Apprising Ministries continues to point out the horrid effects of postmodernism upon apostatizing evangelicalism as spiritual darkness continues to fall.

With practicing Mormon Mitt Romney again running for president, it serves to present us with another nauseating example.

Sadly, too many in the visible church are now working to try and make the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) a legitimate expression of the Christian faith.

Having personally studied Comparative Religion for nearly 25 years, including Mormonism in heavily Mormon southwest Wyoming for 10 years, I can tell you nothing could be further from the truth. Simply put, no organization that doesn’t teach what the Bible teaches about Jesus Christ can claim to be Christian.

Such is the case with the LDS Church, which presents a very similar problem as the apostate Roman Catholic Church. There are individuals who disagree somewhat with official teachings of their respective churches, yet remain with them. However, their personal beliefs are irrelevant to the discussion of church doctrine.

The RCC has its supposed “infallible” popes who are believed to receive direct revelation from God. In their president, the Mormon Church also has its “prophets.” As with the RCC, they are considered infallible with their own dogma. The point being, once they teach doctrine concerning God, it cannot be changed.

So you see, you don’t go to individual Mormons to assess the teachings of the LDS Church; you need to go to official Mormon sources. Here I’m going to destroy a very common misconception: The Mormon Church doesn’t take a position on how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. At best, this is disingenuous on its part.

Here now is Brigham Young, who was the second prophet and president of the LDS church. Young most clearly said, as recorded by his own Mormon scribes and published by the LDS Church itself:


By using the term scripture, there’s no mistaking here that Brigham Young is claiming divine revelation in his sermons, i.e. God is speaking through him. As such, the position of the Mormon Church is already formed as he speaks. No way around it; and what an individual believes, no matter how sincere, won’t change this fact.

A cardinal, non-negotiable, doctrine of the historic orthodox Christian Church is the Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ; essentially defined as:

Already existing as God—the Second Person in the Holy Trinity—the incarnation of Christ Jesus of Nazareth came about by the working of God the Holy Spirit, without the aid of a human father, so that Mary gave birth to Him while remaining a virgin.

First of all, the Mormon Church does not teach that Jesus Christ existed from all eternity. From the official website of the Mormon Church itself we read:

Jess L. Christensen, Institute of Religion director at Utah State University, Logan, Utah. On first hearing, the doctrine that Lucifer and our Lord, Jesus Christ, are brothers may seem surprising to some—especially to those unacquainted with latter-day revelations.

But both the scriptures and the prophets affirm that Jesus Christ and Lucifer are indeed offspring of our Heavenly Father and, therefore, spirit brothers. (Online source, emphasis mine)

This is a denial of the full Deity of Jesus Christ, not to mention gross blasphemy. Bottom line: This is not the Christ Jesus of Nazareth taught in God’s Word, the Bible. With this in mind, now let me show you exactly what Mormon prophet Brigham Young taught about the birth of Jesus Christ.

Now, remember from this time forth, and for ever, that Jesus Christ was not begotten by the Holy Ghost,… [2]

When the time came that His first-born, the Saviour, should come into the world and take a tabernacle, the Father came Himself and favoured that 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,… [3]

The birth of the Saviour was as natural as are the births of our children; it was the result of natural action. He partook of flesh and blood—was begotten of his Father, as we were of our fathers,… [4]

I’m now going to show you this repugnant incest was also taught recently by another LDS prophet Ezra Taft Benson, thirteenth Mormon president from 1985-1994:


As you can see, Mormonism’s own prophets have told you that in their corrupt non-Christian doctrine the LDS god, aka Heavenly Father, had sexual intercourse with his own daughter Mary in order to conceive the earthly body of Jesus Christ. This is decidedly antichrist; not to mention the vilest of blasphemous teaching.

What the individual Mormon may, or may not, believe about their church can never change this fact…

End notes:

[1] Journal of Discourses, Vol. 13, 95.

[2] Ibid., Vol. 1, 51.

[3] Ibid, Vol. 4, 218.

[4] Ibid., Vol. 8, 115.

[5] Ezra Taft Benson (2009-09-03). Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson (Kindle Locations 151-154). Deseret Book Company. Kindle Edition.

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