By Ken Blue
This is not intended to be an attack on the moral character of individual Mormons. Rather, it is an exposure of their many false teachings. Mormons do not fall under the category of Christian, because of their heretical teaching about salvation, the person of Jesus Christ and the Holy Bible.
First of all, Mormons are polytheistic in belief. Polytheism teaches that there is more than one god. In fact, Mormonism teaches that there are millions of gods. They teach that each god has his own world and possibly, his own universe. These gods were at one time men like you and me, and if we are worthy, we too will become a god.
Mormons believe and teach that each of these gods has multiple wives. They believe that the God of the Bible is just one of the many Mormon gods. Mormons teach that these gods and their multiple wives have sex and the result is the offspring of spirit babies.
In order for those spirit babies to have the opportunity to become gods and acquire their own world and wives, they must first have bodies of flesh and blood to work in. That is where and why the doctrine of polygamy was incorporated into Mormonism. It is one of their fundamental doctrines. Men are taught that it is their duty and responsibility to have as many children as possible so the spirit babies can be sent to earth to indwell them. Their belief is that you existed before your earthly parents conceived you, and you were then sent here to fulfill your Mormon mission.
Mormons teach that their wives on earth will be their wives in the afterlife, and that they too will continue to have sex and spirit babies, if their husbands are pleased with them and call them from the grave. (That is another subject). Most Mormons do not want the general public to know of these vital doctrines of their church. Mormons want you to believe they are part of main stream Christianity. Now you know.
Pastor Ken Blue was born in Boswell, Ark. In 1955 he accepted Christ as his Savior. He and his wife Joyce were married in 1955. They have 5 children. He graduated from Midwestern Baptist Bible College in 1969 and started the Open Door Baptist Church in Lynnwood, Wa. where he pastored for 39 years. Because of health issues (ALS) he was forced to resign as pastor. It is his desire to continue to be used of God to help pastors and believers through this ministry.
Thank you Ken for sharing this. I knew some of this but not all. I am not a mormon myself. But I have been trying to witness to a couple of them.
Sal and Barb says
Hope to share this with some I know are questioning
Haha I’m sorry, but none of this is correct. I am LDS and I’ve never heard this. I stumbled across this article of yours while reading about atheism… now; you have no credibility in my mind as what you have written about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is nowhere close to true. Where do you get your information? We believe in God-singular, Jesus Christ- the son, and the Spirit of God. We call it the Godhead; don’t other Christians just call it the trinity? We do not worship nor have we ever or will we ever worship millions of Gods as there is only one. We do not know the reasoning of the Lord and so doctrines such as polygamy where followed when given, and given up when instructed to do as such. If God instructed you to not eat oranges, would you still eat them and ask why not? No, as the humble, God-fearing Christian man you claim to be, you probably wouldn’t eat them. We don’t practice polygamy and we don’t have reason why it used to be taught. We believe wives and all other people will be resurrected one day whether their spouse is “pleased” with them or not. Do you really think any person proclaiming to be a Christian could believe that God the Father would leave the eternal salvation of his children in the hands of men with all their carnal desires? I certainly do not. Our church does not hide anything. All the doctrines, ordinances, and procedures are can be found in the Bible, the Doctrine and Covenants and/or on the church website, Lds.org. You can even go to a meeting and listen to the speakers/ talks/ firesides… all are open to the public. Feel free to use the materials listed above as resources in your future articles.
Ken Blue says
Dear Mr.T, I have posted your response as you requested. Perhaps there are other Mormons or ex-Mormons who can validate your comments. I am sure you are not denying that Joseph Smith and the other founders of the Mormon Church did not believe the things I have stated. If you do, you are ignorant of your own church. If God has given a latter revelation about removing those things from the church, could you direct us to that documentation? Does your church teach that more than one God exist and that each one has a wife or wives? Do they have spirit babies? Do Mormons believe they existed as spirit babies prior to their earthly birth? Are Mormon wives given a secret name, when married in the temple and must their husband call that name for them to be resurrected? I would like to invite some Mormons to enter the fray to validate that the Mormon does nor, nor ever believed those things. We look forward to Mormon responses.
