“Soli Deo Gloria” which is Latin for “To the Glory of God Alone” is an essential teaching of the Christian faith that Mormonism distorts. Christians live for the glory of God alone, and not for building themselves up or exalting their own kingdoms as Mormonism teaches. The Apostle Paul said at Galatians 6:14: “…may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ…”
Yet, Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, boasted that he did more than Jesus. Joseph Smith said: “I have more to boast of than ever any man had. I am the only man that has ever been able to keep a whole church together… Neither Paul, John, Peter, nor Jesus ever did it. I boast that no man ever did such a work as I. The followers of Jesus ran away from Him; but the Latter-day Saints never ran away from me yet.” (History of the Church, May 26, 1844, Vol. 6, pp. 408-409)
Not only did Joseph Smith boast in himself over Christ, he told his Mormon followers in his King Follett Sermon that “God…was once a man like us” and that the goal of eternal life is “to learn how to be gods yourselves… by going… from exaltation to exaltation, until you… sit in glory…”
Given the blasphemous teachings of Mormonism that reduce God to man in order to exalt man to the position of God, is it any wonder that Mormons “laud” Joseph Smith by singing a hymn entitled: “Praise to the Man” which “hails” him as “the Prophet [who] ascended to heaven [and is] Mingling with Gods”?
Far from giving glory to God Alone, Mormonism exalts man in its worship services and cannot be considered Christian.