SCRIPTURE INDEX - ANSWERING BIBLE SCRIPTURES USED BY LDS (MORMONS) AS PROOF TEXTS FOR THEIR DOCTRINE
Click on the Blue Scripture Reference Links to view the web page that responds to each Scripture passage given.
GENESIS 1:26: "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness..." - Does the "us" in Genesis refer to many "gods"? (MormonInfo.org)
GENESIS 1:26-27: "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness...So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." - Since man is made in God's "image," does this mean that God is an exalted "Man"? (MormonInfo.org)
GENESIS 32:30: "...I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been preserved." - Can God's face actually be seen? (Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries)
PSALM 2:7: “…Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.” - Is Jesus the product of a physical act between Heavenly Father and the virgin Mary? (www.4mormon.org)
JEREMIAH 1:5: “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” - Did Jeremiah Pre-exist with God before birth? (Tower to Truth Ministries)
AMOS 3:7: “Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.” - Does God use prophets today to reveal His truth? (Tower to Truth Ministries)
MATTHEW 5:48: “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” - Are Christians to strive toward perfection and become "gods"? (Mormoninfo.org) (See also Tower to Truth Ministries explanation of Matthew 5:48)
MATTHEW 7:1: "Judge not, that you be not judged." - Is it wrong to "judge" a person's religious beliefs? (See also Mormonism Research Ministry response to this passage and MormonInfo's response to Matthew 7)
MARK 12:25: "For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven." - Did Jesus deny Celestial Marriage? (Mormonism Research Ministry)
MARK 16:16: “He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved....” - Is water baptism required for salvation?
JOHN 3:5: “Jesus answered, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” - Is water baptism required for salvation?
JOHN 10:34: "Is it not written in your law, 'I said, you are gods'?" - Did Jesus teach that men can become God? (Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries) (See also MormonInfo's explanation of John 10)
JOHN 17:21-23: “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us…that they may be one, even as we are one…I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one…” - Are Jesus and the Father two separate "gods" who are only "one in purpose" just as Christians are to be "one" in purpose?
ACTS 2:38: “Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.. .’” - Is water baptism required for salvation?
ACTS 22:16: “Now why do you delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.” - Is water baptism required for salvation?
ACTS 3:19-21: "...He shall send Jesus Christ... whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began." - Did the "restitution of all things" occur with the establishment of the LDS Church? (www.4mormon.org) See also MormonInfo.org's article on Acts 3:19-21
ACTS 5:38-39: “And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.” - Should we follow Gamaliel's advice and leave the Mormons alone? (www.MormonInfo.org)
ACTS 7:55-56: “But he… looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, And said, Behold, I see …the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.” - Since Stephen saw God with Jesus, does this mean God is an exalted man with a body of flesh and bones? (www.MormonInfo.org)
ACTS 17:28-29: “…For we are also his offspring. Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.”- Since we are God's "offspring," are we literally begotten of God and a heavenly mother? (www.MormonInfo.org)
ROMANS 6:4: “Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” - Is water baptism required for salvation?
ROMANS 8:17, 32: “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ… that we may be also glorified together… how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” - Since humans are "joint-heirs with Christ" does this mean that we can inherit Godhood? (www.MormonInfo.org)
1 CORINTHIANS 8:5: “For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many)” - Are there many "gods"? (Tower to Truth Ministries) (See also MormonInfo's explanation of 1 Corinthians 8)
1 CORINTHIANS 15:29: "Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead?" - Is Mormon Baptism for the Dead a Christian Practice? (www.4mormon.org)
JAMES 1:5: "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God...and it will be given to him." - Should Christians pray about the Book of Mormon when Mormons ask them to? (Tower to Truth Ministries)
JAMES 2:17, 20, 24: “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone… But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? ...Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.” - Are we justified by faith plus works? (www.MormonInfo.org)
1 PETER 3:18-20: "For Christ also died for sins...made alive in the spirit; in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison, who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah...." - Did Jesus present the gospel to people in spirit prison? (John Stevenson - Bible Study)
1 PETER 3:21: “Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you—not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience—through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.” - Is water baptism required for salvation?
2 PETER 1:4: “…by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” - Since Christians are partakers of the "divine nature," does this mean we can become "gods"? (www.MormonInfo.org)
2 PETER 1:20: "...no prophecy of scripture is of any private interpretation." - Does this passage indicate that individuals cannot interpret Scripture apart from latter-day revelation?
1 JOHN 4:2-3; 2 JOHN 7: "...And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God..." - Do these passages prove that the "spirit" of Mormonism is true because it confesses Jesus has come in the flesh?
2 JOHN 10: "If any one cometh unto you, and bringeth not this teaching, receive him not into (your) house, and give him no greeting:" - Does this mean we shouldn't allow cultists into our homes? (Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries)
REVELATION 1:6: “And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” - Since we are priests unto "God and his Father" does this mean that God had a "Father" before Him? (www.MormonInfo.org)
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