Why worry if God is in control?
God promises that He will provide everything we need if we simply follow His Word.
Do not worry then, saying, “What will we eat?” or “What will we drink?” or “What will we wear for clothing?” For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. —Matthew 6:31-33
Yet so many of us fail the test and worry about things that are out of our control, but are, of course, in God’s control. And worry is sin.
. . . Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. — John 14:27
God has not given us a spirit of timidity (fear) . . . —2 Timothy 1:7
So don’t be concerned about the things out of your control.
Do you think that Mormons can be, or are, Christians?
First we must understand what a “cult” is. A “cult” is a religious group or organization founded by, and built upon, the teachings of a religious leader that are directly opposed to the Bible. Consequently, the leader’s authority is viewed as being equal to, or greater than, the Bible.
The founder of the cult is almost always viewed as being a “prophet” (or “prophetess”) of God. Since the founder is then the “voice of God,” the person’s teachings are authoritative. So, quite plainly, any cult is based solely upon the religious authority of the founder.
The founder of the Mormon church, Joseph Smith, recorded in writing over 60 false prophecies, as well as scores of verifiably false (many laughable) historical and archeological statements in the Mormon bible, the Book of Mormon. He was supposed to have discovered the Mormon writings written around 600 AD. The fact these writings were written in “King James” style (1600 AD) has never been explained.
God says that if you are a prophet, every single word uttered in God’s name will be accurate:
The prophet who speaks a word presumptuously in My name which I have not commanded him to speak, or which he speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die. —Deuteronomy 18:20
If Isaiah, Daniel, Jeremiah, Hosea, etc., had spoken ONE single inaccurate word from the Lord, they would have been killed and their writings destroyed. Therefore, Mr. Smith, upon whose writings the Mormon church was founded, is a false prophet.
The Mormons teach a doctrine so contrary to the true Gospel it was obviously inspired by Satan himself. In a nutshell, Mormons believe Jesus came to America a few hundred years after the Cross. Everyone who accepts this doctrine are Christians, those who don’t are non-Christians, and those who couldn’t make up their mind back then, well, God painted their faces black.
Worse, they believe Satan and Jesus are brothers. They believe we can be a god like Jesus. Men who are good enough to go to heaven will get their own planet to populate (through physical sex), like Jesus did. Those women who are good enough are called by their husbands to join them. And this is just the tip of the iceberg!
So the answer is NO!
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