There are many contradictions in the LDS scriptures. I challenge you to look at some of them
with an open mind and to pray to the God of the Bible for the truth, along with reading HIS Word.
Death Seals Man's Fate
Book of Mormon
"And now, I say unto you, my brethren, thatafter ye have known and have been taught all these things, if ye should transgress and go contrary to that which has been
spoken, that ye do withdraw yourselves from the Spirit of the Lord, that it may have no place in you to guide you in wisdom's paths that ye may be blessed, prospered,
and preserved-I say unto you, that the man that doeth this, the same cometh out in open rebellion against God; therefore he listeth to obay the evil spirit, and becometh
an enemy to all righteousnas; therefore, the Lord has no place in him, for he dwelleth not in unholy temples. Therfore if that man repenteth not, and dieth an enemy to God,
the demands of divine justice do awaken his immortal soul to a lively sense of his guolt, which doth cause him to shrink from the presence of the Lord, and doth fill his breast
with guilt, and pain, and anguish, which is like an unquenchable fire, whose flame ascendeth up forever and ever. And now I say unto you, that mercy hath no claim on that man;
therefore his final doom is to endure a never-ending torment.
For behold, this life is the time for men to prepare to meet God: yea, behold the day of this life is the day for men to perform their labors. And now, as I said
unto you before, as ye have had so many witnesses, therefore, I beseech of you that ye do not procrastinate the day of your repentance untill the end; for after this day of life,
which is given us to prepare for eternity, behold, if we do not improve our time while in this life, then cometh the night of darkness wherein there can be no labor performed. Ye
cannot say, when ye are brought to that awful crisis, that I will repent, that I will return to my God. Nay, ye cannot say this: for that same spirit which doth possess your bodies
at the time that ye go out of this life, that same spirit will have power to possess your body in that eternal world. For behold, if ye have procrastinated the day of your death,
behold, ye have become subjected to the spirit of the devil, and he doth seal you his: therefore, the Spirit of the Lord hath withdrawn from you, and hath no place in you, and tha devil
hath all power over you: and this is the final state of the wicked.
Chance after Death
Doctrine and Covenate
105"These are they who suffer the vengence of eternal fire. 106 These are they who are cast down to hell and suffer the wrath of Almighty God, untill the fulness of times,
when Christ shall have subdued all enemies under his feet, and shall have prefected his word; 107 When he shall deliver up the kingdom, and present it unto the Father, spotless, saying: I
have overcome and have trodden the wine-press alone, even the wine-press of the fierceness of the wrath of Almighty God. 108 Then shall he be crowned with the crown of his glory, to sit on
the throne of his power to reign forever and ever. 109 But behold, and lo, we saw the glory and the inhabitants of the telestial world, that they were as innumerable as the stars in the firmament
of the heaven, or the sand upon the seashore; 110 And heard the voice of the Lord saying: These all shall bow the knee, and every tongue shall canfess to him who sits upon the throne forever and ever;
111 For they shall be judged according to their works, and every man shall recieve according to his own works, his own dominion, in the monsions ehich are prepares; 112 And they shall be servants
of the Most High; but where God and Christ dwell they connot come, worlds without end.
D&C Section 76:106-112
" And after this another angel shall sound, which is the second trump; and then cometh the redemption of those who are Christ's at his coming; who have received their part in that
prison which is prepared for them, that they might receive the gospel, and be judged according to men in the flesh.
D&C Section 88:99
The Bible says:
The Bible teaches "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the
judgment." (Hebrews 9:27) The Bible also says "For the wages of sin is
the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ, our Lord." (Romans 6:23) and "For all have sinned, and fall
short of the glory of God,"(Romans 3:23) Jesus paid the price for our sins when he died on the cross and rose again on the third day. By asking Him to forgive you of your sins you are accepting the free gift
he offers all mankind, if you reject it you will be subject to judgment. At this judgment all men who have rejected God's greatest gift of all, his Son, Jesus Christ will stand before the Judgment
seat of Christ, you will be judged by your works to see if there are good enough to get you into heaven, no one will ever make it on there own merit. I have herd some Missionaries talk as if this
judgment is were we will stand and be judged by our works. I am sorry to say NO ONE who has put there trust in Jesus Christ will be there. Here is the Great White Throne Judgment as it is described in God's Word.
