Mormons reject the concept of our triune God. They do not believe in Jesus’ conception by the Holy Spirit or the virgin birth. They view the Son as the Father’s “spirit child” who had to be born on earth so he could earn godhood, just like his Father before him. In contrast, John gives us a beautiful picture of Christ (the Word) existing with the Father before time began. Jesus is God and gave life to all creation. His incarnation happened through the miraculous conception of the Holy Spirit, and this same Spirit lives in each of us who loves and obeys Jesus.
1. What struggles do you have with the concept of the Trinity?
2. In what ways can you love those who believe differently, yet stay firm in the primary doctrine of our faith?
Challenge: “Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” ~Jesus (Matthew 28:19)
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