Saturday, August 01, 2009

M and M's

I have chosen to title this blog M and M's because I have recently had interesting encounters with Muslims and Mormons. Did you know that both groups lay claim to a prophet who has supposedly brought a message from God by an angel? Did you also know that both groups believe in Jesus? So what's the problem? The problem is that both belief systems bring a message that is radically different from the message that Jesus actually brought according to the records in God's Word. Both religions also make the claim that God sent a messenger with a new revelation after the Biblical Jesus Christ. Islam claims that the prophet Muhammad brought a message from God to a pagan Arabia to worship one God, and that one can reach paradise by living a good life and following the five pillars of the faith. Mormonism claims that the true gospel of Jesus Christ was lost in the great apostasy shortly after the apostles died, and that Joseph Smith in the 19th century brought back the gospel message. His gospel however does not completely line up with the biblical gospel however, but it incorporates the idea that a person must work for their salvation by keeping the commandments and ordinances of the Mormon church, and also be baptized as a Mormon. Whose truth do we follow? Did God actually send prophets after the biblical Jesus Christ to bring a new revelation about salvation? No!

For the scriptures say,

"God who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds" Hebrews 1:1-2

We see from the scriptures that in the last days God has spoken to us through His Son Jesus Christ. And Christ spoke about His own death and resurrection and believing upon Him for the forgiveness of sins. No other prophet who comes after Christ with a message contrary to the one Christ gave is valid. Watch out for anyone who brings a different message than the one that the biblical Jesus has brought to us.