"And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away, and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God, and the books
were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book
of life. And the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead that
were in it, and death and hades delivered up the dead that were in them; and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
AND WHOSOEVER WAS NOT FOUND WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE WAS CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE.(Revelation 20:11-15)
The next passage tells about a rich man and a poor man named Lazarus. The rich man would have done anything he could to change the situation he was in, but it was to late, his fate was sealed. Don't wait untill you
die to realize that everything you have put your faith and trust in is a lie. The rich man waited to long, Will you?
"There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day.
And there was a certain begger, named Lazarus, who was laid at his gate, full of sores.
And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table; moreover, the dogs came and licked his sores.
And it came to pass that the begger died, and was carried by the angels into Abrahams bosom; the rich man also died, and was buried;
And in hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that they who would pass from here to you cannot; neither can they pass us, that would come from there.
Then he said, I pray thee, therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house (For I have five brethern), that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
And he said, Nay, father Abraham; but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though on rose from the dead.
Luke 16:19-31 (KJV)
No Pre-Existence of Man
Book of Mormon
"For behold, by the power of his word man came upon the face of the earth, which earth was created by the power of his word. Wherefore, if God being able to speak and the world was, and to
speak and man was created, O then, why not able to command the earth, or the workmanship of his hands upon the face of it, according to his will and pleasure?"
28 "And Ammom said: This is God.And Ammon said unto him again: Believest thou that this Great Spirit, who is God, created all things which are in heaven and in the earth?" 34"Ammon said unto
him: I am a man; and man in the beggining was created after the image of God, and I am called by his Holt Spirit to teach these things unto this people, that they may be brought to a knowledge of that which is
just and true;35 And a portion of that Spirit dwelleth in me, which giveth me knowledge, and also power according to my faith and desires which are in God. 36 Now when Ammon had said these words, he began at
the creation of the creation of the world, and also the creation of Adam, and told him all the things comcerning the fall of man, and rehearsed and laid before him the records and the holy scripture of the people,
which had been spoken by the prophets, even down to the time that their father, Lehi, left Jerusalem.
Doctrine and Covenate
23"Ye were also in the beggining with the Father; that which is Spirit, even the Spirit of truth; 29 "Man was also in the beggining with God. Intelligent, or the light of truth, was not created or made, neither
indeed can be. 30"All truth is independent in that sphere in which God has placed it, to act for itself, as all intelligence also; otherwise there is no existence." 31"Behold, here is the agency of man, and here
is the condemnation of man; because that which was from the beggining is plainly manifest unto them, and they received not the light." 32" And every man whose spirit receiveth not the light is under condemnation."
33"For man is spirit. The elements are eternal, and spitit and elements inseperably connected, received a fulness of joy." 34"And when separated, man connot receive a fulness of joy;"
D.& C. Section 93:23, 29-33
Pearl of Great Price
"Howbelt that be made the greater star; as, also, if there be two spirits, and one shall be more intelligent than the other, yet these two spirits, notwithstanding one is more intelligent than the
other, have no beggining; they existed before, they shall have no end, they shall exist after, for they are gnolaum, or eternal. I dwell in the midst of them all; I now, therefore, have come down unto thee to declare unto thee the works which my hands have made, wherein my wisdom excelleth them all,for I rule in the heavens above,and in the earth beneath, in all wisdom and prudence, over all the intelligences thine eyes have seen from the beginning; I came down in the beginning in the midst of all the intelligences thou hast seen. now the Lord had shown unto me, Abraham, the intelligences that were organized before the world was; and among all these there were many of the noble and great ones. And God saw these souls that they were good, and he stood in the midst of them, and he said; These I will make my rulers; for he stood among those that were spirits, and he saw that they were good; and he said unto me Abraham, thou art one of theml thou wast chosen before thou wast born.
