Salt Lake Trib, April 26, 2017“In a 2017 BYU commencement address L. Whitney Clayton, a senior president of the LDS Church’s Quorums of the Seventy … encouraged students to be wary of former church members who have abandoned LDS teachings. …
“The faithless often promote themselves as the wise, who can rescue the rest of us from our naiveté,” Clayton said. “We should disconnect, immediately and completely, from listening to the proselytizing efforts of those who have lost their faith, and instead reconnect promptly with the holy spirit.”
1 Corinthians 15:33 “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.”
Melissa e-mailed me the other day asking if I had read the Salt Lake Trib article noted above, and since I hadn’t we’re looking at it today!
No doubt, the message in a pastor’s sermon carry weight. Twenty-six years of Christianity has afforded me the opportunity of listening to some great sermons over the years. Without the sage advice from God’s people, I’m certain I’d be less of a loving Christian than I am today.
I can recall many times when a pastor has reminded a congregation of what God’s word says when believers don’t follow the Lord. The gradual change in a person’s demeanor comes to light after years of not walking with Him.
With that said, I don’t recall a sermon where a pastor has told listening ears to stay away from a certain people group. Historically, Christians have always looked for opportunities to share the great news of Jesus’ gospel. What is there to fear if you’re worshiping the true God of the Bible?
As we’ve pointed out many times, advising young impressionable minds to disassociate from ‘ex-Mormons’ is another sign of a cult. We spoke about this in a recent post with Neil Andersen’s talk, and in a 2011 article on our site – Signs of a Cult.
As always, we’re begging our Christian friends to pray for these dear people! How sad it is they’ve been bombarded from all aspects of life with these lies and instructions, to stay away from ex-Mormons. They’ve planted seeds of paranoia into the minds of these young people. If this isn’t heartbreaking, I don’t know what is.
With Love in Christ;