Error, indeed, is never set forth in its naked deformity, lest, being thus exposed, it should at once be detected. But it is craftily decked out in an attractive dress, so as, by its outward form, to make it appear to the inexperienced (ridiculous as the expression may seem) more true than the truth itself. - Irenaeus

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Richard J. Mouw on Mormons

The commentary of Richard Mouw of Fuller Seminary about Mormonism in the TriCity Herald 11/25/11 was revealing in deed. Though he admits that Mormonism is not orthodox he cannot quite use the “cult” word to describe them. Yet, he admits they claim (as their prophet did) all other Christian creeds are “an abomination”. Because they have grown however to be a large media savvy sect that promotes political figures, they are now OK? He suggests that us evangelicals should “cast aside old suspicions”. So a small fire might burn you, but a forest fire is good for the U.S. economy. Him using the John F. Kennedy/Catholicism illustration is like comparing apples and oranges. Our Catholic friends do not believe Jesus is the spirit brother of the devil as do our Mormon politicians. Nor do they believe they can become gods. We have one God watching over us, thank you. When Mormons throw out all of their revelations from Joseph Smith, then we can “cast aside old suspicions” but until then we might keep the dust from piling up on our history books, and not buy everything the Mormons put on a billboard or TV commercial.