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Quotes from the False Church: Mormonism


Quote of the Week

"Life did not originate here. Man did not first come into existence here. We are told by our Father in heaven that man is eternal; that he has always existed, and that all life on this earth came from elsewhere."

10th President Joseph Fielding Smith
Doctrines of Salvation 1:74


Spirit of Error
Prayer for Truth about mormonism
An opening prayer for those seeking Truth about the mormon church.
Quote of the Week, and False Prophet Archives
A weekly famous quote from the mormon church, along with quotes from previous weeks.
Major Quotes of the False Church
Key doctrinal statements and teachings from the leaders and founders of the mormons, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Addional Information on Cults
A discussion of cults in general, heretical teachings, passages from scripture, and links to other sites dealing with cults.


Spirit of Error

The Lord has called all of us to preach the Gospel, and reach out in love to the lost. As mentioned elsewhere on this site:
We are not called to unity in Christ at the expense of false doctrine or luke-warm faith, but rather, we are called to unity in Christ on matters of essential Christian doctrine.
Because of our love for the Lord, and the Truth set forth in Scripture, we reach out in love to those caught up in mormonism. When we correct our children, and point out the errors of their ways, we do so out of love for them. In the same way, when we point out the severe errors in mormonism, it is not a message of hate, but rather a message of love - and concern for their eternal destiny.
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
(Proverbs 14:12)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS, also known as the Mormon church), is one of the most deceptive false churches on earth. This rapidly growing "church" masquerades as a branch of the Christian Church, while preaching a radically different Gospel, denouncing essential Christian doctrine, and introducing additional heretical teachings far outside the limits of orthodox Christian faith.

This section will focus on some of the core teachings of this church, such as the following:
Unlike the Word of God, the Bible, the "sacred writings" of this church have been rewritten many times, with thousands of changes, in an attempt to rewrite history. It is our intent, by documenting the false teachings of mormonism through their own writings, to shed the light of Truth on mormonism, and lead mormons to Biblical Truth, such as the Gospel of Salvation by grace through faith in our Lord Jesus, and that God is the God of the entire universe, not just earth! This is being done out of love for the True Gospel, and love for the members of the mormon church, which are being deceived.

Below, we have included some of the writings from their own publications (founders of the church, the chief false prophets of mormonism!). The LDS is the fastest growing false church on earth, way beyond the growth seen by other cults like the Jehovah's Witnesses.


Prayer for Truth about Mormonism

We offer the following prayer to our Father in Heaven:

Heavenly Father, we pray in the name of Your Son Jesus, the Christ, that the truth about Mormonism be revealed. Teach us Your ways Lord, and show us Your Truth about God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

Teach us how to spread Your Gospel of salvation by grace through faith; that whoever calls on the name of Your Son shall be saved, and that there is salvation in no other name but Jesus.

Lord, give us the strength and wisdom to better evangelize the Mormon church, and bring them to a knowledge of You. We pray that Your Holy Spirit reveal Your Truth to those who seek You in Truth.

Help us to show love in this ministry. The issues (heresy, blasphemy and false prophets) are serious and difficult. Give us the wisdom, strength, and charity to spread the Gospel to the Mormon church. Help those in the Mormon church to understand that we are reaching out to them in love, as we try the spirits according to Your Word, the Bible:
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
1 John 4:1 (KJV)
We pray, Father, that you help us understand Your Word, the Holy Bible..... and help those involved in Mormonism understand that Your Word is not the book of Mormon. Give us the strength and wisdom to illuminate false doctrine, and give us the love to bring those engaged in false doctrine to the light of Your truth. Lord, we pray that many, many souls are brought into the True Church and out of the false church through this ministry.

Father, we pray that You strengthen those that are leaving the mormon church. Help them Father, as they deal with disruptions to family life and other matters that occur during the difficult transition period. For those with family members involved in Mormonism, we pray that You give them the wisdom they need to lead their family to the Truth in Christ.

For those who have now left the Morman church, we pray that they become active in the real Church, and active in bringing others out of the false church and into the True Church --- the Church that was bought by the blood of Your Son, Jesus.

Thank You Father, in Jesus name, for hearing our prayer. We praise You Father for giving us Your Son, and Your Spirit, to lead us to Your will.

We ask this Father, in the name of Christ Jesus.