I’m Mormon and am happy to reply. I do not refute your statements on their own and claim that you’re making all of this up. I will say that most of what you are stating as “teachings” of our faith are not teachings at all or even beliefs or doctrines of our Church, but are the typical stuff used against us that are built from published speculations from early Mormon leaders on the WAY peripheral doctrines of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Basically, you are unfortunately falling into the same pattern of many who “make us an offender for a word”, which again, stems mainly from speculations published in volumes that nobody in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints even considers to be sources of doctrine.
If it helps, let me explain each item above one-by-one:
1. Polytheism: “Mormons” or members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints only worship one God. That is God, our Eternal Father. Do we believe that other gods exist? You bet we do. For example, we believe that God is our Heavenly Father. We also believe that Jesus Christ is his only begotten son (our savior and redeemer). We believe they are two separate beings. My guess is that you believe they are one. I do too – one in purpose, but separate personages. So right there – we believe that more than one god exists. Do we believe that God the Father created us all? Of course! Do we believe that He loves all His children? Absolutely! Do we believe that He loves us so much that He would want us to achieve all that He is? Of course!
Many will say that is blasphemous. I totally get that. Personally, I think it is blasphemous to think that He would want anything less than for us to inherit all that He has – including His attributes. So sure, I believe many gods do exist, but I only worship one – my God – my Heavenly Father. I know you and I disagree on that and that’s okay. I just wanted to give you my perspective. When people present that belief that Mormons wake up each day dreaming of being a god someday, makes it sound truly ridiculous – especially to us mormons. Because that’s not our focus in the least. Our focus is to come unto Christ; to one day live with Him and His father for eternity in heaven. The fact that we believe that He wants us to one day become like Him is just that. Believe me, it’s truly not a “teaching” in our church that “hey, I sure hope to be a god someday” or “hey, which god will we worship today.” That’s just not our focus. Our focus is to worship God the Father and His son, our savior, Jesus Christ.
2. Your statement that each god has multiple wives: this is not a “teaching” or even a doctrine of our Church. How would we know that? Here’s where I think people get this: We very much believe that marriage can exist beyond this mortal life. We also believe and acknowledge that righteous men, including prophets, were granted by God in biblical times to have more than one wife. So, if you put the two together, I suppose I can see where some would say “mormons believe that they can become gods and that they’ll all have multiple wives”. But that is certainly not a teaching of our Church. I invite you to come into and attend any of our services and see if you hear that. I’ve never heard that stated anywhere in church.
3. Sex in heaven. So, this is another thing that presented in such a way as you have sounds very cheap, dirty, and totally wacked. This, again, is not something that is a teaching of our Church. I’ve been a faithful member of my church for 40 years and have never sat in any meeting and heard someone teach that “yay! you get to have sex in heaven!”. Here’s what I do know: resurrection is a reality. You and I will be resurrected because of Jesus’ wonderful gift of resurrection. THat means our bodies will be restored after death just like His body was restored. THat means our entire body – why would we not have all parts restored? And add to that our belief that marriage can continue after this life. You put those two beliefs and teachings together, and you could conclude that sure, husband and wife can continue to have and enjoy the God-given gift of sexual relations with each other.
4. Spirit babies? I’ve never in my life heard that term or phrase in my Church. And like I say, I’ve attended my entire life. But I think I know where you are basing that: Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints believe that our lives will exist after death. All Christians believe that. Perhaps unique to us, is that we believe that we lived with God prior to this life as well – in spirit form. We believe that God created us as spirits prior to this life. Then at birth, our spirits are clothed in a physical body, which at death is separated from our spirit. I have no idea how God created us spiritually. Perhaps some mormons have speculated on this and perhaps even written their speculations down and published them. But no official doctrine of our church states that God and his wife (or wives as you say) give birth to “spiritual babies” through sex. That’s just pure speculation and is definitely not doctrine in our church.
5. You say that we believe that we were sent hear to earth to fulfill our “mormon mission”. I’ve never heard that either. I believe the purpose of life is to learn to develop faith in God, accept Jesus as my savior, and to live a joyful, purposeful life. I don’t have a “mormon mission”. If you’re referring to the two year volunteer commitment as a “mormon mission”, I get that, but I have a hard time believing I was born just to serve a two-year volunteer mission.
