Mormons are anxious to be classified as Christians, but there are many differences between Christianity and Mormonism. I recently discovered a significant one.
The Bible says that anyone who repents and puts his or her faith in Jesus can be forgiven of any sin. There is no sin so big that Jesus’ perfect sacrifice won’t atone for it. Mormons differ. They say that Jesus’ blood didn’t atone for all sins. One exception is murder.
Mormons believe that if they commit murder, they must shed their own blood through their death to atone for that sin (Alma 42:19, Journal of Discourses Vol. 3, p. 243-249, Vol. 4, p. 51-57, Vol. 4, p. 215-221). The problem with this is that according to the Bible, hatred is murder. 1 John 3:15 says, “Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer…”
Who among us hasn’t had a moment of hatred or intense anger at someone at some point in our lives? Who among us hasn’t called someone a name?
Jesus said in Matthew 5:22–23, “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.”
If Mormons wish to remain true to their doctrine, they should submit themselves to the death penalty, post-haste, so that they can still have a shot at attaining their godhood. But the fact is, the Jesus of Mormonism isn’t the true Jesus. He didn’t die for all our sins. He is an idol—concocted by Joseph Smith—who happens to have the same name as the one true God. Mormons need to repent of the idolatry of Mormonism, and put their faith in the true Jesus of the Bible, whose sacrifice atones for all the sins—past, present, and future—of those who believe in Him.