Top 12 Weird Mormon Beliefs

Religion is as vast a subject as Universe. Just like Universe, it expands, modifies and extinguishes in some parts each day. Every person on this Earth puts his faith into something. There are followers of Jesus Christ, Prophet, Hindu Gods, Satan, nature and then there are other followers who follow none.  Mormonism is a sub-sect of Christianity. Mormons are the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saint`s Day. They have their own set of bizarre beliefs which may seem odd to non-Mormons. The following are some of the weirdest Mormon beliefs-

12. Multiple Worlds and Gods

Mormons believe that we are not alone in this world. Just like our universe, plenty of other worlds exist. Each one has its own God. For the ones who are wondering what’s weird in this, read this- According to Mormons if you spend your life doing good deeds, you will become a God yourself one day. So basically, if you do not commit any sin and stay true to Mormonism you will get your own world to rule! Joseph Smith proclaimed the existence of multiple Gods. But he cleared that people should heed to just one God among all of them.

Weird Mormon Beliefs

11. Stay away from Water

This fear is just plain weird. Mormons feel that Satan has control over water. Rivers, oceans, lakes – everything takes you away from God and into the hands of Satan. This is why Mormons are taught to avoid swimming, boating or going anywhere near the water body. The doctrine mentions the dangers of water bodies-

Behold, I, the Lord, in the beginning blessed the waters; but in the last days, by the mouth of my servant John, I cursed the waters. Wherefore, the days will come that no flesh shall be safe upon the waters.

Weird Mormon Beliefs

10. Mormonism can change your skin color

Mormon Doctrine explains: “Cain was cursed with a dark skin; he became the father of the Negroes, and those sprits who are not worthy to receive the priesthood are born though his lineage. He became the first mortal to be cursed as a son of perdition.”-Page 102.

Until, 1978 Black people were banned from joining the priesthood in LDS church. Mormons believe that Black people are the descendants of Cain and are thus cursed. If they put their heart into following Mormonism, the God will bless them. With his blessings their skin color will turn into white. This belief created an outrage among non Mormons due to the racist nature of the statement. However, not many Mormons are aware of it.

Weird Mormon Beliefs

9. Tithing

Tithing can be called and offering in the name of God. Almost every person who believes in a higher power offers his gratitude in some form. Mormons donate 10% of their income each year to church. The best part is that the money is used up for good causes. Development of churches, Mormon books, shelters and other facilities. The money is collected and is sent to the highest authorities of the church. No matter how low the income of a Mormon is, he pays tithing amount with all his heart and faith in God. Only a full time paying member can enter a temple. The people who fail to pay tithe are not subjected to any punishment.

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8. God impregnated Virgin Mary

The story behind birth of Jesus Christ is taught differently in Christianity and Mormonism. Mormons believe that God like any other human being had intercourse with Virgin Mary and impregnated her with Jesus Christ. It is specified clearly in the Mormon doctrine.

“Christ was begotten by an immortal Father in the same way that mortal men are begotten by mortal fathers”

However, Christians still go by the Virgin Mary theory. Virgin Mary was impregnated by special powers of God and that there was no intercourse.

Weird Mormon Beliefs

7. Sunday is a holy day

Sunday is a Sabbath day. God created the world in six days. On the seventh day, he rested his body and soul. Mormons are not allowed to go out to work on a Sunday. It is a day meant for rejuvenation. Sports, movies, exercises are not allowed on a Sunday. Any activity that can distract a person from God should not be performed. The only people exempted from this rule are people employed in emergency services- hospitals, firefighters, police etc.

Weird Mormon Beliefs

6. God lives on a planet

Christianity believes that God lives in Heaven. But according to Mormon teachings, God resides in a planet, Kolob. It is the first creation of God and this is the reason for its proximity to Celestial Kingdom. Time moves slowly in Kolob, a day is equal to a thousand Earth years. It is at the center of the universe. Another interesting fact- Earth used to orbit Kolob, home to Gods. When Adam and Eve fell, God angered by the betrayal kicked Earth out of its orbit.

