Exodus 20:3, 4, 5 states states: "You shall have no other gods before Me. 4 "You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;:5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me.." NKJV
Mormonism makes god's of people — progress toward this end. This is violation of the first two commandments.
Therefore the question still stands — Is Mormonism in violation of the first two commandments?
Answer this, yes or no. If No then explain your line of reasoning in light of…
Isaiah 43:10, "You are My witnesses," says the LORD, "And My servant whom I have chosen, That you may know and believe Me, And understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me..." NKJV
Mormon tendency is to skirt around this issue by claiming that only the BIG GOD or Only the Big kahuna God is the one they worshiped and that having other gods before you refers to not to making yourself the big kahana God but it is okay to make yourself a lesser god instead. However Bible refutes this as Isaiah 43:10 states -- that before God was NO GOD FORMED nor shall there be after....
This includes you and all Mormons. The language is pretty plain and straight forward, isn't it?
Your doctrine stands in clear violation of the first two commandments.
So does Mormonism twisting of the words Elohim and haElohim, and any further discussion on this would be pointless unless you answer the questions and stop fishing for information to use to buttress your use of twisting of scripture against Christians for your missionaries to use.
Now onward back to questions:
Next, if you say Mormons only worship the BIG GOD — then why do Mormon's worship Jesus in their songs? If you are not to allow worship lesser gods — why do you do so with Jesus? If you do worship lesser gods, then would not that be in violation of your own doctrine?
If Jesus was spouting Mormon doctrine, why did he allow himself to be worshiped? Wouldn't that be an affront to the BIG GOD — the only ONE a person is to worship?
The Orthodox Christian Doctrine of the Trinity does not violate the first two commandments as well as leaves biblical principles expounded upon in Isaiah 43:10, Exodus 34:14, 2 Samuel 7:22, Jeremiah 10:6, Isaiah 46:9, Isaiah 45:5 intact with utterly no discrepancy as well explain the use of haElohim and paired pronouns when God refers to himself as used in the text of the bible.
Think about it — God said — “before God was NO GOD FORMED nor shall there be after...”
How can there be multiple gods if there are truly none others as God himself so says?
Again why does Mormon doctrine stand in complete defiance of the first two commandments?
Why does Mormon doctrine seek legitimacy to the serpents' words recorded in Genesis 3:5? If it is not a crime to become god if this is God's intent - then why was Adam and Eve expelled from the Garden? Why do Mormons seek to become like God in full compliance with the devil's own words?
Now if you say to be only be “like God,” means there will always be an important difference ontologically because there are lesser gods and there is the ONLY one True BIG God therefore is the BIG GOD ontologically dissimilar with the gods who preceded him since he progressed?
How can that be true in light of Isaiah 43:10?“Latter-day Saints believe in this progression in eternity until, eventually, we become worthy through knowledge, wisdom, humility, and obedience, to be like God, and then to have the privilege of being made equal in power, might and dominion (D&C. 76:95), and to possess all that the Father hath (D&C. 84:38) as members of 'the Church of the First-born'” (The Way to Perfection, p.9).
Why don't you tackle theses questions instead of trying to wag the dog here? Trying to bait me into a discussion going into a different direction will do you or your friend's no good. When you answer these questions — then we can continue….
Answer the questions…posed here...
Does Mormon doctrine violate the first two commandments?