This man is rather annoyed that I will not take the time to do a deep study of his faith. He cannot understand that I do not need to. What is important, is that I know Jesus. I have a relationship with God through the Lord Jesus and to reject every thing that is not Christ. Just like the people who are trained to spot counterfeit bills. They only handle good money. When something comes along that is not real, they know it.
They have a form of godliness but deny the power thereof. That power is Jesus. He is the theme and focus of the Bible. The focus of God's Word is entirely centered on Jesus. If you miss Jesus, you miss life.
The Assemblies of God have a good deal of material demonstrating this point. Please see the following links:
Like a road map, the Bible should leave the earnest reader at the feet of Jesus and in awe of His glory with the Father. If you read the Bible and do not end up in Christ, you missed it all and need to start over. Just like a map from city to city; you need to go back to the starting point and follow the trail again until you get to the right destination.
The LDS and the Jehovah's Witness's would have you believe that they have Jesus centered in their faith, but they do not. They offer you a misrepresentation of Jesus. Just like you were trying to go from Houston to New York and wound up in San Fransisco. They would be there to argue that you were looking at the Brooklyn Bridge and not the Golden Gate. The Christ they present in their faith is not the one I know from my Bible. My Jesus is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Jesus is one with the Father.
John 10:30I and my Father are one.
He is not inferior or the "brother of Satan". (See links from Watchtower site and LDS below)
The following link is from the Watchtower website, scroll to the bottom and you can see a table yielding their beliefs. Nested among many truths that they do share of God's Word are many errors, here is 1 major error "Christ is God's Son and inferior to Him". They have taken a great deal of scripture out of context to arrive at this conclusion based on the wisdom of man. See the link below.
You can also find links for LDS beliefs, but I found a more concise page here
To sum it all up: know Christ
2 Peter 1:16For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
I have a question. For all those of the Jewish, Islamic, LDS, and other faiths that deny the scriptures and the deity of Christ. Did the founder who wrote your doctrines demonstrate any power besides the ability to beguile many with false doctrine and lead you captive into rituals and things of mans wisdom?
The disciples of Jesus preached the Word with power, signs and wonders confirming their word.
I do not see that power as common as it should be in my Church. But we have the expection of it to happen. Where is your hope?