As Christians, we hold to the belief that Jesus is the only begotten Son of the Father. This is a core teaching in Christianity and removing this from our theology is removing the deity of Jesus. Thus making Jesus appear like any other man, which is blasphemy. This is what I call believing in another Jesus. A Jesus that is not biblical in His traits. Now, this core teaching comes from one of the most famous verses of all. It reads, “for God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) So besides Jesus in heaven, were there ever any other people who were sons or daughters of God? Yes, angels, as they are called sons of God in Job. However, accordingly to this one verse, Jesus is the only begotten Son of the Father. And what about us on earth. Where did our life begin? In a similar way that Adam’s did. God created us as He did him, but in our mother’s womb instead, where He breathed into our body our spirit. But what about those people who teach that there is a pre-existence, where we all existed as children of the Father before we were born? Can’t this also be true? Not at all. Just think it through. If Jesus is called the only begotten son of the Father, could there be anyone else like this? No, there cannot be. That means that other begotten children of God in a pre-existence is a false teaching and cannot be true.
Some may say that there are verses in the Bible that indicate that God knew certain people before they were born. However, God can know us beforehand, but this does not mean that the pre-mortal life that Mormons teach is true. They believe that we were children of God before we were born, even God’s sons and daughters, and still are in creation. Nobody has to do anything to become God’s children, even like Jesus is. In saying this, They believe that Jesus is their spiritual brother, along with Satan. But is any of this Biblical? The answer is No. Paul taught, “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:26) This is when we are adopted in as sons and daughters of God. So everyone is created by God but was never called His children until a person first believed in Him. As Jesus also said, “he that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.” (Revelation 21:7) Therefore, any teaching on the pre-existence for humans, besides angels, Jesus, the Father, and Holy Spirit is a man-made thinking. What is sad is that this teaching is a core teaching in Mormon doctrine. Removing this one teaching causes their whole church to crumble. That is why I ask people to leave that church immediately. Do not allow yourself to be influenced wrongfully by man, but be led by God instead. Only Jesus can save us in this life, not a religion.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that all people, who say they believe in You will have their hearts, eyes, and ears wide open for You. Then, can You come into their lives and teach them the truth, where every false teaching is removed. This can happen if people are willing to learn from You no matter what. This can be hard, I know, especially when someone has been born and raised in a religion that is not true. It is true that You can see the corruption of different churches on earth. That there are some good Bible-believing ones, but many bad ones also. That is why we need Your help, in order to attend churches that You would subscribe us to. Not to join one for salvation, but to learn and fellowship with other fellow believers. Truly, You are the head of the church and we are Your members. Some your feet, some your arms, some your toes, but all in all, Your servants, serving You in our own way. Thank You for leading me in the ways of righteousness. You have helped me escape the Mormon religion and to trust in You alone, Jesus. I am so happy that their bad theology is now removed from my mind and my heart. I thought it would take years for this to happen, but the day that I began to read the Bible daily, my mind has become clear from all their false teachings. Thank You, Jesus. Thank You, Lord. I love You. Amen.