Really?” he asks. “So is it true that you believe there are billions of gods?”

We Mormons worship one God,” you reply.

But that’s not what I asked,” he insists. “How many gods are there total?”

In the universe?” you think for a moment. “Yes, billions, I guess.”

So what about all the verses in the Bible that say there is only one

God? For example, ‘before me there was no God formed, neither shall

there be after me,1’ and ‘For there is one God, and one mediator between d

God and men, the man Christ Jesus.2’”

Well,” you reason, “those verses have been corrupted over time.”

But” he says, “God says his word will always be preserved. Jesus himself said ‘Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.3’ Also, the apostle Peter wrote, ‘the word of God…liveth and abideth for ever.4

Here’s another question for you,” he continues. “If, as you believe, God was created by another god who was himself created by another god, and so on, why should we worship our creator God if there are greater gods out there?”

I’ve never looked at it that way,” you admit.

One last thing,” he goes on. “If, as you believe, there is no immaterial, eternal, all-powerful, all-knowing, supreme God who inhabits the whole universe and beyond, then how do we have all-pervasive laws of science, logic, and morality that apply everywhere in the universe? With all due respect, your theology is about as effective as an atheist’s.”

Speaking of theology,” you answer, “could you tell me why you believe in the Trinity?” Go to page 5.

1 – Isaiah 43:10b, 2 – 1 Timothy 2:5, 3 – Matthew 24:35, 4 – 1 Peter 1:23