Yesterday (September 12, 2013) the LDS Missionary Facebook page launched a challenge to fellow church members to share their testimony of Jesus Christ. Church members can meet the challenge a couple of ways; one is by making the icon seen here as their profile picture and another is by sharing their testimony of Jesus Christ on the various social media outlets.
I sent this picture and the link to the challenge to a friend this morning. I asked her “if they have a testimony of Jesus Christ, how in the world can they stay Mormon?” Even though my question was rhetorical the answer is very simple. The sad truth is they don’t know Jesus, the real Jesus.
Sure they know the guy who they’ve been taught is their elder spirit brother, who was chosen by their Heavenly Father over Lucifer to be the savior, who atoned for their sins in the garden of Gethsemane, who visited the people in the Americas, who’s just one god in a plethora of gods out there, who was first created spiritually through a sexual union between Heavenly Father and one of his goddess wives, and who possibly was a polygamist.
Even their past prophet Gordon B. Hinckley knew their Jesus wasn’t the one Christians worship.
“In bearing testimony of Jesus Christ, President Hinckley spoke of those outside the Church who say Latter-day Saints ‘do not believe in the traditional Christ.’ ‘No, I don’t. The traditional Christ of whom they speak is not the Christ of whom I speak. For the Christ of whom I speak has been revealed in this the Dispensation of the Fullness of Times. He together with His Father, appeared to the boy Joseph Smith in the year 1820, and when Joseph left the grove that day, he knew more of the nature of God than all the learned ministers of the gospel of the ages.’” (LDS Church News Week ending June 20, 1998, p. 7).
The Mormon Church is very good when it to comes to twisting and changing the meaning of words. They may be using the same vocabulary Christians use but their meaning is completely different.
Christians, if or when you see someone using this picture in social media speak up and share Jesus with them. Share His true gospel of grace with them; they need to know the truth before it’s too late.
The Share Your Testimony Challenge – https://www.facebook.com/notes/lds-missionaries/the-share-your-testimony-challenge/628148037205405