There are three Gods - the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost - who, though separate in personality, are united as one in purpose, in plan, and in all the attributes of perfection (Mormon Doctrine, p. 317).
Three separate personages - Father, Son, and Holy Ghost - comprise the Godhead. As each of these persons is a God, it is evident, from this standpoint alone, that a plurality of Gods exists (Mormon Doctrine, p. 576).
At his Second Coming, "the Lamb shall stand upon Mount Zion, and with him a hundred and forty-four thousand, having his Father's name written on their foreheads" .... These 144,000 are Gods .... (Mormon Doctrine, p. 546).
All men in pre-existence were the spirit children of God our Father, an exalted, glorified, and perfected Man (Mormon Doctrine, p. 751).
Joseph Smith said: "God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man, and sits enthroned in yonder heavens! ... I am going to tell you how God came to be God. We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity. I will refute that idea, and take away the veil, so that you may see .... (Mormon Doctrine, p. 321).
Therefore we know that both the Father and the Son are in form and stature perfect men; each of them possesses a tangible body, infinitely pure and perfect and attended by transcendent glory, nevertheless a body of flesh and bones (Articles of Faith, p. 38).
...there is "a God above the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ .... Hence if Jesus had a Father, can we not believe that he had a Father also?" (Mormon Doctrine, p. 322).
Implicit in the Christian verity that all men are the spirit children of an Eternal Father is the usually unspoken truth that they are also the offspring of an Eternal Mother .... that man is the "offspring of celestial parentage," and that "all men and women are in the similitude of the universal Father and Mother, and are literally the sons and daughters of Deity (Mormon Doctrine, p. 516).
Christ was begotten by an Immortal Father in the same way that mortal men are begotten by mortal fathers (Mormon Doctrine, p. 547).
Behold, I am Jesus Christ. I am the Father and the Son (Articles of Faith, p. 75).
Kolob means "the first creation." It is the name of the planet "nearest to the celestial, or the residence of God" (Mormon Doctrine, p. 428).
Those who commit the unpardonable sin are doomed to Gnolom - to dwell in hell, worlds without end. As they concoct scenes of bloodshed in this world, so they shall rise to that resurrection which is as the lake of fire and brimstone. Some shall rise to the everlasting burnings of God; for God dwells in everlasting burnings, and some shall rise to the damnation of their own filthiness, which is exquisite a torment as the lake of fire and brimstone (Mormon Doctrine, p. 316).
All women are daughters of God because of their pre-existent birth as female spirits (Mormon Doctrine, p. 179).
The millions who pass to the spirit world without receiving an opportunity during mortality to hear the truths of salvation will receive their chance subsequent to what men call death (Mormon Doctrine, p. 673).
But under certain circumstances there are some serious sins for which the cleansing of Christ does not operate, and the law of God is that men must then have their own blood shed to atone for their sins. Murder, for instance, is one of these sins (Mormon Doctrine, p. 92).
When the plans for creating and peopling the earth were under discussion in heaven, Lucifer sought to destroy the free agency of man by obtaining power to force the human family to do his will, promising the Father that by such means he would redeem all mankind so that not one of them should be lost. This proposition was rejected, while the original purpose of the Father - to use persuasive influences of wholesome precept and sacrificing example with the inhabitants of the earth, then to leave them free to choose for themselves - was agreed upon; and the one to be known as the Only Begotten Son was chosen as the chief instrument in carrying the purpose into effect (Articles of Faith, pp. 49,50).
We learn from the revealed word that Satan was once an angel of light, then known as Lucifer, a Son of the Morning; but his selfish ambition led him to aspire to the glory and power of the Father, to secure which he made the pernicious proposition to redeem the human family by compulsion; and, failing in this purpose, he headed an open rebellion against the Father and the Son, drawing a third of the hosts of heaven into his impious league (Articles of Faith, pp. 56,57).
Here, then, is eternal life - to know the only wise and true God; and you have got to learn how to be gods yourselves, and to be kings and priests to God, the same as all gods have done before you, namely, by going from one small degree to another, and from a small capacity to a great one; from grace to grace, from exaltation to exaltation, until you attain to the resurrection of the dead, and are able to dwell in everlasting burnings, and to sit in glory, as do those who sit enthroned in everlasting power ... (Mormon Doctrine, p. 321).
If it had not been for Joseph Smith and the restoration, there would be no salvation. There is no salvation outside The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Doctrine, p. 670).
The true gospel of Jesus Christ was restored to earth in the last days through the instrumentality of Joseph Smith. It is found only in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Doctrine, p. 334).
The President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints holds the keys of salvation for all men now living because he is the only one by whose authorization the sealing power of the priesthood can be used to seal men up to salvation and exaltation in the kingdom of God. (D. & C. 132:7.) (Mormon Doctrine, p. 411).
But the Lord in His mercy provided for the reestablishment of His Church in the last days, and for the last time; and prophets of olden time foresaw this era of renewed enlightenment, and sang in joyous tones of its coming. This restoration was effected by the Lord through the Prophet Joseph Smith, who, together with Oliver Cowdery, in 1829, received the Aaronic Priesthood under the hands of John the Baptist; and later the Melchizedek Priesthood under the hands of the former-day apostles, Peter, James, and John (Articles of Faith, p.185).
