Study, Research and Investigate

15 February

Study, Research, Investigate

     I wish I had kept track of the number of times Mormons have written in to tell us that we’re wrong about the Book of Mormon.

     The number one thing they all have in common is their lack of research and study time they’ve spent in their “standard works” – the Book of Mormon, D&C, and Pearl of Great Price, oh yeah and the Bible.  I pray they will spend at least half the time looking into the Book of Mormon that they spend putting down the Bible.  I’m convinced if this happened they’d get saved!  Funny thing about the Mormon people – they’re super intelligent, but don’t want to believe they could be wrong.  Their spiritual condition brought Paul’s words to life for me while studying Ephesians 6:12.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

     The following examples are excerpts from Mormons proving my point above.  Know that when I put these examples on our site it isn’t for us to ridicule, but to hit the floor in prayer.  Become a “camel-knees” like the apostle James!

Lack of knowledge about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 

“Life After Ministries”,
I am offended and appalled at your lack of knowledge about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. How “Christian” do you think it is to post false, misleading information about a religion that has done so much good for the world? Mormons are Christians… it says it in the name of the church…I have no problem with you posting what YOU believe in (in fact, I encourage it), but please do not try to post what OTHERS believe in if you do not have your facts straight.
Sincerely,
Lindsey
 

Where do you get your information from 

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. – Sam D. 

Your lameness 

Wow do you suck bad.  Please visit my blog to deal with your suckiness:

Weston K.

(I have chosen not to include his blog information because of the sexually explicit ads that are all over his blog.)

     As you can see not one Mormon gave an example of why we’re wrong or what came to mind (scripturally speaking) when they read our site.  The closest any of them came to scripturally defending their theology was Lindsey when she said they’re Christian because Jesus’ name is in the title of their church.

     We’ve responded to each of the e-mails and if they respond at all, after one or two exchanges they’ll never write back.  We pray the opportunity God gave to us will be planted into their hearts!

     I’m begging the Mormon people to do their homework!  Spend at least thirty minutes each day studying your books and do some research about the passages you’re studying!  There are many good books written by reputable scholars on “how to study your Bible”.  One of my favorites is Kay Arthur from Precept Ministries.  I am totally sold on the “expository” style of teaching and studying.  Whenever I mentor ex-Mormons this is the method I use.

     The Christian lifestyle is a complete 180 degree difference from the Mormon life.  It never would’ve occurred to me as a young Mormon person to investigate the claims of Joseph Smith.  My parents sent me to church, the teachers taught me stories about the Church and Joseph Smith and I believed every single word – hook, line and sinker.

     As a child I tried to make the end of the Old Testament align with the Book of Mormon and when I couldn’t seem to make that work I’d go to a teacher for help.  They in turn would tell me that I didn’t have enough faith or that I was studying the wrong things.

     Instead I was supposed to be studying things that would most pertain to my circumstances such as church teachings on how to raise a family or thinking more about the prophet and all the trouble he had to go through in life so we could have the gospel on earth again.  I see the same pattern in the contemporary Mormon’s lives that I experienced some thirty and forty years ago.

     Would you hire someone when you didn’t have all the information you needed about that person?

     Would you want the principal of your child’s school to be there without a background check?

     Would you want your doctor to perform surgery on you if he had never been to med school?

     Why would you fully trust an institution with your very soul?  What is it about this group of people that tells your heart they don’t have to be evaluated?

     What sin have you committed if/when you do read church documents?

     Pick a subject matter in the annals of history.  As an example we’ve chosen Jesus’ crucifixion. We’ve filled in some of the info to give you a head start – we’re praying you take the initiative and finish it!  See what the Lord reveals to you!

     What if you spent 30 minutes a day for 7 days and studied History of the Church?  What do you think you’d learn?  Again, for 15-30 minutes a day just start reading it from the beginning and find out what you learn about your beloved heritage.  I guarantee you’ll learn something you never knew before.  And again, use the charts to fill in the blanks.

     Your notes should contain any dates each book mentions, names of people and places and also major commandments.  Who is the main character of this passage?  Where they were living, what was going on with the people and what they were told to do?  Why were the people living in that area?  How long were they at that place?

     Know that we’re praying for you and hope to hear of what you’ve learned – about yourself and Mormonism!

With Love in Christ;

Michelle Grim

1 Cor. 1:18

Date/how long

Names of people involved

Physical location

Major commandments if any

Major event

Man’s response

God’s response

Bible

BoM

D&C

PGP

Date

27-33 AD

Book location

Gospels

1 Nephi 11:33-35

19:18-19

54:1

Moses 7:47

People/Person involved

Jesus

Jesus

Jesus

Jesus

Physical location

Golgotha on the cross outside the walls of Jerusalem

On the cross

Garden of Gethsemane & On the cross

On the cross

Event

Payment for sin

Payment for sin

Payment for sin

Payment for sin

Man’s response

Some are saved/Some reject Him

God’s response

Rejection of His Son who became sin and acceptance of man because sin is covered

Why was Jesus crucified?

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