Bk of Abraham 3:18, 21-23
The Prophet Joseph Smith
"All the fools and learned and wise men from the beginning of creation, who say that spirit of man had a beginnning, prove that it must have an end; and if that doctrine is true, then the doctrine of annihilation would be true. But if I am right, I might with boldness proclaim from the housetops that God never had the power to create the spirit of man at all. God himself could not create himself. Intelligence is eternal and exists upon a self-existent principle. It is a spirit from age to age, and there is no creation about it. All the minds and spirits that god ever sent into the world are susceptible of enlargement."
Teachings of the prophet Joseph Smith by joseph Fielding Smith, p. 354
The Bible says:
God Created Man And He Became A Living Soul
"And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul."
"For by him (Jesus) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist."
Colossians 1: 16-17
"All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men."
"For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? For of him, and through him, and to him, arrre all things: to whom be glory for ever. A-men."
Heathen Saved Without Baptism
Book of Mormon
22 "For behold that all little children are "alive in Christ, and also all they that are without the law. For the power of redemtion cometh an all them that have no law; wherefore, he that is not condemned,or he that is under no condemnation, cannot repent; and
unto such baptism availith nothing-- 23 But it is mockery before God, denying the mercies of Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit, and putting trust in dead works."
25 "Wherefore, he has given a law; and where there is no law given there is no punishment; and where there is no punishment there is no condemnation; and where there is no condemnation the mercies of the Holy One of Israel have claim upon them, because of the atonement;
for they aredelivered by the power of him. 26 For the atonement satisfieth the demands of his justice upon all those who have not the law given to them, that they are delivered from that awful monster, death and hell, and the devil, and the lake of fire and brimstone, which is endless torment; and
they are restored to that God who gave them breath, which is the Holy One of Israel."
2 Nephi 9:25-26
24 "And these are those whohave part in the first ressurection; and these are they that have died before Christ came, in their ignorance, not having salvation declared unto them.Andthus the Lord bringeth about the restoration of these; and they have a part in the first resurrection,
or have eternal life, being redeemedby the Lord. 25 And little children also have eternal life. 26 But behold, and fear, and tremble before the God, for ye ought to tremble; for the Lord redeemeth none such that rebel against him and die in their sins; yea, even all those that have perished in their
sins ever since the world began, that have wilfully rebelled against God, that have known the commandments of God, and would not keep them; these are rhey that have no part in the first resurrection. 27 Therefore ought ye not to tremble? For salvation cometh to none such; for the Lord hath redeemed
none such; yea, neither can the Lord redeem such; for he cannot deny himself; for he cannot deny justice when it has its claim."
Baptism for Dead
Doctrine and Covenate
"You may think this order of things to be very particlar; but let me tell you that it is only to answer the will of God, by conforming to the ordinance and perperation that the Lord ordained and prepared before the foundation of the world, for the salvation of the dead who should die without a knowledge of the gospel.'
D.& C. Section 128:5
"And now, my dearly beloved brethren and sisters, let me assure you that these are principles in relation to the dead and the living that cannot be lightly passed over, as
pertaining to our salvation. For their salvation is nacessary and essential to our salvation..."
D.& C. Section 128:15
"And again,inconnection with this quotation I will give you a quotation from oneofthe prophets, who had his eye fixed on the restoration ofthe priesthood,the glories to be revealed in the lastdays,and inanespecialmanner this most glorious af all subjects belonging to theeveerlastinggospel,namely,the baptism for the dead;
for Malachi says, last chapter, verse 5th and 6th: Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: An he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
I might have rendered a
plainer translation to this, but it tis sufficiently plain to suit my ppurpose asit stands. It is sufficient to know, smitten with a curse unless there is a welding link of some kind or other between the fathers and the children, upon some subject ot other- and behold what is that subject? It is the baptism for the dead. For we without them cannot
be made peerfect; neither can they without us be made perfect. Neither can they who have died in the gospel also; for it is necessary in the ushering in of the dispensation of the fulness of times, which dispensation is whole and complete and perfect union,and welding together of dispenasations, and keys, and powers, and glories shouldtake place,
and be revealed from the days af Adam even to the present time. And not only this, but those things which never have been revealed from the foundation ofthe world,but have been kept hid from the wise and prudent,shall be revealedunto babes and sucklings in this,the dispensation of the fulness if times."
