Watch the video above and talk about it with a friend or mentor.
Given normative LDS beliefs, transitioning Mormons often struggle to understand or accept certain biblical doctrines.
- Language can be confusing
- The Bible is reliable
- The Trinity is credible
- Grace is truly a gift
- The Church is not an institution
- The pre-existence is a myth
- Hell must be reckoned with
- A worldview makeover takes time
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Talk About It
- How would you explain the different levels of certainty that different Biblical doctrines have?
- What are the best arguments you have heard to support the authority and reliability of the Bible?
- Describe the difference between explaining the Trinity versus explaining the biblical basis for the Trinity.
- What is the relationship in the Christian life between grace and good works?
- What analogies can you think of to explain the unconditional nature of God’s grace?
- What are some implications of thinking about the church as a body or flock rather than as an institution?
- Describe why the idea of the pre-existence might have a strong emotional appeal for people?
- Why do you think hell is a difficult doctrine for former Latter-day Saints to grasp?
- Explain why a patient, non-judgmental approach is important as ex-Mormons tackle new theological teachings?
- Write a personal action step based on this conversation.
This is part of the Mentoring Former Mormons series.