As Christians, we are warned about not giving into doctrines of men, but walk after God’s commandments. This is because many deceivers have come into the world with another gospel that seems so close to the real deal that many people have gone astray after them. Now, the commandments from God can be the ten commandments, the two greatest commandments (love the Lord with all your heart, mind, and strength and your neighbor as yourself), and anything else Jesus or His disciples taught in the New Testament. That is why we check what any person says with the Bible says to see if it is of God or not. John said, “and this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it. For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.” (2 John 1:6-8)
We do not want to lose our reward in heaven by choosing a path that does not go to God. One such path is Mormonism, which teaches all kinds of doctrines that are not Biblical. Doctrines of men like eternal marriage, baptisms for the dead, pre-existence, a heavenly mother, the Father having a body, becoming gods, priesthood for men, salvation through faith plus works, and many other teachings that the Bible does not teach. Even some of these teachings the Bible speaks against. You will know this as you read the Bible and study it daily. Lastly, John said, “whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.” (2 John 1:9-11) This is so true. Be careful of even allowing Mormon missionaries and others like Jehovah Witnesses into your house. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that we will stay strong in the faith and not give in to the deceivers of this world. Too many people are out there to lead people into a cult that does not save, instead of leading people to know You, Jesus. I wish people would be more studious in Your Word, the Bible. Then, would they be so fast to be led astray. Your words are true. I believe in You and what has been taught in scripture. Though people will come about saying that their beliefs come from latter-day revelation from their prophets, I will not follow after them. If the Bible is silent on the topic, then I will also be. If the Bible speaks against something, I will also speak against it. If the Bible teaches us to do something specific, then I will also do it. I love Your ways. Only You, God, can lead me to heaven, where my reward is real. Keep my eyes fixed on the prize, which is eternal life in heaven. I love You more than anything this world offers. Amen.