6. You also state that the reason the Church practiced polygamy back in the 1800’s was based on your “spiritual babies” doctrine. That’s absolutely false. If you heard that somewhere, it was truly false mormon doctrine. Polygamy is not a practice of our Church and was only a practice for a small amount of time. Has God allowed this in the past? Yes he has. Read the old testament. God is the same today, yesterday, and forever. If He allowed it during some periods of history and hasn’t allowed it for other periods of history, why should it shake my faith that if in the 1800’s he allowed it for a short period of time and then repealed it a few decades later? I believe that this was something that God revealed and then revealed it to be stopped. I don’t know why for certain it began or why it was repealed (although I do think it had something to do with the early Mormon settlers of Utah not being allowed statehood if they continued to practice polygamy). I don’t claim to know all His ways or why He does some things. But I can tell you, for certain, it had nothing to do with “spiritual babies”. That is totally false – as is the spiritual babies thing.
7. You state “most mormons don’t want the general public to know these vital doctrines of their church”. That’s also very false. I have nothing to hide. We have nothing to hide. I am not ashamed to believe that God wants us to progress to become like Him. I will and do boldly testify to the world of my belief in that. I would never hide that. I do boldly testify that Jesus Christ is my savior. That He’s the Son of God. I love Him. I would never hide that. Likewise, I would never hide the fact that I believe that God loves us so much that He would make it possible for us to be together as families throughout eternity. Those, I do believe are “vital beliefs”. Why would I hide that? Your other statements about “sex with multiple wives” and “spiritual babies” and “becoming gods!” – those aren’t “vital” beliefs, nor are they even “beliefs”. And sure, I don’t go around preaching that or teaching that anywhere because those aren’t teachings of our Church.
Finally, why do you not share with your readers the many wonderful things our Church does and teaches that surely you would appreciate – the fact that we teach kindness, charity, love, and strong family relationships? The fact that we teach the blessings of avoiding drugs and alcohol abuse? The fact that we teach to do good in the community and to defend other’s beliefs, even if they are not our own? The fact that we stand for marriage between a man and a woman more so than any other faith. I’m not asking you to promote us…I’m just asking you to be fair. I’m asking you to help your readers to learn how to receive positive examples from any source or religion. You don’t have to join a group to recognize the good in their organization. I’m sure you feel justified in “helping” your readers to beware of the “evils” of “mormonism”. But I will tell you this – I would never blog about and tear down your beliefs. I would only share what I believe in without harming another’s beliefs.
My recommendation is that if you want to learn about Pepsi, go try a Pepsi. Don’t take Coke’s word for it. Go to LDS.org or mormon.org to learn about our beliefs. Not from skewed bitterness, or kernels of truths or statements twisted in to ridiculous statements about another faith.
If dialogue will help, we are willing.
Ken Blue says
When you say “our church,” I am sure you mean your local assembly, and not the Mormon Church as a whole.
If the charges about the Mormons are only “speculations” of the early leaders, when and where is the proof that the current Church rejects those teachings? Show me their rejection of the things I have said, and I will publish them.
I stated that Mormons believe in many gods. You agreed. Of the many things we don’t agree on, is that Jesus Christ is a god.
So, when you become a god, and “inherit all that He has – including His attributes,” Will you be omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient, with the ability to create other worlds and populate them with your heavenly family? Or, is that more Mormon “speculation”?
Do you believe the god you worship has a wife, or wives, and do they continue to have sex, and produce offspring? Also, when you and your wife or wives go to meet your Father, will you and your wife continue to have sex and babies? I believe you answered that under point 3, when you said, “why would we not have all parts restored? And add to that our belief that marriage can continue after this life. You put those two beliefs and teachings together, and you could conclude that sure, husband and wife can continue to have and enjoy the God-given gift of sexual relations with each other.” Will those babies need to come to earth or some other planet, and if so, why?
In point 6, are you going to deny that the Mormon Church never taught that Mormons should have many wives and as many children as possible to provide bodies for the spirit babies? You had better research before you answer.
Point 7.You quote me as saying, “Your other statements about “sex with multiple wives” and “spiritual babies” and “becoming gods!” – those aren’t “vital” beliefs, nor are they even “beliefs”. Do you have “proof” that the Mormon Church never taught that the above things were not ‘vital’?
As I read your response to my blog, I don’t see that you have demonstrated that anything I said is false. You only use your “church” as an example. You may do many “good works,” but they will be of no avail when you die. Also, I believe you have attempted to shroud your answers with a multitude of words. You need to get the facts about the history and teaching of Mormonism.