I was discussing the end times with a Mormon. (Unrelated to the main point of this post, but does anyone know of a good outline of the Catholic view of the end times? With biblical and patriotic evidence?) He brought up three main doctrines that I was hoping to find resources for refuting.
First off he talked about baptism for the dead. He claimed Paul talked about it in Corinthians. I was wondering if anyone could point me towards some bible verses that show how this is wrong.
Second he said that Mormons believe that St. John the Apostle is still alive. I remember reading something from one of the Church Fathers on the death of John. I was wondering if anyone could show me to it. Any bible verses would also be helpful.
Finally he talked about the Mormon idea of the great apostasy. Short of quoting Matthew 16 how can I dispute his claim? Has anyone had to deal with this before, and if so, what worked?
Thank you for all replies.