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[ Author: Kathy Petersen ]
The Book of Mormon (BOM) claims to be an account of a group of Jews who left Jerusalem around 600 BC and made their way to the Americas. They lived there, separated from the Israelites in the Middle East and grew into a large population before they finally died out around 400 AD. During this time, the BOM claims that the people had prophets to whom God revealed all sorts of things about the future Messiah. It further claims that at some point soon after Jesus’ resurrection, He also appeared to these people for a short period of time and set up a Church complete with apostles, etc.
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[ Author: Brock Marshall ]
Sincerity is both an inward quality of conviction along with a perceived quality of being free from pretenses, deceit or hypocrisy.
This is a quality I admire and respect among professing Latter-Day Saint [or LDS] believers. I have found that the culture within Mormonism fosters this type of environment that is quite honestly disarming to a certain degree.
Shawn McCraney is the author of “I Was A Born Again Mormon”, which is a book that is as authentic in its compassion for Mormons as it is theologically rigorous. Shawn was a Mormon for over 40 years until he met the real Jesus of Christianity. He is also the host of the television show “Heart of the Matter” which has aired since 2006. We will be LIVE! Friday October 19th at 5 pm Pacific, 6 pm Mountain, 7 pm Central, 8 pm Eastern.
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Agustin Astacio is a 3rd generation ex-JW and the co-host of the radio show “Healing X JW’s” on Blogtalk Radio. He will share with us the Biblical perspective of salvation by faith and the grace that accompanies it. This is in far contrast to the works based religions such as the Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses and others. He’ll explain the difference between the two, and how you can be truly free in Christ. We will be live this Wednesday September 26th at 3 pm Pacific, 4 pm Mountain, 5 pm Central, 6 pm Eastern.
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Prayer To Get A Feeling
If you have ever had a Bible study with the Mormons, then you undoubtedly have been encouraged to pray and ask God if the Book Of Mormon is true . Yes, they’re hoping that you’ll get that “burning in the bosom” that they have received. There are major problems with this proposition however. As we all know, even if you did sincerely pray about it but got the answer that, no, it’s not true, then of course your prayer was not sincere; otherwise you would have gotten that feeling. Lets talk about feelings. Are feelings the way to determine truth? In a word, no. The Bible says that the “heart is deceitful above all things” , and that he who trusts his heart is a fool ; so you really can’t trust or rely on it for determining truth.
1. Your sect has it’s own Bible translation
2. Your hierarchy of leaders claim to be God’s only channel/representative on earth
3. There is no salvation outside of your organization
4. Your group claims to be a restoration of Christianity
5. Your organization has inspired books (and study aids) which contain revelations/information that only your sect is “aware” of
6. Date setting concerning end times events has been an integral part of your organization’s history
7. Differing exegesis of scripture/doctrine is not allowed, uniformity is the order of the day
8. You need your organization to understand the Bible, independent Bible reading/study is not encouraged
9. Former members of your group are demonized, shunned, and off limits for association
10. Your standing/status in the organization is dependent upon works
Description: I have never met a Mormon or Jehovah’s Witness that had read the Bible cover to cover before joining their religion. Is that alarming to you like it is to me?