The final struggles between Nephites and Lamanites were waged in the vicinity of the Hill Cumorah, in what is now the State of New York, resulting in the destruction of the Nephites as a nation, about 400 A. D. The last Nephite representative was Moroni, who, wandering for safety from place to place, daily expecting death from the victorious Lamanites, wrote the concluding parts of the Book of Mormon, and hid the record in Cumorah. It was this same Moroni who, as a resurrected being, gave the records into the hands of Joseph Smith in the present dispensation (Articles of Faith, pp. 235,236).
Thus the Indians were Jews by nationality (Mormon Doctrine, p. 33).
He [Adam] sat in the council of the gods in the planning of the creation of this earth, and then, under Christ, participated in the creative enterprise .... Adam (with the exalted title of Michael the Archangel) led the hosts of the righteous in the war in heaven. (Rev. 12:7-9.) ... holds the keys of salvation over all the earth (Mormon Doctrine, pp. 16,17).
An archangel is a chief angel. Michael (Adam) is the only one so designated in the scriptures proper (Mormon Doctrine, p. 51).
Adam is known as the Ancient of Days (Mormon Doctrine, p. 34).
At this council, all who have held keys of authority will give an account of their stewardship to Adam (Mormon Doctrine, p. 21).
The early brethren of this dispensation taught that the Garden of Eden was located in what is known to us as the land of Zion, an area for which Jackson County, Missouri, is the center place (Mormon Doctrine, p. 20).
Adulterers shall be cast down to hell to suffer the vengeance of eternal fire; and their eventual destiny - after suffering the torments of the damned until the second resurrection - shall be that of the telestial kingdom (Mormon Doctrine, pp. 23,24).
The most important things that any member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ever does in this world are: 1. To marry the right person, in the right place, by the right authority; and 2. To keep the covenant made in connection with this holy and perfect order of matrimony - thus assuring the obedient persons of an inheritance of exaltation in the celestial kingdom (Mormon Doctrine, p. 118).
Endowed with agency and subject to eternal laws, man began his progression and advancement in pre-existence, his ultimate goal being to attain a state of glory, honor, and exaltation like the Father of spirits. During his earth life he gains a mortal body, receives experience in earthly things, and prepares for a future eternity after the resurrection when he will continue to gain knowledge and intelligence. (D. & C. 130:18-19.) This gradually unfolding course of advancement and experience - a course that began in a past eternity and will continue in ages future - is frequently referred to as a course of eternal progression .... In the full sense, eternal progression is enjoyed only by those who receive exaltation. Exalted persons gain the fulness of the Father; they have all power, all knowledge, and all wisdom; they gain a fulness of truth, becoming one with the Father. (Mormon Doctrine, pp. 238, 239).
That exaltation which the saints of all ages have so devoutly sought is godhood itself. Godhood is to have the character, possess the attributes, and enjoy the perfections which the Father has. It is to do what he does, have the powers resident in him, and live as he lives, having eternal increase (Mormon Doctrine, p. 321).
They were denied bodies, were cast out onto the earth, and thus came the devil and his angels - a great host of sons of perdition. Those in this life who gain a perfect knowledge of the divinity of the gospel cause, a knowledge that comes only by revelation from the Holy Ghost, and who then link themselves with Lucifer and come out in open rebellion, also become sons of perdition. Their destiny, following their resurrection, is to be cast out with the devil and his angels, to inherit the same kingdom in a state where "their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched" . . . . Joseph Smith said: "All sins shall be forgiven, except the sin against the Holy Ghost; for Jesus will save all except the sons of perdition (Mormon Doctrine, p. 746).
After their resurrection, the great majority of those who have suffered in hell will pass into the telestial kingdom; the balance, cursed as sons of perdition, will be consigned to partake of endless wo with the devil and his angels (Mormon Doctrine, p. 350).
Thus, for those who are heirs of some salvation, which includes all except the sons of perdition (D. & C. 76:44), hell has an end (Mormon Doctrine, p. 351).
Not only isn't the LDS Church needed for salvation, as they claim for themselves, but they are spreading many deadly untruths about Almighty God, the Lord Jesus, the devil, those who go to Hell, how to be saved, life beyond the grave, God's word, etc. Also, it is easy for one to claim to be a prophet, like Joseph Smith has, but it is another thing to prove it. Smith has made numerous false prophecies, which is impossible for God's true prophets to make (Dt. 18:21,22), and is, therefore, a deceiver who has misled many, just like the kind the Lord Jesus warned would come (Mt. 24:11).
Dear reader, please do not be deceived by the sincerity of, or the friendly way, the Mormon people might treat you. The LDS beliefs are not God's truth. Remember, what you believe and do now in this lifetime will affect you throughout all eternity. Therefore, learn the message of the Bible and commit yourself to the one, true, living God, who has power to have you thrown into Hell forever. For your own good, reject the LDS beliefs.