Friday, September 7, 2012

Mormon's and their Missionaries

Find out for yourself

Although we are out there, by the tens of thousands, knocking on your doors...the truth is; we don't want you to believe us.

If you were to believe us, that would actually be a very disappointing outcome as far as we're concerned. And for the record, we don't want you to believe anyone else, either. Ideally, we'd like to see you take whatever information we provide you, or someone else provides you and then allow you find out for yourself. Personal revelation; messages between you and God, are what we believe you should base your faith on. After all, is there a more reliable source for truth?

The Holy Ghost will help you do this. It is one of his primary roles. Here's how it works; study God's word, ponder what you've read and pray about it, and then experiment to see what kind of fruit it brings into your life.

For instance, let's start with forgiveness. Read what the Lord says about forgiveness, ponder how Jesus taught us about forgiving through his example, then try forgiving someone with whom you have an unresolved grievance. Praying throughout this experience will give you access to the grace you will need to follow through as well as the warming reassurance that what you are doing is right. This process is applicable in all aspects of doctrine, not to mention daily life itself.

Many churches waste their valuable resources trying to scare their congregations away from learning about other faiths, especially that of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This sends the message to their parishioners that they cannot trust the Holy Spirit or their Father in Heaven to guide them and protect them. See 2 Timothy 1:7 "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." and James 1:5 "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him."

My life would be missing some of God's great abundance if I didn't feel comfortable listening to sermons delivered by preachers from other churches. I also would not be able to enjoy half of the music that I listen to because it is also produced by Christians that are not of my denomination. Brigham Young taught us, and I am paraphrasing; if you find something that is good and uplifting...make it yours! I cannot begin to tell you how grateful I am that my church has given me the freedom and confidence to explore and embrace goodness in all it's forms.

FYI: Philippians 4:8 "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."

~excerpt taken from my Ask a Mormon Girl page (myunintentionallife.blogspot.com/p/ask-mormon-girl.html)

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