Summit Lecture Series: Is Mormonism Christian or a Cult? with Douglas Groothuis part 9

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.org.Biblically, there are two eternal destinies: eternal fellowship with God and His redeemed creatures in the new heaven and new earth; or a place for those who are outside, as Revelation 22:15 puts it: Outside the city are the dogs—the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idol worshipers, and all who love to live a lie. This is a place for the unbelievers, those who deny the Gospel, those who pe … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen 54: Atheism, Humanism, Abortion and Christian Worldview with Nancy Pearcey, part 3

[display_podcast] Nancy Pearcey, author of books such as How Now Shall We Live and Total Truth and visiting scholar at Houston Baptist University, joins us on today’s show. Jeff Allen: So, what do you have on the horizon?Nancy Pearcey: Well, I’m currently working on a book on ethical issues, such as abortion, homosexuality, and euthanasia. Most books on this subject are either about what the Bible says or moral reasoning. I’m showing the worldview, the view of the human person. You cannot r … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Is Mormonism Christian or a Cult? with Douglas Groothuis part 8

Joseph Smith said: “God was once a man like us. God himself, the Father of us all, dwelt on Earth, the same as Jesus Christ did.” That is not Biblical and there’s no reason to believe it.You see, a guy (Joseph Smith) goes out seeking God. He supposedly has a vision of God. An angel comes to him and tells him about some tablets and then helps him translate the tablets with the “seer stone”; and then the tablets are taken up into heaven. Then this guy goes around telling us what the “restored … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Is Mormonism Christian or a Cult? with Douglas Groothuis part 7

Ron Rhodes perfectly summarized some of the things that devout Mormons have to do in order to be fully exalted in his book The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions: “Once they enter mortality, they [Mormons] are faced with an unbelievable list of requirements to progress towards godhood. The list includes repentance, baptism (which renders them “born again”), membership in the Latter Day Saints church, innumerable good works, keeping the Mormon “Word of Wisdom” (which prohibits the use of co … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen: Christian Worldview with Nancy Pearcey, part 2

[display_podcast] Nancy Pearcey, author of books such as How Now Shall We Live and Total Truth and visiting scholar at Houston Baptist University, joins us on today’s show. Jeff Allen: You have stated before that you were a skeptic and at one point slipped into a period of nihilism. Could you explain this period? Nancy Pearcey: When I was 19, I went to L’Abri and they knew the questions I had better than I did. As Christians, they had studied worldviews enough that they understood secular tho … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Does Philippians 4:13 say that I Can Do ALL Things?

The Apostle Paul wrote his letter to the Philippian church while under house arrest in Rome. He had been detained for preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Philippians had heart about Paul’s imprisonment and also witnessed rival teachers making things harder on Paul. It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry… [they] preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains.  (Philippians 1:15, 17) It wasn’t pop … [Read more...]


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