Many have gone out from Southeastern and chose to go and plant churches among the dark places here in North America. Utah is a great example of a place that desperately needs the true gospel of Jesus Christ. Ben is a church planter serving in the greater Salt Lake City area. He works diligently to show how a correct understanding of Mormonism is absolutely necessary for us as Christians, evangelicals, and Southern Baptists. Recently, a symposium was held on the Campus of BYU, a stalwart of the Mormon faith. This symposium highlighted three definitions of grace held by the LDS, Catholic, and Evangelical/Protestant perspectives.
There are 4 separate videos. I hope that you will take time to watch and listen carefully and prayerfully to determine the crucial differences between each perspective.
An LDS Perspective
A Catholic Perspective
An Evangelical Christian/Protestant Perspective
You may notice Dr. Millet quotes many Christian theologians and writers and very few Mormon doctrines. In doing this, he is trying to convince the students that LDS beliefs are in line with Christian beliefs–that they are indeed Christian, not cult. Unfortunately, these Christian beliefs are not shared by the Book of Mormon, Mormon doctrines, most leadership, and most members (which is one reason he could not quote his own doctrines). For many years, people have left the Mormon church because of the lack of grace. In recent years, they have tried to adopt a version of grace into their teachings, likely in a effort to keep more members. There is much deception here.
Here’s how you can pray specifically for the efforts among Mormons in Utah:
- Continue to pray for hearts to be softened to receive the amazing gift of grace
- Pray for these professors and administrators at BYU.
- Pray for continued partnerships and contact between BYU.
The Great Commission Studies (CGCS) is the hub of Southeastern’s Great Commission efforts, helping develop students and faculty members who are Great Commission servants of their local churches. The CGCS serves the Southeastern community in four major areas: academics, research, mobilization, and convention relationships.