It’s normally very easy to witness to Mormon missionaries. With their signature attire and bicycles, I love seeing them on the streets. Most Mormons I have encountered are very courteous and polite. Once while standing in line at a fast food restaurant about 15-20 Mormon missionaries came in. I was so excited. I passed out tracts and spoke to as many as I could.
One of the goals of a Mormon is for you to read the ‘Book of Mormon’ and then pray with anticipation to receive a unique feeling described as ‘burning in the bosom.’ Because they believe in having a spiritual experience I usually approach them with a simple question like this, “Hey, can I speak with you guys about spiritual things?” They almost always answer with a cheerful “yes.” Then I tell them about my personal testimony…
A few days after making my profession of faith and getting baptized in 2003, I opened the Bible and started reading the book of Ephesians. For the first time in my life the words of the Bible were alive and active speaking to my spirit and soul like nothing I had ever experienced. I realized that something had changed within me and now I know it’s what Jesus spoke of in John chapter 3 when He said “unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God”. He has filled me with the Holy Spirit and has given me a burning passion for Him. All of these things happened to me without ever reading the ‘Book of Mormon.’ It's my desire to see you get right with God and worship Him in spirit and truth without being deceived.
Since the ‘Book of Mormon’ states in 2 Nephi 25:23 ‘that it is by grace that we are saved after all we can do.’ I like to tell them that Ephesians 2:8-10 says ‘For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.’
First we get right with God through faith, then He directs our steps and sends us to our own unique mission field.
The following are some Mormon beliefs and Biblical responses that you may find useful in sharing the truth with them. Even though they are moral and very conservative people, unfortunately they have been deceived.
Do you believe that God the Father was once an exalted man of flesh? Do you believe ‘As man is, God once was, as God is, man may become? Please know that God has told us in Isaiah 43:10 that “Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me.” He is the First and the Last and besides Him there is no God. (Ref. Isaiah 44:6)
Do you believe that Jesus is the spirit brother of Lucifer? Please know that Jesus is the image of the invisible God. He offers eternal life, has the power to forgive sins, can answer prayers and accepts worship that belongs to God alone. While remaining enthroned in heaven, God pitched His tent among us as Jesus, the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of His nature. The Lord our God is one but has revealed Himself to us in many ways and most commonly as God the Father, God the Son and Holy Spirit. (Ref. John 1:1, Colossians 1:15, John10:28, Luke 5:24, Matthew 28:9, John 14:13-14, Psalm 123:1, Hebrews 1:3 & Acts 5:3-4)
Do you believe that Joseph Smith was called to restore the Church and that the priesthood authority belongs to the Mormon Church? Please know that Jesus said He would build His Church and that the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (Ref. Matthew 16:18) The true Church has never needed to be restored. The complete message of true saving faith has been delivered to us in the Scriptures of the Holy Bible alone. (Ref. Jude 3)
Do you believe that there is another testament of Jesus Christ? Please know that the Apostle Paul wrote “But even if we, or an angel from heaven preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.” (Ref. Galatians 1:8)
I hope this post has been helpful.
Follower of Jesus