Written by Danny D. Bunn, B.A. (Born-again Believer in the Lord Jesus Christ)

Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon apostle and authority, says in his book, Mormon Doctrine on page 513:
"Mormonism is Christianity, Christianity is Mormonism. They are one and the same, and they are not to be distinguished from each other in the minutest detail."


When John Taylor, in Journal of Discourses, Volume 6, page 167, says:
"We talk about Christianity, but it is a perfect pack of nonsense... It is a sounding brass and a tinkling symbol; it is as corrupt as hell: and the devil could not invent a better engine to spread his work than Christianity of the nineteenth century."
COMMENT: Christianity of the nineteenth century believed the same thing that it does today. So once again I ask,


Another quote from John Taylor:
"The transactions of men are even more outrageous against the Lord, and the only excuse for them is their ignorance. What! are Christians ignorant? Yes, as ignorant of the things of God as the brute beast." (Ibid, page 25)


Then Brigham Young, in Journal of Discourses, Volume 5, page 331, says:
"Their belief reminds me that brother Joseph B. Nobles once told a Methodist priest, after hearing him describe his god, that the god they worshipped was the 'Mormons' Devil- a being without a body, whereas our God has a body, parts, and passions."


Brigham Young also said this in another one of his sermons in Journal of Discourses, Volume 4, page 196:
"Inquire why they do not do something for the Gospel, and instruct them if they cannot pay their tithing, or gather with the saints, to go and preach to their neighbours, and they will say to you, 'O, my neighbors are pretty well off, they are good people, here are the Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterians, etc., and they are good people, and I really do not feel it is my duty to preach to them.' Where are such persons? They are in darkness, they have apostatized."
COMMENT: Remember, Brigham Young said that he never preached a sermon that you cannot call it scripture.
(Check Journal of Discourses, Volume 13, page 95).

I guess that he didn't feel like he cut the Christians enough so he throws out another lie concerning something else that John Taylor said, quoting:
"Brother Taylor has just said that the religions of the day were hatched in hell. The eggs were laid in hell, hatched on its borders, and then kicked on to the earth."
(Journal of Discourses, Vol.6, page 176)

Orson Pratt in his book, 'The Seer' on page 225, quoting:
"Both Catholics and Protestants are nothing less than the 'whore of Babylon' whom the Lord denounces by the mouth of John the Revelator as having corrupted all the earth by their fornications and wickedness. And any person who shall be so wicked as to receive a holy ordinance of the gospel from the ministers of any of these apostate churches will be sent down to hell with them, unless they repent of the unholy and impious act."


In one way, he's half right but the Catholic church became more and more corrupt as time went on and as they kept adding so many unbiblical additions to their 'church'. All dates are approximate.

Such as:
Prayers for the dead AD 300
Worship of angels and dead saints 375
The mass as a daily celebration was adopted 394
Prayers began to be offered to Mary, dead saints, and angels 600
The Rosary, or prayer beads (copied from Hindus and Mohammedams) was introduced by Peter the Hermit... 1090
The Inquisition of "Heretics" was instituted by the Council of Verona........ 1184,
and was legalized and promoted by the Fourth Lateran Council in 1215.

Before the Inquisition ran its course, historians estimate that 5 to 15 million people lost their lives through torture and execution by the Roman Catholic church.
I believe something else needs to be said here concerning the Catholics and the Christians. Are Catholics Christian? No, if you are truly a Catholic then you cannot be a Christian but on the other hand if you are truly a Christian, you cannot be a Catholic. They are incompatible terms. Christians who came out from under Roman Catholic rule or those who would never submit to it were called 'Protestants' which comes from the word 'protest'. The Christians protested a Roman Catholic dictatorship. Christians better check out the reasons for 'the Inquisition' because it might happen again.

Now we come to the ultimate in the Mormon - Christian conflict. Going to one of the versions of Joseph Smith's so-called first vision and this is recorded in Pearl of Great Price, Joseph Smith 2, verses 18,19. We read these words:
18. My object in going to inquire of the Lord was to know of which of all the sects was right, that I might know which to join. No sooner, therefore, did I get possession of myself, so as to be able to speak, then I asked the Personages that stood above me in the light,which of all the sects was right-and which should I join.
19. I was answered that I must join none of them, for they were all wrong: and the Personage who addressed me said that all their creeds were an abomination in his sight; that "they draw near to me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me."
This what the Lord supposedly said to Joseph. We as Christians profess the same things that the Christians did in Joseph Smith's day. This was to have happened in 1820 when Joseph Smith was 15 years old.
COMMENT: Joseph Smith joined or attempted to join the Methodist probationary class to become a member of the Methodist Church in June of 1828, almost eight (8) years after 'God' tells Joseph not to join any church.
(See The Amboy Journal, April 30, 1879, page 1).
Also: Joseph Smith's mother and two brothers, Hyrum and Samuel didn't stop going to the Presbyterian Church until around September, 1828.
(See Journal of Mormon Thought, Winter 1970, page 122; Brigham Young University Studies, Summer 1970, page 483)
QUESTION: Didn't any of the Smiths care about what God had to say about the other churches?


This question goes over and over in my head, Why? Why? Why? Why do the Mormons want to be Christian? A Christian is a believer in Christ, a follower of his example or teachings. And this can only be done by letting him (God) live within us and give us the strength to do what he wants us to do (Philippians 2:13)
Yet, Joseph Smith said that he did more than Jesus Christ. (Check History of the Church, Volume 6, pages 408, 409).

QUESTION: Why don't the followers of Joseph Smith prefer to be called "Smithians"?


I would like to throw out a thought concerning what goes on in Mormon temples all over the world. In their Endowment Ceremony, the third part entitled "The Lone and Dreary World" they have 'Lucifer' (Satan) paying a preacher and paying him well to preach what we as Christians believe. In other words, the Mormon church is still saying that we follow Satan and not God just as they were saying when they started their 'church'.
Eternal life is a gift. Nobody works for a gift, but when you accept this particular gift, you become a new creation. God comes into your life and empowers you to live for him. Then, and only then, does he free you from the penalty of sin, which is hell. Daily he frees you from the power of sin as you submit to him and resist the devil. When you leave here to be with him, he sets you free from the presence of sin.
Let's read some scriptures. Ephesians 2:8,9 says: "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."
Then in James 4:7, which reads:
"Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."
Going to Romans 5:8, 8:32, we read these exciting words: "But God commendeth his love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
"He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?"

Romans 3:20 makes it plain that the deeds of the law don't save:
"Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin."
The above verse and Galatians 3:24 shows that the law doesn't save but it does show our need for Jesus, the perfect Saviour for the whole world because he was and is sinless.
"Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith."

Finally, to our eternal abode, which is with Him forever in John 14:1-6 and Revelation 21:23-27:
"Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself; that where I am there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. Thomas said unto him, 'Lord, we know not whether thou goest; how can we know the way'? Jesus saith unto him, 'I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me."

"And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honor into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it. And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life."

not come today? He's calling!

"Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."
(Matthew 11:28-30)