Richard Mouw, evangelical leader, says engaging Mormonism is a Christian Mandate

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Too often, ....[says Mouw in his new book], Evangelicals pick up little-taught LDS beliefs — such as humans becoming gods or having their own planets — and put them at the center of Mormon theology, rather than at the periphery.

"If in our attempts to defeat them we play fast and loose with the truth by attributing to them things they don’t in fact teach," Mouw writes, "then we have become false teachers: teachers of untruths."

Mouw spells out the doctrinal differences between The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and historical Christian faiths: the nature of God and Jesus, the nature of the Trinity, nonbiblical Mormon scriptures and the rejection of the creeds. He rejects these positions.

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Posted May 16, 2012 at 5:35 am

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1. Katherine wrote:

This book might very well be worth reading, not only by “Evangelicals” but by all trinitarian Christians.  One of the significant features of Mormonism is the belief that its leader can receive new revelations.  These pronouncements can make profound changes in LDS belief and practice.  In dealing with Mormons, then, it would be most useful to know what they are taught and believe today.

May 16, 8:58 am | [comment link]
2. Karen B. wrote:

Kendall, I don’t recall if you linked Matt Kennedy’s talk to a group of Mormons in his area of upstate NY, it is an excellent example of how to engage those of a different faith.

“The Real Gospel”: Speaking to a Mormon Congregation

Also, the Gospel Coalition blog just recently had a good blog entry about Mormonism as well:

Are Mormons Christian.

May 16, 9:02 am | [comment link]

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