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I came across this blog post quite by accident, but was intrigued because I actually am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly referred to as Mormon). I enjoy engaging in conversation with fellow Christians and am always interested to hear their views and beliefs. I naturally disagree with a few points in this post, but as a whole, I completely concur with the majority of what you shared; namely that we worship Jesus Christ as our Savior and Redeemer and that only “by his grace are we saved after all we can do”. I… Read more »

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Hi Candace! Thank you for reading and sharing! I absolutely agree, we do share many values between us, even many we would both consider to be “core non-negotiable” values. For all the beliefs we agree on at a higher level, the most foundational one is where we disagree the strongest, the deity of Jesus being fully God and fully man. When you say you worship Jesus as Savior and Redeemer like me, it simple isn’t true, though it may appear so at face value. You and I don’t worship the same Savior. Jesus can not be both God and not-God… Read more »

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This is Candace, although it’s showing Anonymous as the commenter. I guess I’m confused where the idea of “Jesus not being a God” came from? I certainly don’t believe that. Even before His mortal sojourn, He was created as a spirit by God the Father and given the role of Creator of the world, the great Jehovah of the Israelites, and the only begotten of the Father, chosen from before the foundation of the world to be our Savior. We may not have perfect unison on how we define Christ as Deity, but I know your faith in Christ has… Read more »

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One small word, but it makes an enormous difference. Not “a” God. “The” God. The Jesus of the Bible is not created, but eternally existing as the begotten son of God, together in wonderful unity with Father God connected by the Spirit of God. All equal, all abiding in perfect, delightful harmony as One being for eternity before anything at all had been created. A created god would never be equal with the Father. He could not share in the delights of equal community as we see the Father and Son share. And if, God the Father had ever existed… Read more »

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Becky

I believe that Jesus is God’s Begotten Son. In every sense of those words. I believe that with everything in me and it feels right. As I read the Bible and my Savior prays to his Father, I feel as if He is praying to a being other than Himself. I do believe that Jesus was begat or created by God the Father. I believe in their glory and honor above all else. For me when Jesus Christ was baptized, the voice came from the heavens saying “this is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased,” and the… Read more »

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Chris

Mormonism and Protestant Christianity are incompatible belief systems. One could logically make an argument that either one or both beliefs may be wrong. But, I fail to see how one can logically argue that both can be right. At some fundamental levels, the beliefs are contradictory and incompatible. Unless we’re willing to throw out all reasonable definitions of coherent argument: both can’t be “Christian.” So, that leaves all of us with a question: Am I honestly willing to explore if my belief system is wrong? In my experience, Mormon theology requires that believers hold fundamental views which make it nearly… Read more »

Becky
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Becky

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. This scripture and belief is held highly by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We are urged to search ponder and pray to gain our own testimonies. To follow the direction and peace from the Holy Ghost. We are asked to please not just follow blindly but to find out for ourselves. I am sure that out of the millions of members, some live similar to how you said, however,… Read more »

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I beg your indulgence on the long post below… it probably should be a separate blog posting. I would ask: In what ways have you “found out yourself?” If you have only looked towards the LDS church, LDS material and your own interpretation of what you read in the Bible, then have you really searched out if what you believe is incorrect? While it’s easy to quote James 1:5, for me, at least, putting it into practice is significantly more difficult – because it has required that I be honest with myself that God may be responding contrary to my… Read more »

Georgia Herod
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Georgia Herod

Kendra, thanks for sharing this study. We pastored churches in Utah for 24 years. We know your heartache–we’ve shared many experiences similar to that of John MacArthur. We may share many of the same values, but we do not serve the same God. Jesus is not a God–He is God, Creator, Sustainer, Savior and Lord. The Holy Spirit is God. May God the Father protect you as you walk through the responses you will receive.

Kendra Moberly
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Kendra Moberly

Georgia, I forgot we had discussed that you lived in Utah, too! Thank you for your comment and for your prayers.

Suzette Bulloch
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Suzette Bulloch

Kendra, I truly LOVE you! I’m so sorry we missed your during your quick visit to Parowan, Utah. Your faith is undeniable! I am so grateful you are a part of our lives and for the friendship you share with McCall. You are a chosen daughter of God, and I am so proud of you for standing up and being one of His witnesses. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I stand with you as a Christian – daughters of our Heavenly Father, who loves us, and we love Him. Together we will stand… Read more »

Kendra Moberly
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Kendra Moberly

Thank you for your kind words, Suzette. Your family has always been special to me and I pray I get to see you all soon. Much love to you!

Kim
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Kim

This is brave and loving and full of Grace and Truth. I grew up in Utah. I love so many Mormons. There is much to affirm in their lives and faith. I love them dearly, but I can’t see my way to believing we serve the same God.

Kendra Moberly
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Kendra Moberly

Thank you for saying this. I spend so much time praying over this study and have been in prayer all morning that the Lord would Gracefully touch lives as this is read. Did you know about 80% of converted Mormons come from evangelical backgrounds (According “The New Mormon Challenge”)? So it is crucial that we know Truth so we can speak it in Grace and guard our own hearts from anything that isn’t truth. I am praying for both of our many friends who call Mormonism their religion!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

you truely amaze me……

Rebecca
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Continue praying boldness for each of us as we share the full truth of Jesus with those around us!
Thank you for reading!