Mormons teach that Jesus is the brother of Lucifer. They believe that the spirits of Jesus and Lucifer were first born to Heavenly Father in heaven that Mormons call the pre-existence. According to Mormon Scripture, Jesus was the first one born and Lucifer was the second one and then all the other spirits of humans and angels were born. (See “How can Jesus and Lucifer be spirit brothers when their characters and purposes are so utterly opposed?,” Ensign, June 1986.)
Not only do Mormons teach that Jesus and Satan are brothers, they teach that there was a contest between Jesus and Lucifer over who would become Savior of the world. According to Mormonism, God chose Jesus’ plan over Lucifer’s plan and as a result Lucifer became angry and fell, and took a third of the spirit children with him, becoming Satan and the demons. (See “Chapter 3: Jesus Christ, Our Chosen Leader and Savior,” in Gospel Principles.)
Mormons frequently get upset whenever they hear someone doubting whether Mormonism is Christian. What they don’t realize is that the Jesus that the Mormon Church teaches is completely different from the Jesus of the Bible.
In the Bible, the difference between Jesus and Lucifer is the difference between Creator and Creation. Jesus is the creator of “all things” (Colossians 1:15-18) and as such, He is Lucifer’s Creator. Being fully God, the Creator as the Bible teaches in John 1:1-3, and therefore Jesus created Lucifer and never competed with him for the position of Savior of the World.
The Apostle Paul warned in the Bible against following those who “preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached.” (2 Corinthians 11:4) By misrepresenting the nature of Christ, Mormonism distorts the gospel and cannot be considered Christian.
Mormonism makes no distinction between human spirits and angelic beings. For example, in Mormonism, the Angel Moroni is supposedly a resurrected human from the Book of Mormon. Yet, the Bible teaches that humans cannot become angels because we are a completely separate creation. In Hebrews 2:9, 16-17, we read that by becoming a human, Jesus “was made like unto his brethren …a little lower than the angels.” Now, if angels are disembodied human spirits, how could Jesus be “made…lower than the angels” by becoming a human? These biblical statements wouldn’t make sense if angles are disembodied human spirits. Again, a clear distinction is made between angels and humans when we read that Jesus did not take upon Himself the “the nature of angels,” but took upon Himself the “the seed of Abraham,” (that is, human nature) in order to pay for our sins (Hebrews 2:16).
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