I recently completed a series for a group of teen boys on world religions. I included Mormonism in the list of false religions (along with Islam, Roman Catholicism, and Secular Humanism) and explained some of the falsehoods of the religion.
Let me make something very clear, Mormonism is a cult. That must be understood. They put all of their allegiance into one man, Joseph Smith,
Smith was a fanatic who was looking for relevance in the mid-1800s. He was able to trick enough people into believing his lies that, now, Mormonism has millions of adherents.
So what are some problems with Mormonism? Well there are a few large ones that stand out.
First, Joseph Smith translated plates containing “Reformed Egyptian Hieroglyphics,” to write the Book of Mormon. Here is the problem. There is no such thing as Reformed Egyptian Hieroglyphics and even if they did exist they would not have been used in the Americas.
Second, the Book of Mormon contains vast direct quotations from the King James Bible. Now why is that a major problem? The plates supposedly disappeared in 420AD before being found by Joseph Smith again centuries later. The King James Bible was written over 1200 years after this date and has been well documented on how they translated the KJV. There is no reasonable explanation as to why there would be direct quotes 1200 years later from plates that had been lost to the known world.
This is because the plates never existed, Joseph Smith was a fraud and millions have been deceived by his lies.
It is hard to get Mormons to see the truth. They have been so deceived and brainwashed that they just spit back the answers of their “church” without thinking for themselves or actually studying Scripture on their own.
No, Mormonism is not Christian. It is a cult. We must be sure to pray for everyone who has been deceived by this false religion that they may find Christ and that God will turn their hearts toward him.