By Justin Edwards
The Defending.Contending blog posted an important news story regarding a Mormon couple's desire to be leaders of a Boy Scout troop chartered by Christ Covenant Church of Matthews, NC. As my family once attended this church and my brother was enrolled in its grade school for a couple years, it's very encouraging to learn they are standing firm for the truth and resisting to compromise on this issue.
Indeed, Mormons are not Christians because they reject the essential doctrines of the faith including the doctrine of the Trinity, justification by faith alone, and the sufficiency of Christ's death and resurrection for the forgiveness of sins. Mormon doctrine also teaches polytheism (there is more than one god), that a good Mormon may become a god, that Jesus is a created being, that God was once a man who achieved godhood, different levels of heaven, and they believe the Book of Mormon is greater than the Bible. To learn more about the false teachings of the cult of Mormonism and how you can equip yourself to love Mormons through the true Gospel of Jesus Christ, please visit the Cults and World Religions page.
Here's the story from Defending.Contending:
Compromising with a cult), but today we are pleased to report of another Presbyterian church not willing to compromise with LDS, much to the chagrin of some Mormons.
Hats off to Christ Covenant Church for being one of the few churches left in America who stills sees a difference between truth and error, right and wrong, and light and darkness.
This story was first reported here in the Charlotte Observer and contained the typical appeals from Mormons for us to accept them as true Christians (citing such evidences as the name of their church and a picture of “Jesus” in their living room as proof of their Christianity). The story also has a bit of irony to it when it reports:
“Mormon Bishop Rowlan, who heads the Stokes’ Weddington church, would not say whether he would be open to naming a non-Mormon as a Scouting leader.
‘I’d have to take each one on an individual basis,’ he said, adding that that is the policy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”
The folks over at Mormon Coffee did a great job answering some of the remarks made in the article found on their site here, and they even went so far as to answer inevitably predictable questions here.