D.& C. Section 128:17-18
"This doctrine presents in a clear light the wisdom and mercy of God in preparing an ordinance for the salvation of the dead, being baptized by proxy, their names recorded in heavens and they judged according to the deeds done in the body. This doctrine was the burden of the scriptures. Those Saints who neglect it in behalf of their
deceased relatives, do it at the peril of their own salvation."
Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith by Joseph F. Smith, p. 193
"Thus in the mercy of God, His erring, mortal children, who have taken upon themselves
the name of Christ on earth, may become, in a limited sphere, each a savior in the house of his fathers,
by vicarious labor and sacrifice, rendered in humility, and, as represented in the baptismal ordinances,
typical of the death, burial, and resurrection of the Redeemer."
The Articils of Faith, by James E. Talmarge, p. 152
The Bible says:
The Bible teaches that Jesus is the way, and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except
through me." John 14:6, We must go through Jesus Christ to go to heaven.
No person has the power to redeem another, for we are ALL sinners. Only the perfect sacrifice of Jesus on
the cross can pay the price of death. Accept His free give of salvation today, and you will never have to
"When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hoope of unjust men perisheth."
"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement."
"None of them
can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him; (For the redemption of their soul is
precious, and it ceaseth forever)."
"And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would passfrom hence to you cannot; neithercan they pass to us, that would come from thence.
Then he said,I praythee therefore,father, thatthou wouldest send him to my father's house: For I have five brethern: that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham
saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prpohets,
neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead."
"Only Christ can save us
"In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgivness of sins, accordingto the riches of his grace."
"Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us
into the kingdom of his dear Son;
In whom we have redemption through his blood, even
the forgiveness of sins."
"And they sang a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the scroll, and to openits seals: for thou wast slain, and hast
redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue and people, and nation;"
1 "THEREFORE, being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulation also, knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
4 And patirnce, experience; and experience, hope;
5 And hope maketh not ashamed, because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who is given unto us.
6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
7 For scarcely for a rightous man will someone die; yet perhaps for a good man some would even dare to die.
8 But God commendeth his love toward us in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
9 Much more then, being justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now recieved the reconciliation.
12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin, and so death passed upon all men, for all have sinned.
13 (For untill the law sin was in the world; but sin is not imputed when there is no law
14 Nevertheless, death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression,
who is the figure of him that was to come.
15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offense of one many are dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift
by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift; for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is
of many offenses unto justification.
17 For if by one man's offense death regned by one, much more they who recieve abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in
life by one Jesus Christ.)
18 Therefore, as by the offense of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation, even so by the rightousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
19 For by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
20 Moreover, the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound;
21 That as sin hath regned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ,
Romans Chapter 5
to you, and peace, from God the Father, and from
our Lord Jesus Christ,
Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of God and
"Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life."
Adam in America
Doctrine and Covenate
"Three years previous to the death of Adam, he called Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch, and Methuselah, who were all high priests, with the residue of his posterity who were righteous, into the vally of Adam-ondi-Ahman,
and there bestowed upon them his last blessing."
D. & C. Section 107:53
How could Adam and his sons have been made priests when God did not appoint a priest untill Moses's brother Aaron in the desert, Remember the Aaronic priesthood? There was no need for a sacrifice to pay for sins until the law was given. No sacrifices were made yet for the forgiveness of sin
Revelation given Joseph Smith the Prophet, near Wight's Ferry, at a place called Spring hill, Davis County, Missouri, May 19, 1838. HC 3: 35
"Spring hill is named by the Lord Adam-ondi-Ahman, because, said he, it is the place where Adam shall come to visit his people, or the Ancient of Days shall sit, as spoken of by Danial the prophet."
