The following list of Mormon beliefs is taken from http://www.truthnet.org/Christianity/Cults/Mormon7/
I have followed each listing with a Bible verse from the King James Bible that proves Mormonism is not rooted in Scripture:
1. “In the beginning, the head of the Gods called a council of the Gods; and they came together and concocted a plan to create the world and people it” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 349)
John 1:4 and 14 - In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life and the life was the light of man. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father full of grace and truth. Genesis 1:1 - In the beginning God created heaven and earth.
2. “God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man…”(Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 345) John 4:24 - God is a spirit and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
“The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangilble as man’s; the
Son also; but the Holy Spirit has not a body of flesh and bones, but is a
personage of Spirit…” (Doctrine and Covenants, 130:22) *See verse for #2, plus Hebrews 13:8 - Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever, and also I John 5:7 - For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word and the Holy Ghost and these three are one.
4. “God exists and we had better strive to be prepared to be one with them” (Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 7:238) Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
“As man is, God once was: as God is, man may become” (Prophet Lorenzo
Snow, quotedin Milton R. Hunter, The Gospel Through the Ages, 105-106) See verse for #2 and also Matthew 22:30 says - For in the resurrection they (people) neither marry nor are given in marriage but are like angels in heaven.
Remember that God, our heavenly Father, was perhaps once a child, and
mortal like we ourselves, and rose step by step in the scale of
progress, in the school of advancement; has moved forward and overcome,
until He has arrived at the point where He now is” (Apostle Orson Hyde,
Journal of Discourses, 1:123) Psalm 18:30 - As for God, his way is perfect. Matthew 5:48 - Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
7. “Mormon prophets have
continuously taught the sublime truth that God the Eternal Father was
once a mortal man who passed through a school of earth life similar to
that through which we are now passing. He became God—an exalted
being—through obedience to the same eternal Gospel truths that we are
given opportunity today to obey” (Hunter, op.cit., 104) Revelation 19:6 - Alleluia, for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Psalm 102:27 - But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end. Exodus 3:14 - God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM.
When our father Adam came into the garden of Eden, he came into it with
a celestial body, and brought Eve, one his wives, with him. He helped
to make and organized this world. He is Michael, the Archangel, the
Ancient of Days! About whom holy men have written and spoken—He is our
FATHER and our GOD, and the only God with whom we have to do” (Brigham
Young, Journal of Discourses, 1:50) Genesis 2:7 - And the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living soul. Genesis 2: 21- 23 - And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept; and he took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh instead thereof; and the rib which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. I Corinthians 15:22 - For as in Adam shall all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. Jesus 14:6 - Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Hebrews 1: 5 For unto which of the angels said He at any time, Thou are my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father and he shall be to me a Son? Mark 16:19 - So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received into heaven and sat at the right hand of God.
9. Jesus is the
brother of Satan this is revealed in the Pearl of Great Price, Book of
Moses 4:1-4 and affirmed by Brigham Young in the Journal of Discourses,
13:282) John 3:16 - For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish but have everlasting life. Revelation 12:9 - And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world; he was cast out into the earth and his angels were cast out with him.
10. Jesus also married Mary and Martha and the
other Mary at Cana of Galilee, “Whereby he could see his seed, before he
was crucified” (Apostle Orson Hyde, Journal of Discourses, 4:259; 2:82) Isaiah 53:7, 8 - He was oppressed and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgement and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living; for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
Most reports of the LDS Church's problems with satanic abuse do not mention that Mormonism was originally brewed in a seething cauldron of occultism, sorcery and blood sacrifice. Contrary to the charming tale of the "First Vision," the actual beginnings of Joseph Smith's spirituality were steeped in witchcraft.
Joseph Smith, Sr. and his entire family were casting magic circles and
practicing the "faculty of Abrac," according to Joseph Smith, Jr.'s own mother, Lucy Mack Smith! Abrac is short for Abracadabra, and is a common, old-fashioned way of saying that they practiced ‘folk’ magic.
Joseph Smith himself practiced "glass-looking," a 19th century term for scrying or crystal-ball gazing. He was even convicted of this in a Bainbridge, NY court.
In fact, Joseph's annual meetings (on a witchcraft holiday) with the angel Moroni on Hill Cumorah were actually attempts to conjure up a demon spirit through magic and necromancy. There is strong evidence that in 1824 he actually had to dig up the body of his dead brother, Alvin, and bring part of that body with him to the hill to gain the gold plates! See “A Necromantic Incident” on our website for the full story.
Joseph Smith was also well-known in his community for using blood sacrifices in his magic rituals to find hidden treasure. One report said that:Jo [sic] Smith the prophet, told my uncle William Stafford, he wanted a fat black sheep. He said he wanted to cut its throat and make it walk in a circle three times around and it would prevent a pot of money from leaving.
Smith's participation in this kind of occult ritual is born out by several other testimonies. Additionally, after his death, Smith was found to be carrying a magic talisman on his person sacred to Jupiter, and designed to bring him power and success in seducing women.
Now, with un-Biblical practices like that at its roots, how could the tree of Mormonism be anything else but sinful and occult? As has been frequently shown, the sacred temple rituals of the LDS Church are grounded in Masonry and witchcraft. Even the icons on the outside walls of the older temples are right out of witchcraft text-books.
Additionally, there is the precedent set by Joseph Smith with his "sacred" marriages to dozens of women; some of them already married! Mormons cry out in righteous anger about the sexual abuse of children and young adolescents. They need to recall that Joseph Smith's first "plural wife" was a barely pubescent teenager named Fanny Alger who was living right in their home.
I've discovered one more trick the Mormon church is now using to bring in new converts - they are now forming churches under the name "Church of Christ", which is the name of another completely different denomination. (See my page on Church of Christ to see what they believe and then compare it to the website page I have listed below.) Please see this Church of Christ website's "what we believe" page to see how this is not your typical Church of Christ, but is a Mormon church: http://www.churchofchrist-tl.org/about.html
Also beware of non-denominational sounding church names such as "Community of Christ" because there is one that I know of for sure with that name that is a Mormon church. Be sure to check into any Christian church before attending, google them or call them and ask them specific questions. You don't want to put yourself into their web because they are good at spinning things and it can cause you distress and even confuse you spiritually.
If you want to get born again in Christ Jesus, please take this time now to talk to God. You can say something like this: God I know I am a sinner and I need a Savior and I believe Jesus Christ is the promised Messiah. I believe Jesus Christ was born of a virgin mother, conceived by the Holy Spirit, and that He lived a sinless life because He was God in the flesh, and that He was crucified as the once for all sacrifice for mankind's sins. I believe he was buried and rose from the grave and was witnessed alive before ascending to heaven where He now sits on the throne as King of Kings. I repent of my sins and accept Jesus' gift of salvation today and I ask Him to be my Savior and Lord. I ask the Holy Spirit to come and make a dwelling in my heart and to lead me into all righteousness. Thank you God for hearing my prayer and for sending your Son to save me by dying in my place at the Cross so I can be in the family of God. And Father, I understand that while I am saved by my confession of faith, it is also Your will for me to get water baptized to show my private confession in a public way, and so I ask you to lead me to the church or baptismal situation you have for me so I can get baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen!