Why Don’t Mormons Follow Jesus’ Teachings?
Jesus taught there would be no marriage in the Kingdom of God:
“And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:” Luke 20:34-35, Matthew 22:29-32
Jesus never taught we are saved by doing good works:
“Many will say to Me in that day [judgment day], Lord, Lord,…and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” Matthew 7:21-23
“Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on Him whom He hath sent.” John 6:28-29 see also Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:5-7
Jesus taught eternal life [Celestial Kingdom] is a gift received by simply believing [trusting] in Him:
“That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word and believeth on Him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” John 5:24
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23
Jesus taught man did not pre-exist with Him in heaven:
“And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.” John 8:23
“…and who are my brethren? For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.” Matthew 12:46-50
“Because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me…And if I tell the truth, why do you not believe Me?