A 3 Minute Primer on Mormonism (Latter Day Saints)

Here are five quick beliefs that the Mormon religion upholds that you should probably know about, in case you wondering whether they are considered to be the church of God:
  • The Bible is the Word of God insofar as it is correctly translated. There are three sacred books in addition to the Bible: The Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and The Pearl of Great Price.
  • The earth is one of several inhabited planets ruled over by gods and goddesses, who were at one time humans on other planets. Mormonism is polytheistic in its core
  • The Trinity consists of three gods born in different times and place; the Father begot the Son and Holy Ghost through a goddess wife in heaven.
  • Humankind is of the same species as God. God begot all humans in heaven as offspring of his wife or wives, who were sent to earth for their potential exaltation to godhood.
  • Salvation is resurrection, but exaltation to godhood, for eternal life in the celestial heaven, must be earned through self-meriting works.

Facts taken from “The Kingdom of the Cults” by Walter Martin and Ravi Zacharias

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