Thanks Theo. Your observation fits perfectly what Markk wrote, in that thread where I quoted him. He basically said Mormon proof texts are mostly scripted talking points--that if we ask questions and make points not covered by their talking points, they are lost. And so they must resort to repeating themselves, pretend our points and questions do not exist, and, when all else fails, fall back on their "testimony"--that the church is true, and JS is a prophet, etc. They are just so...predictable.Btw, what this proves is that Mormons simply don't know the Bible.
All they have are their "proof-texts".
They have a "script", as in "here are the verses we use to prove <X>, <Y>, and <Z>."
But if you take them off script, they're lost. They don't know what to do.
If you give them other passages (like "one true God"), they have no clue how to respond.
They can't even respond by explaining the "context" of their OWN proof-texts!
They'll quote Ps. 82:6, but can't address how any of the other verses relate to it (and it's not a long psalm!).
They'll quote 1 Cor. 8:5, "gods many and lords many", but they can't deal with the CONTEXT of those gods being "idols", or the fact Paul explicitly teaches in v.4, "There is NO God but ONE."
They just hide behind their "script", their "proof-texts".