“Evangelicals and Mormons have a lot to talk about and a lot to share about the hope that lies within each of us”

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“Evangelicals and Mormons have a lot to talk about and a lot to share about the hope that lies within each of us”

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"Evangelical?"

Another excerpt, in reference to the differences that divide evangelical Christians and Mormons:

“But it’s important for us to talk about those things as we hold fast to the Savior. If we’re all saying, ‘Give me Jesus’ (a reference to the beautiful gospel song presented earlier in the program by the Orem Institute Latter-day Celebration Choir), all of those differences will dissipate into academic rarities that probably aren’t important when considered next to our desire to work together for the cause of righteousness.”

Oh... it's all just academic fussiness.

Fuller Seminary or not, in what sense is this man an evangelical?

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it’s important for us to talk about those things as we hold fast to the Savior.

My Savior is very God.   All the Mormons I've ever talked to have argued until our time ran out that He is not.  Whatever they're holding fast to, it's not what I'm holding fast to.   

Yikes.  To put it mildly. 

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what!

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the beliefs that evangelical Christians have in common with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — specifically their shared belief in “the redemptive power of Jesus Christ.”

in common - NOT!

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Richard Mouw admits that there is a fundamental disagreement between Christians and Mormons on issues such as the Trinity, the nature of God, and the relationship of God to humans (not to mention the Canon of Scripture, baptism for dead people, etc.) and then Mouw makes this mind-numbing statement: "all of those differences will dissipate into academic rarities that probably aren’t important when considered next to our desire to work together for the cause of righteousness.”  Unbelievable! The fact that Mohler recently had Mouw speak for the anniversary celebration of Carl Henry's life should cause us to question his judgment.  It also puts his speaking engagement at BYU and anticipated return in a greater light.

Pastor Mike Harding

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I can't think of one thing evangelicals have in common with ,,,

I can't think of one thing evangelicals have in common with Mormons!

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I agree Mike to a certain

I agree Mike to a certain degree.  Definitely what Mouw is stating, in my opinion, is heresy, because I don't treat the gospel as an academic rarity.  I am not sure if Mohler is in that same camp, but it does put into question more what is the purpose of all of these people reaching out.

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David, I am not suggesting

David,

I am not suggesting that Mohler is close to Mouw in his positions. Mohler would not agree with Mouw nor would he ever say such careless and heretical statements as Mouw. This is why I see a significant lack of discernment and good judgment on Mohler's part in maintaining ministry relations with Mouw.  If Mohler returns to BYU as planned, he should give them the Gospel, the Trinitarian position, the true meaning of Baptism, and explain the Closed Canon.  Co-belligerency needs to be sacrificed to gospel authenicity.

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Mike,   I can definitely

Mike,

 

I can definitely agree on that.  I am curious as to how this plays out.

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You will all call me a conspiracy nut for saying this... 

The top evangelical celebrity preachers have all been compromised. They all have an agenda. They are slowly pushing churches toward ecumenism. This whole reaching out to Mormons is purely a political play to try to strengthen the republican party. It will soon become a common thing for Christian leaders to work together with Mormons for the so-called good of the nation. 

 

 

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Oh, no I won't...

christian cerna wrote:

You will all call me a conspiracy nut for saying this... 

The top evangelical celebrity preachers have all been compromised. They all have an agenda. They are slowly pushing churches toward ecumenism. This whole reaching out to Mormons is purely a political play to try to strengthen the republican party. It will soon become a common thing for Christian leaders to work together with Mormons for the so-called good of the nation. 

 

 

 

I've believed that ecumenism takes many forms, and is succeeding in leading up to the one world church in Revelation. I consider many, if not most, of today's well-known teachers and preachers to be false ones in one way, shape or form, and most of them are compromising the Bible for association sake. An interesting website I stumbled on many years ago: Biblical Discernment Ministries, which gives a run-down on many of today's popular teachers' and preachers' teachings, associations and other activities...I found it very interesting reading. Although a bit dated in its information, I nevertheless find value in Rick's honesty and for his well-researched essays.

 

As for this article: 

Anything I might have in common with Mormons stops with the New Testament, specifically Jesus Christ. ( John 14:6, " Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. " ) In other words, nothing other than we are both human beings. I'll be gracious to them, but they are not my brothers and sisters.