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Mormons are a religious group that embrace concepts of Christianity as well as revelations made by their founder, Joseph Smith. Another Mormon denomination, the Community of Christ, is centered in Independence, Missouri, and has about , members. The Mormon religion was officially founded in when The Book of Mormon was published. While Mormons embrace many Christian beliefs, they have their own distinct set of philosophies, values and practices.
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I was born into a family with a long Christian heritage. Both of my parents, all four of my grandparents, all eight of my great-grandparents, and as many aunts, uncles and cousins that I know of were believers. Rather than go into the pastoral ministry though, I became a radio and television broadcaster and I have served over 40 years in that industry, including work at several Christian radio stations in Texas, Florida and North Carolina.
In , a friend introduced me to his niece to whom I began dating. My friend had mentioned beforehand that she and her family were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as Mormons. I figured they were Christians also. I was later to find out something very different. The dating with the young Mormon lady became serious and we eventually married. I found out that although she was raised LDS, she had no interest in their religion. Although I thought that eventually she would attend my church and make a commitment to Christ, this was not to be.
In fact, her parents—especially her father—began to pressure me into becoming a Mormon. Although my church practiced baptismal aspersion sprinkling I had come to believe that, for me, baptism was immersion. I contacted a Baptist pastor and in the process of being baptized, I became a member of his church. Braden, published in I immediately contacted my father-in-law to see if these things were what Mormons actually believed. He confirmed all of this. Already possessing a pile of books on Latter-day Saints my father-in-law had given me, I headed for the nearest Christian bookstore and bought quite a number of books on these pseudo-Christian religions, including Kingdom of the Cults by Dr.
Walter Martin. After reading and studying these books over the next few months, I began discussing what I was learning with my pastor and soon he asked me to do a series of lectures on Mormonism at our church. After I did that, he told me I had done an excellent job although I give all the credit to the Lord and he asked a pastor at a nearby church if I could do a lecture series there. This led to another church, and another, and another and eventually turned into a ministry.
The name comes from the fact that many in cults have a zeal for God, but need to take the next step —total faith in Christ alone! We divorced and through a long legal contention, our three children wound up with her parents who raised them in the Mormon church, much to my displeasure. Eventually my prayers to God were answered, and as my children grew to adulthood they came out of the LDS church, for which I am grateful to the Lord. Some years after being divorced, I met Claudia whom I married in Today, we together share a three-fold ministry, NextStepOutreach.
Dave has written a booklet entitled, Challenged to Investigate: Make Sure Ministries: Hi Dave! I have a similar story to yours. Until it did. Too late at that point, as we were married and getting ready to have a baby. Loving as a Christian, attending church and bible studies alone, and trying to raise our kids to know the Lord. All while trying not to push away my husband and trying to support him and honor him. Our children together are 10 and 7, and our ten year old wants nothing to do with his church.
I researched for years and have read so many books. I finally stopped because it made my husband so upset. His family has been in the church since it was formed and no one has ever left. Thank you for your story. Do you desire someone to come along side of you to help you understand the Scriptures much as Philip did for the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8? Many of us have experienced the "cobwebs" that remain after leaving a cultic group.
We'd love to help guide you through the Bible to clear away those cobwebs and begin your new life in Christ. Call Learn to be a good Berean by searching the Scriptures eagerly to be sure you are taught and are learning according to God's revealed truth. Acts
One of the common questions we are asked by Christians deals with the issue of whether or not a Christian can/should date a Mormon. And she is currently dating a Mormon Guy. I will keep my Sherene Hawtrey, Chrisened in a Methodist Church, Baptised in a Baptist Church.
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Other sects include Mormon fundamentalism , which seeks to maintain practices and doctrines such as polygamy ,  and other small independent denominations. The second-largest Latter Day Saint denomination , the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, since called the Community of Christ , does not describe itself as "Mormon", but follows a Trinitarian Christian restorationist theology, and considers itself Restorationist in terms of Latter Day Saint doctrine. The word Mormon originally derived from the Book of Mormon , a religious text published by Smith, which he said he translated from golden plates with divine assistance. The book describes itself as a chronicle of early indigenous peoples of the Americas and their dealings with God. Based on the book's name, Smith's early followers were more widely known as Mormons , and their faith Mormonism. The term was initially considered pejorative,  but Mormons no longer consider it so although generally preferring other terms such as Latter-day Saint or LDS.
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You are here: Home Mormon church She is Mormon. He is evangelical Christian…. Together, they scout for seashell treasures: Hand in hand, visors slung low, arms wrapped around each other, they stop to smooch as the sun starts its slow slip down. Tom, 63, is an evangelical Christian , raised in a Kentucky Southern Baptist church. Both consider themselves faithful Christians who believe in Jesus Christ and the promise of eternal life. Both want the other to convert.
I was born into a family with a long Christian heritage. Both of my parents, all four of my grandparents, all eight of my great-grandparents, and as many aunts, uncles and cousins that I know of were believers.
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Eric - Marji and I just discovered that our niece Sheri, who has been in a serious relationship with a very nice Mormon young man, has decided to be baptized into the LDS. We have discussed with her our concerns, and she has chosen to reject them. Now she has invited us to her baptism and has expressed how important it is to her that we attend. We feel very strongly about the deception of Mormonism, and do not feel it would be appropriate to attend. In any case, I guess I am asking if you have any resources I might point her to, or any words of wisdom. I am hoping to have a last conversation with her prior to the baptism, although I hold little hope of its effectiveness. We are grasping at straws a bit, Marji especially has always been very close to Sheri, and this is very devastating for her. I don't know if it might even be possible or appropriate for you to find the time to e-mail Sheri and share with her. In any case, let me know if there is anything you might suggest. To me this is a life or death issue. A public profession of commitment to the Mormon "church" has nothing but hell at its end.
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By Eric Johnson. Not long ago I received an email from a college-aged girl who says she is a Christian. In part, she said spelling intact ,. My boyfriend is mormon and i am christian and i am trying to witness my christian faith but do not have all the answers. Any advice or help you can give would be much appreciated!
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