Top 10 Mormon Beliefs That Contradict Christianity

This is by no means a comprehensive list of Mormon beliefs that contradict mainstream Christian views, but these are some of the major ones that leave many a Christian concluding that Mormons are not really Christians.  You make your own decision.

  1. Faithful Mormons not only become "like" God, but become Gods themselves
    (D&C 76:50-8 and 95132:15-23, 29, and 37The Latter-day Saint Woman: Basic Manual for Women, Part A, Lesson ...; and Gospel Principles, 302 [1997 edition])
  2. Jesus was not born of a virgin birth.  God had literal sex with Mary to conceive Jesus. 
    (mormon-wiki1 Ne. 11:18-21Alma 7:10The Complete Discourses of Brigham Young 1:321; Young,The Journal of Discourses 1:50-18:115; Heber C. Kimball, 211; Orson Pratt, The Seer, 158-9; Family Home Evening Manual[1972], 126; and McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, 546-7, and 742-3)
  3. God, Jesus and the Holy Ghost are three separate physical beings, not one in the same
    (Fielding Smith, The Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 372 [pre-2002 edition], 
  4. Jesus and Lucifer (Satan) are spirit brothers, as are all of God's children
    (Milton R. Hunter,The Gospel through the Ages, 15; Gospel Principles, 15 [2009 edition]Abraham 3:22-8with Moses 4:1-4The Pearl of Great Price Student Manual/The Book of Moses 1:12-22 (2000); and Jess L. Christensen, “I Have a Question,” Ensign, 25-6 [June 1986])
  5. God is just one God among many God brethren, all relatives in a long succession of exalted offspring who passed the tests of mortality
    (McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, 576-7; Joseph Fielding Smith, ed.,The Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 346-7 [pre-2002 edition]; Abraham 4:1, Pearl of Great PriceGospel Principles, 245 [1997 edition], and 302"God," LDS Bible Dictionary; and Blake Ostler, "Review of The Mormon Concept of God: A Philosophical Analysis by Francis J. Beckwith and Stephen E. Parrish," FARMS Review of Books [Provo, UT: FARMS, 1996], 99-146)
  6. Baptism, Confirmation and other ordinances can only be performed by males who receive the priesthood from a succession of authority handed down from Joseph Smith after Peter, James and John restored it to him
    (D&C, Official Declaration--284:6ff.; and Fielding Smith, Doctrines of Salvation 3:80)
  7. God has an exalted, perfected physical human body
    (D&C 130:22131:7-8; and "Spirit" in the LDS Bible Dictionary)
  8. Only those who accept Mormonism in this life, or via Proxy from the spirit world, can inherit the highest kingdom of heaven, aka, the Celestial Kingdom.  All others go to lower kingdoms
    (History of the Church 3:28D&C 76, Apostle Bruce McConkie, The Seven Deadly Heresies, Spencer W. Kimball, The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, 50, and Joseph Fielding Smith, Doctrines of Salvation 2:31, Alma 40:12-4 and D&C 138:30D&C 131:1-4)
  9. The LDS Church is the only church with the fullness of the Gospel, aka, "only true church" 
    (Doctrine and Covenants [D&C] 1:30Joseph Smith, History 1:9, Pearl of Great PriceJoseph Smith, History 1:191 Nephi 14:10History of the Church 3:28)
  10. The Bible does not contain the complete word of God.  The Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, Pearl of Great Price and living Prophets are required to have a fullness of God's will and truth
    (8th Article of Faith1 Nephi 13:23-422 Nephi 29:3-14History of the Church3:28)

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Comment by xtranch on September 20, 2012 at 3:51pm

dont forget baptism of the dead

Comment by Dan on October 5, 2012 at 12:36pm

Amazing! Thousands of so called different Christians that all have a different theologies disagree on gospel correctness, yet they consider themselves and the others to be Christians , and the only point of agreement they have is that Mormons are not Christian

Comment by xtranch on October 5, 2012 at 5:27pm

actually I believe that mormons can be Christians

Comment by World Artist on October 24, 2012 at 12:44am

I propose you rework your concept for this post and title it "Top 10 Christian Beliefs That Contradict Common Sense".


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