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Hello Everybody!

I hope all is well. A lot has occurred in the past month. I was able to go to the Mormon Miracle Pageant in Manti, Utah to witness for the 6th year. This pageant brings in several thousand Mormons nightly over a two week period. They are there to watch a reenactment of the lives and teachings of Joseph Smith, Brigham Young and the group of pioneers sent to central Utah where the Manti Temple stands.

One of the highlights of my time there was talking to “W.F.”. “W.F.” is a returned missionary (RM), meaning he just finished his two year Mormon mission recently. We have been discussing theology for about five months prior to this event. One area of difference is our beliefs about forgiveness. Christians believe that Jesus died on the cross and paid the final payment for all sin past, present, and future. We, can do nothing to earn forgiveness, it is a free gift. Mormons, on the other hand, believe that one has to stop completely sinning in order to be totally forgiven. They are very focused on the required works to be forgiven; while we just need to receive the gift. I asked a friend of mine, Mark, to share the book “The Miracle of Forgiveness” by Spencer W. Kimball, with him. It is a book written by a Mormon leader that “W.F.” would read, because it was written by one of the Mormon apostles who became a prophet. Just as Old Testament law shows us the futility of ever trying to be perfect, this book, presents the Mormon expectations, but in the end, shows the impossibility.

I love that my friend Mark is a former Mormon. He is able to clearly speak to those who are currently wrapped up in the lies of this religion and he is very helpful in teaching me how to see the similarities and differences of our theologies.

The three of us had a great conversation! Mark shared about the forgiveness of his sins through Jesus. He told “W.F.” that if he [Mark] even continues to sin that God still remembers his sin no more, while Doctrines and Covenant, (A Mormon Holy Text) (D&C) 82:7 says that if we sin again all our former sins return to us. “W.F” understood this point.

Some Mormons are angry that we are there to witness to them. They often think that we are full of hate towards them, but the opposite is true. The few hundred Christians who are there are there because of our love for the Mormon people and our desire for them to walk in the truth, mercy, grace, and forgiveness of Jesus Christ.

Another great experience I had awhile back was that I got to meet with “R.L.” of The Community of Christ (CoC) which is formerly known as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (RLDS). Their succession is through Joseph Smith III and not Brigham Young, which the LDS Church is through. This sect denies the practice of baptism for the dead, which is a topic that I presented in New Orleans this year at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. They also reject the teaching of the plurality of God, which Mormons hold to. In fact, this was one of Joseph Smith’s most famous sermons which was recorded as “The King Follett Sermon.” “R.L.” was telling me that prophets are fallible, and many bad things were occurring during Smith’s life that made have contributed to his stress which caused him to teach false doctrine.My next big trip will be in Toronto this November at the Parliament of World Religions.I am praying that some will be led to support me with prayer and finances.

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God Bless,


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