First Baptist Church of Las Vegas
Sunday, December 10, 2017
God's Vision - Our Mission

Are You a Latter Day Saint?

 
 
Welcome to the First Baptist Church website! Your arriving at this particular spot on this website is not an accident. It’s a good possibility that the Father is drawing you (John 6:44) and that is an exciting event. We love the Mormon people and it is our desire to reach them with the gospel of Jesus Christ – the Jesus Christ of the Bible.
 
Are you a current member of the LDS Church? If so, it’s likely that you are searching for answers to questions that you may have that you haven’t received answers for. We understand that tough questions are avoided and frowned upon at the meeting houses (wards). We are happy to have those questions and are eager to answer them for you because it is a command of scripture in 1 Peter 3:15. Your reasons for making it this far in your search could be many and we know and understand many of the possibilities that could be out there. We have several former members of the LDS Church that are a part of our body of believers. Also, our church has received in-depth training on the teachings of Mormonism and we understand the LDS culture that plays a big part in the anxiety that you may be feeling at this time as you stress over the personal fallout that may take place if you leave the Mormon congregation because of issues that have taken place that has you in doubt.
 
Are you a former member of the LDS Church? Have you given up on “religion” because of the betrayal you experienced after realizing you had been deceived by a false gospel and a false prophet (Joseph Smith)? We know that the majority of the membership of the Mormon Church is inactive. We have great sympathy and understanding in what you are feeling. Nobody likes to be deceived especially when it comes to spiritual matters. There is no greater violation of one’s soul than that because the eternal destiny of our soul is very serious business. This is one of the reasons why we have great compassion for the LDS people here in our town. We urge you to look into the claims of Christianity because the message of a risen Jesus Christ who is Savior and Lord cannot be denied. Just because Mormonism is false doesn’t mean that there wasn’t a Jesus Christ who came here and died for your sins and is God in the flesh.
 
We look forward to ministering to you and answering any questions that you may have. Nothing is done in secret here and all questions are welcomed. We look forward to meeting you. Please contact us and let us know how we can be of help to you.
 
First Baptist Church Staff
 
Feel free to contact Andy Watson, who will be happy to answer any of your questions or concerns in all matters relating to Mormonism. His email address is:
 
 
 
 
For personal exploration on this subject here is a link to a good website with information:
 
 
 
Mormonism Revealed Class click here
 

FAQ's

 
  1. Are Mormons Christians? No. The beliefs of Mormonism and Christianity are completely opposite of one another. Recently the LDS Church has begun to persuade the world to label them as “Christian” so they can be accepted as mainstream. However, this can’t be done once a person really understands what Mormonism teaches. Ironically, LDS General Authorities acknowledge that the fundamental teachings of Mormonism and historical Christianity are quite different.
 
  1. Is the Jesus of Christianity the same Jesus of Mormonism? No. The Bible warns of “another Jesus” (2 Corinthians 11:4) that is false. The Mormon Jesus once defined by Mormon doctrines and teachings then compared side-by-side with the Christian fundamental teachings of Jesus are complete opposites. As stated in earlier, LDS General Authorities acknowledge that the Jesus of Mormonism compared with the Jesus of Christianity is “different”. If one does not have the correct Jesus as their Savior, then that person’s soul is eternally lost. It’s paramount that one has the correct Jesus.
 
  1. Is there more than one God? No. The Bible is clear that there is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10-12). Joseph Smith taught that the plurality of gods. This is called polytheism – the belief in more than one god. Christianity is monotheistic – the belief in only one God.
 
  1. Do Christians believe in revelation? Yes. Mormons are critical of Christians in thinking that we don’t believe in revelation. Nothing could be further from the truth. Christianity is all about revelation and we point to the Bible as evidence of that fact. We have prophecies in the Old Testament that relate to the return of Christ and beyond that haven’t been fulfilled yet. We have the book of Revelation which is the last book within the Bible that has yet to come to pass. We also believe that God through His Holy Spirit speaks to His people today in all matters. We don’t limit an all-powerful God. What God will not do is lie (Hebrews 6:18) by contradicting what He has already said before. We know that He has given us His word – the Bible – and He is going to be truthful and forthcoming in His completed word to His people in His statutes.
 
  1. Is the Bible reliable and trustworthy? Yes. Despite the criticism of the Mormon Church regarding the Bible, Christianity has stood firm on the teachings of the completed and full Word of God as given to us in the Bible. The claims of Mormonism against the Bible are easily refuted once a person takes a serious look at the origins and claims of the Bible. We believe the Bible is the Word of God and every word in it is inspired by the Holy Ghost and is completely trustworthy (2 Timothy 3:16).
 
  1. Am I saved by my works (good deeds)? No. The Bible is clear that it is through faith in Christ and that alone which brings the gift of eternal life to the believer (Ephesians 2:8-9; John 6:47). Good works is the natural result that will follow a saving faith in Christ. Mankind sees our works. God sees our hearts (what we believe).