Dr. Russell Moore | How Christians Should Engage Latter-day Saints

Christian Post.com
“Latter-day Saints do not need an unbiblical and unsatisfying vision of Christian hope that is not much more than an eternal choir practice. Instead, our LDS neighbors (and all of us) need to hear of the biblical glory of a restored universe in which human beings will rule with Christ over all things, a universe in which nature itself is freed from the curse and in which human friendship, love, and community continue and grow forever. LDS families don’t just need to hear that we are pro-family. They need to understand that we are pro-family because the family reflects the Fatherhood of God (Eph 3:14), a Fatherhood that finds its meaning not in pre-mortal spirit babies but in the sonship of Jesus Christ (Rom 8:15).

Yes, we need apologetics directed toward Mormons. And, whatever some evangelical leaders may say, we must not back away from the sad reality that Mormonism is not even remotely Christian. But we must remember that we will not convince Mormons with rational arguments alone.”

Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/how-christians-should-engage-latter-day-saints-81500/#A2sT7w3cTZl6hcgg.99

Albert Mohler-Mormonism Is Not Christianity

“Without doubt, Mormonism borrows Christian themes, personalities, and narratives. Nevertheless, it rejects what orthodox Christianity affirms and it affirms what orthodox Christianity rejects. It is not Christianity in a new form or another branch of the Christian tradition. By its own teachings and claims, it rejects that very tradition.

Richard John Neuhaus, a leading Roman Catholic theologian, helpfully reminds us that “Christian” is a word that “is not honorific but descriptive.” Christians do respect the Mormon affirmation of the family and the zeal of Mormon youth in their own missionary work. Christians must affirm religious liberty and the right of Mormons to practice and share their faith.

Nevertheless, Mormonism is not Christianity by definition or description.”

Read the entire article at http://www.christianity.com/Home/Christian%20Living%20Features/11628184/

Shocking, but not surpising, news of the day!

In this all new broadcast Mike examines some of the news of the day including a sermon series based on the Wizard of Oz, a new book that portrays Christ as a woman, a woman who claism to be a prophetess types in tongues, and more on Glenn Beck, Mormonism and those who partner with him.

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Marsha West-Glenn Beck’s “pure personal truth,” Part 1

from Worldview Weekend

People are wondering, and rightly so, how a Mormon in good standing can also be an evangelical.  I mean, Glenn has no plans to leave his church any time soon.  Sure, that could change — and hopefully it will.  But right now his wagon is hitched to the LDS and he’s in it for the long haul. 

What many people fail to understand is that Mormonism is a religion.  It is not the same religion as Christianity, not even close, yet they say they’re Christians.  Take the time to study their Doctrine and Covenants and you’ll find their beliefs are very different from historic, orthodox Christianity, especially when it comes to the essentials of the faith.  Undeniably Mormons have high moral standards as do Christians.  Mormons are right up there with evangelicals and Catholics in fighting the culture war.  They oppose abortion on demand, same-sex “marriage” and have many of the same cultural concerns as other people of faith do.  One thing’s for sure: When it comes to fighting the culture war Mormons put their money where their mouth is, whereas a large number of evangelicals and Catholics are more prone to let sleeping dogs lie. 

In his article Is Glenn Beck a Christian Matt Slick acquaints us with a few LDS beliefs:

    • There is a mother goddess, (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 443).
    • After you become a good Mormon, you have the potential of becoming a god, (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pages 345-347, 354).
    • God used to be a man on another planet, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 321).
    • The Trinity is three separate gods, (James Talmage, Articles of Faith, p. 35).
    • God the Father has a body of flesh and bones, (Doctrine and Covenants, 130:22).
    • God is married to his goddess wife and has spirit children, (Mormon Doctrine p. 516)

 

The Bible does not teach any of this!  It’s what the founder of Mormonism Joseph Smith and Mormon prophets taught.  What does Scripture really teach?  Matt explains: 

Christianity, which is based on the Bible, says there is only one God (Isa. 43:10; 44:6,8; 45:5); that God is a Trinity of persons, not three gods; that God has always been God (Psalm 90:2); that God knows of no other gods (Is. 44:8); that you cannot become a god (Is. 43:10); and that God is spirit (John 4:24).  This contradicts Mormonism.  Therefore, Mormonism is not biblical, and not Christian.  If Glen Beck holds to the teachings listed above, then he is not Christian.

