The other day I read an article in my local paper about the impact Romney’s run for the White House is having on the general public, and Mormonism itself. The article interviewed two Mormon missionaries serving in the church I attended as a Mormon. The article confirms the concern many Christians have had from the moment Romney started to gain momentum in the race and as he gets closer to being the GOP nominee their concerns aren’t without merit.
In the article the missionaries mention a gained interest in Mormonism in those they run across, and they wouldn’t be the only ones. I’m sure it’s happening all round the world as I write this article. When asked about their religion what do you think they’ll tell the investigator? In the article Elder Collier said “Our role as a church is not to elect politicians but to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.’’
This is what the Mormon missionaries truly believe they’re doing when they go door to door, preaching the “Gospel of Jesus Christ”. And the sad fact is this isn’t the gospel preached by Jesus Christ and his apostles, it doesn’t even come close to resembling it. The cross and being saved by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus alone is missing from their message, from their version of their so called “Gospel of Jesus Christ”.
From the moment the missionaries being to teach people about their religion they’re preaching a false gospel, a false Christ, and a false salvation. Now granted this could go either way when they are conversing with non-Mormons. After doing some research it could draw the individual away from this religion, or thinking their joining just another Christian religion (like I did) it could draw them to it like moths to a flame.
While the Mormon Church may not publicly endorse a presidential candidate they’re well aware of what a Mormon candidate can do for their religion. Numbers are a big deal to the Mormon Church each Conference they boast about how many members they have, every Mormon missionary must keep track how many people they teach and baptize.
Make no mistake they are more than willing to be less than honest when sharing their “gospel” if it means getting more people interested in Mormonism. I know I was, when asked about my religion as a Mormon I knew I was lying by omission, and not telling everything I knew. I thought I was doing the right thing giving the “milk before the meat”; I did this because I was taught people had to be in the church awhile before they were ready for the “deeper doctrines”.
The only way to not let ourselves or others be swayed, or enticed by Mormonism is to be educated, and not allow the missionaries or their message to play with our emotions, because you can believe that’s exactly what they will try to do. We need to share the biblical gospel with those around us and with those we love, so they too will have the armor of God to protect them from this false gospel.
In Christ, Melissa Grimes