Sunday, March 18, 2012

Christians attack Mormonism

Are Christians attacking Mormonism?

What do you think when you hear a Christian and a Mormon debating religion? I've noticed that sometimes Mormons get upset when Christians teach or explain the differences between Mormonism and Christianity. Mormons will say that Christians are being hateful, mean spirited, contentious and attacking Mormonism when really they should be kind and loving and accepting. Some Mormons will even say that Mormons and Christians are the same and so we shouldn't be dividing over religion.

Now this all sounds good on the surface, but could it be wrong?
While I agree that we should be kind and loving, we should also put a high priority on TRUTH. The Bible says to speak the TRUTH in LOVE. It does not say to just be loving and allow false teachings to prevail. When Christians teach the differences between Mormonism and Christianity they are not "attacking" Mormons, but instead "responding" to an attack on historical Christianity from Mormonism. Think about that for a second.

You see Mormonism from it's very beginning has attacked Christianity and all of the core and essential doctrines of the historical Christian faith. Mormonism's founding prophet Joseph Smith through his own teachings openly attacked major doctrines of the Christian faith.
He attacked and questioned the character and nature of the God of the Bible, the person and work of Jesus Christ, the New Testament's message about the way of salvation, the Gospel message, the origin and nature of mankind, of human sin, the person of the devil, and finally the eternal destinies of believers and unbelievers. This is not my opinion about the teachings of Joseph Smith, these are factual statements about what he openly taught. All someone has to do is read the teachings of Joseph Smith and the Mormon religion, and then compare them with what the Bible teaches. No honest seeker would ever think they teach the same things about these important issues. These are not minor difference in interpreting difficult verses or passages of the Bible, Mormonism has a different interpretation on the clear and obvious teachings of the Bible. And this is why Mormonism is not just another "denomination" of Christianity. Mormonism is a different religion than Christianity even though it uses the Bible to support its "unbiblical" teachings.

You see Mormonism has attacked every core doctrine of the Bible, and they attacked Christianity first. So, when you hear a Christian defending their faith or defining the differences between Mormonism and Christianity, ask yourself, "who attacked who first?" I think you'll find that Christianity was growing and going on about it's own business for 1800 years until a man Joseph Smith decided he was chosen by God to openly attack the core truths of the Christian faith and begin a new religion that would recruit new followers to continue the Mormon attack on Biblical Christianity. Mormonism is not "neutral" or "passive" in its treatment of Christians and Christianity because they are zealously trying to convert traditional or cultural "Christians" into Mormonism. I've had Mormons attempt to win me to the Mormon religion and so the implication is that as a Bible believing Christian I am not complete or in the right "faith" until I convert to Mormonism. According to Mormonism, if I openly reject Joseph Smith as a prophet of God and openly reject the Book of Mormon then I am not in good standing with God. This is a bold stance Mormonism is taking against Christianity.

It's a must that we Christians defend, define and present our faith in a way that is humble, loving and willing to listen to others and their points of view. But humility and love in now way means that we roll over dead when it comes to pursuing people for Christ and passionately defending the faith that the Bible says was once for all delivered to the saints 2000 years ago!

The most loving thing I can do for any Mormon is to pray for them and point them to Jesus Christ and the truth's already revealed in the Bible; to point out the differences and clarify the distinctions between the God and Jesus of biblical Christianity and god and Jesus of Mormonism. To tell them the Gospel of Jesus Christ: That Christ died for their sins and rose from the grave, and if they trust in Him alone they will be saved!
Jesus + nothing = Everything!
Everything - Jesus = nothing.

Mormonism from its beginning has taught about a different God than the one in the Bible, a different Jesus than the one in the Bible, and a different way to heaven than what the Bible teaches. If Mormonism rejects the God, Jesus and way to heaven that Christianity has taught for 2000 years, then Mormonism is not Christian, and Mormons are not Christians. This is an obvious fact. Just because your religion uses words like, "God," "Jesus," "heaven," "salvation," and other Bible words does not mean your religion is either Biblical or right. Any religion can steal words, phrases or concepts from the Bible and teach something totally different than what the Bible teaches.

We Christians unapologetically represent a faith that is founded on fact, not feelings, a God who gives all that He requires by His loving grace, a Jesus who says "I've done the rest!" rather than "you do your best," and a religion that's about the Ruler and not the rules.

And so Christians ought to continue to attack and confront the false teachings of Mormonism without personally attacking Mormons. In doing this they will be like Jesus who openly attacked and confronted anything that tried to get in-between people and the true God.

Please consider the following Bible verses as justification for Christians defending the true Christian faith against false teaching:

"Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints." -Jude 3

"I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed." -Galatians 1:6-8

"Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ." -Colossians 2:8

"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." -2 Timothy 2:15

"For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bring every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled." -2 Corinthians 10:4-6

"But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ." -2 Corinthians 11:3

"For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works." -2 Corinthians 11:13-15

"Test ALL things; hold fast to what is good." -1 Thessalonians 5:21

"Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you." -1 Timothy 4:16

"Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus." -2 Timothy 1:13

"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work...Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all long suffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will no longer endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables." -2 Timothy 3:16-17, 4:2-4

"Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son." -2 John 9

"The heart of the righteous studies how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours forth evil." -Proverbs 15:28

Friday, March 2, 2012

Is Mormonism a Christian Religion?

Should we join a religion or have a relationship with God?

Was Joseph Smith a true prophet of God?

Is Mormonism a "Christian" religion?

How would you answer these questions? Like many modern religions, Mormonism uses the Bible to support it's teachings and religion, but it's teachings as a whole do not support the Bible. While Mormons today would claim to be "Bible believing Christians" who also have "new light and revelation" through the religion of Mormonism, if we study the Bible and what Bible believing Christians (and Jews) have historically taught for 2000 years, any honest student of the Bible must conclude that Mormonism is a completely different religion than historical Christianity or even Judaism. Let's consider some quotes and teachings from the Mormon church and ask yourself if their teachings sound "Christian."



"I'm going to tell you how God came to be God. We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity, I will refute that idea and take away the veil so you may see...he was a man like us; yea, that God himself, the Father of us all, dwelt on an earth, the same as Jesus Christ himself did."
-Joseph Smith, "Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith" by Joseph Fielding Smith pg. 345
“The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s; the Son also…”
–Joseph Smith, Doctrine & Covenants, Section 130:22
“No I don’t believe in the traditional Christ. The traditional Christ of whom they speak is not the Christ of whom I speak. For the Christ of whom I speak has been revealed in this the Dispensation of the Fullness of Times.”
-Gordon B. Hinckley, LDS President and Prophet, Deseret News, Church News section, Salt Lake City, Utah, week ending June 20, 1998, pg.7
“The only men who become Gods, even the sons of God, are those who enter into polygamy.”
–Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses Volume 11 page 269

“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.” -Isaiah 43:10

“Before the mountains were ever brought forth, or ever You had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.” Psalm 90:2

“I am the first and I am the last, and there is no God besides Me.” Isaiah 44:6 (NASB)

Jesus said, “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
–John 4:24

The Bible clearly teaches there is only One Eternal God and that He is not an exalted man. The Creator of the universe was never a man striving to become a god as Mormonism teaches. According to the plain teachings of the Bible there has been and only will be one God, and no matter how hard Mormon men try, they will never become gods themselves. God has always existed from eternity. He alone is omniscient(all knowing), omnipotent(all powerful), omnipresent (everywhere all the time). The God of the Bible, and the "gods" of Mormonism are not the same.


Joseph Smith prophesied that there were inhabitants on the moon that were about 6 feet tall, dressed like Quakers and living to be about 1000 years old.
-Joseph Smith -Young Women’s Journal Vol.3 pg263-264 & Patriarchal Blessings Books 9:294-295

Brigham Young stated that the Sun was inhabited.
-Journal of Discourses, Vol.13, pg 217

Joseph Smith prophesied that the City of the New Jerusalem was to be established in the western boundaries of the state of Missouri, dedicated by the hand of Joseph Smith and a Temple was to be built in the generation of Joseph Smith.
-Doctrines and Covenants 84:3,4
This location is in Independence Missouri and there is no temple there or a New Jerusalem.

Joseph Smith prophesied that David W. Patton was to perform a mission to the Lord by the following spring with others, even 12 men along with himself to spread the good news.
-Doctrines & Covenants 114:1
History tells us that this David died at the Battle of Crooked River in the Fall of that year and therefore never made it to Spring. He died in battle in good standing with the Mormon Church but this prophecy was not fulfilled.

Doctrine & Covenants 1:37-38 says that all the prophecies in this book will be fulfilled, no excuses. These, and other prophecies of Mormonism have not been fulfilled.

Joseph Smith prophesied the coming of the Lord:
“President Smith then stated that the meeting had been called because God had commanded it; and it was made known to him by a vision and by the Holy Spirit…it was the will of God that they should be ordained to the ministry and go forth to prune the vineyard for the last time, for the coming of the Lord, which was near- even fifty six years should wind up the scene.”
-Oliver Cowdery, History of the Church Vol.2 pg 182
The 56th year passed in 1891! The Lord did not return then and still has not returned.

It only takes one false prophecy for a man to be a false prophet.

God takes false prophecy very serious because an unfulfilled prophecy blasphemes the God of the Bible and presents God as a liar and misleading. When someone presumes to speak for God and it does not come to pass it is a great insult to God and the people. The God of the Bible has strong warnings in His Word against false prophets, false prophecies and false teaching. We should be very careful when we hear that someone is claiming to speak on behalf of God because Jesus predicted that there would be many false prophets and counterfeit christs. He said that if the blind lead the blind they will both fall into the pit. Prophecy is not something we should take lightly, and false prophecy is not something we should leave unnoticed. Both the false prophet and their false prophecies should be exposed so that people are not deceived and led astray by them.

Biblical Christianity teaches us not only to pay attention to the teachings and so-called "prophecies" that might come from a minister or leader, but we are also to evaluate the character and behavior of that individual. A person may be a very gifted teacher or speaker, but if their character and behavior is unchristian we are not to follow their example. A genuine minister of Jesus Christ with not only teach the truth but live the truth.


Joseph Smith claimed to have a vision of God the Father and Jesus Christ when he was 14 years old. He says they ordained him to be God’s prophet on earth and to restore the “true church.” Joseph Smith claims that he was told not to join any of the surrounding churches because they were all wrong. You would think that such an encounter with God would radically change someone’s life, however following this “revelation”, in 1826, 4 years before the publication of the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith was arrested and charged for using his peep-stone method to deceive an elderly man named Josiah Stole while attempting to locate buried treasure on his farm. This misdemeanor account is recorded in history and you can look it up for yourself. Why would someone who’s had a personal encounter with God need to resort to “stone-looking” and magic to find buried treasure?

Later Joseph Smith was married to a young woman named Emma. Within a few short years men who were closet to Joseph like: David Whitmer, Oliver Cowdery, William Law and William McLellin were repulsed by Joseph Smith’s multiple adulteries and they publically declared Joseph an adulterer. These men were Mormon also.
You can read all of these historical accounts. See below references.
-An address to all believers in Christ, by David Whitmer, 1887
-1838 a letter by Oliver Cowdery
-History of the Church, volume 3, pg. 232

Unfortunately Joseph Smith would continue to commit adultery until he claimed that God had given him revelation that plural marriage (polygamy) was God’s Divine will for Mormon men and essential for celestial glory and godhood.
-See Doctrines & Covenants Section 132.
Even though plural marriage and adultery are forbidden in the Bible, Joseph Smith continued to marry multiple wives.

