FULLER THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY PRESIDENT ALLEGES THAT MORMONISM IS NOT A CULT: CLAIMS MANY MORMONS ARE GENUINE CHRISTIANS: ALSO APOLOGIZES FOR EVANGELIZATION OF MORMONS
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
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.
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
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.