Are The Mormons Right?
Joe R. Price
There are many religious people and their churches who
believe God continues to give them direct revelation from heaven today. One of the most
vocal in their view of this is the Mormon Church. What does the New Testament say about
the nature of Gods revelation to man?
The New Testament teaches that the period of direct
revelation ended when that which is perfect came (1 Cor. 13:8-10). Mormons
believe they regularly receive direct, personal revelation from God.
The New Testament teaches that the Holy Spirit would
guide the apostles of Christ into all the truth (Jno. 16:13). Mormonism
teaches that God will yet reveal many things to man. In fact, it teaches that every person
should expect God to reveal the truth of the Book of Mormon directly to them.
The NewTestament teaches that the inspired scriptures
complete a man unto every good work (2 Tim. 3:16-17). Mormonism teaches
that the word of a living prophet is superior to inspired scripture.
The New Testament teaches the faith was once for all
delivered to the saints (Jude 3). Mormonism says not so. They would have
you believe that through Joseph Smith, Jr. God has delivered the fullness of the
The New Testament teaches that the gospel preached by
Christs apostles is an incorruptible seed which abides forever (1 Pet. 1:23-25).
Mormons believe Gods gospel was corrupted and needed to be restored (via Joseph
These are the facts of the case. Mormons believe their faith agrees with the Bible, but it does not. No Mormon really believes the Bible, and no true Bible believer can be a Mormon.