In response to the assertions by Texas Baptist pastor Dr. Robert Jeffress that Mormonism is a “cult, Dr. Richard J. Mouw, the president of Fuller Theological Seminary, issued a press statement declaring that Mormonism is not a heritical entry. Mouw’s remarks were based on the supposed facts that (a) Cults have a reluctance to engage in dialogue. Since Mouw has been involved in a near decade long dialogue with LDS officials, it can’t be a cult. (2) Cults don’t have good scholarship, and Mormonism has both education and reputable scholarship via Brigham Young University.

                Writing regarding his Mormon “friends,” Mouw also stated: “While I am not prepared to reclassify Mormonism as possessing undeniably Christian theology, I do accept many of my Mormon friends as genuine followers of the Jesus whom I worship as the divine Savior.” 

                Mouw also alleged evangelical Christians had “often seriously misrepresented the beliefs and practices of the Mormon community” and apologized to the Mormons for the “false witness” and sins that evangelical conservatives had committed in such supposed transgressions.

                In a 2004 combined rally of Evangelicals and Mormons at the Salt Lake Tabernacle, Mouw had previously apologized to Mormons, alleging that evangelicals had on occasions “demonized” Mormons and weaved untruthful “conspiracy theories” about the LDS church.  The several year “dialogue” between FTS and the LDS church was actually a federally funded project, from a grant received from the U. S. Dept. of Justice.” The govt. funded project was a plan “intended to build bridges with Muslims.” [The ardent apostate liberal advocates of so-called separation of church & state apparently hid on this one!]

                Editor’s Special Note: In view of the undeniable facts presented in the previous article, “Is Mormonism a Cult/Other Unbiblical Mormon Teachings,” Mouw’s remarks and retractions are nothing more than a left-wing evangelical sell-out of the Christian faith that Mouw says he possesses. You are known by the spiritual company that you keep, and Mouw is keeping company—making unscriptural companionships—with the wrong crowd!

                God’s word is clear concerning spiritual companionships with apostates, heretics and cultists: “I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts—Ps. 119:63. Eph. 5:11 plainly states: “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” 

                When Chas. Fuller organized Fuller Theological Seminary in 1947, he undoubtedly never realized in his naïve simplicity, that he was opening a “Pandora’s box” of compromise that would result in an evangelical apostasy and departure from the genuine faith once delivered unto the saints. FRS’s friendly knock at the door of apostasy is a spiritual heartbreaker for the F.D. editor, since he was an avid weekly listener to Chas. Fuller’s Old Fashioned Revival Hour in his teens and 20’s age eras.

  DECEMBER 2011 – JANUARY 2012  The Fundamentalist Digest; Permission granted for reprint, so long as proper credit is given. The above item is a sample of the numerous timely articles that are contained in the bi-monthly issues of The Fundamentalist Digest.

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