WWUTT: Do Jews, Muslims, Mormons, and Christians Worship the Same God?

It's often said that because Judaism, Islam, Mormonism and Christianity share a common historical heritage in Abraham, they all worship the same God.Right?No, they don't.While Judaism, Islam and Christianity are all monotheistic, Mormonism is not. Mormons believe in many gods and that they will become gods themselves. They might worship a version of Jesus, but he’s like a bad fiction version. He's not the Jesus of the Bible.Separating Christianity from Judaism is a bit d … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Summit Lecture Series: Is Mormonism Christian or a Cult? with Douglas Groothuis part 6

Cults always demote God, make his standards less strict, and give human beings too much credit and ability to save themselves. Now, a Mormon will say, “Jesus is my Savior,” but what do they mean by that?Mormons believe that there are many Gods; that every God that exists is an exalted man; and that Gods create other Gods through procreation. Many years ago, I asked some Mormon missionaries, “Is it right that you are metaphysically polytheistic and devotionally monotheistic?” They answered, “Y … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Divine Personal Encounters with God?

“Jesus is between 5’11” and about 6’1”. He’s taller than I thought He was… And He put His hand on this shoulder and He looked at me. He said, ‘Go tell my people I’m coming.’” - Jesse Duplantis on the time he spoke with Jesus in heaven.“I stood there, and I was at the Lord’s left hand – and this was not a dream, it was as real as life here – and He said, ‘Young man!’” -Mike Bickle, International House of Prayer, on his heavenly visit and talk with Jesus.“I can feel Him like He’s walking … [Read more...]