Mormon Historian Andrew Jensen in the historical record writes that Joseph Smith eventually convinced his first wife Emma that plural marriage was of the Lord, however Joseph Smith failed to inform Emma that 2 months earlier he had married two of the Partridge sisters.

Andrew Jensen listed 27 women who were “sealed”(formally married) to Joseph Smith. According to Mormon doctrine this means that these wives will be with him in the celestial heaven forever. Mormonism teaches that polygamous men will become polygamous gods in the afterlife.

In an 1838 letter, Oliver Cowdery calls Joseph Smith’s adultery with Fanny Alger a “dirty, nasty, filthy affair.” Oliver Cowdery was a Mormon who verbally opposed Joseph Smith's unchristian behavior.

In 1842 Joseph Smith married in an 8 month period 11 women, then took a 5 month break.
In 1843 he married 14 women, 5 of which he married in the month of May alone.
Joseph Smith was marrying so quickly that it reveals he had a veracious appetite for a new sexual partner.
In 1843 Joseph Smith had a “revelation” and penned Doctrines & Covenants section 132 outlining the necessity of entering into a new and everlasting covenant of plural marriage.
History shows us that Joseph Smith married under-age girls and went to other women and said that their eternal salvation was dependent upon them entering into plural marriage.
Joseph Smith even went to other men’s wives and said that God had revealed to him that they were supposed to be his spiritual wives.
Collectively Joseph Smith married under-age girls, sisters, mothers and daughters, and even took wives from living husbands. When he died he had 34 wives including his first wife Emma. Following his death the Mormon Church was divided into two groups. One group followed Brigham Young and believed in plural marriage, and the other group stayed with Emma, Joseph Smith’s first wife and widow, and they did not practice polygamy.

Brigham Young, the second LDS Prophet faithfully followed the teachings of Joseph Smith.
It is said he had at least 56 known wives to himself. He also taught that plural marriage was essential for salvation and for becoming a god.

Today you have Fundamentalist Mormon Groups and leaders like Warren Jeffs that also follow the teachings of Joseph Smith, Brigham Young and the LDS Church founders even though polygamy today is nationally illegal and not tolerated in mainstream Mormonism.

It would seem that Mormonism's founding "prophets" practiced adultery and justified it by declaring it as divinely sanctioned polygamy and ordained by God as necessary for the salvation of women and exaltation of men.

The Bible teaches that God's ideal and ordained plan for marriage is one man and one woman for life. He completely opposes adultery and fornication, and while the Bible records the polygamous behavior and consequences of various individuals, God nowhere commands or ordains polygamy.
Polygamy was always a compromise and failure to live up to God's standard.

Mormonism and Biblical Christianity are totally different:
Mormonism teaches there are many gods. This is called "polytheism."
Christianity teaches there is only One Eternal God. This is called "monotheism."

Mormonism teaches that Jesus Christ is one of many sons of God. Mormonism teaches that Jesus, Lucifer(the devil) and you and I are all "spirit-children" of the same heavenly Father.
Christianity teaches that Jesus Christ is unique as the Son of God, God the Son. The Bible teaches that Jesus is the Creator of all things and He is not Lucifer’s spirit-brother. The Bible teaches that we can become "children of God" through being born-again, but that Jesus has always, from eternity, been the one and only un-created Son of God.

Mormonism teaches that men and women exist before they were born in the "spirit world" with Heavenly father and mother, and that they are sent to earth to indwell physical human bodies and they can become gods themselves if they faithfully obey Mormon doctrine.
Christianity teaches that men and women start out in this physical world and become spiritual children of God through faith in Jesus Christ and that humans can never become gods.
Mormonism teaches salvation by faith and works and keeping the laws of Mormon doctrine. Through Mormon teaching you earn your way to one of 3 heavens and one can become a god over their own world.
Christianity teaches that salvation is through faith in the True Jesus Christ, His finished work on the cross and His resurrection and not by your own works.