D. & C. Serction 116
Adam in Old World
Pearl of Great Price
"And I, the Lord God, planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there I put the man whom I had formed."
Book of Moses 3:8
"And I, the Lord God, caused a river to go out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads, And I, the Lord God, called the
name of the first Piston, and it compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where I, the Lord God, created much glod;
And the gold of that land was good, and there was bdellium and the onyx stone. And the name of the second river was called Gilhon; the sa,e that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
And the name of the third river was Hiddekel; that which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the forth river was the Euphrates.
And I, the Lord God, took the man, and put him into the Garden of Eden, to dress it, and to keep it."
Book of Moses 3:10-15
Murder Can Be Forgiven
Book of Mormon
"Turn, all ye Gentiles, from your wicked ways; and repent of your evil doings, of your lying and deceivings, and of your whoredoms, and of your secret abominations, and your idolatries, and of your murders, and your priestcrafts, and your envyings, and your strifes, and from all your wickedness and abominations, and come unto me, and be baptized in my name, that ye may receive a remission of your sins, and be filled with the Holy Ghost, that ye may be numbered with my people who are of the house of Israel."
3 Nephi 30:2
"For it is expedient that there should be a great and lasting sacrifice; yea, not a sacrifice of man, neither of beast, neither of any manner of fowl; for it shall not be a human sacrifice; but it must be an infinate and eternal sacrifice.
But the law requireth the life of him who hath murdered; therefore there can be nothing which is short of an infinate atonement which will suffice for the sins of the world."
"Wherefore, it must need be an infinate atonement-save it should be an infinate atonement this corruption could not put on incorruption. Wherefore the first judgment which came upon man must needs have remained to an endless duration. And if so, this flesh must have laid down to rot and to crumble to its mother earth, to rise no more."
2 Nephi 9:7
Doctrine and Covenate
"That he came into the world, even Jesus, to be crucified for the world, and to sanctify the world, and to cleanse it from all unrighteousness."
Doctrine and Covenants 76:41
No Forgivness For Murder
Doctrine and Covenate
"And now, behold, I speak unto the church. Thou shalt not kill; and he that kills shall not have forgivness in the world, nor in the world to come.
Doctrine and Covenants 42:18
Mormon Doctrine says:
"Man may commit certain greivous sins-according to his light and knowledge-that wwill place him beyond the reach of the atoning blood of Christ. If then he would be saved he must make sacrifice of his ouwn life to atone-so far as in his power lies-for that sin, for the blood of Christ alone under certain circumstances will not avail."
Bruce R. McConkie, p. 93
"Joseph Smith taught that there were certain sins so grievous that man may commit, that they will place the transgressors beyond the power of the atonement of Christ. If these offences are committed, then the blood of Christ will not cleanse them from their sins even though they repent. Therefore their only hope is to have their own blood shed to atone, as far qs possible, in their behalf. This is scriptual doctrine, and is taught in all the standard works of the Church."
Doctrines of Salvation by Joseph F. Smith Vol 1, p. 135
"This doctrine can only be practiced in its fulness in a day when the civil and ecclesiastical laws are administered in the same hands...it was not and could not be practiced in this dispensation, except that persons whoo understood its provisions could and did use their influence to get a form of capitol punishment written into the laws of the various states of the union so that the blood of murderes could be shed."
Bruce R. McConkie, p. 93
The Bible says:
Blood Of Jesus Cleanses Us From ALL Sin
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath though him."
"But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, his Son, cleanseth us fromn all sin.
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and hid word is not in us."
1 John 1:7-10
"And when they were come to the place which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do."
"And one of the malefactors who were hanged railed at him, saying, If thou be the Christ, save thyself and us.
But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?
And we, indeed, justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds. But this man hath done nothing amiss.
And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comeest into thy kingdom.
And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise."
"The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the lamb of God, who taketh away the sin of the world.'
"Having predestinated us unto the adoption of sons by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, through which he hath made us accepted in the Beloved; In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgivness of sins,
according to the riches of his grace."
"And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins, and in him is no sin."