What do you say when your LDS friend says, “I’m a Christian Too!”

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*          *          What Do You Say?

*            … when your LDS friend says, “I’m a Christian too?”

*         The Nature of God

*          The One True God

*            And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. (John 17:3)

*          God is Spirit

*            God [is] a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship [him] in spirit and in truth. (John 4:24)

*         Who Is Jesus?

*           Jesus is not …

*           our elder brother

*            And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. (John 8:23)

*          Jesus is … God

*            I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am [he], ye shall die in your sins. (John 8:24)

*         Did the church need to be restored?

*          Who Preserves the Church?

*            And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (Matthew 16:18)

*          Who’s Truths Were Taken Away?

*            Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. (Matthew 24:35)

*         What Must I Do To be Saved? (taken from the LDS manual “gospel principles”)

ž   Be baptized

ž   Become a member

ž   Receive Holy Ghost

ž   Temple Endowment

ž   Temple Marriage

ž   Love & worship God

ž   Love our neighbor

ž   Complete repentance

žLaw of chastity

žTithe

*          What Is the Standard?

*            Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. (Matthew 5:48)

*          What is the

*          “Work of God?”

*                    Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. (John 6:28-29)

*         Is There a Second Chance After Death?

*          The Rich Man and Lazarus

*            … And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that [would come] from thence. … (Luke 16:26)

*          Rich Man and Lazarus

*            … And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead. (Luke 16:31)

*         How Does God Reveal Truth?

*          Does God Use Feelings to Reveal Truth?

*                    But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: (Matthew 15:18-19)

*          How Does God Reveal Truth?

*            Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. (John 17:17)