Have you ever come across someone at school, your workplace or in your community who is Mormon? They might have mentioned The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
HOW DO YOU DISCUSS GOD WITH A MORMON?
That’s a great question! Recently we told you about an app from Dare 2 Share that helps you to share your faith! It’s a pretty sick app, if you haven’t checked it out yet, get deets here.
This app has a section in it where it links to a resource that helps you to discuss your faith with people who have different beliefs about how they understand the world/life/God/existence (called ‘Worldview’ see our article here). It explores how to have conversation with 13 people, each with a different worldview/belief. It’s under the section called ‘How 2 Share’.
For each person/worldview you’re given a basic description, questions to get the conversation going, areas to admire, a summary of that person’s core beliefs and tips for how to share your faith with that person.
Here’s some highlights on how to engage a Mormon person in conversation about God.
Q to ask – What is it like to be a Mormon? (religious practices, going to church, missionary work, etc.)
Areas to Admire – commitment to family values and sharing beliefs with others.
Beliefs – believe that Jesus is a separate God from the Father (Elohim). He was created as spirit by the Father and Mother in heaven, and is the ‘elder brother’ of all people and spirit beings. His body was created as a result of a sexual union between God the Father and Mary. Jesus was married. His death on the cross does not pay for the sins of all people, but does provide everyone with resurrection.
Tips – they may use the words and phrases that sound Biblically true (Jesus Christ, Son of God, salvation by faith, etc.), but actually mean something entirely different. Clarify meanings.
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Remember… you can’t argue someone to faith in Christ, but you can (and should) live such a Christlike life that those around you sense, see and experience something different and counter-cultural in you, which opens the door for you to explain the ‘evidence’.
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