Mormon Dictrine of God: Conclusion

There are many areas in doctrine in which the Mormon Church and the Christian church differ. If this differences were minor points on which one’s salvation were not at issue, one could accept the Mormon view that they are just another Christian denomination. However, these points are not minor points, but major doctrinal difference that do in fact affect the salvation of believers. As I hope I have shown over the last few weeks, the very god that the Mormon Church believes in is not the God of the Christian Bible.

The Mormon god differs from the Christian God in almost every facet. The Mormon god was once a man, a created being. The Mormon god has a physical body and having a physical body limits the Mormon god. This god is not omnipotent, omniscient or omnipresent, but limited by the laws of the universe. The Mormon godhead is three distinct gods, not the one monotheistic God of the Bible. God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are viewed as three separate and distinct gods not the Christian view of one God with three natures. The Mormons claim that they only worship the one god that created the universe and therefore are monotheistic. This begs the point that they believe in multiple gods and not a singular God.

Finally, the Mormon view of the universe puts God at either the same position as the universe, both coexisting for eternity, or relegates God to a subordinate position as coming into being after the universe. In fact if one accepts that God was first a man, then the universe had to exist for a man to exist in the first place. This is clearly in conflict with the Christian view that God is eternal and existed before everything else.

The Mormon doctrine of God conflicts with the Christian doctrine of God in almost every way. A conflict on so basic an idea as the very nature of God would preclude the Mormon Church from putting forth a legitimate claim to be another Christian church. Paul tells us that the gospel of the Bible is correct – “By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.”, 1 Corinthians 15:2 and that “I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel I preached is not something that man made up”, Galatians 1:11. He warns us that “the god of this age (Paul is talking about Satan here) has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God”. He further warns us “But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned!”, Galatians 1:8,9. The gospel preached by the Mormons is not only another gospel, but a false gospel

About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
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