Gen and her husband cornered me before service on Sunday, and I walked away from them feeling strangely sad. While Gen knows the Lord, I’m not really sure of her husband’s belief.
The conversation from her husband was filled with fear, avoidance, and disinformation, especially around Mormonism.
“I read the Book of Mormon.” He said. “But —- is a good guy. A sincere guy.”
“Their words are different as are their beliefs on WHO God is. It matters what you believe. You can be a wonderful man, but not know Christ.” I kept my tone friendly, and prayed that the Holy Spirit would give me the right words as He has done in times past. “The most difficult people to reach sometimes are those who are well-off and comfortable in their life. The devil does come as an angel of light. I believe he can take good things to distract people from the truth of the Gospel.”
“We’re supposed to love others. Not treat them differently.” He said.
“Obviously. If I had met — in person, I would have loved to get together with him, but our beliefs are not the same.” What I wish I could have said was, That’s why you invite them to church with you. “For instance, do you know what Mormons believe about Jesus?”
Gen’s husband didn’t say anything. I continued.
“According to Gospel Principles, Jesus is our elder brother. Jesus and Lucifer are brothers of the same species from Heavenly mother and father. The Bible says differently. Jesus is fully God, not a subordinate deity and is eternal (Isa. 9:6; John 8:58; 1 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 13:8; John 1:1-4, 14; Colossians 1:16-17).”
The conversation ended well. I hugged Gen and told her husband, “Good talk.”
It really was a good talk. I prayed for them and him as we raised our voices in songs of worship to our Lord.