MG-10 – In Christ Alone

Solus Christus,” which is Latin for “In Christ Alone,” is another essential doctrine of the Christian faith that is completely rejected by the Mormon Church. “In Christ Alone” means that Christians trust in Jesus Christ alone for salvation and do not put faith in any other person to stand between them and God.

The Bible teaches at 1 Timothy 2:5, “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” But the Mormon Church rejects this truth when they add their prophet Joseph Smith to the redemption plan of Christ.

Instead of trusting in Jesus Christ alone, the Mormon Church stated in their June 1994, Ensign article entitled, “Joseph Smith among the Prophets” that  “…the life of Joseph Smith was in some degree patterned after that of his Master, Jesus Christ. Like his Master, Joseph Smith also shed his blood in order that the final testament, the reestablishment of the new covenant, might be in full effect.”[1]

Now, you may be thinking, “Wait a minute! Does the Mormon Church really teach that the blood of Joseph Smith was necessary for the full ‘reestablishment of the new covenant’?”

Absolutely, it does! In this article they also quote their prophet Brigham Young who taught, “No man or woman in this dispensation will ever enter into the celestial kingdom of God without the consent of Joseph Smith… every man and woman must have the certificate of Joseph Smith, junior, as a passport to their entrance into the mansion where God and Christ are.”

If that’s not blasphemy, I don’t know what is!  By adding Joseph Smith to the redemption plan of Christ, Mormonism distorts the gospel of Christ and cannot be considered Christian.

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 ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS:

Another way Mormonism rejects the doctrine of “Christ Alone” is by teaching the blood of Jesus is insufficient to cover all sin, particularly murder. Doctrine and Covenants 42:18 states, “Thou shalt not kill; and he that kills shall not have forgiveness in this world, nor in the world to come.”  Joseph Fielding Smith acknowledged, “Joseph Smith taught that there were certain sins so grievous that man may commit, that they will place the transgressors beyond the power of the atonement of Christ.”[2] This doctrine, known as “blood atonement,”[3] clearly disagrees with the Bible’s teachings on the sufficiency of Christ’s atonement and testimony of the apostle Paul who was forgiven for murder (See 1 Cor. 15:9-10).

[1] Ensign, June 1994, p. 22.

[2] Joseph Fielding Smith, Doctrines of Salvation, vol. 1, p. 135.

[3] See Footnote 36 of the LDS Gospel Topics Essay “Peace and Violence Among 19th-Century Latter-day Saints.”

“” that “…the life of Joseph Smith was in some degree patterned after that of his Master, Jesus Christ. Like his Master, Joseph Smith also shed his blood in order that the final testament, the reestablishment of the new covenant, might be in full effect.” And in this article, the Mormon Church also quotes their prophet Brigham Young who taught: “No man or woman in this dispensation will ever enter into the celestial kingdom of God without the consent of Joseph Smith… every man and woman must have the certificate of Joseph Smith, junior, as a passport to their entrance into the mansion where God and Christ are.”

By adding Joseph Smith to the redemption plan of Christ, Mormonism distorts the Gospel of Christ and cannot be considered Christian.

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