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Quote of the Week

"Life did not originate here. Man did not first come into existence here. We are told by our Father in heaven that man is eternal; that he has always existed, and that all life on this earth came from elsewhere."

10th President Joseph Fielding Smith
Doctrines of Salvation 1:74

Quotes from Previous Weeks

"The fact is that orthodox Christian views of God are Pagan rather than Christian."

LDS Seventy B. H. Roberts
The Mormon Doctrine of Deity, p.116

"The God whom the "Christians" worship is a being of their own creation--if, indeed, there can be such a being as they describe him to be; they have formed certain notions concerning deity, and then they have formulated those notions into articles of faith or religion."

Charles W. Penrose
Journal of Discourses 23:343-344

"In the resurrection men are raised to be angels or to be gods. Angels have immortality only; gods have both immortality and eternal life."

LDS Apostle Bruce McConkie
The Millennial Messiah, p.708

"Implicit in the Christian verity that all men are the spirit children of an Eternal Father is the usually unspoken truth that they are also the offspring of an Eternal Mother. An exalted and glorified Man of Holiness (Moses 6:57) could not be a Father unless a Woman of like glory, perfection, and holiness was associated with him as a Mother. The begetting of children makes a man a father and a woman a mother whether we are dealing with man in his mortal or immortal state."

LDS Apostle Bruce McConkie
Mormon Doctrine, p. 516

"Charismatic movements, such as Mormonism, maximize events by coloring them with an indelible strain of folklore. Myth is frequently more powerful than the historical reality that engenders it."

LDS Historian Richard S. Van Wagoner
Sidney Rigdon - Portrait of Religious Excess, p. 246

"In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, there is no hell ... The gospel of Jesus Christ has no hell in the old proverbial sense."

LDS Manual, Achieving a Celestial Marriage, p.132
Joseph Smith - Seeker After Truth, pg. 178

"As shown in this chapter, our Father in heaven was once a man as we are now, capable of physical death. By obedience to eternal gospel principles, he progressed from one stage of life to another until he attained the state we call exaltation or godhood."

LDS Manual, Achieving a Celestial Marriage, p.132

"Wake Up! WAKE UP, YE ELDERS OF ISRAEL, and live to God and none else; and learn to do as you are told, both old and young; learn to do as you are told for the future. ...Brother Brigham [Young] is my leader: he is my Prophet, my Seer, my Revelator; and whatever he says, that is for me to do; and it is not for me to question him one word, nor to question God a minute. Do you not see?"

First Counselor Heber C. Kimball
Journal of Discourses 6:32, 33, Nov. 8, 1857

"Man has descended from God; in fact, he is the same race as the Gods. His descent has not been from a lower form of life, but from the Highest Form of Life; in other words, man is, in the most literal sense, a Child of God. This is not only true of the spirit of man, but of his body also."

LDS President John Taylor
Course of Study for Priests, 1910. p.35. Also quoted in the LDS Manual, Achieving a Celestial Marriage, p.4

"How severe is the judgment on the man who has committed adultery, even though he apparently is repentant? In the Doctrine and Covenants, 42:24-26, the Lord has given us a key to this situation. If a person commits adultery and then repents with all his heart, he may be forgiven. If he repeats the offense, he is not to be forgiven, but is to be cast out. As I read it, the Lord has not provided that, under those circumstances, he can come back again."

10th LDS President Joseph Fielding Smith
Doctrines of Salvation, Vol.2, p.93

"Thus all men who ascend to the glorious status of Godhood can do so only by one method - by obedience to all the principles and ordinances of the Gospel of Jesus Christ."

LDS Seventy Milton R. Hunter
The Gospel Through the Ages, pg. 115

"Jesus Christ is the Son of God - the Firstborn in the spirit, the Only Begotten in the flesh ... He came to earth to work out his own salvation and to do the will of the Father in making salvation available to all men."

LDS Apostle Bruce R. McConkie
Doctrinal New Testament Commentary V.3, p.238

"We believe that we have a correct idea of the character of the Son from the writings of the Apostles, so far as they learned it. But while he was tabernacling in the flesh, he was more or less contaminated with fallen nature. While he was here, in a body that his mother Mary bore him, he was more or less connected with and influenced by this nature that we have received."

