The God Makers: A Shocking Expose of What the Mormon Church Really Believes

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"This book is dynamite! The most powerful thing I've read on the subject. Get your Mormon friends to read it."
--Dr. John MacArthur
Pastor-Teacher, Grace Community Church, CA

Mormons claim to follow the same God and the same Jesus as Christians. They also state that their gospel comes from the Bible. But are they telling the truth? The God Makers, one of the most powerful books to penetrate the veil of secrecy surrounding the rituals and doctrines of the Mormon Church, reveals ...

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Overview

"This book is dynamite! The most powerful thing I've read on the subject. Get your Mormon friends to read it."
--Dr. John MacArthur
Pastor-Teacher, Grace Community Church, CA

Mormons claim to follow the same God and the same Jesus as Christians. They also state that their gospel comes from the Bible. But are they telling the truth? The God Makers, one of the most powerful books to penetrate the veil of secrecy surrounding the rituals and doctrines of the Mormon Church, reveals the inner workings and beliefs of Mormonism. Through personal interviews and well-documented evidence, you'll discover the true nature of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its hidden worldwide agenda.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565077171
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/15/1997
  • Edition description: Updated & Expanded
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 330,998
  • Product dimensions: 5.44 (w) x 8.38 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Ed Decker is the founder and International Director of Saints Alive in Jesus, a countercults ministry. He is known for his bestsellers The God Makers, The God Makers II, and What You Need to Know About Masons.

Dave Hunt is an internationally known author and lecturer. He has authored over 30 books with combined sales of more than 4 million copies. Among his bestselling titles are A Cup of Trembling, Global Peace and the Rise of the Antichrist, The Seduction of Christianity, and The God Makers. His monthly newsletter, The Berean Call, has a readership of more than 200,000 people.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2007

    A reviewer

    This has got to be the worst book ever written on Mormonism. The facts are incoherent, non-chronological, and totally out of context. This book is written for a particular audience, and it is by no way an accurate representation of LDS theology.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2003

    biased evangelical christian propaganda

    there is a lot of interesting information in this book, however that information is overshadowed by the super-sensationalized and biased way in which its written. the book is written from a fundamentalist christian perspective and therefore if you aren't christian (like me) and therefore do not believe in the truth of the bible, parts of the book don't carry weight. i was looking for an erudite book on mormon beliefs and practices, not a piece of evangelical christian propaganda. furthermore, one look at ed decker's web site and the web sites it links to will tell you that decker and his friends are out to convert the world to christianity. don't support his missionary work by buying this book. had i known decker¿s angle, i would not have purchased a different book.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 14, 2008

    Good book

    The facts presented in this book ARE factual; however, the author often attacks these beliefs vehemently, rather than presenting them as they are.<BR/><BR/>While some of the traditions referred to are not practiced any more, a great many of them are.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2009

    useless

    This is only beneficial to those who want to marginalize Mormons as a weird cult and this is not even close to a TRUTHFUL portrayal or analysis of Mormonism. I'm not even Mormon and I can tell this was pure propagandist rubbish after the first 2 pages.

    If you want to know about Mormons, this isn't it. If you want to feel justified in shunning them for half-truths and lies then be my guest. This is certainly a great book for idiots who want to look even more ignorant than they did before reading it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2009

    Unfair and False!

    Ed Decker says that Mormonism is a cult, however, his little "Saints Alive" group is a cult following, the very thing he was trying to attack.

    Also, he likes to say a lot of things with no proof, or the claim was proven false, or he's just being a jerk...

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2008

    Biased and Not Factual!

    Anyone can skew the beliefs of any religion into something disturbing. Any decent person should be able to live a normal life without ruining the lives of others. The Mormons are good people and do not believe in the crazy things that the authors are trying to say they do. Every religion has old traditions that have adapted to the times so that doesn't mean that the majority still follow those strict traditions. Is it okay to say that Catholics believe in molesting young boys just because a few have gone astray and done so? I don't think so. When it comes down to it, all religions have similarities!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2008

    Biased but Factual

    Although this book is strongly biased by the author's experiences and point of view, the information presented is absolutely factual. Growing up, my closest friends were 'and are' Mormons, so I can say from what they told and explained to me that the material presented in this book is absolutely true. This book exposes the inside beliefs that those on the outside are not aware of.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2007

    Been there done that....

