The article identifies religious liberty as one of the main causes for the gradual rise of cults in the United States. Though religious liberty has allowed Christians to confess their faith without fear, it is also the gateway through which cultic worship has entered the American social system. Two specific examples of cultic movements have thus emerged are given, namely, the Mormons and the Jehovah's Witnesses.
This article provides an outline of the theology of Mormonism, as well as how Christians can have fruitful conversations with them over a number of topics of discussion regarding Mormonism, with a view to sharing the true gospel.
Mormonism states that in the year 1820 Joseph Smith was stirred by a religious revival that broke out in the vicinity of Palmyra. This paper considers a second account of Smith's first vision that has been given more careful study. The author believes it will force upon Mormon writers a serious re-evaluation of the foundation of their church.