Tag Archives: Polytheism

The Trinity: Mormonism’s Rejection of God’s Highest Revelation (Part 4 of 4)

In this last article we will examine one of the heretical distortions of the doctrine of the Trinity as embraced by Mormonism. As was noted earlier, Mormonism doesn’t look favorably on the ecumenical councils that took place long ago in … Continue reading

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Mormonism and Polytheism

The September/October 2012 issue of Stand To Reason’s newsletter, Solid Ground, focuses on this question: Is Mormonism just another Christian denomination? In the author’s forward, Greg Koukl explains, “In this month’s Solid Ground, I do what the LDS is failing … Continue reading

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The Peculiar Splendors of Mormonism

Near the middle of September (2012) The New York Times posted an online commentary titled, “Why I Love Mormonism.” In it, author and professor Simon Critchley chronicled his experience with Mormonism (as a non-Mormon) that has spanned about 30 years … Continue reading

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The Other Gods of Deuteronomy

An LDS man who wanted to convince me that the Bible validates the notion of multiple gods used Deuteronomy 32:8 as a proof text. In the RSV (the translation he wanted to use for this verse) it says: “When the … Continue reading

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Do the Mormon Gods Belong to Multiple Godheads?

If God the Father has a Father, and if the concept of “Godhead” isn’t infinitely expandable to include all Gods, then our Father belongs to two Godheads, one of which Jesus is not a part of. If God the Father … Continue reading

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Mormon Theism

Christianity is a monotheistic religion, but what is Mormonism? Mormonism has been called monotheistic, polytheistic, henotheistic, tri-theistic, and more recently, monolatristic. I don’t know if there is a defined theistic category that fits Mormonism, but let’s look at what these … Continue reading

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“You would have procreative power, you would have your own offspring, you would create your own worlds”

From “The Mormons Are Coming!“, by Daniel Brook of GOOD Magazine: “We’re going pretty deep into this theology thing,” President Boone [of the Provo MTC] says a bit uncomfortably. When Jesus returns, he says, the New Jerusalem will be located … Continue reading

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