3 Truths Every Mormon Should Know

3 Truths Every Mormon Should Know


(Reprinted from Fellowship Tract League. Tract #171)

The Bible is God's Holy Word, and it is the final authority on every question that mankind faces.  The Bible tells of God's goodness and love for you.  It also tells how you can have eternal life in heaven when you die.  The Bible states, "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life..." 1 John 5:13   In this tract, we will examine three vital truths from the Bible that every Mormon should know in order to spend eternity in heaven.

   The first truth the Bible clearly teaches is that God is sovereign and absolute.  He is God alone.  Ephesians 4:6 states, "One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all."  God Himself stated, "I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God...Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any...before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me, I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me:"  Isaiah 44:6, 8; 43:10; 45:5

   The truth is that everyone is a sinner, and it is impossible for anyone to progress to godhead.  The Bible states, "There is none righteous, no, not one... For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"  Romans 3:10, 23   We all have a sin problem and are without hope.  The Bible declares that God is a righteous God and we must have His righteousness to be justified in His sight.  You cannot obtain God's righteousness by living a good life or by doing good deeds.  "Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified."  Galatians 2:16

   The second truth every Mormon should know is that Jesus Christ, God's only Son, was born of a virgin.  The Bible tells us that Mary was a virgin when she gave birth to Jesus Christ, and He was conceived in her by the Holy Spirit of God.  "Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost, and she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins."  Matthew 1:18, 21  The virgin birth was necessary for Christ to pay for our sins.  Man sinned; therefore, the penalty for sin must be paid by a man.  Christ had to be born sinless in order to atone for sin.  "Christ also suffered for us... Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.  For he hath made him to be sin for us, who know no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him."  2 Corinthians 5:21; I Peter 2:21, 24

   The third vital truth all Mormons should know is that believing in Christ is necessary for salvation.  Jesus Himself stated, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."  John 14:6   God's Word also states, "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him"  Acts 4:12; Romans 10:9; John 3:16, 36

   If you add anything to God's Holy Word, you have failed to trust Him and are facing God's eternal judgment.  "If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book."  Revelation 22:18-19

   Salvation is so simple!  All it requires is to believe what God said in the Bible.  If you would like to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour, please pray this prayer or one similar to it: "Dear God, I admit I am a sinner, going to hell, I know that I cannot save myself. I repent of my sins and put my faith in the blood that you shed on the cross to pay for all my sins. I now accept you as my Saviour and trust you to take me to heaven. Thank you for saving me, Amen."

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