Our Mailbag

23 April

Our Mailbag

We receive a fair amount of e-mail from our readers so we thought we’d share some of the correspondence with everyone!  As you can see some are heart-wrenching and others are sad because of the lack of knowing the Lord…

The one thing all those who oppose our ministry have in common are the accusations against us and name calling.  Very few actually argue doctrine.  We obviously haven’t corrected their spelling or grammar in the text of their messages.  I personally respond to 99% of those who write in and if they’re LDS, it is a rare day when someone writes back.

We’ll try and post more mail when we can so keep checking back!  I post these for a couple of reasons.  One, so the unknowing can see the mindset of an average Mormon, but mainly so those of you who read them will pray for them and us.

 Thanks and God bless you!  Michelle

June 2011

A good Baptist friend and co worker of mind went on line to find a date and found this man just out of prison and a morman.  Just two weeks into the relationship she is getting married and joining the lds church.  I was against this and told her I wanted no part in the wedding or her husband.  They just got married last week.  She told me that she was saved and that she will Not lose her salvation only her rewards.  Is she right?  Once saved always  saved?

From T

Dear T –

Hello and thanks for writing in to us @ Life After Ministries!

Wow what a situation that is – know that we’re praying for you and your friend.

I wish I could give you an easy answer but I can’t.  Only the Lord knows who’s saved and who isn’t.  The Bible tells us this in Hebrews 6:4-6 and this is what she may be referring to…

“For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt.”

But 1 Timothy 4:1 says this;

“Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons.”

I’ve personally seen hundreds of people who believed they were saved join the church or marry someone who’s Mormon and then they realize what they’ve gotten themselves into.  Two of our volunteers joined and then got out after spending years in the church.

As for the other example – I counsel 5-6 families a month on average who have family members who’ve married Mormons and after a couple of years the young Christian realize what trouble they’ve gotten themselves into.

All I can say is that you just keep witnessing to her without pushing too hard and love her anyway.  There’s an article on our new website (it’s also on the old one you wrote into) that gives tips on how to keep the lines of communication open.  It’s actually a 2 part article.  The 2nd part might be good for you and her – also check out the 2nd link here about being unequally yoked.  If you have the opportunity perhaps you can share some of the biblical verses listed with her.

http://lifeafterministry.wordpress.com/2011/01/12/how-to-witness-to-a-mormon

http://lifeafterministry.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/unequally-yoked

Keep us updated and know we’re praying for all involved.

With Love in Christ;

Michelle Grim

1 Cor. 1:18

 

From Samuel –

I would like to know where you get your information from on the LDS religion. All you have stated is a bunch of lies. You should be a shame of yourself and take down your web site. We believe God is Our Heavenly Father and Christ (Jesus) is his son and through him all can return to spend eternity with Our Heavenly Father as long as we keep his commandments and live right just.

From Darrick –

Dear Whomever,

Baptism for the Dead was not a “pagan” practice. Paul would hardly be using a pagan practice to argue for the Resurrection of the body. Catecumens (people studying the Gospel but were not yet baptized) who died had someone baptized in their place.

Also, “Christianity” has been teaching for a long time that those who never hear the Gospel preached will burn in Hell for all eternity. This “eternity in their hearts” business came up in the late 1970s, and did not exist in the entire Christian world before then, and $#%^&*!

From Michael –

I read with some interest (although it waned as I went on) your website as I was doing some reading about Butch Cassidy, to whom you are apparently related.  I found it ironic that you have fallen for the Korihor conundrum.

I suppose that the Sherems, Nehors and Korihors will always be around.  I don’t quite understand your obsession with the Mormon Church if you don’t believe in it anymore.  Are you attacked and feel the need to reiterate and be ugly? …fascinating.  Although I don’t understand your position, I respect it and would hope that your Christian beliefs would permit the same for another Christian.

Sincerely, Michael G.

From Jim H. –

I am a member of the lds church and have read your page and would like to know where you people get your info from! Jesus and satan were not are not and will never be brothers second of all the polygomy thing has been dead for years drop it! If only you narrow minded half wits would understand why then you would agree,why you ask because if you remember in genisis god told adam to multiply and be fruitful . now lets fast forward a time and remember a time called the dark ages . this was the time god took his church off the earth there for everyone after that had no idea what they were talking about because the facts had been taken from the earth. And who is the only person to bring back the facts but god himself! He revealed the truth to joseph smith and commanded him to translate the plates of mormon which are on display at the museum in navoo ill they are there and yes they date back to the corrcet time according to all forms of history. Ok now God has told joseph what to do when and where and all that jazz. now we have another problem no one believes him because of their closed minds and the fact that they feel inferior to him.so since no one wants to join on their own. god commands the building of his people. so from now on get your facts right and stop this christ hating behavior. remember god doesnt love a liar

From “Noble” –

OMG! That is one of the funniest (in a truly pathetic way) web sites I have ever seen!  You are so busy trying to disprove Mormons that you fail to teach anything about the Gospel. Many of your so-called reasons to leave are absolutely idiotic.

It’s obvious that whomever drew up such crap has absolutely no clue about the LDS faith.  But thanks. You made me take a much closer look at their beliefs in a positive light.

