Fast Facts on Mormon Polytheism and the Bible
- Mormons are polytheists, they believe in a pantheon of gods. To attempt to support their position from Scripture they will often cite 1 Corinthians 8:5 where Paul refers to “many ‘gods’”. In response to this argument point out the following:
- Mormons are taking 1 Corinthians 8:5 out of context. When read in the context of verses 4-6, this reference is not at all a defense of the type of polytheism Mormons embrace.
- Ask the Mormon, “What does Paul mean when he says in 1 Corinthians 8:4, ‘There is no God but one’?”
- Show the Mormon how the Bible uses the word “god” in other places such as Jeremiah 10:11, Psalm 82:6-7, or Exodus 7:1. From references like these it is obvious that the word “god” does not refer to “omni” or eternal beings.
- Throughout the Bible God clearly reveals that He alone is God and there are no others (e.g. Isaiah 43:10; 44:6; 44:8). This is in direct contradiction to Mormon doctrine.
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