Mitt Romney's run for the presidency has brought Mormonism to the forefront of discourse in America, which can be a good thing for evangelical Christians if we're wise about it. In other words, the attention to Mormonism gives us a chance to articulate, in love, why Mormonism is not a branch of Christianity but is in fact a rejection of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
I must admit that I've been surprised lately by a number of people in the church I serve who have no idea what Mormons believe and don't understand why we evangelicals deny that they are Christians. This is due to a lack of clear communication and equipping on our part, so over the next several months I plan to blog quite a bit about Mormons, what they believe, why they are not Christians, and how we as evangelicals should relate to them.
For today, I simply want to recommend a good article by Hank Henegraaff entitled The Basics of Mormonism. You can access the article here. Henegraaff offers a very basic intro to Mormon history and doctrine, and most importantly lists out some of the key doctrines they reject or affirm. Please read this article carefully, and take these things seriously. There is a difference between truth and error, and the Lord himself makes a big deal of this difference.
Longing to speak the truth in love,