Missing the Relationship with Jesus
Most Christians would miss their relationship with Jesus if they joined the Mormon Church. Jesus is the One who heals: there would be no more healing! Jesus is the One who delivers away evil spirits. There would be no more deliverance!
“Mormons say in their presentation that Jesus is our “eldest brother.” Christians believe that Jesus is our Lord and God and that He is co-equal and co-eternal with the Father. Mormons believe, in contrast, that the Father created Jesus and so they don’t pray to Jesus.
Paul can ask Christ to comfort us, then why shouldn’t we pray to Jesus? Why would I join a Church that discourages praying to the eternal, all-powerful, and one and only Son of God? John 1:18
Paul said, “May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father . . . comfort your hearts and strengthen them in every good work and word,” 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
Differences between Christianity and Mormonism
Christians and Mormons use the same words such as grace, faith, God and sin; they mean very different things by them. For example, as it pertains to faith, Alma 32:17 says, “Yea, there are many who do say: If thou wilt show unto us a sign from heaven, then we shall know of a surety; then we shall believe. Now I ask, is this faith? “Those who think they know something do not yet know as they ought to know.” 1 Corinthians 8:2 In other words, faith involves believing something we do not know. If we knew it, there would be no need for faith.
IS MORMONISM TRUE?
Many Mormons testify that the Mormon Church is the only true church and that they have the “restored” gospel of Mormonism, they urge the members to pursue genealogical work.”
In the Mormon scene you are taught that the Book of Mormon is true and it is the only true religion on the earth. A knowledgeable Christians would counter, “Well, I don’t think it quite says that in the Bible.”
IT’S MORE THAN PRINTER ERROR
Many people are unaware that over the years the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) has made 3,900 changes to its original scriptures of 1830. Some of the early revelations given to Joseph Smith had been changed: it was quite obvious as there were photocopies there to show the changes.
Here are some examples, with explanations reaching beyond the possibility of printer error:
Original 1830 Text (Alma 15, p. 303):
“yea, I know that he alloteth unto men, yea, decreeth unto them decrees which are unalterable, according to their wills”
Later, Altered Text (Alma 29:4):
“yea, I know that he alloteth unto men, according to their wills”
IN ORDER TO ERADICATE EARLY DOCTRINES:
Original 1830 Text (2 Nephi 12, p. 117):
“…and many generations shall not pass away among them, save they shall be a white and a delightsome people.”
Later, Altered Text (2 Nephi 30:6, 1840 edition)
“…and many generations shall not pass away among them, save they shall be a white pure and a delightsome people.”
Still Later, Altered Text (2 Nephi 30:6, editions until 1981):
“…white and delightsome…”
Even Later, Altered Text (2 Nephi 30:6, editions until 1981):
“…pure and delightsome…”
THE HOLY SPIRIT
Although the Holy Spirit is acknowledged in Mormonism, He is never actually seen being active with Mormons.
Lectures on Faith, Lecture Five (question and answer section)
Q. How many personages are there in the Godhead?
A. Two: the Father and the Son.
IS THE BOOK OF MORMON TRUE?
God is the source of all truth, and because consistency is an essential characteristic of truthfulness, we all instinctively believe God will be consistent in revealing Himself to humanity. We see this is true in the Christian Bible. What God reveals about Himself in the New Testament.
The God of Mormonism appears to be inconsistent and confused. As a result, can anything else in these texts be trusted? The changing nature of God as described in the Mormon scriptures is not indicative of the true God worshiped by Christians. If God is truly immutable and eternal, Mormonism is false. As Christians, our faith has to begin and end in truth. “God is spirit, and His worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” John 4:24
Upon deeper investigation, the cities mentioned in the Book of Mormon have not been located (i.e. Zarahemla), the gold plates cannot be examined and Book of Mormon “historical sites” cannot be excavated in the same way biblical sites can be. When there is no convincing external evidence corroborating a belief, it must be based upon experience, feeling and blind faith.
The Mouse’s Search for the Cat
There is a mountain analogy: the roads go up, not down; that man makes the roads, not God; that religion is man’s search for God, not God’s search for man. C. S. Lewis says this sounds like “the mouse’s search for the cat”.
Christianity is not a system of man’s search for God but a story of God’s search for man. True religion is not like a cloud of incense wafting up from special spirits into the nostrils of a waiting God, but like a Father’s hand thrust downward to rescue the fallen.
MORMON CULTURE AND FAMILY
There is a lot of good in Mormonism. Christians do not come with a spirit of criticism or superiority. We can appreciate in Mormonism: the teaching that children obey their parents, including many aspects of morality, teaching against alcohol intoxication, opposing fornication and other forms of immorality.
