Two evenings ago, I had the opportunity to witness at the Mormon Temple/Tabernacle Church. First of all, there is no bigger delight than to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. But what made this time different, was the fact that this was done for an audience of people who believe that they are right with Christ. I do not take this time to distinguish the differences, that information is vastly published. But I did want to take the opportunity to say a couple of things:
1. After speaking with many, I believe that there are some of own brothers and sisters caught up in this cult due to the lack of love that they had received from their former True Christian churches. And this is to our shame.
2. I do respect and honor the work that this cult had put into the making of these astronomical and beautiful buildings. Unfortunately, it is a work that will be destroyed in the fire. But nevertheless, it is a work out of a devotion to what they believe to be the Truth.
3. Since my short term visit to Utah, I do notice the amount of pull that the Mormons have been able to attain. While at the same time, we who are filled with the Holy Spirit of Christ are not recognized by our communities, because in most cases we blend in with the world. And this is to our shame.
4. Ironically, the gentleman who took me to the temple, knowing full well my intention to evangelize, was a fellow mormon soldier. In spite of the fact that he believes that he is saved to include his fellow worshippers, he had no problem with me going on a missionary journey to his church, because he knew that this would be pleasing to me. Now imagine, if a mormon were to ask you if he could go to your church and evangelize, he would probably get a look of "Are you crazy!".
Me and this mormon soldier have become friends, in spite of our different beliefs. He has introduced me to his wife as well and they appear to be quite a lovely couple. He is intelligent, quite witty, has a clean sense of humor, a good sport, and has a love for God.
A seed has been planted, and I pray that I have left a good impression on him as well. But at the time of this writing, I have only about half a day left here with him. It is more than likely that I will walk away from here with him remaining unconverted.
My prayer is this, that as a body, we who are strong in the faith would no longer slam the doors on these people. We are to love them as Christ loves them. This is what God would want from us, as well as this being a personal plea. Because the next couple that you may slam the door on, may be my new friend.