Satan's strategy is more dangerous than simple sleight of hand! He knows that only the true Jesus will bring true forgiveness and freedom to the human soul. Since he desires to destroy mankind, the Devil's game plan is simple- present as many counterfeit Jesus' as possible, guaranteeing a tremendous amount of deception and death. Jesus said as much several times throughout His earthly ministry. (Matthew 24:4, 23-24)
Just because someone claims to believe in Jesus Christ, doesn't mean they actually believe in the true Jesus Christ. Many professing Christians and cults, such as Mormonism, have claimed to believe in the "true" Jesus, however, everyone's claims MUST be carefully examined in the true light of God's Word, the 66 books of the Bible. Any cult leader will diligently instruct his followers on the necessity to believe everything from his leaders and teachings without question or thought. They will never, NEVER invite their followers to thoughtfully and humbly read the Bible on their own, asking the Lord to reveal His truth to them. Any person who claims to believe in Jesus may think he is trusting in the true Jesus, however, everyone must be lovingly asked to check their beliefs with the Word of God.
If you are a Mormon, please take the time and watch these two videos first:
The Book of Mormon claims to be "a volume of holy scripture comparable to the Bible." Both the Bible and the Book of Mormon declare themselves to be ancient, historical, and reliable rules of faith--the very word of God. These claims have historically been taken on faith. But is there any evidence to support them one way or the other? Is it even possible to "test" a rule of faith? More to the point, is there any basis for placing one's faith in the Bible or the Book of Mormon?nIt's an important question. It's an eternal question. This presentation puts the Bible and the Book of Mormon to the same test. History, archaeology, textual criticism, and other disciplines combine to shed light on what is true...and what is false. Truth never fears investigation. Faith need not--and should not--be blind. Discover for yourself which of these books is worthy of being called "scripture" and which is worthy of your trust.
by Flynn Huseby
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