Summit Lecture Series: Is Mormonism Christian or a Cult? with Douglas Groothuis part 5

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.org. The source of authority within the Church of Latter-day Saints is supposedly the Bible, but it is in fact the Bible, AND The Book of Mormon, AND The Pearl of Great Price, AND Doctrine and Covenants. Moreover, the president of the church at any given time is also considered a prophet who can receive revelation. To them, revelation is ongoing and is not even limited to their four sources of authority. There can be new … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Is Mormonism Christian or a Cult? with Douglas Groothuis part 4

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.org.There are ultimately four sources of Mormon authority. They believe that the Bible, when “properly translated,” is authoritative. Joseph Smith made his own ad hoc and unreliable translation of the Bible. They also believe that Doctrines and Covenants, the Book of Mormon, and the Pearl of Great Price, which discusses Joseph Smith’s vision of two personages - the father and the son - are authoritative. Out of these f … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Which Jesus Do You Follow? with Douglas Groothuis

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.org.Historically, a cult splits off from established Christianity and “remakes” it in its own image. So, the word “cult” carries along with it some very negative connotations. The word, itself, is very condemnatory. You won’t easily find anyone who would eagerly admit to having joined a cult.When you think of someone who has joined a cult, you think of someone who has given up their rational abilities, being enslav … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Is Mormonism Christian or a Cult? with Douglas Groothuis part 2

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.org. All Scripture is God-breathed and is profitable for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,  so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17) In this passage, Paul is writing to Timothy – a young pastor Paul discipled – and he is speaking of the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament). But the authority Paul speaks of is also in the New Testament because t … [Read more...]

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

To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.So, we’re talking about Mormonism… how to spot a cult.But first, keep in mind what Paul wrote in his letter to the church in Colossae: See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ. (Colossians 2:8) Throughout Scripture, we find several “warning passages” that tell us, “This … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series 24: Is Christ the Only Way Part 4 with Brett Kunkle

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.orgIsn’t it narrow-minded to say that Christianity is the only way?  By insisting that it is, doesn’t this just make you a bigoted, intolerant fundamentalist?I basically have a few responses to this:Firstly, I help them understand that their very question is an ad hominum logical fallacy, where they are attacking me instead of my view.  You see, by labeling Christians as bigoted, intolerant or narrow-minded, th … [Read more...]


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