I have been saddened by a certain group of people, who have set up a church unto themselves, a ministry as they put it, to pull LDS people away from their faith, away from the truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have spent the last couple of weeks posting comments to blogs to counter the use of half-truths and twisted doctrine to deceive others into believing that we teach something other than the full truths we teach. They are preying on people who are feeling overwhelmed with life in general and instead of building them up in their faith in their Savior Jesus Christ, they are destroying that belief to convince them that they are worshiping the wrong Christ, and pulling them into a false belief that Jesus Christ does not expect us to obey the commandments and follow him.
I believe that every person has the right to believe what he wants to believe. I try to live my life as my testimony, so that those who might be wondering or seeking truth for themselves might know where my peace comes from. I can’t imagine seeking out to destroy their faith. I rejoice in their faith of Jesus Christ, and hope that maybe at some point they will want to share in the additional light and knowledge they can gain.
I am appalled that someone would set up a church specifically to destroy the faith of Mormons. And to do it and make a good wage for it…it’s appalling.I guess for some, it must be nice to set up a business like this to make an outstanding yearly income from attacking another church. Right now, a particular one actually has a campaign going to collect a million dollars to pull 1,000,000 Mormons from their faith. They say they do this in the love of Jesus Christ.
Where in the scriptures does Jesus Christ teach us to destroy other’s faith in Him? Their tactics are being taught in seminars they have set up to help those who want to get involved in the campaign, and their teaching guides are posted. Perusing them, many untruths about LDS people are touted as well as teaching deceptions such as learning the LDS lingo to sound LDS when blogging. There is one blog set up as a former LDS member, who has found her way over to help this ministry, now that she has left her faith. When reading the blog, one might really believe she was once LDS, because of her use of familiar words used in the LDS culture, but having read the ministry’s website, I highly doubt she really was.
I just can’t understand how any good Christian person could ever think that Jesus Christ would be approving of or condone such a ministry. How can one call themselves a follower of Christ and do this?
So, why did I spend so much time and effort trying to correct a wrong on the blogs I was responding to? Because if there was even just one person, who might have struggled with their faith, and was sucked into that web of deceit…who after reading my responses, realized they already had the truth and just needed to hold on to it and strengthen it, then I will have succeeded.
Elder Wirthlin once said, “True disciples of Jesus Christ have always been concerned for the one. Jesus Christ is our greatest example. He was surrounded by multitudes and spoke to thousands, yet He always had concern for the one. “For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost,” He said. “What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?”
This instruction applies to all who follow Him. We are commanded to seek out those who are lost. We are to be our brother’s keeper. We cannot neglect this commission given by our Savior. We must be concerned for the one.”
It’s a tough world out there now. So many people of ALL faiths are struggling. The adversary is in full force to destroy ALL people’s faith in Jesus Christ. We need to lift each other and love each other. I pray that if there are any who might be struggling with doubts, to contact me. If there is anything I can do to answer questions you might be plagued with, I will do all I can to help.
I leave you with a video from Elder Busche, (if you ever want to read a book that will lift you and teach you, click here) who gave us some beautiful advice: