The EFM Feature

I know this is off-topic just a bit, but have you ever wondered why the LDS church is growing and the Baptist church is not?  Well, here are six key reasons.

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4 Responses to Why Are Mormons Beating Baptists in Church Growth?

  1. RC says:

    David, excellent article. Thank you for your positiveness and upliftment of others when we live in a world of such moral decline and hatred – one to another. Which brings me to the Pharisee named “Gamaliel” found in the Book of Acts 5:34-39 for trying to put the Apostles to death:

    “And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel (church) or this work (evangelizing) be of men, it will come to nought: But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.”

    It doesn’t matter who it is or what it is, if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it, period. If you try, then you are fighting against God. If you believe the Bible to be the literal word of God, then put the LDS church into the same litmus test. If the LDS church is of men, then it will come to nought; but if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it.

  2. Bev says:

    I think that the LDS view of salvation by the grace of Jesus Christ is one of the most misunderstood doctrines, even among Latter-day Saints. We do not believe that we earn our way to a higher heaven. We do not believe that the grace of Christ fills in the gaps leftover after our good works. There is no part of our salvation that does not come through the grace of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. He doesn’t make up the difference–He is ALL the difference. He gives this gift freely and in return, He asks us to prepare to be in His presence. He asks us to keep His commandments so that we can learn to be like Him. He asks us to repent of our sins so that we can know the peace of forgiveness. He asks us to make covenants with Him so that we can grow in the ways that He knows we can. Brad Wilcox gave an excellent devotional on the subject of the Grace of Jesus Christ at BYU. In response to the question–Have you been saved by grace? he always answers a resounding YES and then asks–Have you been changed by grace? That is the question I am trying to answer in my life every single day–How am I letting the Grace of Jesus Christ change my life?

  3. Eric says:

    And what’s the point here? 99% of North Koreans are fervent adherents to the “faith” of the Great Leader Kim.

    Funny, you require people to give copious amounts of time, fealty and money from the moment they are born and live in an insular and self-reinforcing world then most stay there is just human nature. I’m sure that Baptists who make their kids go to 6am Bible study and 4pm Bible study and donate 10% of their lemonade stand money to their church will also be sufficiently brainwashed that they never leave.

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