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Mike is the general manager of Q90 FM and co-host of Stand Up For The Truth. His new book, "The Suicide of American Christianity" published in May of 2012.

The Mormon Challenge

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We have all experienced it:  A knock on the door and when we look out the window to see who is calling, we see two well dressed young men holding information and a “bible”.  The Mormons are coming!  Often we choose to just not answer the door because we are ill prepared to counter the false claims of this growing cult.

Mike Zander, a Wisconsin native, moved his family to Utah a few years ago to bring the light of the true gospel to the heart of Mormon country.  Join us today at 9am central on Stand Up For the Truth as Mike shares the truth about Mormonism, how we can effectively reach Mormons with the true gospel, and his views on Evangelical leaders beating a path to meet with Mormon leaders and students.

We’ll also share more of your thoughts on the biggest Christian stories of 2013, and take a look at Ananias—the man God called to minister to the apostle Paul right after he encountered Jesus Christ on the road to Damascus to kill more Christians. Jeff Strommen of HopeNet 360 is our co-host on the show.

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  1. Mr Davis #

    It dawned on me during this show that we point to the extra books that the cults use to interpret the bible or that supersede scriptures and don't think for a moment of our own heavy reliance on man's opinion (commentaries) of what the scripture says. Its as if God isn't our teacher and as if the Holy Scriptures don't interpret themselves. In this way we are no better than they.

    We also say we have one book that has remained unchanged: really? Do we not see the broad array of modern translations and they are not all saying the same thing at some points they oppose. A simple side by side reading will reveal that. Even the Old testament doesn't read the same. So what? I bring this up so we do not think ourselves so superior or that we would lean on this argument for it denies the truth.

    Speaking to cults,
    It is true we hold men in high esteem just as you do, even looking to men for instruction on what the LORD would have us to do instead of searching out the scriptures for ourselves. And in this we our wrong in the LORDS eyes, for if we will be as He is, we will not esteem on man above another, for our LORD is no respecter of any mans person nor does He need any testify of man for He knows what man is. John 2:24-25, Genesis 6:5, 8:21 For this reason we are to love our enemies with sacrificial love for we all we once enemies of Christ Jesus, and Jesus Christ demonstrated His love for His enemies in that HE died for His enemies that they may be redeemed from the bondage of sin and death. The wrath of God divine justice was poured out upon The One man, The Christ who is the I AM, for He bore our all our injustice, our lawlessness, our rebellion, our stubbornness, which all testifies of our hatred of Him and our utter disregard for His word, which is LAW, this is the sin He bore upon His own body upon the tree. HE did not just die for the sins of the few he died for the sins of all, for all were indeed joined against Christ in mutiny against him. All were His enemy, none seek His face, there is none righteous no not one. Romans 3:10-18

    So all of mankind is joined in this conspiracy to usurp the Captain's Thrown and kill Him, making themselves the Captain and Lord in His stead. But this act of treason, this mutiny against the MOST HIGH, this one act of violence which Killed the LORDS Anointed didn't stick. HE did not stay dead for after three days and three nights in fulfillment of the scriptures HE rose again because Death could not hold Him. This was the promised sign He gave of Himself: destroy this temple and in three days I shall raise it up, the one which He gave to demonstrate by whose authority He was speaking. Over His entire ministry prior to the Crucifixion: He never spoke His own word, never once did he His own will, but always, perfectly He executed the will of Him whom sent Him even the Father.

    John 3:16-21

    Before His Crucifixion, Christ Jesus spoke of our day saying: I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. Is this not true?: we like you have received many man who have spoken in their own name, by their own wisdom, whose teachings and traditions we walk in after the course of this world. In the process we have rejected the words of the author of life Who is Jesus Christ and have laid aside His commands for our own preferences.

    In this sense we are no different than you. But knowing this we should throw ourselves upon the mercy of God and plead with Him to forgive us for our operating as if He gave us no law and so we made a law unto ourselves. That He would work in us repentance and that He would grant to us a new heart, one that would respond to His word, His will and not reject it. That God would place His Holy Spirit in us which Is the Divine Power and is Very God and by whom we ourselves have received power to escape the corruption that is in the word through lust, if we are His.

    So the Scriptures bear witness as does Christ: If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. John 8:36

    Apart from His freeing us we remain subject to God's wrath due to our disbelief. You cannot claim this freedom for yourself it must be granted. Your sins must be acquitted by the ONE we mutinied against, whom we murdered and hung on a tree. That is Who we must plead with, Christ who is LORD and will judge all in His righteousness. For He is the righteousness revealed from Heaven and has been made known to man, whom men have touched and handled concerning the word of Life. Even our History bears witness of His existence and His resurrection from the dead. This is not some cunningly devised tale crafted by men. This is first hand witnesses who put their own lives at stake for this truth: that our Hope is IN the LORD and the ONE Whom He has Sent, who is our salvation and our LORD.

    God bless

    January 4, 2014 at 8:04 AM Reply

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