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LDS DOCTRINE TOPICAL GUIDE

"All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work." 2 Tim. 3:16-17
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Our ministry created this page to give Christians a topical understanding of what the Bible says about many common subjects that relate to Mormonism. This topical guide serves as an effective tool in finding Biblical references so you can more effectively minister to your LDS friends using God's Holy Word. Click on any subject to see its Biblical references as well as short descriptions* of each passage.

 

*The LDS church exclusively uses the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible. Certain passages read differently between the KJV and more modern translations. To make this list more effective for ministering, the descriptions of certain verses have been written to reflect the KJV translation and are notated as such.

Apostasy

The Apostasy

Not one iota of the law will pass away until all is accomplished

Many will fall away and betray and hate one another

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away

Parable of Sower, seeds that fall on rock have no root and when tested fall away

To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus for all generations forever

Second coming is near when the falling away happens

In later times some will depart from the faith

Turn away from the truth with itching ears to teachers that suit their passions

Appearing Righteous

Appearing Righteous

Acceptable sacrifice is a broken heart and contrite spirit

Righteous acts are like filthy rags

Righteousness must exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees

Lord, Lord, look at our mighty works in your name- I never knew you

Those who are sick need a physician; sinners, not righteous are called

Pharisees are like dishes that appear clean, whitewashed tombs

No one is good except God alone

Parable of Pharisee and tax collector

No one is good but God alone

No one is righteous, not even one

Nothing good dwells in our flesh, we are wretched sinners

Zeal not according to knowledge, establishing their own righteousness

We have confidence of sufficiency, not in ourselves, but God

Baptism for Dead

Baptism for the Dead

Witchcraft, necromancy, and divination is abominable in God’s sight

Let the dead bury the dead

Fulfillment of Malachi 4:5-6

White-washed sepulchers but inside full of dead men’s bones

Parable of Rich Man and Lazarus- dead won’t be sent back to warn

God is not the God of the dead but of the living

THEY who are baptized for the dead… and why do WE stand… (KJV)