    Read this book and you will have a modern rendition of the book the Jews had written to condemn the Christ. The true light being among them they rejected it, citing his affirmations of divinity as blasphemy. Mr Decker does the same... In our modern 'enlightened' age we do not crucify the beleivers in flesh but in word. They who claim to be the descendents of divinity even as Christ did. All you who cite the bible...who pound your fist on it and reject any other claims to revelation...bone up on your history a little more before you blast your brethren. The Bible (read New Testament) as it is known today is a compilation of various epistles and writings which were assembled well after the time of Christ. Our beloved apostles did not make copies of all of their epistles and send them to the publisher to be bound into the book you worship, the book some worship even more then those who crucified the living Jesus...worshipping the tomes handed down by the fathers. You claim to believe the Bible but you reject the very process by which it was delivered...revelation...before, during, and after the time of Christ. I pity you my friends...you with walls about your minds...you who stare downwards into ink and paper instead of upward to the source of light. No matter what I say here, or what is said you have decided already,...just seek the ammunition and materials to further your own cause. Go ahead...this your time for life...when the night comes the new day will dawn...all will be made clear on the morrow...just wait...and see.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2008

    Wonder why?

    Isn't it interesting that absolutely all of the negative reviews of this book are written by Mormons and the positive reviews by non-mormons? It has to make you wonder. All that is written and needed about truth is in the BIBLE. You do not need an ism like Mormonism to provide truth for you. I hope and pray for those lost souls which are so deceived.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2007

    A reviewer

    Reading 'The God Makers' was interesting and factual. I have no prior knowledge about the Mormon religion so I couldn't tell the difference between what might have been fact or fiction. A lot of the issues discussed where very interesting and controversial. However, the book addressed many of the rumors that I have heard about the religion and its followers. The book showed how the religion contradicts itself and how ¿unreal¿ many of the beliefs are. The authors quote The Book of Mormon, The Bible, journals, magazines, and real people quite often and the analysis was very descriptive. The authors showed how extreme Mormon followers are and how and why the core of the religion is kept secret. I found the book to be very interesting and I enjoyed being able to compare it to other religions. Again, it¿s a very controversial book and will easily offend people so that¿s a fair warning to anyone who might want to read it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2007

    The Cult Exposed

    Interesting how the mormons who've read this book do not refute anything point by point, they just cry out about being misunderstood. TRUTH DOES NOT HIDE.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2007

    Faith in God saved my life

    My one question to the author(s) and those writing negative things about the LDS church and its members is this... Would God say negative things about any one? Absolutely NOT. So, why do people who claim to be christian pursecute LDS members and spread gossip and lies about a church they do not understand and/or know anything about? I feel sorry for those who feel this is necessary. I grew up a member of the LDS church however, I missed a lot of church due to many hospitalization, surgeries, etc. I was diagnosed with End-Stage Renal (kidney) Disease when I was 7 years old. I was on peritoneal or hemodialysis for a combination of 10 years of my life. I almost died in 1993 from internal bleeding due to other health problems. I have had three kidney transplants. I should have been dead more times than I can count. Because of the church and the countless number of people praying for me, my name being called into the temple (which meant more prayers), and the support of my family I recovered and am now healthy. I am married and my doctors have even given me the OK to have children. I never thought I would live to get married (which I am) or ever be able to have children. I am happy and grateful to God for the His gospel in my life. Faith in God has given me health, happiness, and more blessings than I can count. Guess where all that came from...my faith in God and the gospel of Jesus Christ as taught in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I did go to another church for awhile in my 20's. I took the LDS church for granted in my teens and 20's. My life changed for the better when I found my way back to the gospel of Jesus Christ and the LDS church. Blessings continue to come to me by living the way God would want me to live. Tell me, what is negative about that? I ask that anyone who has questions about the church and its teaching, I challenge them to read the Book of Mormon, use the footnotes to cross-reference with the Holy Bible, and most imprtant, pray to God and ask if it is true. I invite them to come to a church service in an area near them. Schedules can be found on the church website.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2007

    Un-Christian

    This book horribly distorts the truth, & I should know, I've been a mormon for 13 years, & it concerns me that people would waste their time to put down another religion, especially one that doesn't & turns the other cheek as Christ taught. We claim the privilage of worshipping the Almighty God, according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilage: let them worship how, where or what they may. (Article of Faith 11)Why can't others do the same? What have we done to you? If you want to know the truth about mormons, then ask one of us, we'll tell you anything you want to know, & we won't lie to you. I also encourage you to pray, & find out for yourselves. This book does not even deserve the 1 star I rated it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2006

    Study this for yourself and your soul...

