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

Understand the crucial difference between a human-centered versus a God-centered approach to religious thinking.

Key Points:

  • The core difference.
  • Understanding “religion”.
  • “Blessing” in the Bible.
  • Understanding the Gospel.

See Also: Salvation

Talk About It
  1. Summarize the difference between “religion” and “gospel.”
  2. Do you agree or disagree that ultimately, “religion” is about getting God to serve us?
  3. In what ways does the “religious” mindset play out in Mormonism? Have you seen it play out in other churches?
  4. What is a holistic, biblical view of “blessing”? How can this concept be helpful for overcoming Mormon thinking? In what ways might it be a stumbling block for former LDS?
  5. Why is the difference between “religion” and “gospel” so crucial for a relationship with Jesus after Mormonism?

This video features Paul Robie, pastor of South Mountain Community Church in Draper, Utah, and appears courtesy of the Utah Ministry Training curriculum –