Is It Fair to Test LDS Theology?

  • According to Joseph Smith, all Christianity had become apostate and was an “abomination” in the sight of God

  • Current official teaching of the LDS church teaches that “error crept into Church doctrine” and that the true Church was destroyed

  • Christians have the responsibility to defend the original Church Jesus Christ established in the first century

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The LDS church has in the past and currently continues to claim that all Christian denominations are in error and apostate.1 Joseph Smith, the founder of the LDS church claimed that God said that all Christian denominations were an “abomination” in the sight of God.2 Examining the religious claims of the LDS church is not an attack on Mormons, but an answer to their original charge.


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  1. “More and more error crept into Church doctrine, and soon the destruction of the Church was complete. The period of time when the true Church no longer existed on earth is called the Great Apostasy.”
    Gospel Principles. 1997. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST IN FORMER TIMES. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah, p. 105.

  2. "My object in going to inquire of the Lord was to know 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, than I asked the Personages who stood above me in the light, which of all the sects was right (for at this time it had never entered into my heart that all were wrong)—and which I should join. 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 those professors were all corrupt; that: “they draw near to me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me, they teach for doctrines the commandments of men, having a form of godliness, but they deny the power thereof.” (Joseph Smith—History of the Church Chapter 1:18-19)

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