Earlier today, July 16, 2015, I was on the front page of the LDS website and saw two very conflicting messages. The reason I’ve pointed this out is because of the subtle, underhanded way they keep members in their clutches. Two of the posts on their page screams passive-aggressive behavior, and as Christians it’s our duty to keep a watchful eye on the sneaky ways Satan tries to deceive people.
We’ll look at the articles another time, but for now our focus is on the title of the articles. The image on the right shows two of the posts I’m referring to.
As you can see, one of the posts said, ‘You are the Master of Your Thoughts’, and the other post said, ‘Find Needed Peace by Putting Your Faith in the Savior’.
One of the main things I’m always telling new Christians is to memorize 2 Corinthians 10:5, where Paul tells us to ‘hold all thoughts captive to the obedience of Christ’.
“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”
How can you hold all thoughts captive to Christ when you’ve crowned yourself master?
The other post, a segue for an article to kids no less, was about finding peace through Jesus. This begs the question; if you’re the master of your thoughts, where does Jesus fit into that scenario?
If you’re a Mormon, and call yourself a believer in Christ, what are your thoughts about Jesus’ statement in Luke’s gospel?
Luke 16:13; “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”
Clearly, the Lord is telling us here that we need to give everything to Him, including our thoughts. We may not be able to prevent bad things from entering our brains, however, we can stop them in their tracks. This doesn’t mean we’re the master! Only Christ Jesus who is God, can do this.
We want the Mormon people to know we’re praying for them, just as we do each day. We pray they see how just the titles of these articles are a sign the messages are not from God. The Lord doesn’t operate in this fashion, and nothing He does would ever lead to doubts, or confusion for His children. 1 Corinthians 14:33
To retrieve info on the actual articles and titles of the posts, you can access them via the links provided below.
‘You are the Master of Your Thoughts – Sister Reeves’
‘Find Needed Peace by Putting Your Faith in the Savior’