Watch the video above and talk about it with a friend or mentor.

A thoughtful mentor can help transitioning Mormons come to grips with biblical doctrines that are very different from the LDS world view.

Key Points:

  • Understanding levels of certainty
  • Trusting the Bible
  • Accepting the Trinity
  • Embracing grace
  • Re-visioning the Church
  • Letting go of the pre-existence
  • Coming to grips with hell

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Talk About It
  1. How would you explain the different levels of certainty that different Biblical doctrines have?
  2. What are the best arguments you have heard to support the authority and reliability of the Bible?
  3. Describe the difference between explaining the Trinity versus explaining the biblical basis for the Trinity.
  4. What is the relationship in the Christian life between grace and good works?
  5. What analogies can you think of to explain the unconditional nature of God’s grace?
  6. What are some implications of thinking about the church as a body or flock rather than as an institution?
  7. Describe why the idea of the pre-existence might have a strong emotional appeal for people?
  8. Why do you think hell is a difficult doctrine for former Latter-day Saints to grasp?
  9. Explain why a patient, non-judgmental approach is important as ex-Mormons tackle new theological teachings?
  10. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is part of the Mentoring Former Mormons series.