Is He The Jesus Of The Bible?

      In answering the question, "Is He The Jesus Of The Bible?" I will primarily let the top leaders of the Mormon church and its teaching manuals answer this question.

Mormon Prophet's Jesus Christ
      The president and prophet (the top man) of the Mormon church, Gordon B. Hinckley, made a very telling comment about Jesus Christ in a talk in Paris France on June 4, 1998.  Pres. Hinckley said;

Note Pres. Hinckley's words, " The traditional Christ of whom they speak is not the Christ of whom I speak." Many anti-Mormons have been saying this for decades. The Christ of Mormonism is not the Christ of the Bible. What follows are more specific reasons why the Jesus Christ of the Mormon church is not the one I believe in and cannot be found in the Bible.

According to the Mormon Church The Spirit Of Jesus Christ Did Not Always Exist, He Had A Beginning
      The first thing to understand is that the "God the Father" of Mormonism has not always been God. He also had a beginning, just as his son.

What this means is that while "God the Father" was progressing to become a God, the spirit of his son, "Jesus Christ," did not exist. Only after the "Father" became a god was he able to procreate the spirit of his son.  Now let us look at how the body of the Mormon Jesus came about.

How Was The Body Of Jesus Christ Conceived In Mary?
       How Did Mary Conceive Jesus Christ According to the Mormon church and its top Leaders? Let us see how "God the Father," according to the Mormon Church and its top leaders, used his parts and passions to procreate the body of the Mormon "Jesus Christ."

On other occasions Brigham Young said:

These are interesting statements, because if we accept them we would also have to believe that the Father committed incest. The Father according to Brigham Young took one of his spirit daughters as his wife and procreated the body of Jesus Christ with her. I find this offensive. Are these isolated teachings only by Brigham Young? No, they are not. Now let us learn what another president and prophet of the Mormon Church said while speaking to children at an official meeting:  

Note in the first paragraph of this reference the phrases "I am going to tell you a simple truth," "one of the greatest truths" and  "simple facts ever revealed to the children of men." In other words what is said is truth and revelation. Note that the person speaking was the president of the Mormon Church and he was speaking at an official meeting. This was not just his personal opinion. On page 126 of this last reference, a teaching manual published by the Mormon Church, is a graphic picture of an algebraic equation:

 Daddy + Mommy = You
 Our Heavenly Father + Mary = Jesus
 (Ibid, page 126).

Another LDS teaching manual has:

Apostle Orson Pratt, in his publication, The Seer, expressed a similar idea.

Another said:

I have provided a broad number of sources over a long time period to show that the teachings about the conception of Jesus Christ are not isolated to one time period or to one small group of authors/sources.
Jesus Christ Was Married, Had Children

President Brigham Young, the president and prophet, speaking afterwards at the same General  Conference , October 6, l854, began his sermon with the remark, "I do not wish to eradicate any items from the lecture Elder Hyde has given us this evening.....but I will say he has not dipped into it yet; he has only run round the edge of the field.  He has done so beautifully, and it will  have its desired effect." (Journal of Discourses, 2:88-90)

The teaching that Jesus Christ is married is no longer taught by the Mormon church. But the concept is still consistent with the teaching of the Mormon church that a man now living must be married to progress and become a god.

      The only reasonable conclusion a Christian could arrive at is that President Hinckley was correct. The "Jesus Christ" of the Mormon church is not the same as found in the Bible. Galatians 1:6-9 warns us about those that bring another gospel. It also says that those that do are accursed.  2 Corinthians 11:4 warms us of those that bring another Jesus.

John Farkas
Berean Christian Ministries
P.O. Box 1091
Webster, NY 14580

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