Dear whoever you are,

I read part of your website and I can’t begin to express my disappointment. How can you call yourself a Christian? Jesus worked to bring about truth, not to tear down those who worship him. I understand that our beliefs differ from yours, but to declare war on the innocent is never justice. No doubt that you will disregard this message. I just wanted you to know that I’ll pray for you, and the rest of the souls that you lead away. I hope someday you will free yourself from the influence of Satan, and perhaps one day we can stand together before God. Until that day, you have my prayers and my pity.
Sincerely,
Jeremy L.

 From LaVonne –

I am very interested in receiving more information through newsletter etc. I have a heart for mormons as I was one for 2o years. I left 6 years ago. I am currently writing a book to help bring awareness to people about the damages done to my family from being a mormon.

Thank you for your site. I only wish I had the internet at the time I received the mormon doctrine. I wanted to worship Jesus and did not understand what I was getting into.

With the internet now I pray people will search out and get to know more before they accept this false doctrine. I would love to serve a mission to help mormons in the future. Blessings to you for your service.  La Vonne

From Jack D. –

Hi,

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I stumbled upon your website while looking for a talk given by the President of the Mormon Church and I was shocked and appalled at what I saw. You are openly attacking my religion and beliefs and you are totally misrepresenting the LDS Church. I feel so extremely sad that someone would spend their time on a website intended to pull people from their church.

The LDS Church has done nothing to deserve this. Why can’t we practice our religion in peace? To date, the Mormon church has provided 178 countries with humanitarian aid totaling $884.6 million. Yet you criticize and attack it! That is just one thing the  LDS church has done for this world.

I just wanted to write to express my deepest sadness over your website. We are Christians. We believe in Jesus Christ. If you want answers about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints from a real, active, Mormon please don’t hesitate to email.

Thank you for your time.

Hi everyone:

Just a note to say thank you for all the hard work you all have done is putting this site together. My daughter recently jumped in to their church head first. I can only Pray she will have her eyes opened someday.

I am a “Born Again” Christian. I have been to Salt Lake and was amazed at the infrastructure they have put together to support their belief. I have some higher ranking people I know too. They gave me a guided tour of the various buildings. I did enjoy the “Roof” restaurant!

Keep up the good work!

Sincerely, Leland

From Brett K. –

So sad that you waste your life in tearing apart instead of building up. If your faith is so wonderful than why would you not just focus on that. Instead you try to tear down the Church of Jesus Christ. I feel sorry for Michelle’s children. She is raising them to hate. That’s unfortunate.

Brett K.

From Gene –

Hi Folks,

I was saved at the age of 16, in a few years as many teens do I drifted away from the Lord. While in the Army I was proselytized by a former LDS missionary – that began a 20+ year history of experience with the Mormons. I progressed as far as Elder, was once excomm’d, had my “blessing restored” by a GA. Eventually became a temple worker. Then eventually “woke up” and remembered my real heritage. I am an active member of a fundamentalist, Bible-preaching Baptist Church.  My resume is attached. How can I help?

Gene

From
Ed –

Is there an outreach or group assisting those leaving the Mormon church in the Vancouver WA, or Portland OR area.

I have repeatedly been told by Christian friends for the last 5 years that I should be involved in some form of Mormon outreach.  I have however consistently shied away from it, not wanting to open that door again.  It has been over seven years now that our family has been the Lord’s.  Praise God!  My wife and adult children all came to Christ.

I’ve been thinking lately that maybe there is a family out there, that the Father is drawing to his Son, that we can be there for.  Someone going through the same things that we can help.

Please advise if you know of an outreach or ministry in our area.  In Jesus,

Ed

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3 Responses to “Our Mailbag”

  1. David Miller April 23, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    I refer to myself as a “reluctant mormon,” since I joined the church despite the fact that I still had major questions about the truthfullness of it all. I realized this was a mistake and as a result have been inactive for over 10 years. What I have learned about Joseph Smith and the church leaders since has convinced me that I made the right choice. It doesn’t surprise me in the least that so many still defend the church despite the literal volumes of information available, including documented church history, proving lies and deception. People believe what they want to believe and there is nothing to be done about that. Had I taken the time to do my homework, I would have never joined this church. Jesus taught that the way to the father is through him, not Joseph Smith. It’s just that simple.

    • lifeafterministry April 23, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

      Praise God you have seen the truth David! Your comment at the end is very true – no one goes to the Father but through Him.
      You mentioned you’re a reluctant Mormon and I don’t want to be pushy but would like to know if you’ve accepted Jesus into your heart? We pray you’ve made a commitment to Him! This is what makes me sad for the Mormon people – you join because you’re searching for God and then you’ve unfortunately been lied to through the “scriptures” and teachings of Mormonism. This also happened with my husband Kirk. I was born into it but Kirk thought he was being obedient to the Lord and not long afterwards realized the mistake he had made. When we met I was in my early 20’s and had been questioning the church for a few years and he was already inactive after a year of his baptism.
      The wonderful thing about the Bible is how it is always reliable – God is not a God of confusion (1 Corinthians 14:33) and is patient with all of us.
      If there’s any way we can help don’t hesitate to contact us. We have many volunteers who can help answer questions – some are ex-Mormons and some not. Know that we’re praying for you – and thanks so much for sharing your insight and experience with us. Hope to hear more from you soon!
      Michelle Grim

  2. camdenc April 24, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    David – Send me an e-mail if you would like to converse about anything… I am one of the “ex-Mormons” that Michelle mentioned in her reply. Praise be to our Great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

    camden@lifeafter.org

    Galatians 5:1-14

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