Refiner’s Fire Ministries: run by former Mormons that helps people come out of Mormonism.
Mormonism: All forms of Mormonism are a distortion of Biblical truth, the person of Jesus Christ and of His gospel. And this “different” gospel of Mormonism is “no gospel at all,” just as the Apostle Paul warned the Galatian church.
No Other Gospel
6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— 7 not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed. (Galatians 1:6-7 ESV)
Revelation 22:18-19 ESV: I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.
We minister in love to Latter Day Saints still caught up in this deception started by Joseph Smith. They have unwittingly placed their hope in a false prophet and his false scriptures, which portray a false system of religion and salvation.
Mormonism uses Joseph Smith’s elaborate — and un-Christian — priesthood structure, and most of its members still believe that the “scriptures” he created are equal or superior to the Bible.
Mormonism: from The Dissenter
At first glance to those who don’t know, Mormonism may appear similar to mainstream Christianity, especially since its followers use similar terminology. However, a closer examination reveals extremely dangerous differences, particularly in foundational doctrines. This is not just a matter of theological nitpicking as these differences strike at the very core of what defines true, historic biblical Christianity.
One of the most significant deviations of Mormonism from Christian orthodoxy is its teaching on the nature of Christ. Traditional Christianity holds to the deity of Christ—that Jesus is God incarnate, eternally existing as the Second Person of the Trinity, consubstantial with the Father and the Holy Spirit. In direct contrast, Mormonism teaches that God achieved His status through a process and that Jesus, as a separate being, was created through a physical sexual union between God and a heavenly mother. This view not only undermines the biblical teaching of the Trinity but also the eternal nature of Christ.
The exclusivity of Christ, a foundational Christian doctrine, is another major point of departure. The Bible teaches that salvation is found solely in Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12) and that there is no other God besides the God of the Bible. Mormonism, however, perverts this exclusivity, proposing the existence of many gods and the potential for humans to attain godhood. This polytheistic underpinning of Mormonism is fundamentally at odds with the monotheistic foundation of biblical Christianity and is a damnable heresy, placing those who believe it outside of the faith.
Mormonism’s approach to scripture further widens the gap. While Christians adhere to the Bible as the sole divinely inspired scripture, Mormonism adds additional texts, like the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price. These additional texts not only conflict with the Christian doctrine of the sufficiency and finality of the biblical canon but also introduce teachings that are in direct contradiction with the Bible.
These differences extend into the realms of salvation and eternity. Mormon theology espouses a complex system of salvation involving various levels of heaven, contingent on one’s adherence to Mormon teachings and rituals. This is a far cry from the Christian teaching of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone (Ephesians 2:8-9), a gift not earned by human effort or ritualistic observance.
In the end, while Mormonism and Christianity might share some superficial similarities in language and values, the theological chasms between them are vast and unbridgeable and Mormonism is a damnable heresy. As Christians, it’s extremely important to approach these differences with discernment and understanding, recognizing that while political alliances may at times align, the truths we hold about God, Christ, and salvation are fundamentally different and non-negotiable. As we navigate these complex waters, especially in a politically charged environment, be careful of who you follow and be aware of the deceptive religious teachings they are introducing into mainstream political discourse. Satan will use any method he can to draw people away from Christ.
From the Life Application Bible: “Using God’s name frivolously or in a curse is so common today that we may fail to realize how serious it is. The way we use God’s name conveys how we really feel about him. We should respect his name and use it appropriately, speaking it in praise or worship rather than in curse or jest. We should not take lightly the abuse or dishonor of his name.”
Lower casing his name or the abbreviation omg doesn’t make it any less evil. Saying L-rd or L-ordy or other such words is taking God’s name in vain.
What does it mean to take the Lord’s name in vain?
by Matt Slick
“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain,” (Exodus 20:7).
God commands us to use his name properly.
To take the Lord’s name in vain means to use it in a manner that is not reverent. The phrase “the Lord’s name” includes words such as “God,” “Lord,” “Jesus,” and “Christ.” These words are never to be used in any form of exclamation, swearing, or disrespect such as “Oh my ***.” They are always and only supposed to be used in a manner that glorifies God.
Secular society has perfected using God’s name in vain in movies and TV. It is so common to say “Oh my ***” in the entertainment media that Christians can easily become calloused and indifferent to the blatant violation of God’s word in this regard. Christians are not to use any phrase or expression of the name of God that does not show honor and respect to God.
My favorite C.S. Lewis quote:
“Do not be deceived, Wormwood. Our cause is never more in danger than when a human, no longer desiring, but still intending, to do our Enemy’s [God’s] will, looks round upon a universe from which every trace of Him seems to have vanished, and asks why he has been forsaken, and still obeys.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters.
The eighteenth-century philosopher and critic of Christianity, Voltaire, said, ‘Within a hundred years the Bible will be obsolete and will have gone out of circulation altogether.’ A hundred years later the Bible was more popular than ever. His own house in Paris was converted into a Bible factory, churning out Bibles by the hour! Nicky Gumbel
From the movie War Room: Miss Clara: You say you only attend church occasionally. Is that because your preacher only preaches occasionally?
“When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything.” G.K. Chesterton, 1874-1936
Humanism invariably ends in despair. Francis Schaeffer.
On Nov. 23, 1644: John Milton publishes Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship: “Let her and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse in a free and open encounter?” It takes its title in part from Areopagitikos (Greek: Ἀρεοπαγιτικός), a speech written by Athenian orator Isocrates in the 4th century BC. (The Areopagus is a hill in Athens, the site of real and legendary tribunals, and was the name of a council whose power Isocrates hoped to restore.) It is more importantly also a reference to the defense that Paul made before the Areopagus in Athens against charges of promulgating foreign gods and strange teachings, as recorded in Acts 17:18–34. (Wikipedia)