Brigham Young, November 29, 1857
Journal of Discourses 6:95

"He [Lucifer] wins a great victory when he can get members of the Church to speak against the leaders and do 'their own thinking.' He specializes in suggesting that our leaders are in error while he plays the blinding rays of apostasy in the eyes of those whom he beguiles. What cunning! And to think that some of our members are deceived by this trickery. When our leaders speak, the thinking has been done. When they propose a plan - it is God's plan. When they point the way, there is no other which is safe. When they give direction, it should mark the end of controversy."

Ward Teachers' Message
Improvement Era, June 1945, pg. 354

"Is there liberty in this obedience? Yes, and the only plan on the face of the earth for the people to gain real liberty is to yield obedience to these simple principles. Not but that we should find a great many who do not exactly understand how to yield obedience, strictly, to the requirements of heaven for their own salvation and exaltation; but no person can be exalted in the kingdom of heaven without first submitting himself to the rules, regulations, laws and ordinances of that kingdom, and being perfectly subject to them in every respect."

Brigham Young
Journal of Discourses 15:221

"There are yet others who have an excessive zeal that causes them to go beyond the mark. Their desire for excellence is inordinate. In an effort to be truer than true they devote themselves to gaining a special, personal relationship with Christ that is both improper and perilous. I say perilous because this course, particularly in the lives of some who are spiritually immature, is a gospel hobby that creates an unwholesome holier-than-thou attitude. In other instances it leads to despondency because the seeker after perfection knows he is not living the way he supposes he should."

LDS Apostle Bruce McConkie
"What is our relationship to members of the Godhead"
Church News 3/20/82, p. 5

"Consider this fact: Your marriage is a laboratory for godhood."

LDS Manual, Achieving a Celestial Marriage, p.65

"God and man are of the same race, differing only in their degrees of advancement."

LDS Apostle John Widtsoe
A Rational Theology, pg. 61

"Be perfect here? Yes, it is man's privilege, the Latter-day Saints believe, to be as perfect in his sphere as God our eternal Father is in his sphere, or as Jesus in his sphere, or as the angels in their spheres. Said Jesus to his disciples--"Be ye perfect even as your Father in heaven is perfect." Perfection, then, is to a certain extent possible on earth for those who will live, lives that are agreeable to the mind and will of God."

George Q. Cannon, October 8, 1874
Journal of Discourses, Vol.17, p.231

"The gospel of Jesus Christ teaches that man is an eternal being, made in the image and likeness of God ... These truths are generally well understood by Latter-day Saints. Less well understood, however, is the fact that God is an exalted man who once lived on an earth and underwent experiences of mortality. The great prophet Joseph Smith refers to this as 'the great secret.'"

LDS Manual, Achieving a Celestial Marriage, p. 129

"If a faith will not bear to be investigated; if its preachers and professors are afraid to have it examined, their foundation must be very weak."

George A. Smith, August 13, 1871
Journal of Discourses, 14:216

"A man may receive the priesthood and all its privileges and blessings, but until he learns to overcome the flesh, his temper, his tongue, his disposition to indulge in the things God has forbidden, he cannot come into the celestial kingdom of God - he must overcome either in this life or in the life to come. But this life is the time in which men are to repent. Do not let any of us imagine that we can go down to the grave not having overcome the corruptions of the flesh and then lose in the grave all our sins and evil tendencies. They will be with us."

Book of Mormon Student Manual - Religion 121-122
1979 edition, pg. 303

"It was not for me to question whether Joseph was dictated by the Lord at all times and under all circumstances or not... He was called of God; God dictated him, and if He had a mind to leave him to himself and let him commit an error, that was no business of mine. And it was not for me to question it, if the Lord was disposed to let Joseph lead the people astray, for He had called him and instructed him to gather Israel and restore the Priesthood and kingdom to them. It was not my prerogative to call him in question with regard to any act of his life."

Brigham Young, March 29, 1857
Journal of Discourses 4:297

"God never made something out of nothing; it is not in the economy or law by which the worlds were, are, or will exist."

Brigham Young, May 14, 1871
Journal of Discourses 14:116

"We are taught that men and women, the sons and daughters of God, who were spirits in his presence, were sent here to take mortal tabernacles and undergo experiences that would in due time exalt them to the plane occupied by their Father and Mother in heaven. Earth is to become a heaven. Man is to become a God. The difference between the human and the divine is a matter of education and development. Gods and men are of the same species, and it is just as reasonable that God's children should attain to the fullness of his spiritual stature, as that man's children should grow to the fullness of his physical stature. The son of God thought it not robbery to be equal with God. Neither need we, his sons and daughters, think it robbery to aspire to that glorious plane where stand God our Father and Jesus Christ, our elder brother."

