Mormon Cult

Mormon Cult

"How can you call [Mormonism] a cult? [Mormons] are such a nice people?"

Mormon CultWe call Mormonism a cult because Mormonism is a cult. The nice people among Mormons do not define whether or not Mormonism is a cult. The quotes below from the founder, presidents and leaders of Mormonism determine whether or not Mormonism is a cult.

The Mormon cult claims that God wasn't always God, but started as a mere man:

"God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man, and sits enthroned in yonder heavens!... We have imagined that God was God from all eternity. I will refute that idea and take away the veil, so that you may see." (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, page 345)

The Mormon cult claims that human beings can become God:

"The Lord created you and me for the purpose of becoming Gods like Himself; when we have been proved in our present capacity, and been faithful with all things He puts into our possession. We are created, we are born for the express purpose of growing up from the low estate of manhood, to become Gods like unto our Father in heaven." (Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 3:93)

"Logically and naturally, the ultimate desire of a loving Supreme Being is to help his children enjoy all that he enjoys. For Latter-day Saints, the term ‘godhood’ denotes the attainment of such a state - one of having all divine attributes and doing as God does and being as God is." (Encyclopedia of Mormonism 2:553)

The Mormon cult also claims that salvation is through Joseph Smith (see Joseph Smith False Prophet):

"No man or woman in this dispensation will ever enter into the celestial kingdom of God without the consent of Joseph Smith... Every man and woman must have the certificate of Joseph Smith as a passport to their entrance into the mansion where God and Christ are." (Journal of Discourses 7:289)

"Every spirit that confesses that Joseph Smith is a Prophet, that he lived and died a Prophet and that the Book of Mormon is true, is of God, and every spirit that does not is of anti-Christ." (Brigham Young, History of the Church 7:287)

As for Christ Himself, the Mormon cult claims that Jesus and Satan are Brothers (for the evidences, click here).

A creature trying to become the Creator is what turned Lucifer, an angel, into a demon, and there is no greater blasphemy than the lie that Jesus, our perfectly Holy God, is the brother of Satan, the perfectly evil enemy of God.

Continue to read about Joseph Smith and why some Prominent Christian Leaders support the Mormon cult. To learn more about the Mormon cult and/or if you are a Mormon, click here for some excellent additional resources.