Is the Latter Day Saints Church A Christian Church (LSD Church)?
I’ve always thought it odd that the LDS church claimed itself to be a Christian church when the majority of their doctrines were completely foreign to the mainstream doctrines of the Christian church established in the book of Acts. They read from a different book other than the Bible called the Book of Mormon. They worship another Jesus other than the one found in scripture. They believe in a different eschatology (eschatology is the doctrine concerning is the end of the earth age for humanity as we know it as described in the Bible). They believe in a different ending other than the one described in the biblical text.
The Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon was transcribed from golden plates by the LDS founder, Joseph Smith in 1830. Smith who lived from (1805-1844) was selected and directed by the angel Moroni to translate these golden plates into English. Smith published what he said was an English translation of these plates, the Book of Mormon. According to Smith, Plates revealed another revelation for America. This new found faith would no longer center on the salvation of humanity, but the eternal progression of mankind. Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, the second president of LDS, (1847- 1877) also changed the goal of the gospel of Jesus Christ,which is to save men from their sins, to another, which is to progress to become gods.
Now this clearly goes against scripture, since scripture teaches that Jesus Christ is the final word given unto mankind; as Hebrews1:2 states (Berean Study Bible). Previously, God spoke through various prophets and means, but “in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He made the ages”
“But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be under a divine curse!” (Gal. 1:8).
This is why accordingly, the LDS churches teachings are considered accursed, because they teach a different revelation of the gospel, other than found in the New Testament.
Man will become a god and seed his own planet
According to the Mormon faith, the earth age will end with Man becoming a god and seeding his own planet. The belief that man can become a god is only half of the belief. The other half is that our God was once a man. The doctrine that humans can progress to exaltation and godliness is commonly taught within the LDS Church. Lorenzo Snow, the Church’s fifth President, coined a well-known couplet: “As man now is, God once was: As God now is, man may be.”
So, the LDS Church teaches Man will have his own planet and enter the next age sealed to eternal spouses. This means that the man can have as many wives as needed to repopulate the planet. This might explain why polygamy is most popular among the church of Mormon
A Contradiction Between LDS teaching and the Bible.
Since it teaches there will Be marriage in eternity. Jesus said that in eternity, there will be no marriage or one given in marriage. But people will be like the angels Matt 22:30.
This view of the cosmos is quite inconsistent with scripture as well, since it does not fit the description that the word of God gives us of the world in which we live. According to scripture, God created the earth as a home for humanity. The purpose of mankind was to bring glory to God by subduing the earth. Gen. 1:28: “And God said to. them ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have. dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over. every living thing that moves upon the earth.
In this way, God gets glory by having mankind in his expressed image to rule over earth as he rules over heaven. This is why Jesus instructed us to pray, thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
The will of the Father is that man rules over the earth, in the same fashion of provision, love, and wisdom as God rules in heaven.
So according to Biblical cosmology, God is near. He sits in heaven which is right above the earth. God is not light years away. He is sitting above a three part system. Heaven, Earth, and Hell.
It is he that sits upon the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are as grasshoppers; that stretches out the heavens as a curtain, and spreads them out as a tent to dwell in: (Is. 40:22).
So we see God sitting on a throne, above the circle, not a sphere, which is a different Hebrew word, but a flat sphere, above which are the waters.
Notice that God sees all of the inhabitants of the earth like grasshoppers. Indicating that God is keeping watch over the inhabitants of the earth. Under the biblical model of the earth, planets do not exist, and space travel is impossible because, we, his creation are enclosed in a firmament that cannot be penetrated. According to the Bible, the firmament separates the waters above the earth from the waters below. Furthermore, the sun, the moon and the stars are enclosed within the firmament.
And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.”
(Genesis 1:6-8 KJV)
The word firmament comes from the Hebrew word raqia as a “dome” or “vault” in some modern Bibles. It is rendered as “firmament” in the KJV. The problem that puzzles people is the implication in the Hebrew language of the firmament being a firm, fixed structure (FIRMament).
“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.”
(Genesis 1:14-16 KJV.)
The Sun, Moon, and Stars are “in” the firmament. Which means that they are beneath the waters. This is why the sky is blue. Notice that this firmament would prevent space travel.
Notice what the psalmist has stated: Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that [be] above the heavens.”
(Psalms 148:4 KJV)
There are waters above the earths firmament.
The heliocentric model of the universe as supported by science and the Mormon LDS Church.
Obviously, the Mormons model of cosmology is more in line with a heliocentric model of the universe as supported by modern Day scientists. A universe in which the sun is one of billions of stars in the universe supporting many uninhabited planets waiting to be populated by faithful members of the LDS Church.
According to Joseph Smith model of the universe, the universe is our future home. This is why there are no crosses on LDS Church, but instead carvings of the sun and stars.
It would seem that there is no distinction between the beliefs of the LDS Church and modern day cosmology. Cosmology that is heavily influenced by the occultic and esoteric beliefs of men like Kepler, Newton, and Copernicus, who not only took there ideas from ancient sun worshipers, but support a cosmology that disputes the word of God. Therefore, not only does the LDS Church deny the gospel of Jesus Christ, but support an understanding the our world that bears no resemblance to the doctrines of Christianity.
Instead the LDS Church teaches that space travel in possible and promote it through their writings, even though it does not agree with scripture. According to scripture, Christ will return to the earth, to reward the meek and judge the unrighteous. However, according to the LDS Church, humanity leave the earth and save themselves from the coming apocalypse.
This would explain why there are many science fiction writers within the LSD church. Mormons are well-represented in this field.”
Mormons have won top honors in the otherworldly realms of sci-fi and fantasy since 1986, when Orson Scott Card‘s novel “Ender’s Game” took both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. Card repeated that stunt a year later with “Speaker for the Dead.”
Another science fiction works produced by the LDS Church is: “Battlestar Galactica.” The television series was created by LDS church member Glen Larson; and was built on Mormon theology and cosmology.
And the Expanse,” a sci-fi drama with a Mormon storyline. A story that starts with a giant spaceship is under construction somewhere in the solar system and bears the name “L.D.S.S. Nauvoo,” with a golden angel (Mormon) tooting a horn on its bow.
Its mission: to carry members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to outer space to preach their message to other peoples.
It is clear that the Mormon church preaches a different gospel than is found in scripture and is obviously is an anti Christian religion.
But what of those millions of Christians who support a heliocentric model of the universe. Could not the same be said for those who subscribe to this grand deception? The allusion that we are on a spinning ball flying through an endless universe with millions of uninhabited planets that we shall all one day explore.