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Christian/Mormon Doctrinal Comparison

Are Mormon Doctrines Christian?

Unveiling Mormonism: Is it the Church of Jesus Christ?

Share the Good News with Mormons! Eph 4:15 Speaking the truth in love

Mormonism Teaches

Mormon Scripture

Christianity Teaches


Bible is not infallible-sometimes translated incorrectly

“We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the Word of God”

( 8th Article of faith)

Bible is the infallible Word of God

Matt 24:35

Isaiah 55:11

Revelation 22:18

Jeremiah 29:9

Plurality of gods- do not accept the Triune God

Man can work his way to godhood

“Then they shall be gods because they have no end…shall they be above all, because all things are subject unto them.” (D&C 132:20,37)

There is One God Triune God

Isaiah 43:10-11; 44:6,8 Gen 1:26

James 2:19 Isaiah 43:11

Deut 6:4 Matt 28:16-20

Neh 9:6

Hosea 13:4

God the Father has a body of flesh and bones

“The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s.” (D&C 130:22)

God is Spirit God is not man

1 Tim 1:17 Hosea 11:9

John 4:24 Ezekiel 28:2,9

Col 1:15 Acts 14:15

John 1:18

Christ’s atonement did not cover all sins

“Thou shall not kill; and he that kills shall not have forgiveness in this world nor in the world to come.” (D&C 42:18-19)

“Thou shalt not commit adultery…But if he doeth it again, he shall not be forgiven…” (D&C 42:25-26)

Christ atoned for all sins

2 Samuel 12:13

Ephesians 1:7

Romans 3:23-24

Eternal life requires grace plus works

Salvation=resurrection is a free gift PLUS

Exaltation=system of laws, ordinances, correct behavior. It is works based.

“…all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.”

(3rd Article of Faith)

“For we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do.” (2 Nephi 25:23)

Eternal life is a free gift of God

Eph 2:8-9

Gal 2:16, 21

Rom 3:20; 4:5, 11:6

1 John 5:10-13

John 3:16

Eternal life is dependent on temple ordinances

“In order to obtain the highest, a man must enter into this order of the priesthood [meaning the new and everlasting covenant of marriage].” (D&C 131:2)

This sealing is one of many ordinances that takes place in temples.

Gospel is not secret; it is openly proclaimed

Matt 10:27

John 18:20

Acts 7:48, 17:24

Jer 7:4

No cross on Mormon buildings

Angel Moroni on top of the Mormon temples

“But for us, the cross is the symbol of the dying Christ…” (Prophet/President Hinckley, April, 2005)

Boast in the cross

1Co 1:18

Phil 3:18

Gal 6:14

Luke 9:23

Polygamy is an eternal principle for the next life

“And if he have ten virgins given unto him by this law, he cannot commit adultery, for they are given unto him.” (D&C 132: 62. See entire section of D&C 132.)

Polygamy not commanded by God

Gen 2:22-24 Titus 1:6

Deut 17:17 Matt 19:4-6

1 Tim 3:2,12 1 Cor 7:2


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