Mark 3:25; “And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.”

According to the Assistant of the Twelve Apostles, ElRay Christiansen, the words of Jesus are flat out wrong. Check out what he had to say at a General Conference –

Conference Report, April 1953, p. 35; “There are two spirits striving with all men; one telling them what to do that is right, and one telling them what to do that will please themselves, that will gratify their own pride and ambition. If we live as we ought to live we will always follow that spirit that teaches us to do that which is right.” – ElRay Christiansen, Assistant to the Twelve Apostles

All that aside, what about our Lord? He spoke through the apostle Paul, telling us that we’ve not received the spirit of the world, and also when Paul wrote a type of dissertation on the inner struggle man has with himself in Romans chapter seven. Those things don’t mean there are two spirits inside of man.

As we saw in Mark’s gospel, a house divided cannot stand! 

1 Corinthians 2:11-14“For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.  12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.  13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.  14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”

You can read similar LDS quotes in our database 3,000 Reasons to Leave Mormonism.

Please, when you can, take a moment and explain how God’s Holy Spirit took up residence inside of you when you accepted the Lord! The Mormon will be able to tell there’s something different in the way you live, and their own life. Be sure to tell them that Satan doesn’t abide in, or with you!

With Love in Christ;


1 Cor 1:18