The Jesus of Christianity and The Jesus of Mormonism

The one true Jesus of the BIBLE, of all eternity God the

Son, who died that we may have eternal life; who paid the price

of all sins; who has entered our lives and is walking with us

in a personal relationship day by day -- is not known in

Mormonism. The Jesus of Mormonism is an entirely different

"Jesus". Let's examine what the leaders and prophets © the

foundation of the Latter Day Saints Church - have said:

"When the time came that His First-Born, the Saviour, should come

into the world and take a tabernacle, the Father Himself came and

favored the Spirit with a tabernacle instead of letting any other

MAN do it...The Saviour was begotten by the Father of His

spirit, by the same being who is the Father of our spirits, and

that is all the organic difference between Jesus Christ and you

and me." BRIGHAM YOUNG, Journal of Discourses, 4:218"The fleshly body of Jesus required a Mother as well as a Father.

Therefore, the Father and Mother of Jesus, according to the

flesh, must have been associated together in the capacity of

Husband and Wife; hence the Virgin Mary must have been, for the

time being, the lawful wife of God the Father." ORSON PRATT, The

Seer, pg 158"Christ was begotten by an immortal Father in the same way that

mortal men are begotten by mortal fathers --- And Christ was born

into the world as the Literal Son of this Holy Being; He was born

in the same personal, real, and literal sense that any mortal son

is born of a mortal father. There is nothing figurative about his

paternity; He was begotten, conceived and born in the normal

and natural course of events, for He is the Son of God, and that

designation means what it says." BRUCE R. McCONKIE, Mormon

Doctrine, pg 547,742. Brigham Young, to be consistent with his "Adam-God"

doctrine, believed Adam was the literal father of Jesus Christ:

"When the Virgin Mary conceived the child Jesus, the Father had

begotten him in his own likeness. He was not begotten by the Holy

Ghost. And who is the Father? He is the first of the human family

.. Jesus, our elder brother, was begotten in the flesh by the

same character that was in the Garden of Eden, and who is our

Father in Heaven." BRIGHAM YOUNG, Journal of Discourses, 1:50,51. As is evident in these statements, there is no Virgin Birth

in Mormonism. On the other hand, the Bible clearly shows us:

Matthew 1:18 Mary with child of the Holy Spirit, 1:20 That

which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit, 1:23 Behold aÜf��Ü
virgin shall conceive and bear a son. Luke 1:35, The Holy Spirit

will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow

you. Further, the "Jesus" of Mormonism was married in polygamy

and had children. This had to be so to be consistent with the

doctrines of Joseph Smith, Junior. As Joseph reports as a

"revelation" given him by God on July 12,1843: "I am the Lord thy

God .. obey the instructions I am about to give unto you .. if ye

abide not that covenant, then ye are damned; for no one can

reject this covenant and be permitted to enter my Glory .. verily

I say unto you, if man marry a wife by my word, which is my law,

and by the new and everlasting covenant .. they shall be

gods...and again, as pertaining to the law of the priesthood if

any man espouses a virgin, and desire to espouse another, and

the first give her consent, and if he espouse the second, and

they are virgins, and have vowed to no other man, then he is

justified .. and if he have ten virgins given unto him by the

law, he cannot commit adultery, for they belong to him." JOSEPH

SMITH, Doctrine & Covenants, 132:2,3,4,19,20,61,62."It will be 

borne in mind that once on a time, there was a

marriage in Cana of Galilee, and on a careful reading of that

transaction, it will be discovered that no less a person than

Jesus Christ was married on that occasion." ORSON HYDE, Journal

of Discourses, 13:259."How was it with Mary and Martha, and other

 women that followed Him? In old times, and it is common to this day, 

the women, even Sarah, called their husbands 'LORD' .. Jesus was the bridegroom

at the marriage of Cana of Galilee...We say it was Jesus Christ

who was married, to be brought into relation whereby he could

see his seed, before He was crucified .. I shall say here, that

before the Saviour died, he looked upon His own natural

children, as we look upon ours." ORSON HYDE, Journal of

Discourses, 2:81,82. The Bible states that Jesus is God the Son

 -- eternally

existent with God the Father -- yet Mormon doctrine says Jesus

was a spirit offspring of the Father; that Lucifer was the second

spirit offspring (THEY WERE BROTHERS?!); followed by billions

more - or each of us, for instance: We are "brothers" and

"sisters" of Jesus Christ. Jesus is not the only begotten Son in

Mormon Theology: "It makes me think of that second person that

came forth in the heavens when the voice went forth: 'Who will

redeem the earth, who will go forth and make the sacrifice for the

earth and all things it contains ?'. The Eldest son said: 'Here

am I'; but he did not say 'send me'. But the second one, which was

'Lucifer, Son of the Morning', said, 'Lord, here am I, send me, I

will redeem every son and daughter of Adam and Eve that lives on

the earth." BRIGHAM YOUNG, Journal of Discourses, 13:282.

