The Truth About Mormonism

Cult of Joseph Smith

Mormonism, the largest of American-born cults, has grown with exceeding speed to a worldwide membership of over 16 million people—yet it began in America in 1830 with just six members. This free booklet is not intended to be an "attack" upon Mormons, but rather an attempt to obey the command of 1 John 4:1, "Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world."

While Mormon elders will make great claims about their respect for the Bible, in reality, they have very little respect for it. They will tell prospects that a great deal of the Bible has been lost, and the rest is the object of bad translation. Orson Pratt, an early Mormon leader, said: "All therefore, is uncertainty as to the Hebrew and Greek manuscripts of the Old Testament; they can be proved to be changed, added unto and corrupted in almost every text ... Who knows that even one verse of the whole Bible has escaped pollution, so as to convey the same sense now that it did in the original" (Orson Pratts Works, 217–218).

The Truth About Mormonism is an 18-page booklet with two sermon outlines on this cult (PDF file size: 464k).