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J. Warner Wallace: important differences between Christianity and Mormonism | Wintery Knight

Here’s a podcast featuring J. Warner Wallace that I listened to twice on a recent road trip. This is an after action report from Wallace’s recent missions trip to Utah to evangelize Mormons.

The MP3 file is here. (74 minutes)

Topics:

  • Mormons disagree with Christians about the nature of God, Jesus and salvation
  • The differences are so dramatic that the two religions are completely different views
  • Mormons try to portray themselves as a denomination of Christianity
  • The Utah missions trip: how Christians were trained to engage with Mormons
  • Mormonism is a works-based religion – you earn your way to eternal life by doing works
  • In Christianity, eternal life is a free gift from God to anyone who accepts Jesus as their leader and redeemer
  • Mormons believe that doctrines can change from generation to generation (progressive revelation)
  • Mormons commonly make the case for a works-based theology by appealing to Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount

via J. Warner Wallace: important differences between Christianity and Mormonism | Wintery Knight.

7 Traits of False Teachers – The Gospel Coalition Blog

False teachers are with us and always have been. Being aware of the existence and presence of false teachers is something the disciple should always be aware of. Test your teachers. Test even those you trust. Test even those whom you have trusted in the past. Scripture is the standard, not what you already or want to believe.

“There were also false prophets among the people,

just as there will be false teachers among you.” (2 Peter 2:1)

There are no “ifs, ands, or buts” in Peter’s words. It’s a clear and definite statement. There were false prophets among the people (of Israel in the Old Testament). That’s a matter of history.

False prophets were a constant problem in the Old Testament, and those who falsely claimed to be prophets of God were to be stoned. The people rarely had the will to deal with them, so they multiplied, causing disaster to the spiritual life of God’s people. Continue reading 7 Traits of False Teachers – The Gospel Coalition Blog