Wednesday, October 12, 2011

More Southern Baptists in the News

In responding to the question of whether or not Mormonism is a cult, Richard Land calls Jehovah's Witnesses a cult.

“I wouldn’t call it a cult but it claims to be Christian and isn’t. It’s theology is like a cult but socially and culturally it doesn’t act like a cult.” In that way, he says, it is more “mainstream. They don’t withdraw, they don’t live in communities, they’re not like Jehovah’s Witnesses or James Jones.”

See his Washington Post interview.

Al Mohler calls Mormonism a "false gospel."

“Here is the bottom line. As an Evangelical Christian – a Christian who holds to the ‘traditional Christian orthodoxy’ of the Church – I do not believe that Mormonism leads to salvation...To the contrary, I believe that it is a false gospel that, however sincere and kind its adherents may be, leads to eternal death rather than to eternal life."

See the “blog dialogue” sponsored by the Web site Beliefnet.com.

For the "official" position you can view "In the Name of Jehovah" on the Jehovah's Witnesses; “The Mormon Puzzle" on the Mormons.

4 comments:

foxofbama said...

Charles:

Check my BPitt blog for response there.
And for Jeffress and Mormons and Land, check the chat in SBC Trends of baptistlife.com/forums and religiondispatches.org

elvin said...
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Steve Finnell said...
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Stephen M. Fox said...

Charles:
Google Marilynne Robinson on Prevenient Courage at Duke.
And be dogged to turn up a transcript of her Q and A there.
It's the Gospel, something often foreign to Richard Land and Mohler, especially when it comes to Institutions.