UGP 097 - A Mormon Apologist Gets Imputed Righteousness and Grace - Michael Flournoy - Part 1

  • Posted on: 25 July 2020
  • By: admin

TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE

Michael and Lynn met for the first time years ago when they were invited to debate each other on a radio program.  But instead of debating Lynn asked Michael questions about his book and Mormon views.  That, and exposure to Keith Walker's presentations on the "Impossible Gospel of Mormonism" started a process that would totally alter the course of his religious views and life. Michael comments, "So, yeah, I went from being a Mormon apologist to just within a few months to being a Christian. It was a whirlpool. God spun me around so fast and said, "Son, you're pointing that sword the wrong way."  It a fascinating and fun conversation about one man's courageous pursuit of truth wherever it would lead him and despite whatever it might cost him.

SCRIPTURAL REFERENCES

  • Imputed righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 4:22-25)
  • Christ’s sacrifice once for all (Hebrews 10)

QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE

The harder I tried to be perfect, the more convicted I became that I couldn’t be perfect. I began to study grace mainly to be a more effective weapon against the Christians I met. ~Michael

What if the righteousness required isn’t mine? Imputed righteousness defined: putting on the righteousness of Christ despite our sins.

LINKS MENTIONED

Book Falling into Grace: https://fromwatertowine.org/

Keith Walker: https://www.versebyverseministry.org/video-series/conferences/ambassadors-for-christ/speakers/keith-walker

Impossible Gospel of Mormonism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5nIj9SvIUY

Book Offer: 7 Reasons We Left Mormonism: https://unveilinggracepodcast.com/free-book-offer

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Share your comments or questions with Lynn or Joel at lynn@unveilinggracepodcast.com or joel@unveilinggracepodcast.com or contact http://unveilinggracepodcast.com. Grace and peace!

NEXT EPISODE

Part 2 of how God worked in Michael’s story and his relationships.