Josh Philpot

Theology, the Church, and Music

How One Woman Escaped the Mormon Temple

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Christianity Today has a fascinating story from a former Mormon and BYU professor who converted to Christianity after her son pleaded with her to read the New Testament:

In John’s gospel, I read, “These are the very scriptures that testify of me yet you refuse to come to me to have life.” Salvation did not require the Mormon Church, only Jesus. I began to see clearly that Mormonism taught a different gospel than what the Bible taught.

When I read what Jesus said in John 6:44, “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them,” I knew I was being drawn—sucked, pulled, conveyed, transported. In physics, an event horizon is a boundary beyond which the gravitational pull is so powerful that there is no escape. This was my event horizon. As I read the Bible, my appetite for God grew exponentially. I felt myself drawn to him at an ever-increasing speed.

Then, on a chilly October evening in 2006, Michael and I settled in with Katie in our basement to watch the movie Luther. My heart pounded as I learned of the reformer’s struggle against the Catholic Church. I seemed to be facing a similar struggle: Did I believe the Mormon system of obedience to laws and ordinances would secure my forgiveness? Or did I believe what the Bible taught, that Jesus alone was the Way, the Truth, and the Life?

Read the rest here.

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Written by Josh Philpot

December 26, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Jared Jenkins has interacted with her repeatedly… Worth a look and listen.

    Jared Jenkins: http://www.entrustedwiththegospel.com/2013/08/a-pre-release-review-of-unveiling-grace.html
    Podcast Interviews: http://www.saltybeliever.com/2010/01/resources.html

    Ross

    December 26, 2013 at 7:51 pm

  2. Thanks Ross! I didn’t know.

    Josh Philpot

    December 26, 2013 at 7:54 pm


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