Yesterday I received an e-mail from Lee and Kathy stating they were meeting with a college student who was on the 2nd week of the Missionary Lesson Plan. They sent the note asking if I’d look over the list of Book of Mormon scriptures pointing out that God is eternal and Triune.
It was an awesome list we’ll be sharing in the next few days.
One thing Lee and Kathy asked in the paper they sent is our question for today.
Should we trust the BoM, or the missionaries?
Missionaries are trained to tell investigators the Mormon godhead isn’t the traditional Christian Triune God of the Bible. Instead they tell people while the Mormon godhead is comprised of three separate identities (beings), they’re ‘One in Purpose’. Or, like I’ve been told numerous times, the word ‘trinity’ isn’t found in the Bible, therefore, it’s not a true explanation of the nature of God.
We must ask…
Why isn’t this expressed in the Book of Mormon???
There are dozens of examples in the BoM clearly stating there’s only one triune God. An example of this is seen in Alma 11:44 –
“…Christ the Son, and God the Father, and the Holy Spirit, which is one Eternal God…”
In no way, shape, or form, does it say or even imply, these three are merely ‘one in purpose’, so who, or what, are we to believe? The Book of Mormon, or the LDS Missionaries?
Moreover, because nothing in Mormonism is straightforward, the Mormon godhead, as many have noted, is more aligned with a Modalistic form of God, not the true Triune God we find in the Bible.
In case you’re unaware, Modalism teaches that Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are subordinate to God.
In conclusion –
So our topic isn’t lost in the fray, don’t forget the question!
Who, or what do you believe: the missionaries, or the Book of Mormon? Both can’t be right!
We’re praying you’ll consider this as you meet the missionaries the next time they come knocking on your door, and be sure to share it with the Mormon you know!
With Love in Christ;