashion of the word. There is not one person in this religion that would want to die before first doing all the ordinances in their temples, especially getting married to their spouse for all eternity. This is because, in their belief system, a person who is not married in the temple will not go to the highest degree in heaven. They will miss out on becoming a god and goddess of their own planet, and no more progression. So the thought of not being exalted leads many people to be depressed and even suicidal. This is because many of them are not married and miss the mark of being exalted like other Mormons. So what is missing in all this squabble? Jesus! Even Joseph Smith allows them into the celestial glory and not Jesus.
If you are a Christian and know your Bible, you will notice the majority of Mormon teachings are not Biblical but man-made teachings. These people are really betting on a lot when they die. How disappointing they will be when it doesn’t pan out. It is like they have determined their own salvation and for people who are dead (baptisms for the dead) without letting God do the saving. So if Mormons have it wrong when it comes to salvation how is a person saved? It is not complicated. “If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9,10) “for by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8,9) If a person is on their deathbed, we can lead them in prayer to receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior. To confess that He is Lord and that they are sorry for their sins. In this hour of grief, angels will be singing, for He was lost and is found. He is soon to be in paradise. Baptism, nor our good works, save us but our faith in Jesus alone. Amen.
Let us pray:
Lord, I am saddened by what I see in Mormonism. They are truly busy working their way up to the highest degree of glory in heaven, not realizing that all this work is in vain. I have tried to talk sense into many of these individuals, but they do not listen. They are willing to bet their lives on Joseph Smith being a true prophet, even if their beliefs are not Biblical. This leads me to wonder what is going on in their minds. Are they really rethinking their beliefs when we talk to them, or rejecting us altogether, thinking Christians are the bad guys? I truly wish that these individuals would begin to think for themselves and not allow their church leaders to do the thinking for them. They don’t have to believe in what they do, but do so because of their extra-Biblical books and false teachings within their church. If only they would start to read the Bible daily without any other Books or distractions from their church for a year, then their life would be changed forever. Lord, without evil influences in our lives we can know Your will for us and also learn from You. I am grateful to be out of this cult for the last 11 years now. I had nothing going for me then, but now I have everything in order, for You are at the head, Jesus. I love You, God. I give You praise. Amen.