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

Whenever an evangelical Christian and a Latter-day Saint discuss beliefs, they soon encounter the problem of terminology. To have meaningful faith conversations, never assume that your LDS friend understands common terms the way you do.

Key Points:

  • Christians and Latter-day Saints Have Different Definitions of the Same Terminology
  • Never Assume Your LDS Friend Understands Common Terms in a Biblical Way
  • It Is Very Important to Understand What They Think When They Hear a Certain Word

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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. Have you had a conversation with a Mormon where terminology confusion was an issue? What happened?
  4. Considering the chart above, which differences seem the most serious to you, and why?
  5. What steps can you take in a conversation to make sure both parties are truly communicating?
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is part of the Sharing Faith with Mormons series.