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No question the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is ‚Äúhaving a moment.‚ÄĚ Not only is Romney running again‚ÄĒthis time, he‚Äôs likely to be competing against his distant Mormon cousin Jon Huntsman Jr. The Senate, meanwhile, is led by Mormon Harry Reid. Beyond the Beltway, the Twilight vampire novels of Mormon Stephenie Meyer sell tens of millions of copies, Mormon convert Glenn Beck inspires daily devotion and outrage with his radio show, and HBO generated lots of attention with the Big Love finale. Even Broadway has gotten in on the act, giving us The Book of Mormon, a big-budget musical about Mormon missionaries by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q writer Robert Lopez that, with 14 nominations, is expected to clean up at the Tony Awards on June 12....
Oh how life is full of surprises! I was awoken this morning to my wife standing at the door speaking with a man and his young daughter, so I quickly dressed at went to her rescue. They were talking Bible stuff and I immediately noticed the Awake magazine - it was the "Jehovah's Witnesses." Since we're out in the country with a long drive to an unseen house with dogs that bark at strangers, solicitation of any kind just doesn't occur.
I told them I was familiar with the Russellites and recommended they come out. The man was surprised I called them Russellites. He did inform me that there is actually a group who uses this term who are not actually "JW's." Maybe they're the "Fundamentalists" sect of the "JW's"?
Anyway, we had a nice, polite conversation for about 30 minutes and the man enjoyed hearing what I had to say, being that I'm different and don't fit into the typical state denominations. When I mentioned "born again" that was a trigger phrase (thinking I was a pro-war, pro-gun, pro-killing Baptist) where he then pulled out his 1611 KJB and showed me John 13:35, asking me how Christians can be killing each other. To his surprise, I agreed! As this is one of the main issues I have with Romanism and Protestantism.
I hope they will ponder all spoken truth and come out
Thursday June 2, I met two mormons on the street. We had a three way conversation that involved their "energy drink" and my "good energy drink". Parting on amiable terms, I continued on.
Returning, I met the two mormons at the same place talking to a very confused woman, probably between 25 and 35 years old. I stopped close to the group and observed the two mormons in action. I interjected into the three way conversation to say or do something, but rarely.
Eventually the mormons left and I prepared to cross the street. The confused woman then said to me, "which way are you going? I want to go with you"
The street crossed, I stopped to deal with the spiritual reality involved in her statement to me. Not having a tract, we ended up talking talking bout prayer to God, which in my view was the best course to take in view of problems she had that were revealed in our conversation.
Which way am I going?
"Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord." (1 Thessalonians 4:17)
Dead or alive that is which way I am going. I sincerely hope the lady ends up going with me.
John UK wrote: It would take a great deal of thought to invent another religion which tops the bizarreness of the Mormon cult. It just goes to show the deadness, blindness, and deafness, of lost souls, when they embrace such tripe.
I agree John. I have always thought of Mormonism as monopoly money. Anyone who doesn't recognize them as being bizarre nonsense are not earnestly seeking our Lord and Savior. Thanks for your observation!
It would take a great deal of thought to invent another religion which tops the bizarreness of the Mormon cult. It just goes to show the deadness, blindness, and deafness, of lost souls, when they embrace such tripe.