Christians do not want to destroy the Mormon culture and Mormon way of life and replace it with Christian customs and Christian way of life. We realize that there may be a loss of one’s relationship with their family.
In the end, one’s conversion will benefit the whole family because of the gifts of the Holy Spirit of healing and deliverance available. A prayer of deliverance (of evil spirits) will leave a Mormon member of the family with a complete sense of peace immediately. A prayer of healing from a Christian disciple will bring about 80% healing, and the remaining healing will come about with a convert’s prayer of praise and thanksgiving. This healing comes through the Name of Jesus Christ and no other god or deity. This should be proof enough of the TRUTH OF CHRISTIANITY.
JESUS WISHES TO SPEAK TO YOU.
THE PROMISE OF THE SPIRIT
“You have received the Holy Spirit My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who were baptized and confirmed. You have received all the gifts of the Holy Spirit but have you put these gifts into practice? This is important that you make use of these wonderful gifts in order to grow in holiness.
I am the one who promised the Holy Spirit to the Apostles before My Ascension. It was of great importance that the Holy Spirit come upon them to fill them with great faith, to strengthen them to do all that I had asked them to do, and to bear all the trials and sufferings they were to suffer during their years of work as Apostles.
You know that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Blessed Trinity and we can say that He is the love between the Father and Me, His Son. He is the one who brings holiness to the people. Those who receive the Holy Spirit and work together with Him will grow in holiness every day. They will have the strength to avoid sin and the power to do good work for the growth of My Church and for the Kingdom of God.
You do not have to receive the Holy Spirit just once, no, you can receive the Holy Spirit every day. Ask Him to come to you every morning and to help you throughout the day. You will receive great graces to walk the right path to eternal life.
I bless you all.”
The above messages came to Father Melvin Doucette:
Fr. Melvin Doucette was ordained to the priesthood on and joined the Missionaries of Africa for 29 years in Africa. In contemplative prayer every morning, Fr. Doucette receives by interior locution “messages from heaven” to share with the public.
God divinely inspired the BIBLE . How do we know? Each of eight accurate predictions show a high probability mathematically. The probability of one individual fulfilling eight prophecies have odds of 1 in 10 17 (1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000). Jesus Christ fulfilled all prophecies, therefore the Bible MUST BE TRUE.
The Old Testament indicates another 40 astonishing predictions.
Christianity experiences stunning growth—from approximately 3.8 million adherents in China in 1956 to an estimated 87 to 100 million Christians today.
BILLIONS OF CHRISTIANS CAN’ T ALL BE WRONG!
Christianity is not a philosophy, but it is a relationship with God, your Creator, in Christ TODAY. It is not knowledge of abstract principles. How do we know this? Healing takes place TODAY in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Many Christian disciples use the gift of healing. They also use deliverance to deliver away evil spirits influencing people. These evil spirits cause depression, addictions and illness through all forms of stress. Only the Name of Jesus Christ makes healing and deliverance possible.
HOW IS JESUS STILL ALIVE TODAY?
Jesus is alive today! He heals today (through His followers) and in many cases it is realized immediately. How else can you explain the explosion of Christianity, the world’s largest religion, on earth: 2.2 billion adherents, nearly a third (31 percent) of all 6.9 billion people on Earth.
Christians know and feel His Presence; they communicate with Him personally; Christian prayers are always answered.
This author has been given the Gift of Healing only because he is a Christian Lay Missionary, who travels two to three places every year. On his last trip to Columbia he successfully transferred his Gift to his Spanish translators, who were able to heal as he did. He has healed Muslims to their great surprise.
He also delivers away evil spirits along with their healing. All those who are delivered from evil spirits feel a complete physical sense of peace.
DREAMS AND VISIONS
God can give a message to those non-Christians to change their heart. God knows faith will be developed eventually. God will come to you in the form of dreams or visions. So be sensitive to any dreams or visions, when you ask God for it earnestly.
THE FALSE PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
Here is a passage that comes from a BIBLE ABOUT RELIGION:
“See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and vain deceit, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.” Colossians 2:8
Let’s analyze this more closely:
See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception [pseudo-intellectual babble], according to the tradition [and musings] of mere men, following the elementary principles of this world, rather than following [the truth—the teachings of] Christ. Colossians 2:8
So, one should not accept philosophy of mere speculation and imagination, but of the modest, laborious investigation of facts.
Vain Deceit is, that which is vain and empty, and has no solid foundation, and even deceitful and delusional.
Christianity is not a philosophy, but a relationship with God in Christ TODAY––not knowledge of abstract principles.
How do we know this? Healing takes place TODAY in the Name of Jesus.