LDS Sunday School OT Lesson 33

30 March

old-testament-gospel-doctrine-teachers-manual-35570000The main focus of this lesson is on missionary work and how it’s the Mormon’s responsibility to share their gospel all around the world. It touches on the story of Jonah and Micah and how they are examples of Mormonism in action.

The title to the third point in their lesson caught my attention. It reads:

“Micah prophesies of the mission of latter-day Israel.” 

The first paragraph under the heading we read:

“The prophet Micah called on the people of Israel to repent of their wickedness and return to the Lord. He prophesied of the destruction of Jacob (Israel) and Judah. He also prophesied that latter-day Israel (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) would accomplish the purposes of the Lord with great power.”

My first thought when I read that was, “oh really”? It’s amazing to me how Mormons can just write themselves into the bible, as if it’s a book about them and their gospel, and not of Jesus Christ.

It’s so sad that they fail to see the beauty and wonder in the scriptures because they’re reading it through a fog that’s penetrated their minds and caused them not to be able to think clearly.

While Micah does speak of a temple in the latter days but it’s not a Mormon temple where they’ll do salvation works for the dead. The temple he’s speaking of is a reference to the millennial kingdom that will be built at the second coming of Jesus Christ. (Micah 4:1-2)

This book is all about God and His dealings with His people. It’s not a lesson or a cautionary tale on why Mormons need to share their gospel and what will happen if they don’t. The world doesn’t need Mormonism to save it, we already have a Savior and His name is Jesus Christ.

In Christ,

Melissa Grimes (melissa@lifeafter.org)

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