    The ONLY way to go through this book is with the Mormon books and the Holy Bible - then you can make a soul searching decision for yourself. If you have negative things to say about the author - please post links to your proof. Regardless, I urge everyone to take the time to study this book and the others I mention above - this is critical to your future! Salvation comes through Christ (alone). Note what Revelations 22:18 says regarding the Holy Bible: I warn everyone who hears the words of prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2005

    I lived in Mormon Utah

    Having been deeply involved with the LDS Church in St. George Utah, I know that people on the Missionary level can not answer deep religious questions regarding the Mormon religion. This book addresses FACTS that are higher and more involved than what the average Sunday Mormon practices. In order to fully comprehend this religion (as any other), read this book (recommended), as well as the bible, and spend time speaking to members that have spent years, time and energy in this organization. Most higher 'ranking' members of the church will not denounce this book, but embrace it as truth and justify what it has to say with an explanation of why it is right. I'm not saying that the beliefs are right or wrong for any person, but this book tells the truth about the religion... 'nuf said!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2003

    Saved by grace...not by works.

    What about Epesians 2:8,9...or Titus 3:5-7? Salvation is through Christ's atonement for our sin, not through any works or water baptism. Christ does not 'pick up the slack' as a previous commentor said, he is everything. He is the 'author and the finisher of our faith.' The Morman church does 'appear' to be 'christian' on the surface. (Research into what 'really' goes on at the morman temples, or why the mormans are so interested in politics.) But this couldn't be further from the truth. This is a religion founded on a false prophet named Joseph Smith. Whom the Mormans declare a martyr(Mr. Smith was murdered, but he also shot and killed some of those whom were attacking him.) There is only one true God, not many 'gods', but according to the morman, if you are good enough to 'earn' it by works...you can become a god. Sounds like Satan's lie to Eve to me...'Ye shall be as gods.' Mormans do support good morals, but good morals or religion has never and will never save anyone. The Pharisee's were religious and practiced 'good morals' but they were on their way to Hell just like the woman at the well. (yes there is a Hell, but that's for another discussion) The only difference is that the woman knew she needed a saviour, not good works. The bottom line, you need to believe in the Christ of the Bible, and his death burial and resurection for your salvation. Anything added or subtracted is meaningless.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2003

    Wonderfully Written

    As a former member of the LDS Church, this book, along with the Bible and (Believe it or not)Doctrine and Covenants, helped me find the right path to God. It was, jaw dropping, shocking, and amazingly truthful. But don't believe me, do the research and find the answers that you are looking for.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2003

    I was raised LDS, A must read on exposed Truth.

    This book describes exactly what I was taught in the LDS church and it was an affirmation to what my friends told me about what happens (at least at that time) in the temple. I grew up in an all LDS town and was baptized apart of their church. I attended the LDS meetings and participated in all the programs sponsored by the church. My family is steeped in Mormonism and goes back to the beginnings. The teachings Mr. Decker writes in his book, I was taught while growing up. When my closest friends got married in the temple, they told me exactly what happened. Each story was very similar to what Mr. Decker writes in his book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2002

    The Truth Shall set you Free

    If you want A true and rightious meaning of the mormon church. Well, then this is the book for you. This book is right in every meaning. The mormons are subjected from the time they are born to believe this , its sad but true. I would expect mormons to read it along with ten things you say to A mormon. They will being from the devils sect go against this book . So I just suggest you read this book and go from there.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2002

    Interesting book..

    I am a person that thinks its very reasonable to search other religions to find out if they are true or not. Other wise, how can we say our religion is the only truth? Even if you don't read the whole book, after about 40 pages you can clearly see that what Decker points out is true. If you want to know if what Decker says is true, refer to the passages that he mentions and read IT ALL. Never take anything out of context or you can get yourself confused. I also wanted to check out what Decker said Mormons believe. I went to MSN LDS chats and asked several of them questions that Decker said Mormons believe. ALL the questions I asked they said were true. Such as becoming Gods/Goddess and temple rituals. I'd also like to add that it's obviously if a Mormon reads this book, they will do or say anything to defend themselves so I'm pretty sure the reviews from a Mormon are going to be biased.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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