- Is Christianity the Mormonism of Judaism?
- Have Mormons found evidence of Hebrews in America?
- How do we know the books chosen in the Bible were correct?
- I have a problem with the Trinity
- What happens to the people who never hear the Gospel?
- Can we personally interpret Scripture? – 2 Peter 1:20
- Is Water Baptism essential for Salvation?
- Why Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses are Not Christians
The Jews have a saying that “Christianity is like the Mormonism of Judaism.” This claim is based upon the following premises:
POINT 1. G-d is NOT a man (Hosea 11:9) and just as Mormonism reduces God to man so that men can become gods, so Rabbi Tovia Singer and other Jews today claim that the Christian Deification of Jesus Christ is a blasphemous distortion of the true nature of G-d. If we get the character of God wrong, we get everything else wrong. So, any discussion on beliefs MUST begin with the character and nature of God. Hence, before we can discuss whether Jesus is the Messiah, we must FIRST start with this number one foundation of Judaism vs Christianity and ask the question: Did God Become a man?
COUNTER POINT 1: While God is by nature not a “man,” we see that He appeared as a man in the person of the Angel of the LORD several times in Scripture. In Exodus 3:14 we see this “Angel” (In Hebrew it means messenger, not necessarily a created angel) appears to Moses as a flame in a burning bush and also as a “man” several other times throughout the Old Testament. For example at Genesis 22:11-14 we see “the angel of the LORD” appearing to Abraham to “provide” a substitute ram for sacrifice in place of Abraham’s son Isaac whom “God” had commanded Abraham to offer in the land of Moriah (Genesis 22:1-2). This “angel” says, at verse 12, “for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.” More Scripture from the Old Testament where God appears as the “angel of the LORD” and “man” are as follows:Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
I have a problem with the whole trinity thing. How can the Father, Son and Holy Ghost be the same God?Read more
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.Read more
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.”Read more
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:Read more
WHY THEY ARE NOT CHRISTIANS - Answering the Question: "Why do you say that Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses are not Christians. Don't they believe in Jesus?"
The Mormon religion (officially known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or LDS) and the Jehovah’s Witness organization (also known as the Watchtower) both share a common foundational doctrine: They claim that Christianity became corrupt at the death of the New Testament apostles. They assert that through their religion alone, God has restored the lost and corrupted elements of the Christian faith so that only those who practice their religion possess the purest form of Christianity.Read more