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 God’s 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 everlasting gospel.

The New Testament teaches that the gospel preached by Christ’s apostles is an incorruptible seed which abides forever (1 Pet. 1:23-25). Mormons believe God’s gospel was corrupted and needed to be restored (via Joseph Smith, Jr.).

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.