Weird Mormon Beliefs

5. Posthumous Baptism

Although it sounds weird but its true. Mormons believe that people can be baptized even after death. Hence, many relatives seek the help of church priests in order to baptize their dead relatives. It is never too late to seek the right path. God welcomes each follower even after they are dead. So, a living person gets baptized on behalf of the dead person.

Weird Mormon Beliefs

4. Multiple Heavens

Mormon teachings state the existence of not just one but three heavens. Celestial Kingdom, Terrestrial Kingdom and Telestial Kingdom are the three heavens. Celestial Kingdom is reserved for the God and true Mormon believers. If you tread by all the rules in doctrine and commit no sin, you might end up here after death. Children who die before the age of 8 automatically go to Celestial Kingdom as they are pure. Terrestrial Kingdom is next- it is for the people who followed Moses laws but faltered on the ones created by the founder- Joseph Smith. Telestial Kingdom is the lowest berth in the heavens. Mormons who didn’t follow any religious laws but didn’t commit a crime either go in this kingdom.

Weird Mormon Beliefs

3. Married even after Death

Even death can’t separate the Mormons from the bond of marriage. Mormons are taught that even after a death of a spouse they are considered married in heaven. In case of polygamous marriages, women in heaven share their husband. People have sex in heaven too, apparently plenty of it. In fact, the only role of women in heaven is to produce spirit children who will become Gods of other worlds! The gestation period is of nine months in heaven too. The rule of staying married in heaven doesn’t apply to Non-Mormons.

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2. Rules of Heaven

Just like Secret Seven had a password to enter in meetings, Mormons believe that secret handshakes and passwords exist in heaven too. Mormon believers are given passwords in Temple endowments. You can enter the heaven only after Joseph Smith`s permission. Once you are in heaven, you can visit only the lower heaven. If you are in Celestial Kingdom and your brother is down in Telestial, only you can go visit him.

Weird Mormon Beliefs

1. God: A body of flesh and blood

Mormons believe that God has a body like humans. He is tangible with blood running through his veins. He became a supreme body with divine soul by following a righteous path. It is this path that every Mormon must follow in order to attain highest level in heaven. The following lines in Doctrine prove this belief.

“The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s,” (Doctrine and Covenants 130:22). “Therefore we know that both the Father and the Son are in form and stature perfect men; each of them possesses a tangible body . . . of flesh and bones,” (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 38). D&C 129:1-5.

                  

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  • Oh my gosh, most of theses are not true. Like, you really need to re-think mormonism. They don’t think satan controls water, and they aren’t scared of water. XD 11, 10, 9, and 2 are NOT EVEN CLOSE. Everything else is pretty true, including tithing, baptism for the death, and yes, god lives on a planet, other gods own planets, but you owning your own? talk to the misionaries. PLEASE. But living with your spouse forever is especially true.

    • If you righteous you go live with him not no other planet I believe in celestial God not of bodily form which is temptation theres seven levels of heaven three level of hell jesus walk on water why would he be scared of its satan scared of water especially when it’s holy

    • My one complaint is tithing 10%. This should not be mandatory for those having (enduring) extreme poverty. I am Christian, 10% tithe is the standard, i know this.

  • The fact that Momonism contradicts the teaching of Christ and the law of Moses set forth by God tells me that they need to rethink their belief system. In the beginning God created the Heavens and Earth, the Bible states clearly that God resigns in Heaven not on a star trek planet Kolob. Marriage is between a man and a women it does not say plueural women, the Bible speaks a lot of pleural content and if it was meant to be more then one women then it would of been pleural such as Heavens. God looked around the Heavens and he was the only one. Jesus says where I am you shall be, if I am in heaven there you shall be. And the spirit of the Lord came upon Mary and she became pregnant, Not God came to Mary and had sex with her. The Mormon religion speaks blastephemies, and I have came to the conclusion that Jospeph Smith may have fabricated some of these things. When anything speaks in contrast to the Written Word of God then that is not of God!

    • “star trek planet Kolob” 😂🤣
      Yeah, I’m a Christian and you have spoken right; amen! It’s just sad how people are brainwashed into believing these false “cult theories” and how bizarre these beliefs are, and how even more bizarre that they read from the KJV and the truth is there, right in front of them, clear as crystal, but they believe these false belief mumbo jumbo.

