I have spoken to many Mormons, several Roman Catholics, and one Jewish theologian in my life, and many of these are zealous, so zealous, just like Saul was zealously on the wrong side...but John Calvin once said “Zeal without knowledge is like a sword in the hand of a lunatic.” Matthew Henry said concerning Judaism: “If they will not admit the testimony of the gospel to them, it shall become a testimony against them.” The Jews stand condemned by their own testimony concerning the rejection of Christ. Contemporary Jews who have rejected Christ are outside of God’s saving grace. Roman Catholics who believe all the doctrines of the contemporary Roman church are outside of God’s saving grace for their rejection of salvation in Christ alone. Mormons who believe in all the doctrines of the Mormon church including salvation being found in the Mormon church alone and heretical views of the trinity are outside the pale of God’s grace.
Heretics and Heresiarchs are not to be permitted to steal sheep away from the flock. A Heretic is someone who believes falsehoods which are so contrary to the Christian faith that they have subverted the Gospel and what John calls the Doctrine of Christ. Heresiarchs are arch-heretics who are founders and teachers of movements that are contrary to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Arius was the Heresiarch of Arianism, Joseph Smith was the Heresiarch of Mormonism. The best way to detect false theologies is to know your own theology well...the reason that Heretics and Heresiarchs get away with their new sects which prey upon the weak is because some supposed Christians do not know their Bibles. Sort of like the alligator who chooses the weakest and smallest looking wildebeest on TV. You need to be aware, be educated, and be biblical when it comes to these matters. Look to to the truth and light of Christ and His word to guide you like a lighthouse guides a ship through a rocky harbor.
In Prayer Today:
Ask Christ to make you bold in His cause of promoting the truth and not to lack spine in doing so.