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How to Detect a Cult (4 of 4)
Series: How to Detect a Cult
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
As we continue our study on detecting cults .. we are once again using Acts 17.11 as a guide .. the Berean Guide for detecting the counterfeit from the real thing. "… searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so." What things? The things they were hearing being taught as truth and how we need to be more like the Bereans!
Last time together we began taking a look at the major beliefs of the Mormons. Taking their major beliefs and then searching the scriptures to see whether these things are so.
If they CONTRADICT the scriptures … we reject them. If they are CONFIRMED by the scriptures .. we accept them. THAT is the Berean method for determining what's true and what's false.
Now let me remind you that you can hear these messages along with viewing the outlines on our web sight at www.roswellstreet.com. You can even use our web sight in your outreach efforts. By referring people to our web sight .. they can get a quick tutorial about our ministry. In fact … one of the men who joined our fellowship last Sunday night was introduced to our church .. not through the Pastor .. not through the Staff .. not through a Deacon .. not through a Sunday School teacher .. BUT through our web sight.
That was his first contact with our church. And God used what he learned about us on our web sight to help bring him into our fellowship.
All right .. we're thinking about what Mormons believe and how what they believe measures up against the Scriptures.
Belief #1: The One True Church
Belief #2: The Authority of the Prophet.
Belief #3: The Mormon Scripture.
Belief #4: God is an Exalted Man.
Elohim .. the Hebrew name used for God in the book of Genesis and throughout the Old Testament: is the god of this universe, was previously a man before he was a god. As a result of having kept the requirements of Mormonism, he was exalted to godho ...
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