Accurate or Caricature?
I’d like to get the opinion of Mormons only here. In light of the recent article on LDS.org titled, “Becoming Like God,” I’d like to know if you think the following statement could rightly be referred to as a caricature of Mormonism.
“Mormons are taught that God the Father was perhaps once a child, mortal and progressed to become what he is now. They are taught that they have heavenly parents and that marriage in a temple is required for them to have a posterity that will be as innumerable as the stars of heaven. They are taught that they can become gods and have jurisdiction over worlds, and these worlds will be peopled by their offspring.”
Is this accurate or a caricature?
Please share this post in any social media site you can and ask Mormons to respond here in the comments section. I am working on a project and would like to get a healthy response from current Mormons. This is a time for them to be heard. Let’s hear them loud and clear.
For those of you who missed the live stream, this is well worth the hour.
Please keep praying for Shawn and this issue. He has agreed to meet with some local pastors. Let’s pray that reconciliation begins.
Theologian, scholar, hero, friend.
Copied from Rob Bowman’s facebook timeline.
As announced yesterday, last night I was a guest on Shawn McCraney’s TV program “Heart of the Matter” to discuss the doctrine of the Trinity. In this post I’m going to review what has happened and give my take on where things stand at the moment.
Shawn is a former Mormon who became “born again” while he was still in the LDS Church. He eventually came out, went to pastoral training school, and began a teaching and evangelistic ministry focused on reaching Mormons. That ministry evolved into an informal church that is rather out of the mainstream of evangelical church practice. He published a book entitled “Born Again Mormon” that was later retitled “I Was a Born Again Mormon.” By all accounts Shawn’s ministry has been unusually successful not merely in drawing people out of Mormonism but in leading them to trust in Jesus Christ alone for salvation and to experience the new birth in Christ. Read More …
Shawn McCraney likening the Trinity to man-made corporate constructs like, accountability, cheese spread, elevator music and strip malls.
Rob Bowman of the Institute For Religious Research met with Shawn McCraney yesterday and talked about the Trinity for four hours. Shawn has invited Rob to be on his show (Heart of the Matter) tonight to ask Rob more questions. The shows streams live here at 8PM MST.
For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the significance of tonight’s show, Shawn is a former Mormon who has recently made some anti-Trinitarian comments on his show. Contrary to Shawn’s own claims, those statements are Modalistic in nature.
For a more detailed timeline of what happened and what was said when, read this summation by Fred Anson at Beggar’s Bread.
Please be in pray for this show and for Shawn in particular. Many Christians, both former Mormons and non-former Mormons, have benefited from his show and ministry. There is a tremendous possibility here for harm or help.
I have the privilege of teaching a workshop on Mormonism on March 1, 2014 at Lutheran High School in San Antonio, Texas. The event will be hosted by the Lutheran Intercity Network Coalition (LINC). I will cover the world view of Mormonism and also present some effective ways of preaching the gospel to Mormons. There will also be a question and answer period.
Lutheran High School is located at 18104 Babcock Road San Antonio, TX 78255. If you want more information, you can contact us here or LINC at the email in the graphic. We hope to see you there!