Don’t heed endless genealogies

Avoid genealogies

Repentance from dead works

Body of Christ

Body of Christ

Christ will build His church, gates of hell will not prevail against it

Where two or three are gathered in Jesus’ name He will be there also

A house divided against itself will not be able to stand

One body, many members with different functions

No divisions, united in same mind and judgment

Gifts of Spirit are given as He wills, no part is more important than the others

The church is Christ’s body

One body, one spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism

Christ loved the church, cleanses her by the washing of water with the word

The church is the Body of Christ

Children of God

Children of God

Peacemakers to be called the sons of God

Those who believe given the right to become children of God

Those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God

We receive Spirit of adoption that witnesses we are children of God

We are sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus

We receive adoption as sons because of Jesus

Predestined to adoption as sons of God through Jesus

What love the Father bestowed on us, that we are called children of God

NOW we are children of God

Children of God practice righteousness and love their brother

Contention

Contention

Jesus did not come to bring peace but a sword, dividing families

We fight with divine weapons to demolish strongholds and arguments

Speaking the truth in love

Have nothing to do with works of darkness, but expose them

Our fight is not against flesh and blood, but the powers of darkness

Strive side by side for the faith of the gospel

Rightly handling the word of truth

Not quarrelsome, correcting opponents with gentleness

Scripture for reproof, correction, training

Ready in and out of season to reprove, rebuke, exhort with patience and teaching

Instruct others with sound doctrine and rebuke those who oppose it

Word of God is living, active, sharper than a two-edged sword

Always be prepared to make a defense for the hope in you

Contend for the faith given to all the saints

Save others by snatching them out of the fire

The Cross

The Cross

Whoever doesn’t take up cross and follow Jesus isn’t worthy

Deny yourself and take up your cross and follow Jesus

Deny yourself and take up your cross and follow Jesus

Deny yourself and take up your cross daily and follow Jesus

He who doesn’t bear his own cross and come after Jesus can’t be His disciple

Cross foolishness to those who are perishing; power of God to those being saved

Through the foolishness of the cross God saved us, we preach Christ crucified

I am crucified with Christ

May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord

Jesus reconciled all believers to God through the cross

Jesus was obedient by going to the cross

Walk as enemies of the cross

Jesus made peace through the blood of His cross

Jesus cancelled the debt that opposed us and nailed it to the cross

Christ’s sacrifice on the cross once for all sanctifies us

For the joy that was set before Him Jesus endured the cross

Eternal Progression

Eternal Progression

Satan tempted Eve with the false prospect of being like God

Before me no God was formed, neither shall there be any after

I am the first and I am the last, and beside me there is no God

Is there a God beside me?  There is no God; I know not any

I am the Lord, and there is no other, besides me there is no God

Jesus didn’t count equality with God a thing to be grasped

Faith/Belief

Faith/Belief

He believed God, counted to him as righteousness

Do not fear, only believe

All things are possible for one who believes

Faith can move mountains, ask with faith and you will receive

Whoever does not believe is condemned

God so loved the world…whoever believes has eternal life

Whoever believes in Him is not condemned

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life

Whoever hears God’s word and believes God has eternal life

Work of God is to believe in Jesus Christ

Whoever comes to and believes in the Lord will never hunger or thirst

Will of God that whoever looks on Jesus and believes in Him will have eternal life

Whoever believes has eternal life

If anyone eats of this bread he will live forever

Whoever believes in Jesus:  “Out of him will flow rivers of living waters”

I am the resurrection and the life, whoever believes in me will never die

I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to Father but through me

Eternal life is to know God and Jesus Christ

Everyone who believes receives forgiveness of their sins through Jesus’ name

Believe and be freed from everything from which the law couldn’t set you free

What must I do to be saved?  Believe in Jesus and you will be saved

Gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes

The righteous shall live by faith

Righteousness of God through faith apart from the law

Justified by grace as a gift, received by faith

God is the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus

One is justified by faith apart from works of the law

One who does not work but trusts God:  His faith is counted as righteousness

Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes

Confess with the mouth and believe in the heart and you will be saved

With heart one believes and is justified, with mouth one confesses and is saved

Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved 

Not justified by works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ

Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith?

Abraham believed God and it was counted to him as righteousness 

Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith

No one is justified by the law, the righteous shall live by faith

Law was our guardian until Christ came so we might be justified by faith

No longer under a guardian, sons of God through faith

Only faith working through love in Christ Jesus counts for anything

When we believe we are sealed with the Spirit, a guarantee of our inheritance

By grace you have been saved through faith, not of yourselves

Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith

One Lord, one faith, one baptism

Those who believe in Him for eternal life

My righteous one shall live by faith

Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, evidence of things not seen

Can faith save that does not produce works?

I will show you my faith by my works

Faith without works is dead

Commandment is to believe in Jesus and love one another

Everyone who believes Jesus is the Christ has been born of God

Those who believe may know they have eternal life

Fall

The Fall

Story of the fall of mankind

I was brought forth in iniquity and conceived in sin

All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God

Sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin

In Adam all men die, in Christ all are made alive

God cannot tempt anyone but we are tempted by our own desires

False Apostles

False Apostles

Qualifications for apostles, exhibited last of all

Life of an apostle involves much hardship

False apostles, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ          

Tested those who call themselves apostles and are not

False Christs

False Christs

Don’t believe if anyone says they have seen Christ personally

False Christs and prophets will arise and deceive the elect

Don’t believe if they say Christ is in the inner rooms in the desert

Jesus’ coming will be as visible as lightning, all will know

Don’t believe if anyone says they have seen Christ; false christs          

People will preach another Jesus

False Gospels

False Gospels

If anyone brings another Jesus or spirit or gospel you put up with it too easily

Satan appears as an angel of light

Even if an angel from heaven preaches another gospel…

Expose the works of darkness, have no part in them

People refuse to love the truth so God blinds them with a strong delusion

Apostles didn’t follow cleverly devised myths

False Prophets

False Prophets

If a prophet leads you after other Gods put him to death

If a prophet prophesies, and it doesn’t come to pass, he is false

Wolves in sheep’s clothing, know false prophets by their fruits

False prophets will arise and lead many astray

False prophets perform signs and wonders to deceive the elect

All men speak well of false prophets

Don’t be deceived by those claiming to be Christ, or that the time is near

False prophet Bar-Jesus/Elymas

Avoid those who go on in detail about visions, who promote self-made religion

False prophets and teachers bringing in destructive heresies and stories

Test the spirits, many false prophets have gone into the world

People crept in unnoticed who pervert the gospel of grace

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