Mormons trust in their own "doing" while Christians trust in what Christ has "DONE."

Through faith in Jesus Christ one is spiritually born again, saved and forgiven. The experience of salvation changes the thoughts and desires of a person so much that they begin to live a new life from the inside out. Jesus Christ, through the Holy Spirit comes to live inside of each believer and He brings them into a deep and intimate personal relationship with God. It is for this relationship, not religion, that Jesus Christ died for. It is this relationship that transforms us into Christians who really love God and people.

Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ? Do you have the assurance of eternal life and the confidence that all your sins have been forgiven? Have you experience the radical life changing power of God’s Holy Spirit through being born again?
You can know all of these things and more if you will come to Jesus Christ in faith.
Jesus died on the cross for our sins against God. He alone paid the price for our sins and rose from the dead. He alone is God the Son, and therefore He alone is the One we go to for salvation and eternal life. We all must choose where we place our trust; a religion or a Redeemer?
If the Mormon Church died on the cross for you sins, then trust in that Church for salvation.
If Joseph Smith died for your sin then he can tell you how to be saved.
But if Jesus Christ claimed to be the only way to God the Father, then Mormonism and Joseph Smith could be standing in your way.

Joseph Smith and Jesus Christ have major differences:
Joseph Smith was only a man. Jesus Christ is God's Divine Son.
Joseph Smith was a sinner like us. Jesus Christ, though completely human never sinned.
Joseph Smith claimed to teach "a way" to heaven. Jesus Christ claimed to be "the way" to heaven.

Think about it. Neither the Mormon Church or Joseph Smith have done anything in providing salvation for you. But what have they done?
They've turned the Eternal invisible God into a mere man with many wives and babies in heaven.
They turned Jesus into the devil’s brother.
They've turned "heaven" into upper, middle, lower class, and spirit prison.
They've turned hell into a dark place for a select few.
They turned the Gospel Message into a Goofy Law of legalism and works.
They've turned salvation into becoming a Mormon god.
They've turned the death of Christ on the cross into a cheap death that really didn’t do much but open up a way for us to be self-righteous and earn our way to heaven.

From the Bible's perspective, if you follow the Mormon plan you will earn your way right into hell. Because Mormonism has you follow a false prophet, false teaching and a false plan of salvation. False directions do not lead to a correct destination.
You cannot go to heaven by believing in a false god, a false Jesus or a false Gospel.
Listen, you might not think this is important, but your soul’s eternity is at stake.
If you do not stand for the Truth, you will fall for anything.
Jesus Christ said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, and no one comes to the Father except through Me.” -John 14:6
Joseph Smith ultimately said to reject the Biblical Jesus and follow after the Jesus and teachings of Mormonism. You must decide. We pray you trust in the right Jesus!

We love Mormons and want them to know Jesus Christ personally, intimately and without all the trappings of false religion.

For more information you can go to as well as many other sites that thoughtfully communicate the differences between Mormonism and Christianity

The Bible teaches us to be "biblically skeptical" about teachings, prophecies, miracles, visions and dreams. The Bible gives us a framework by which to evaluate anyone's claim to have received any kind of special revelation from God. Simply put, God does continue to speak and guide and reveal Himself and His will through visions and dreams and prophecies and teachings, He has made it clear that He will not oppose or contradict what He has already said in His Word. For example, if someone claimed that God told them to commit adultery, or set up and idol and worship it, we could evaluate their claim in light of God's Word and disregard it because God has already spoken and said, "You shall not commit adultery" and "You shall not make and idol and worship it." Even if the person claimed that they had a vision or dream or supernatural encounter with God telling them those things, we can reject it because of what the Bible teaches.

Mormonism is founded upon a young boy, Joseph Smith, claiming to have had a supernatural encounter with God, that resulted in a total rejection of what the Bible teaches about God, Jesus, man, salvation and heaven and hell. A person has to decide to believe Joseph Smith or the Bible because they cannot believe them both.