LDS Apostle Orson Whitney
Collected Discourses, Vol. 4

"Christians speak often of the blood of Christ and its cleansing power. Much that is believed and taught on this subject, however, is such utter nonsense and so palpably false that to believe it is to lose one's salvation. Many go so far, for instance, as to pretend, at least, to believe that if we confess Christ with our lips and avow that we accept him as our personal Savior, we are thereby saved. His blood, without other act than mere belief, they say, makes us clean."

LDS Tract entitled, What the Mormons Think of Christ, p.31

"Jesus made his appearance on the earth in the meridian of time, and he established his kingdom on the earth. But to fulfill ancient prophecies the Lord suffered that kingdom to be uprooted; in other words, the kingdoms of this world made war against the kingdom of God, established eighteen centuries ago, and they prevailed against it, and the kingdom ceased to exist. The great beast that John saw made war with it and prevailed against it, and human institutions, without prophets or inspired men, usurped the place of the ancient kingdom of God."

LDS Apostle Orson Pratt
Journal of Discourses 13:125

"If we were to do away with polygamy, it would only be one feather in the bird, one ordinance in the Church and kingdom. Do away with that, then we must do away with prophets and Apostles, with revelation and the gifts and graces of the Gospel, and finally give up our religion altogether and turn sectarians and do as the world does, then all would be right. We just can't do that, for God has commanded us to build up His kingdom and to bear our testimony to the nations of the earth, and we are going to do it, come life or come death. He has told us to do thus, and we shall obey Him in days to come as we have in days past."

LDS President Wilford Woodruff
Journal of Discourses 13:166

"Mormonism is a science fiction religion ... LDS beliefs that an individual's progression is limitless -- past the point of creating other worlds and people -- is sci-fi."

David Doering
Founder of the 16th Science Fiction and Fantasy Symposium
held at Brigham Young University Salt Lake Tribune 3/16/98

"In the LDS view the fullness of the gospel is ultimately necessary to salvation, but not necessarily in this life. I personally have many, many non-LDS friends, some of whom dislike my faith very much, with whom I fully expect to sit down along with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the Kingdom of heaven."

BYU Professor Stephen E. Robinson
How Wide the Divide, pp. 72-73

"Its chief interest to the gospel student lies in the fact that the gnostic concept of God, in large part, was the one adopted by the early church councils, with the result that modern Christians, as acceptors of these early creeds, are worshiping with a false concept of God to which Christian names have been given.

LDS Apostle Bruce R. McConkie
Mormon Doctrine, p.316

"... my brethren, if you drink coffee or tea, or take tobacco, are you letting a cup of tea or a little tobacco stand in the road and bar you from the celestial kingdom of God, where you might otherwise have received a fulness of glory?"

10th LDS President Joseph Fielding Smith Jr.
Doctrines of Salvation 2:16

"How can mortals become either gods or angels unless they obtain the same powers, the same attributes, and the same holiness that such eternal beings now possess? God is God and angels are angels because they possess the powers and perfections that now are theirs. If men gain these same states of glory and exaltation, can they do it without becoming like those who already have so inherited?"

LDS Apostle Bruce R. McConkie
A New Witness for the Articles of Faith, p.194 - p.195

"We are the sons and daughters of celestial Beings, and the germ of the Deity dwells within us. When our spirits took possession of these tabernacles, they were as pure as the angels of God, wherefore total depravity cannot be a true doctrine."

Discourses of Brigham Young, pp.50-51

"Our Father in heaven, according to the Prophet, had a Father, and since there has been a condition of this kind through all eternity, each Father had a Father, until we come to a stop where we cannot go further, because of our limited capacity to understand.

10th LDS President Joseph Fielding Smith
Doctrines of Salvation, Vol.2, p.47

"There is a temptation for the writer or teacher of Church history to want to tell everything, whether it is worthy or faith promoting or not. Some things that are true are not very useful ... In the Church we are not neutral. We are one sided. There is a war going on, and we are engaged in it ..."

LDS Apostle Boyd K. Packer, "The Mantle is Far, Far Greater Than the Intellect"
BYU Studies, Summer 1981, pp. 263, 267

"A Mormon acquaintance once pushed Mark Twain into an argument on the issue of polygamy. After a long and tedious exposition justifying the practice, the Mormon demanded that Twain cite any passage of scripture expressly forbidding the practice of plural marriage. 'Nothing easier,' Twain replied, 'No man can serve two masters.'"

