– Advertisement –

Heresy of the Day #15: Mormon Tritheism

by | Aug 9, 2022 | Cult, heresy, Heresy of the Day, Religion | 0 comments

💡We need your support. As big tech continues its crackdown on conservative blogs, our days on these platforms are numbered. Go Ad-Free plus get Exclusive Member-Only content by subscribing to us on Substack!

“Gods” in the Bible and Mormon Tritheism

In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, prophets since Joseph Smith have taught clearly that there are three separate members of the Godhead, each of which is God. As Joseph Smith stated, ‘These personages… are called God the first; the Creator, God the second, the Redeemer; and God the third, the Witness or Testator’ (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 190). He further taught: ‘I have always declared God to be a distinct personage, Jesus Christ a distinct personage from God the Father, and that the Holy Ghost was a distinct personage and a Spirit: and these three constitute three distinct personages and three Gods (Teachings, p. 370; see also History of the Church 6:474).

I quote this from this Mormon website. That is, it is their words, not my representation. 

Up until the last words, “and three Gods,” a biblical Christian could be nodding his head, because the Bible does, indeed, indicate that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are three distinct persons, but, we insist, they are one God. We know this because each person, as Mormons will concede, is called in turn, God.

Yet, the Bible also tells us,

Join Us and Get These Perks:

✅ No Ads in Articles
✅ Access to Comments and Discussions
✅ Community Chats
✅ Full Article and Podcast Archive
✅ The Joy of Supporting Our Work 😉



Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: I am the first and I am the last; besides Me there is no god. Who is like Me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and set it before Me, since I appointed an ancient people. Let them declare what is to come, and what will happen. fear not, nor be afraid; have I not told you from of old and declared it? And you are My witnesses! Is there a God besides Me? There is no Rock; I know not any” (Isaiah44:6-8, emphasis added).

And elsewhere,

To you it was shown, that you might know that the Lord is God; there is no other besides Him” Deuteronomy 4:35).

Three persons called God, and only one God; that is the simple description of the triune God of the Bible, the creeds, and biblical Christianity. It makes no allowance for multiple deities, whether the three of Mormonism or the millions of Hinduism, or any number held forth in pagan religions. 

In response to the plain words of the Bible, Mormons claim that their belief is consistent with the Bible’s references to “gods.” Yet even that claim is refuted by the Bible itself. It must be granted, of course, that the Bible does refer to “gods.” But the usage clearly forbids any conclusion that the reference is to real gods, as is the living God of the Bible. 

Consider another reference from the Old Testament:

There [i. e., in Babylon] you will serve gods of woods and stone, the work of human hands, that neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell” (Deuteronomy 4:28).

That is, when the Bible refers to “gods,” it means idols, as the deceived pagans see them, not in their real nature. 

In the New Testament, we see these words from the Apostle Paul:

What pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God” (I Corinthians 10:20).

He goes beyond Moses and says that pagan deities are not merely idols, but are actually demonic spirits. And that brings us back to the three gods of Mormonism. Not only are they not, any of the three, the God of the Bible, but they are, in reality, demonic spirits leading Mormons on a merry path to Hell. 

by Chris Cole

The Dissenter is primarily supported by its readers. The best way to support us is to subscribe to our members-only site where you will receive all of our content ad-free, plus you will get member-only exclusive content.

Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation using the box below. (Note, the donation box below is not for memberships, but for donations. For memberships, use the button above.) For all other donor or supporter inquiries, please reach out to jeff@disntr.com.

- Advertisement -

Latest

- Advertisement -

Subscribe

Store

Follow Us

- Advertisement -

You Might Also Like…

How Greg got Saved, Part Five. Greg Gets Saved.

How Greg got Saved, Part Five. Greg Gets Saved.

We left off yesterday with my having gotten clean and sober in court mandated Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and my subsequent disillusionment with AA, which was functioning as a religion of sorts in my life. I continued going to AA (and NA) meetings because I didn’t...

How Greg got Saved, Part Four. Final BC Chapter

How Greg got Saved, Part Four. Final BC Chapter

Yesterday we left off with the first glimmer of light I had probably had in my whole life. I had no idea what I was going to do, but for the first time I realized in earnest that whatever it was, this life of being a homeless criminal had to end somehow. In spite of...

How Greg got Saved, Part Three. BC

How Greg got Saved, Part Three. BC

We’ll pick it up where we left off last time where I burned up my uncle’s kitchen, drunk in the morning, left an apology note and ran away. I was 17 years old at that time, BTW. I just couldn’t face him. I pretty much just found someplace to sleep outside every night...

- Advertisement -

Want to go ad-free with exclusive content? Subscribe today.

This will close in 0 seconds