According to Mormon doctrine, Joseph Smith had a "vision" that ultimately would be the beginning of the Mormon Church. While all Mormons believe that Joseph Smith had a real vision and encounter with God, there are still conflicting Mormon accounts about this first vision.

Below you will see the date and the claims surrounding Joseph Smith’s “FIRST VISION."
Notice that as the years go by the actual facts about the vision change.
Which account are we to believe is true?
Remember these are changing stories about same event or "first vision."
Dates and Vision:
1827- A spirit appears to Joseph telling him of a record on golden plates at age 17.

1827- An angel appears to Joseph telling him he has been chosen to be a prophet and bring forth a record on gold plates at age 18

1830- An angel tells Joseph where to find a secret treasure. Joseph returns once a year for several years before obtaining the plates.

1832- Jesus Christ appears to Joseph at age 15.

1834- Angel appears to Joseph in his bedroom at age 17

1835- Two personages appear to Joseph in grove at age 14

1835- Many angels appear to Joseph in grove at age 14

1838- God the Father and Jesus appear to Joseph in grove at age 14

1844-Two unidentified personages appear to Joseph at age 14

The “First Vision” is considered the foundation and cornerstone of the Mormon religion. This was the turning point where Joseph Smith became a prophet of God and began his life’s work of turning Christians away from the “false churches” that had been created after the decline of the apostolic church.

The discrepancy of these visions and the lack of unity between the LDS church today and Brigham Young leaves us questioning the authenticity of Joseph’s first vision.

Consider this powerful quote from a Mormon leader, the 15th President of the Mormon Church:
“Our whole strength rests on the validity of that vision. It either occurred or it did not occur. If it did not then this work is a fraud. If it did, then this is the most important and wonderful work under the heavens.” –Gordon B. Hinckley

Joseph Smith says he was a 14 year old boy when he had the vision. He was known by the people in his community and his own family as a story teller.
The LDS church today has decided to use a "standardized version" of Joseph Smith’s first vision.
You would think that if God where to come and talk to you that you would probably get most of the story straight, or at least be able to communicate it clearly the first time without changing it.

Brigham Young, an apostle of Joseph Smith and 1st President of the Mormon Church was still unsure about who or what actually visited Joseph Smith. Eventually Brigham Young preached a sermon declaring that it was probably angels that Joseph saw.
This is what he said,
“The Lord did not come…but He did send His angel to this same obscure person, Joseph Smith….and informed him that he should not join any of the religious sects of the day…”
–Brigham Young, journal of Discourses Vol. 2 pg 171

And so, what is the foundation of the Mormon religion?
A teenage boy, Joseph Smith, known for being a storyteller, claims to have a supernatural "vision from God" that led him to reject all historical Biblical Christianity. He starts a new religion that steals concepts, characters and names from the Bible, but his religion opposes what the Bible clearly teaches. He spreads his religion through a changing testimony about his "first vision" and a book called The Book of Mormon. His most loyal followers are unsure about his original vision and yet hold to the fundamental anti-christian teachings of Joseph Smith. From this foundation the present day Mormon religion has been built.

Any religion based upon a false prophet is a false religion. Any religion built upon a faulty foundation will fail, if not in this world, certainly in the next.
Build your life upon the unfailing foundation of having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Mormonism is not a Christian religion because it is not built upon Christ.

Dear Mormon friend, you have nothing to fear from reading this material and seeking God with all of your heart. God promises in the Bible that if you honestly seek Him with all of your heart, you will find Him. And the Bible says it is impossible for God to lie. I hope this blog helps you on your journey to God. And remember, according to the Bible, when we die, we will not stand before fallen or sinful men or women, before and organization or religion, but rather we will stand face to face with Jesus Christ, God's Only Son, and give an account for our lives. It is my prayer that you would begin that personal relationship with Jesus now while He is still offering mercy for forgiveness as your Savior rather than standing before Him after you die and He stands as your Judge. Come to Jesus and be saved.