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Mormonism: Another Jesus

In researching Mormonism I have discovered that many of them are extremely upset by those of us who will say that they worship another Jesus. They call this "shock talk" and accuse us of using these terms to scare people away from investigating Mormonism. (Michael Reed, "Lucifer, the Brother of Jesus?," (Mesa, Arizona: FAIR, August 2003) FAIR Brochure)In response to the claim that the Mormons believe in another Jesus, another Mormon apologist said this: "Simply put, just because one group has differing opinions about the traits of a Person than another group, it does not follow that those groups are describing different people."
(FAIR Review of Mormonism 101, by Steven J. Danderson: Mormonism 201, Chapter 2)This admission that they do believe in different traits about Jesus cannot be overlooked. This is very significant. A Trait is defined as:"a characteristic, especially one that distinguishes an individual from others."


In Mark chapter 8 we read the story of Jesus feeding the 4000. There were 4000 men present; more counting women and children. Jesus managed to feed this crowd with seven loaves of bread and a few small fishes. After they depart from the region Jesus is confronted by the Pharisees who were seeking a sign. When the Pharisees were gone Jesus says to the disciples: Mark 8:15 "Be careful," Jesus warned them. "Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and that of Herod." What reaction do the disciples have? They think Jesus is mad because they had forgotten to bring bread! Jesus was teaching a spiritual lesson, but the disciples were fixed on the world, the physical realm. Look at the conversation that transpired. Mark 8:16 They discussed this with one another and said, "It is because we have no bread."
17 Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked them: "Why are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not see or understand? Are …