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

When LDS friends have spiritual experiences, does this validate their claims? Every experience has to stack up against God’s word, the Bible.

Key Points:

  • Every Religion Has Examples of Spiritual Experiences
  • Not Every Spiritual Experience Comes from God
  • Sometimes God Is Just Good to People
  • The Ultimate Test of Spiritual Experiences Is the Bible

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Talk About It
  1. Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
  2. What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
  3. Did you have any spiritual experiences when you were LDS? How did you interpret them at that time? How do you interpret them now?
  4. Since members of all faiths experience some kind of spiritual experiences, does this mean that all faiths are true? Explain.
  5. Read 2 Corinthians 11:13-14. What does Satan have the power to do? What might this look like? Why would Satan want to create counterfeit miracles?
  6. What other explanations can you think of for why non-Christians experience answered prayers?
  7. Read Matthew 7:22-23. Why would Jesus reject people who did miracles in his name? What does this say about the legitimacy of those miracles?
  8. What does it mean in practice to test a spiritual experience by the Bible? What would that look like?
  9. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.