Should You Have Cult Members in Your Home?

Should a Christian invite Mormons into her home?

We know that Mormons don’t believe the basic doctrines of Christianity, and 2 John 10-11 says:

"If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take them into your house or welcome them. Anyone who welcomes them shares in their wicked work." (NIV)

At first glance, this might appear to be a prohibition against inviting Mormons (or other non-Christians) into our homes. But that’s not the meaning.

When these verses were written, traveling teachers found lodging with sympathetic supporters. By inviting a teacher to stay in your home, you were approving of what he taught and helping him spread his beliefs. 

I had a personal experience where this principle applied even though it was not a home visit: 

My husband and I once attended a military chapel service, and a Mormon chaplain was introduced to help with the General Protestant service that day. We quietly slipped out of the service, feeling that participating in the service would be approving of Mormonism. 

But over the years, we've had Mormons in our home socially and enjoyed their company. 

Two other passages address this situation indirectly:

1 Corinthians 5:9-11 tells us there is no prohibition against associating with non-Christians.

But 2 Corinthians 6:14 warns us not to marry or partner with those who aren't Christians.
We're not supposed to condone, approve, support or partner with false teaching, but, in most cases, having Mormons in our homes is completely appropriate.

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