Friday, May 7, 2010

By this all men will know you are my disciples, if incorporate "Jesus Christ" in the name of your organization

Of all the various and sundry tactics employed by mormons to argue that they are Christians, there is none more silly than the "We have the name of Jesus Christ right there in the name of our church, we must be Christians!". There were no organized churches in the time of Christ and the ministry of the apostles. The idea that putting the name of Jesus Christ into your organizational name makes you a legitimate is foreign to Scripture. Refusing to worship Jesus Christ as Lord and God is not negated by putting His name on your organization, in fact misusing His name might just bring even greater condemnation.

"You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. (Exo 20:7)

5 comments:

Seth R. said...

I agree. This is a silly argument for Mormons to take.

That's why I don't use it. That's why most Mormon apologists don't use it.

You usually only hear it in newspaper comments sections from some witless Mormon who has ventured onto the Internet for the first time. We tend to grow out of this argument fairly quickly though.

Aaron Shafovaloff said...

Great point, brother

Anonymous said...

Exodus 20:7 “You must not take up the name of Jehovah your God in a worthless way, for Jehovah will not leave the one unpunished who takes up his name in a worthless way.

Anonymous said...

If you're a "fo mo" why don't you just move on with life? This seems like such a waste of time. If you didn't like it, let it be water under the bridge and find a new interest. It seems to still be running your life, just in a different way...sad.

I've heard some Mormons say, "People can leave the church, but can never leave it alone." I didn't understand it till now. It seems to still be consuming you.

Arthur Sido said...

Anonymous 2,

As a Christian, how can I "leave it alone" when I see people trapped in the same false system that God saved me from? Should Paul have just "left it alone" and not bothered with the Judaizers in Galatia? Should Peter have just "left it alone" and not preached the Gospel to his fellow Jews? Why were those darn apostles so preoccupied?!

I guess I am a bit preoccupied with proclaiming the Gospel and exposing false teachings. Of that charge I gladly plead: Guilty!