The basis for Mormonism began when Joseph Smith claimed to have found and interpreted new scripture (The Book of Mormon). He even “revised” the Bible and added a prophecy about himself! Mormons believe that their “living prophet” can have new revelations which supersede any past beliefs or scripture. In contrast, Jesus upholds the law and prophets, explaining that he came to fulfill their purpose. Revelation includes a stern warning against adding or subtracting anything. The Son is God’s final word and the ultimate authority!
1. How do you confirm that what a pastor, speaker, or writer says about God and being a Christian is truth?
2. What would you tell someone who asks how we can trust the Bible is truly the word of God?
Challenge: Check out Chip Ingram’s study called, “Why I Believe” which is available on Right Now Media. The lesson titled “Why I Believe in the Bible” is especially helpful in providing factual basis for accepting the Bible’s authority.
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