      • Every single thing on this article except for #1 is a lie. You should not believe a single thing that this idiot writes. He has ovi made all of this up.

        • Nope these are all the true beliefs of the Book of Mormon. Note he quotes scripture in the article. Most Mormons, sorry LDS, don’t believe these things anymore because teach dude that takes over as prophet keeps
          Changing the religion to make it
          More mainstream friendly, to get more people, to make more money. But these are the honest to goodness foundations of the religion. It would be like if Christians suddenly decided there were only five commandments and then started denying there were ever ten.

  • Here’s the reality, the mormon faith, like the Christian faith, has different sects, churches who believe different things or versions within their own religion. I see where mormons read this and are aghast and say ‘That’s not true! It’s not real, that’s not what we believe!’ But unfortunately, in the mormon religion out IS a part of the beliefs. You’re church or group may not recognize or practice or preach those things, but others may and do. I personally am not a mormon and would never ever be one. I can’t reconcile their beliefs (any of them on any level) with my own, but I respect you and believe in the right that you have to believe and worship as you choose. But please be aware that though you do not practice these beliefs in YOUR church, they are in fact beliefs of the mormon religion. That’s why it is important for all of us to take the time to learn about the very faiths we follow and choose to live our lives by, as well as others that we may not. We should all have a healthy understanding and respect of each other’s cultures, beliefs, e.t.c.

  • The Church Of Jesus Christ never was and is not a cult. People applied this label to us because they were scared of the early saints.

  • Former Mormon here. I left the church because I do not agree with a lot of its teachings, but I used to be a devout member and served a 2-year mission. I thought I might be able to help shine a light on a few things.

    11. Where did you get the idea that Mormons are afraid of water? That’s hilarious! I went on plenty of boating trips as a kid, and Mormons are firm believers in baptism by submersion….
    10. Mormons don’t believe that ‘Mormonism’ can change your skin color. They don’t believe that Cain is ‘father of the negroes,’ and I’m not sure what you mean by page 102 of “Mormon Doctrine.” However, the Book of Mormon does teach that God cursed a wicked population with black skin so that they became “less delightsome” (2 Nephi 5:21). As a kid, I was taught that this curse had nothing to do with race; it’s alleged purpose was to make the nephites and lamanites more distinguishable (even though the verse says nothing about this). Supposedly, this scripture in no way represents the nature or the origin of black people, but I always thought it was very weird and racist…it describes black skin as a curse, and “less delightsome?” Please, Mormons, do explain yourselves.
    8. I was always taught that Mary’s impregnation was done without intercourse…I’ve never heard of anyone thinking that God impregnated Mary in a sexual way, though I wouldn’t be surprised if some people believe it.
    6. Mormons do not believe God lives on Kolob. They believe he lives in the highest degree of heaven known as the Celestial Kingdom (see #4 on multiple heavens). Kolob is simply the star that is nearest to God’s throne. To my knowledge, it has no further significance to the Mormons.
    2. “You can enter the heaven only after Joseph Smith`s permission.” This is 100% false. Mormons believe that God will carry out their final judgement, not Joseph Smith.

    I hope this was helpful! There are a few other inaccuracies, but none worth mentioning. The rest of your points are mostly true.

  • Former member of the church here. Just to clarify a few things:
    (#11) Mormons firmly believe in baptism by submersion, so it is untrue that they fear water or think it’s evil. (#10) They do not believe that mormonism can change your skin color, and they do not believe that Cain is father of all black people. They do, however, believe that God “cursed” a small population with black skin, which I have always thought to be very strange (2 Nephi 5:21). (#8) This is my first time hearing this. I was always taught that Mary’s impregnation was done without intercourse. (#6) Mormons believe that God resides in the highest degree of heaven known as the celestial kingdom. Kolob is simply the star that is nearest to God’s throne. (#2) “You can enter heaven only [with] Joseph Smith`s permission.” This is not true; Mormons believe that God is the one who will judge us in the afterlife (not Joseph Smith).

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