Brannon Howse-Barton, Land, Hagee, TBN and others and their treason of the faith by partnering with Mormon Glenn Beck

Brannon Howse on his Worldview Radio program does a fantastic job of examining the treasonous actions of “evangelicals” such as David Barton, John Hagee, Richard Land and others, in partnering with Mormon and New Ager Glenn Beck. Brannon also talks about yet another example of apostasy by the Trinity Broadcasting Network as they air Beck Israel rally. The audio clips Brannon shares are disturbing and infuriating!

from the Worldview Radio site:

 Glenn Beck and David Barton are in Israel for the “Restoring Courage” rally. Topic One: Brannon plays an audio of Barton saying Beck is a Christian even though Beck admits he is a Mormon. Topic Two: In Israel, Beck introduces Barton as a Christian that has accepted him and his chosen path of Mormonism. Topic Three: In Israel Beck speaks of the need to know God and see His face. Beck says we are entering the age of miracles of God. What god; the Mormon god? Topic Four: Barton speaks at the rally in Israel and speaks of the God they are worshipping at the event. Would that be the Mormon god or the God of the Bible? The problem is that Barton and Beck both are talking about God but Mormons and Christians do not worship the same God. Barton also speaks about the Jews giving birth to a monotheistic religion which is a bit odd to bring up since his friend Beck is a Mormon and Mormons are polytheistic and believe in millions of gods.

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Eric Barger-The Mormon Jesus vs. The REAL Jesus

This comes from Worldview Times and is  written by Eric Barger. Follow the links and read the entire excerpt, as well as the entire article.

Excerpted from “Presenting The ‘New’ Mormonism – With the Same Old Heresies”

As I and others have carefully documented, virtually all of the cults and religions of the world embrace various misconceptions of Jesus.[[1]] Regardless of all of the differing viewpoints, biblical Christianity alone understands and accepts Him as Creator, Savior, and above all, God. Of the many variations of Jesus ascribed to by those in the religious world, none is more misleading and deceptive than the Jesus of Mormonism. This is the exact sort of scenario that the Apostle Paul warned the Corinthians about.

But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him. – II Corinthians 11:3-4

Mohler on Distinctives of Mormonism

from an article at ChristianPost.com titled Evangelicals, Mormon Search for Common Ground in Utah

Many evangelical Christians do not consider Mormons to be Christians. In 2007, Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, wrote that Mormons believe in a false gospel and therefore cannot be considered Christians.

“Here is the bottom line. As an Evangelical Christian – a Christian who holds to the ‘traditional Christian orthodoxy’ of the Church – I do not believe that Mormonism leads to salvation,” the influential theologian wrote in a blog debate hosted by Beliefnet.com.

“To the contrary, I believe that it is a false gospel that, however sincere and kind its adherents may be, leads to eternal death rather than to eternal life.”

In the debate with Mormon science-fiction writer Orson Scott Card, Mohler had said that whether Mormons share many of the same values as evangelical Christians is beside the point in considering if they are Christians. To be considered a Christian, the theologian stated, is based on whether somoene accepts traditional Christian orthodox beliefs.

Mohler pointed out that Mormonism from its beginning rejected traditional Christian orthodoxy. The subtitle of The Book of Mormon is “Another Testament of Jesus Christ.” Mormons also reject one of Christianity’s central tenets – the Trinity. Instead of believing in one God in three Persons, Mormons believe in many gods.

Moreover, followers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints believe Joseph Smith Jr. is the first latter-day prophet who restored the original Christian church in the 19th century in America. They believe the entire structure of Christian orthodoxy affirmed by the post-apostolic church is corrupt and false.

Therefore, Mormons reject the Apostles Creed and Nicene Creed – which are based on the Bible and were agreed upon by the ancient Christian churches as statements that true believers should affirm.

“Without doubt, Mormonism borrows Christian themes, personalities, and narratives,” the evangelical theologian said.

“Nevertheless, it rejects what orthodox Christianity affirms and it affirms what orthodox Christianity rejects. It is not Christianity in a new form or another branch of the Christian tradition. By its own teachings and claims, it rejects that very tradition.”

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