Responding to Common Mormon Arguments – Part I

  • When witnessing to a Mormon, one of the common arguments you will hear is, “Why do you challenge our good works? Don’t you know the Bible says ‘faith without works is dead’?” In response to this argument, try the following:
  • Clarify their motivation for doing good works and point out whom they’re really putting their faith in (in other words, define the terminology).
  • Show them from the Bible that God is the one who gets the glory for our good works, not us (Matthew 5:16; 1 Peter 2:12; Philippians 2:13).
  • Point out that Jesus gave us the definition of good works in John 6:28-29. Ask them, “In what/who are you placing your faith for salvation?”

For more information on sharing your faith with Mormons, please check out Dr. Carlson’s DVD lecture titled, Mormonism: Christian or Cult?, available in our online store.