I have been a Christian for many years, and along the way have had one family who were very dear Mormon friends. I do know about their false doctrines, as I have read many books on people who have come out of Mormonism, but something really puzzles me and I crave to have an answer for this question, please…WHO do Mormons pray to and when they say they receive answers, is this really true?…She talks so much about answered prayer…which is a wonder to me and it bothers me very much…can you give me an answer, Michelle?
Hey there ______ –
Mormons honestly believe they’re praying to Heavenly Father whom they also call elohim. As Christians we obviously know this is can’t be, based on whom they believe God to be – an exalted man and not part of the Trinity. Remember the Hebrew meaning of elohim means one of 3 things; the fullness or deity of God (Gen. 1:26) or rulers, kings (Psalm 82:6) or pagan gods (1 Samuel 28:13). So we’re left with pagan gods as the only possible option.
I know that’s the easy answer. And if you’re sharing information with another Christian who doesn’t understand the nuances of Mormonism, that is an acceptable explanation. After all, any god who is worshipped other than the One True God of the Bible is indeed a pagan god.
My personal opinion from what I have studied and known about the Mormon religion is that they are worshipping and performing ba’al worship, specifically to Molech, the god of the Ammonites who would sacrifice their children to the fire. I am referring to ba’al worship as a general term of a type of pagan worship of false gods.
I know this sounds “extreme”, but here are my reasons why I believe this to be so. Mormonism is based upon two things; sex and godhood.
The Mormons use several pagan and/or demonic names for places and people in the Book of Mormon. A study of the names used provides the reader with truth – you can read a few articles about this on our site. http://www.lifeafter.org/demonic_names.asp
The other reason I believe this to be about Molech is because of how they treat the name of Ammon in their other writings/scriptures. In the Bible, Ammon was an offspring of the incestuous relationship between Lot and one of his daughters – as was Moab. Molech was the god of the Ammonites and Moabites.
Not so for the Mormons. They have even named towns in Utah after this (Moab for example). They have a strong history of inbreeding through polygamous relationships in their early years and up until the early 20th century. [My own family is a prime example of this] Additionally, they believe the Ammonites were a righteous people in the Book of Mormon who followed Christ in the BC era (this only goes to show their ignorance of the truth.)
Mormons believe they will someday become a god. They believe they were put here on this earth for that specific purpose and this constitutes true salvation in Mormonism.
The only way you can become a god of your own planet is to be married in a polygamous relationship – D&C 132:4 is a good example of how you are damned if you do not accept this new “revelation from God”.
The more I know and study about Mormonism, the more I am convinced they have an unhealthy sexual appetite that has placed them in this category (praying to Molech).
Do they really receive answers to their prayers? Umm, sometimes, yeah they might think they’ve received answers to their prayers. However, if they do we obviously know where the answer came from – 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11 tells us that Satan can perform lying wonders and after devoting themselves continually to him, “God will send them a strong delusion to believe the lie”.
Experience tells me the majority of the Mormons lie about this; receiving answers from God. I can’t count the number of people who’ve left the Church and have confessed their sin of lying about receiving an answer to their prayers. They tell people in their Sacrament Meetings this so they won’t look like the only person who doesn’t have God doing things for them. More times than not it’s made up.
In March 1904 (one month before the final ban on polygamy), my great-great grandfather traveled to England in search of more wives to add to the three he already had in Utah. In his search he found two sisters and promptly married them both, one of which was my great-great grandmother. Leviticus 18:18 defines this as incest.
And if you think their generation was too far back in time to have any spiritual affect on someone like me born in the 1960’s, you might want to rethink that.
Their son Samuel was alive when I was growing up and I visited with him regularly until he died when I was twelve. The stories he shared from his childhood greatly affected me seventy years after the polygamous marriage took place.
Joseph Smith was a narcissistic charlatan. He based his theory of God upon all the things he wished he could be and somehow convinced hundreds of people to believe his lie.
Below is a side by side comparison of the god of Mormonism and the One True God of the Bible. As you can see they are not the same God.
If you’re a Mormon know that we pray for you each and every day! There is freedom in knowing the One True God of the Bible and the confusion that darkens your mind will dissipate with truth. We hope to hear from you soon!
With Love in Christ;
1 Cor. 1:18
|HOSEA 11:9; “…for I am God and not man, the Holy One in your midst…”||D&C 130:22; “The Father has a body of flesh, and bones as tangible as man’s…”|
|Isaiah 43:10-11; “You are my witnesses, declares the LORD, and My servant whom I have chosen, in order that you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, and there will be none after Me. I, even I, am the LORD; and there is no savior besides Me.”||TEACHINGS OF J. SMITH 346-7; “Here then is eternal life-to know the only wise & true God; and you have got to learn how to be Gods yourselves…the same as all Gods have done before you…”|
|John 4:24; “God is spirit…”||Mormon Doctrine, pg. 319; “He is a spirit in the same sense that a resurrected man is a spirit.”|
|Mal. 3:6; “For I am the LORD, I change not.”||Articles of Faith 390; “We believe in a God who is Himself progressive…whose perfection consists in eternal advancement…” – James Talmage|
|John 1:18; “No man hath seen God at any time…the only begotten Son…hath declared Him.”||A Marvelous Work & Wonder, pg. 7; “God, the Eternal Father & His Son appeared to J. Smith.” – James Talmage|
|Psalm 123:1; “Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.”||TPJS, pg. 367; “God Almighty Himself dwells in eternal fire; flesh and blood cannot go there, for all corruption is devoured by the fire.”Our God is a consuming fire.” When our flesh is quickened by the Spirit, there will be no blood in this tabernacle. Some dwell in higher glory than others.”|
|1 Corinthians 12:3; “Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.”||The Seer by Orson Pratt, pg. 132; “We were begotten by our Father in heaven; the person of our Father in Heaven was begotten on a previous heavenly world by His Father; and again, He was begotten by still a more ancient Father ….”|
|Romans 11:33-36; “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! 34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? 35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? 36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.”||TPJS, pg. 348; “I will transpose and simplify it in the English language. Oh, ye lawyers, ye doctors, and ye priests, who have persecuted me, I want to let you know that the Holy Ghost knows something as well as you do. The head God called together the Gods and sat in grand council to bring forth the world.”|