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I don’t know enough about the LDS church to write about what they are all about. But I have had many experiences with them – my girlfriend in high school was a Mormon and she brought me to the Temple to share her faith with me. I currently work with Mormons at my job. I saw the September Dawn movie a few years back about the Meadows Mountain massacre that paints them in a bad way. I have seen the billboards and been to the I am a Mormon campaign website. I have a heart for these people and I love them. But I also know they don’t know the same Jesus I know even though they proclaim to be Christians. They point to John 10:16 as a scripture verse that points to the Americas (Jesus is really referring to the Gentiles), where a good portion of where the Mormon bible takes place.

Tonight we had a discussion on Mormonism. I looked at it as an opportunity to learn more about Mormons and what they believe. Not for me to judge them, but how I can better love them and share the gospel. I have a great book called Kingdom of the Cults by Ravi Zacharias that talks about all the different belief systems of the world that I love to use as a reference. We talked a lot about what scriptures says concerning false teaching and this passage was the foundation of what we feel as Christ followers need to base our faith on against these teachings.

But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, is to be put to death.” You may say to yourselves, “How can we know when a message has not been spoken by the Lord?” If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the Lord does not take place or come true, that is a message the Lord has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously, so do not be alarmed.   Deuteronomy 18:2-22

I love that the main message of our discussion was to love Mormons. There are enough debates out there that aren’t loving and too many people that judge others. God is love and sharing the gospel without love just isn’t effective. As the same time, we as Christians need to be ready to defend the gospel against false teaching.

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