Source Unknown - but funny!

"Polygamy remains a felony in Utah, but it is no longer prosecuted ... Based on interviews with sect leaders, Ogden Kraut, a [Mormon] fundamentalist publisher and historian in Salt Lake City, estimates there are 30,000 to 35,000 practicing polygamists, counting all family members in the United States, a figure that is commonly accepted by historians and anthropologists. Those numbers are probably four or five times greater than in the 1880's, polygamy's earlier heyday."

New York Times, 12/11/97, B1

"[Christmas] points attention to the fact that the Great Almighty, an Exalted, Glorified, Perfected, and Resurrected God, joined with a mortal woman and bore a Son, in the language of the angel Nephi, 'after the manner of the flesh.'"

Mark McConkie,
The Mormon Trail, 12/1/87

"Mormonism teaches that God was once just like ourselves; that the eternal part of Him was enshrined in mortal flesh, subject to mortal ills and earthly pains and toils. I do not now refer to the experience of the Savior in the meridian of time. I mean that in the far away aeons of the past God once dwelt upon an earth like this, and that through its trials and vicissitudes and the experience they afforded He became a more intelligent being than before, ascending finally by obedience to certain principles, ennobling and exalting in their nature, to the plane which He now occupies. These truths, forming the ladder up which He climbed to celestial heights, up which we too are expected to climb from earth to heaven, from mortality to immortality, from a world where grief and sorrow reign, to a better and brighter sphere where sorrow and suffering are unknown--these truths are self-existent and eternal."

Orson F. Whitney, May 6, 1892
Collected Discourses, Vol.3

"The typical woman who arrives at the [Salt Lake City] YMCA seeking shelter from domestic violence has three children. She is also white, married for 10 years and either an active or nonactive member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. By the time battered women seek refuge at the YWCA, they already have been there - and returned to the violent home - an average of seven times."

Salt Lake Tribune
November 18, 1997, B3

"What the world calls 'Mormonism' will rule every nation. Joseph Smith and Brigham Young will be the head. God has decreed it, and his own right arm will accomplish it."

LDS Apostle Orson Hyde
Journal of Discourses 7:53

"Knowing what we know concerning God our Father -- that he is a personal being; that he has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as our own; that he is an exalted and glorified being; that he was once a man and dwelt on an earth - and knowing that this knowledge was had by many of the ancients, should we be surprised to find legends and myths throughout the cultures of the earth concerning gods who have divine power but human attributes and passions?"

Robert L. Millet
Ensign magazine, July 1996, pg. 53

"The exaltation to the celestial kingdom is so great that the Father is fully justified in making it dependent upon strict obedience to all of his commandments."

10th LDS President Joseph Fielding Smith
Man: His Origin and Destiny, pg. 532


Major Quotes from the False Church: Mormonism

Below we have listed a few quotes from some of the major leaders and founders of the "Mormon Church". Since the Mormon "scriptures" have been revised thousands of times since Joseph Smith wrote them, there really is no authoritative source for this faith. This is in marked constrast to true Christianity, where Scripture has remained essentially unchanged for thousands of years, and is viewed as authoritative. We will be adding new passages to this section as the Lord leads us.

The head God called together the Gods and sat in grand council to bring forth the world....

(Joseph Smith, Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pp. 348-349)

"The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man's"

(Doctrine and Covenants, 130:22)

God himself was one as we are now, and is an exalted man"

(Joseph Smith, History of the Church, vol. 6, p. 305)

I have more to boast of than ever any man had. I am the only man that has ever been able to keep a whole church together since the days of Adam. A large majority of the whole have stood by me. Neither Paul, John, Peter, nor Jesus ever did it. I boast that no man ever did such work as I. The followers of Jesus ran away from Him; but the Latter-day Saints never ran away from me yet"

(Joseph Smith, History of the Church, vol. 6, p. 408-409)

No man or woman in this dispensation will ever enter into the celestial kingdom of God without the consent of Joseph Smith. From the day that the Priesthood was taken from the earth to the winding up scene of all things, every man and woman must have the certificate of Joseph Smith, junior, as a passport to their entrance into the mansion where God and Christ are"

(Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, vol. 7, p. 289)