Cults: Started from some individuals with either new revelation or new interpretation about the Bible. Salvation not by grace.
They are aggressive in visiting: young man 2-year to serve and share their teachings
Joseph Smith claimed:
- do more than Jesus for the church
- Book of Mormon is more accurate than the Bible
- God was not always God, he was once a man as we are(Isaiah 43:10,44:6-8)
- Man lived at Moon at his age.
B. Young claimed:
- Unless you identified J.Smith is the prophet, you will not get saved.
- His official discourse should be added to the Bible. In his life, he never gave a wrong consult.
- Also taught polygamy.
- God constantly learn by himself. (Romans 11:33-36)
- Jesus is just a normal man born from a normal man and woman.(Matthew 1:20-23)
- black man is disagreeable. (Acts 17:26)
Another leader of Mormon:
- baptism is essential to the salvation, especially baptized by Mormons.
How to witness to a Mormon:
- They start with many questions and use a lot of terms like “born again”.
- Don’t want to start the argument of their leaders.
- Start with God and Jesus(book of John, Romans)
- Don’t let them distract you. Go back to the basic gospel.