My Community has a high Mormon density and I find myself involved in theology talks regularly. I am in a discussion with a President of Mormon Missionaries. If anyone has any insight to the following please contribute. Their position has been all Christian denominations are false and they are the only true church lead by a Mormon Profit who's revelations override the revelations in the Holy Bible and revelations of previous Mormon Profits. His points of argument are the following: * There has been an apostasy and a need for a new church. * They are an extension of Christianity. We have discusses the need for salvation, different layers of heaven, Mormons will become gods, etc?. Our arguments result in our definitions of terminology and additional revelation Mormons have that Christians do not have. My defense: * Jesus is not dead but is still alive. Jesus is the head of the church. Jesus is still here and never left. Therefore apostasy never happened. * If they are an extension of Christianity then how come for 1800 years Christians did not believe the way the Mormons do. And I continue to point some examples out. My scripture defense: Bible versus: Heb 1:1 In many ways and in various ways of old, God spoke to the fathers in the prophets; Heb 1:2 in these last days He spoke to us in the Son, whom He appointed heir of all; through whom He indeed made the ages; 1Ti 2:5 For God is one, also there is one Mediator of God and of men, the Man Christ Jesus, Hebrews 7: Jesus is the head of the Melchizedek Priest Hood and we do not need another. Hebrews 8: We have a new covenant and the old way of works is not needed but has faded away. My questions are : Do we need an authority figure with the authority of divine inspiration? If no then how would I present it. It is obvious Mormons are not a true extension of Christianity but how would it be presented? It would seem that I have ample substance for an argument but they don't buy into it. These guys are sly and will ponder on it for weeks before coming back with an answer.