NCCG's Guided Tour
Mormonism is without doubt one of the most remarkable religious phenomena of the last two centuries and can rightly claim to be one of the fastest growing faiths in the world today alongside the Seventh Day Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses and Pentecostal Movement. The reaction of the non-Mormon world has ranged from blind rage to admiration, and sometimes a mixture of both.
Because the New Covenant Church of God (originally known as the Independent Church of Jesus Christ) began as a break-off of the Restoration Movement (a term used to describe the one hundred and fifty or so Latter Day Saint denominations, of which the Mormon Church, or Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the largest and best known, and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah) and subsequently abandoned it, not only are we personally interested in Mormonism but have considerable experience of it.
Our journey, we believe, will not only be of interest to fellow evangelical Christians, with whom we have made our spiritual nest, but with Mormons and other Restorationists visiting this site. No doubt others will find our story interesting too. Just as ex-alcoholics can usually better understand the plight of the alcoholic, so too ex-Mormons can usually understand Mormonism better than outsiders, though it is true to say that many ex-Mormons do NOT understand Mormonism very well at all. Indeed, following this series of articles you will find our LDS Archive which contains a wide range of materials from our own earlier works and the writings of others plus the contemporary New Covenant Church of God.
This is not an evangelical Christian "anti-Mormon" site. To be truthful, we believe most anti-Mormon sites grossly misrepresent Mormonism and thereby discredit the cause of biblical Christianity. This is not a Wesley Walters-type site and we do not resort to anti-Mormon rant and diatribe.
We approach Mormonism from three angles:
Since the advent of the Internet many formerly closed and secretive organisations like the Mormon Church have been forced to adopt a more open stance. To be more accurate, the Mormon institution itself has remained "under cover" but many of its members have leaped into the forefront of defending their Church and in the process have been forced to be more open. Mormon apologetics has become quite a sophisticated art and we shall be referring our readers to some of the more interesting ones in parallel with those devoted to exposing Mormonism so that the reader may arrive at an intelligent decision himself based on sound scholarship and (most importantly) the religion of the Bible.
- 1. Historical Scholarship;
- 2. The Witness of the Bible; and
- 3. Spiritual Experience.
We shall begin our study by taking a look at some history.
This page was created on 7 September 1999
Last updated on 19 June 2001
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