"The appointment of Jesus to be Saviour of the world was contested

by one of the other sons of God. He was called Lucifer, Son of theÜf��Ü
Morning. this spirit brother of Jesus desperately tried to

become the Saviour of Mankind." MILTON R. HUNTER (First Council

of 70) The Gospel Through the Ages, pg 15 [1958]"Jesus Christ

 is also of our species .. I have heard sectarian

priest undertake to tell the character of the Son of God, and

they make him half of one species and half of another, and I

could not avoid thinking at once of a mule." BRIGHAM YOUNG,

Journal of Discourses, 4:217."There is no impropriety ... 

in speaking of Jesus Christ as the

elder brother of the rest of human kind." JAMES TALMAGE, ARTICLEs

OF FAITH, pg 473. In Mormonism, Jesus was a created being: "Jesus is man's

spiritual brother. We dwelt with Him in the spirit world as

members of that large society of our eldest brother." MILTON R.

HUNTER, Gospel Through the Ages, pg 21."The devil is a spirit

 son of God who was born in the morning of

pre-existence." BRUCE R. McCONKIE, Mormon Doctrine, "Devil",

1966 edition, pg 192."There are three Gods - the Father, 

Son and Holy Ghost." BRUCe

R. McCONKIE, Mormon Doctrine,"God", pg 317.The REAL JESUS, 

the ONLY Son of God and God the Son, is proclaimed

throughout the BIBLE! Look up these references and tie-ins of Old

and New testaments declaring Jesus' Divinity and NOT being

created: LOOK Up and COMPARE WITH Psalm 24:10

I Corinthians 2:8 Psalm 45:6,7 Hebrews 1:8 Isaiah

8:13 I Peter 2:8 Isaiah 40:3

Matthew 3:3 Malachi 3:1 Matthew 11:10 Psalm 102:27

Hebrews 13:8 James 1:17 Psalm 102:25

Colossians 1:16 Psalm 102:26 Matthew 24:35 2 Peter 

3:7,10.JOHN 1:1-3,14 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was

with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning

with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not

anything made that was made ... And the Word was made flesh, and

dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the Glory as of the ONLY

begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."COLOSSIANS 1:15 

"Who is the image of the invisible God, the 

firstborn of every creature" [Here 'firstborn' does not mean

first 'spirit-child', rather a position of high honor - see verse

18, Hebrews 12:23, revelation 1:5, and Psalm 89:27]. The next

verses, 16 and 17, tell us, "For in Him were all things created,

that are in heaven, and that are on the earth ... All things were

created by Him, and for Him: And He is before all things, and by

Him all things consist." HEBREWS 1:10 "Thou, Lord (Jesus), inÜf��Ü
the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth, and the

heavens are the work of thine hands." In Isaiah 44:24 God

tells us that He "stretched forth the heavens alone; that

spreadeth abroad the earth by myself." Jesus, who IS the TRUTH

and God the Father "have no lies within them" and are INCAPABLE

OF TELLING A LIE. Jesus is God the Son, eternally One with the

Father and the Holy Spirit, and not be confused. God the Son is

not God the Father and God the father is not God the Holy

Spirit, but each entity is a part of the ONE TRUE AND LIVING

GOD.ISAIAH 9:6 "For unto us a child is born ... his name shall be

called Wonderful Counselor, The Mighty God, The everlasting

Father, The Prince of Peace." MICAH 5:2 "Whose goings forth

have been from of old, from everlasting." MATTHEW 28:18

"And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, 'All power is given

unto me in heaven and in earth." PHILIPPIANS 2:6-10 "Who,

being in the form of God, though it not robbery to be equal with

God: ... was made in the likeness of men ... became obedient

unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath

highly exaulted him ... That at the name of Jesus every knee

should bow ....". Compare to Isaiah 45:22,23. If Jesus is

not God, then we worship two (or more) Gods! The Mormons,

basically, do not worship Jesus, or pray to Him, only "through"

Him.)COLOSSIANS 2:9 "For in Him dwelleth the fullness of the Godhead

bodily" HEBREWS 1:3 "... The express image of His person

..." JOHN 5:23 "That all men should honor the Son, even as they

honor the Father. He that honoreth not the Son honoreth not the

Father which hath sent Him." JOHN 20:28 "And Thomas answered

and said unto Him, 'My Lord and my God'" Jesus used the same

descriptions of himself; I AM, ALPHA and OMEGA, FIRST and LAST;

as used by God the Father: JESUS SAYING

GOD. JOHN 8:58 I AM. EXODUS 3:14,15 REv.


44:622:13 48:12. Jesus is GOD the SON! Eternally God and not after, or

created by, or a spirit child of God! Our Jesus is NOT the

"Jesus" of Mormonism, and we are empowered, if we have accepted

the true Jesus into our hearts, to give Thanks unto God for

selecting us to reveal His True Son to us. HALLELUJAH and AMEN.

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