For years, Mormons have been looking for archaeological evidence to support their Book of Mormon. Occasionally, they will promote some type of archaeological artifact that is similar to something built or written by Hebrew people to try to validate their claim that the Book of Mormon people were indeed from the land of Israel. Continue reading “Have Mormons found evidence of Hebrews in America?”
I have a problem with the acceptance of the Bible, which I believe has as many questions about its origins as the Book of Mormon. I have a problem with Emperor Constantine and the college of cardinals who chose which books to keep in the Bible and which ones to leave out of the Bible. Continue reading “How do we know the books chosen in the Bible were correct?”
I have a problem with the whole trinity thing. How can the Father, Son and Holy Ghost be the same God? Continue reading “I have a problem with the Trinity”
If God is a loving God, how can Jesus be the only way to be saved when not everyone has had the chance to hear of Him? Only the Mormons answer this question for me because they claim that everyone will be given a second chance to hear the Gospel in the Spirit Prison. Continue reading “What happens to the people who never hear the Gospel?”
2 PETER 1:20: “…no prophecy of scripture is of any private interpretation.”
The Mormon Church claims that its “prophets” and “apostles” have been ordained to the “Melchizedek” and “Aaronic” Priesthoods. Mormons assert that these “priesthoods” grant the Mormon Church the “authority” to receive new “revelations” from God and to “interpret” current revelation as proclaimed in their Scriptures (The KJV Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, Pearl of Great Price). In an attempt to establish the concept that a Christian cannot understand Scripture apart from the teachings of their Church, Mormons often quote 2 Peter 1:20 which states: “…no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.” Continue reading “Can we personally interpret Scripture? – 2 Peter 1:20”
IS WATER BAPTISM ESSENTIAL FOR SALVATION?
Some religious groups that claim to be Christian, including Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses, teach that in addition to professing faith in Jesus Christ, one must also be physically baptized for salvation.
This belief, also called “baptismal regeneration,” forms the basis for a works plus faith doctrine that requires physical water baptism to be performed upon a new convert by authorized personnel within the religious institution before members consider the convert “saved.” There are several problems with this belief. First of all, when Scripture expounds on the salvation process, rarely is physical water baptism even mentioned. Instead, emphasis is given to faith (belief/trust) in Jesus Christ’s death, burial and resurrection and repentance (confessing and turning away from sin) to make Jesus Christ Lord and Savior. Secondly, as the following Scriptures explain, salvation is said to be “by faith” alone, apart from the works of human righteousness. Notice that baptism is not even mentioned in any of these verses: Continue reading “Is Water Baptism essential for Salvation?”