Yet the results of these two methods are less than impressive. First off, I have known personally and have heard of many other cases where such a situation as yours has ended in great heartache. Check them out at the bottom of this article. I am familiar with the beliefs of the Mormon church, and I know they are not Christian and that they are lost. You ask me or someone like me to try to convince him.
All that new hope and beauty in her heart, and the joy of having supported her and been there all along and then you have to keep your relationship at a distance! Not long ago I received an email from a college-aged girl who says she is a Christian. This clearly contradicts the biblical doctrine of the forgiveness of sins by grace through faith Rom. Introduce the family to the Church. There are more Jensens in the phone book than Smiths. If you're near a church preferably, near his congregation ask him to share some information about the church beliefs, the youth group and other things related to the faith.
I see your point - although I usually think of the Southern Belle as being a bit more contrived, as though playing a role. If so, that could be a factor, since the church preference is not to date before 16. What I know of Mormons and their belief system. They hold high moral standards and raise strong families. It is only by bringing this out now that you two can really look at and discuss the differences between Mormonism and Christianity. Actually this makes being a Mormon, no different than other organized religions, in all honesty. I'm sure she's worth it if it came to that, but I'm betting it will be super hard to slow down and wait on your relationship when she came to Christ.
I live in Central Texas and strangely enough my ancestors in the long ago attempted to become Mormons and hit the trail for Utah. But the main Biblical issues to consider is this: is the god of Mormonism the God of the Bible. Why should the Mormon seriously consider following the Bible when the Christian obviously is not heeding its admonition? But if she is, it is in spite or, not because of Mormonism. She opened my eyes to the Lord, and helped me to see Jesus as the way to being saved. I'd also recommend you get a copy of their four scriptures.
Instead, we hear far too often how Christians are becoming Mormons because their relationship with another human means more to them than their relationship with God. She wanted me to go to church with her, and I would like to. Three, I'd do some open ended searching with her. From salvation, to atonement, to God vs. If she says I am misrepresenting their teachings, then show her the extensive documentation at the end of the article. However, I believe both you and your boyfriend each have selfish motivations, as you hope to convert the other for the sake of your relationship. And when Anne and her husband moved to Utah, they joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—the Mormon Church.
For children, this can be especially confusing. If you doubt that, see also Luke 18:9-14 where Jesus teaches the same thing again. Let them know you admire the type of people you've seen in the church and that you're open to meeting people who might be appropriate to date. If you care about your relationship with God, then do what you can to stay out of relationships that will tempt you to possibly compromise your faith. If there are any children from a previous marriage, you will be required to raise them Mormon too and they will take part in the sealing ceremony in order to bind their souls to their parents. Thanks for the update, Angel, you made my day! Honesty is valued in the church, so you don't want to start out on the wrong foot. However, while I would never join, maybe I can help him become a Christian.
If you marry someone that isn't equally yoked even if she is a wonderful girl, and it sounds like she really is! From a satellite broadcast given at the Salt Lake Tabernacle on February 21, 1999. Sandra Tanner believes the problem is especially prevalent with those attending college. Now, I say this as the differences between Mormonism and true Christianity are vast. Yet on closer investigation, the actual doctrines of Mormonism differ significantly from the historic, orthodox Christian faith. Maybe we need a few new words in our dictionaries! The dynamics of a dating relationship between a boy and a girl creates a very dangerous situation for a believer if he or she has chosen to date someone of another faith. One reason is Utah has a strong Danish heritage.
You would want to stand by her and let her become a new creation in Christ and support her thought it over time. Well, at the end of college, it became apparent to at least one of them that neither of them had any plans to convert. Look for the people who have come out of the church and are now Christian. One, please watch the three YouTube videos I list below. I'll be praying for your both tonight.
Two, I'd set some goals, and see what you both think you would need to figure out between you of you were to marry. That she didn't tell you and just assumed you were christian seems to me she's just raised in it and doesn't know any different. Maybe involve your pastor in the time you should wait? Any advice or help you can give would be much appreciated! Thanks for reading and for your interesting comment! Also keep in mind what people say during the honeymoon stage of a relationship and choosing where to get married, Mormon temple sealed for time and eternity and which church baptizes the kids is a serious matter when the real time to make those decisions raises its head. To further confuse the matter, Mormonism states that salvation is twofold. And of course it would be tough to head off for a mission if you're heavily involved with a girl.