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Questions About Mormonism

And as [Jesus] said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge [him] vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things: Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him. (The Holy Bible, Luke 11:53-4)

The more things change, the more they stay the same -- An Old Saying

The questions answered on this page are organized into the following categories:

The Church | Doctrines and Principles | The Godhead | Church History | The Book of Mormon | The Bible | Intolerance, Sexism, and Racism | Temple

The Church

The following are frequently asked accusatory questions about the mormon church and mormonism in general.

Doctrines and Principles

The Godhead

  • 1) Don’t you know that your doctrine of becoming Gods isn’t Biblical? (Answer)

2) Do Mormons worship Adam as their God? (Answer)

3) Is Jesus the brother of Satan? (Answer)

4) Is God a Spirit? (Answer)

5) Mormons teach that God was once just a man like you and me. Can you not see the blasphemy in this? I have been told that LDS belief, does not hold that Jesus Christ is God, together with God the Father, and The Holy Spirit. Consequently, LDS can not be considered a Christian religion. To be considered a truly Christian religion, there must be belief in the Trinity or Triune God. I would appreciate your explanation. Thank you. (Answer)

6) You say you believe in Jesus, but you believe in a different Jesus! (Answer)

7) Doesn't the Mormon belief in more than one God go against Biblical teaching? The Bible teaches that there is only one God. (Answer)

8) Fifth LDS President Lorenzo Snow declared in June 1840, "As man is, God once was; God is, man may become".  Does this mean that the God of Mormonism once was a sinner (Answer)

9) I can't accept Mormons as Christians because you do not accept Jesus Christ as God. You think he was just an angel. You worship Joseph Smith as the true Messiah and teach that Jesus was just his forerunner. (Answer)

10) If God is unchanging, the same from eternity to eternity, how could he once have been a man? This seems to contradict his claim that he is the same from yesterday, today and tomorrow. (Answer)

11) Are Latter-day Saints polytheists? (Answer)

12) Since Jesus is identified as one of the spirit children of our Heavenly Father, then how can he be "the Eternal God"? (Answer)

Church History

  • Is mormon identification with Christianity new?
  • Are mormon church leaders evil men?
  • Did Joseph Smith deliver prophecies that didn't come true?
  • If Moroni devoutly practiced the Mormon Gospel, why is he an angel now rather than a God? (Answer)
  • Why was Joseph Smith still preaching against polygamy in October 1843 after he got his revelation in July 1843 commanding the practice of polygamy? How did Joseph Smith become involved in polygamy, when the Book of Mormon specifically condemns it? (Answer)
  • Brigham Young said, "I have never yet preached a sermon and sent it out to the children of men, that they may not call scripture." (Journal of Discourses 13:95). Are all of Brigham Young's sermons considered scripture and official LDS doctrine? (Answer)
  • Why is Joseph Smith considered a martyr?
  • Why did the church's prophet get rid of polygamy, was it because of a revelation or was it just to appeal to the laws of man? (Answer)
  • Do the various accounts by the Prophet Joseph Smith of his first vision demonstrate the validity of that event, or do they cast doubt on the Prophet's integrity? (Answer)
  • Did Joseph Smith Suffer From Temporal Lobe Epilepsy? (Answer)
  • If Church leaders are true prophets, why didn't the Lord reveal that the Mark Hoffman documents were forgeries? (Answer)
  • What are the best evidences that Joseph Smith was a prophet? (Answer)
  • Don't Church leaders have conflicting teachings on Plural Marriage?  Some say it's required and others say it isn't? (Answer)
  • How does the church answer critics who point to changes in the revelations in the D&C? (Answer)
  • If Gordon B. Hinckley is a prophet, why was he fooled by the fraudulent Salamander Letter and other fake documents from Mark Hoffman?  (Answer)
  • Didn't Joseph Smith only start claiming to be a prophet and seer after he wrote the Book of Mormon? (Answer)
  • The Book of Mormon seems to teach a Trinitarian view of God.  Doesn't this conflict with modern LDS teachings? (Answer)

The Book of Mormon

The Bible

1) The Book of Mormon adds to the word of God! The Bible is the only inspired word of God. I am completely convinced of it! It contains all that we need to know in order to know how to spend eternity with God and how to live on this earth in the meantime. It is sufficient! (Answer)

2) Are all Latter-day Saint beliefs fully explained in the Bible?   (Answer)

3) How can Latter-day Saints be considered Christian since they accept more than the Bible as the Word of God? (Answer)

4) How can the Latter-day Saints justify having additional books of scripture and adding to the Christian canon? (Answer)

5) Doesn't the Bible teach that it is inerrant, complete, and all-sufficient? (Answer)

7) How do you respond to the Bible and the fact that it states that no one is to add or take away from it? (Answer)

8) Will you, as a Mormon, please read the Bible cover to cover and ask God to reveal to you that it contains all of God's message to man and that parts are not lost or altered and that the Book of Mormon is false? (Answer)

9) There will be no marriage or giving in marriage in heaven, but you don't care what scripture says, only what J. Smith says. (Answer)

10) If marriage here on Earth is so important, why was Jesus Christ never married? (Answer)

11) Doesn't the Bible teach against modern prophets?   How can there be modern prophets?  Isn't this non-biblical heresay?  There were to be no more prophets after Christ  (Answer)

12) Didn't Christ say that there would be no prophets after John? (Answer)

13) Doesn't Paul condemn plural marriage in the New Testament when he says Bishops should only have one wife? (Answer)

Intolerance, Sexism, and Racism


  • Why don't Latter-day Saints openly discuss the teachings of the temple in detail? (Answer)
  • If you believe Jesus is the only way to salvation, why do you have baptism for the dead? (Answer)
  • Why is a temple recommend necessary to enter the temple? (Answer)
  • How can you explain the resemblances between Masonry and the LDS temple? (Answer)
  • How are we to handle a sincere question from an investigator as to why an unchangeable god would change his ordinances? (Answer)
  • Is Baptism for the Dead a form of Necromancy? (Answer)
  • Do you have blood oaths in the temple? (Answer)
  • Baptism for the Dead is a unique LDS practice that has never been supported by True Christians! (Answer)
  • Do you use Satanic symbols in the temple? (Answer)