My View of the Three Kingdoms of Heaven

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robMY VIEW OF THE THREE KINGDOMS OF HEAVEN

Mormonism says:

Doctrine & Covenants section 76 states that there are three glories or kingdoms of heaven, the celestial, terrestrial, and telestial. Those who are received into the celestial kingdom by fulfilling all the laws and ordinances are of the church of the Firstborn. Continue reading “My View of the Three Kingdoms of Heaven”

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The Mormon View of the Bible Exposed

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2 Nephi 29:3,6,8,10,12:

And because my words shall hiss forth-many of the Gentiles shall say: A Bible! A Bible! We have got a Bible, and there cannot be any more Bible.

Thou fool, that shall say: A Bible, we have got a Bible, and we need no more Bible. Have ye obtained a Bible save it were by the Jews? Continue reading “The Mormon View of the Bible Exposed”

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Isaiah 37 and the Book of Mormon

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Ezekiel 37:15-17, THE work of the LORD came again unto me, saying. Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions: and join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand. Continue reading “Isaiah 37 and the Book of Mormon”

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The Mormon View of John 10:16 Exposed

robThe Bible says:

John 10:16, And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

Mormonism Teaches:

The Book of Mormon teaches that a man named Lehi and his four sons, Laman, Lemuel, Sam, and Nephi left Jerusalem with their families and floated across the Atlantic Ocean and settled in the America’s in 600 B.C. Continue reading “The Mormon View of John 10:16 Exposed”

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Sharing the Good News with Mormons

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robHi Everyone,

Another LDS Spring Conference has come and gone leaving hundreds of sown seeds to pray for growth and maturity. Doug and I, along with a dozen or so other Christian missionaries spent the 2nd and 3rd of April witnessing to the thousands of LDS members who attend their annual Spring Conference at Temple Square in Salt Lake City Utah.

Saturday was a pleasant 70 degrees yet with the good weather, there still seemed to be fewer than average attendance by the LDS members and even less interest in taking tracts. I had to be a little bolder than normal to even pass tracts to the LDS walking by. Normally I can pass out 300 to 400 tracts during the weekend but was only able to hand out about 150 tracts this time. The morning was very slow but in the afternoon we had a number of good conversations. Doug even had a conversation with a physical therapist from our home town who came to attend the LDS conference. The next day, this same physical therapist came by again and talked with Doug, thanking Doug for their conversation from the day before.

I had a good long conversation with a young LDS man from Syracuse New York that wanted to know what brought me here and the difference between Mormonism and my faith. I began by telling him that I love the LDS and that I am very concerned about their eternity so that was why I was at the conference. I explained to him my concern about their teaching that God was once a man like him and I and how that teaching broke the 1st and 2nd commandments. We discussed the problems of how many Biblical precepts are found in the Book of Mormon that don’t agree with current Mormon doctrine. We also had a great conversation about Joseph Smith changing his teachings on the nature of God. This young man left saying that I had given him a lot to think about.

Toward the end of the day, I had a great conversation with an atheist who didn’t believe in right or wrong but only in negative and positive action. He didn’t like it much as we walking through the ten commandments showing him that his negative action was sin and would have to give an account for his sins when he stood before the God he didn’t believe in. Actually I came to the conclusion that he did believe in God, he just didn’t want to be held accountable for his sins. His questions about homosexuality and his response to Leviticus 18:22 that homosexuality is an abomination to God showed me it was easier for him to just claim he was atheist than to submit to God. Continue reading “Sharing the Good News with Mormons”

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Witnessing in Utah at the Manti Pageant

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Well, another Manti Utah Mormon outreach has come and gone, but the thousands of seeds that were planted will continue to grow, hopefully bearing fruit in the days, months and years to come. Doug and I spent 9 days in Manti Utah, giving us 7 nights of witnessing to the LDS people on the streets outside the Manti Mormon temple grounds where the Mormon Miracle Pageant is held. Even though it was obvious that the LDS attendees were much lower in numbers than in previous years, it didn’t seem to hinder the evangelism efforts of the 200+ Christian missionaries that showed up both weeks of the pageant. Every Christian missionary had many conversations and hundreds of tracts were handed out. As Chip Thompson has coined, “God is good all the time.”

Monday is an off day for the pageant, so many of us headed to Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City to witness, specifically with the Sister Missionaries and anyone else God led us to. After finding our Christian Brother Jeff at Temple Square, who had just arrived in Utah, we set out to see who God would lead us to. I had a great conversation with a “Museum of Church History” worker about temple marriage to gain exaltation to be “as Gods” and how Lucifer, Adam and Eve were removed from God’s presence for desiring to be “as Gods.” Continue reading “Witnessing in Utah at the Manti Pageant”

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Witnessing at LDS General Conference

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Dear Ministry Team,

The LDS Fall General Conference was very exciting and busy this year. Conference was held on October 1st and 2nd and the weather was very nice, short sleeve weather. So Doug and I were able to wear our mission shirts. Mine says, “Why Don’t Mormons Believe the Book of Mormon?” (Alma 11:26-29) and Doug’s shirt and sign says, “Is the Mormon Jesus the Same Jesus of the Bible?” (2 Corinthians 11:4). Continue reading “Witnessing at LDS General Conference”

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Divine Appointments on the Streets of Salt Lake City Utah

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robDear Ministry Partners,

This year, the LDS Church’s 182nd General Conference at Temple Square in Salt Lake City Utah was March 31st and April 1st. Doug and I always get exited about General Conference because it gives us an opportunity to hand out gospel tracts, witness to the LDS and show the love of Christ to literally thousands of Mormons that walk by us on the streets during the 2-day conference. Each conference we get a few LDS that stop and tell us they appreciate the way we conduct ourselves, even though they don’t agree with what we are doing. And, of coarse, we get those that call us: “Protestors” and “Mormon Bashers.” Continue reading “Divine Appointments on the Streets of Salt Lake City Utah”

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Another Great Commission trip to Manti Utah

robROB’S REPORT – Another “Great Commission” trip to Manti Utah for the annual Mormon Miracle Pageant

rob-chatAll praise and glory goes to God!!

It never seems to amaze me how God brings His missionaries from around the country, from different Christian denominations and unifies them as a worshiping and praising evangelistic army that fills the street at the Manti temple with God’s wonderful seeds of truth. On any given night there were 200 to 250 Christian missionaries watering and planting the Word of God.

As the first week ended, there were groups of missionaries heading home only to be replaced by even more groups of missionaries for the second week. God is awesome how He supplies every need. This year, Doug and I had our wives and two friends, Brandon and Bridget, join us for the first weekend of the pageant. Hopefully the Manti bug gets them and it becomes an annual mission trip for them also.

worshipThis was a very fruitful year as pertaining to conversations and the distribution of evangelism material. We handed out 500 “business card size tracts” and about 50 bad news/good news gospel tracts along with 75 “Jesus Christ/Joseph Smith” DVDs, thanks to Chip Thompson’s endless supply of DVDs.

We also had many conversations that were not only lengthy but doctrinally in-depth. Tri-Grace and Ephraim Church of the Bible provided a worship time right on the street at 6:00pm for about 15 minutes. Then we prayed and began evangelizing the LDS people. Continue reading “Another Great Commission trip to Manti Utah”

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Sharing My Ex-Mormon Testimony on the Streets of SLC

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FALL GENERAL CONFERENCE – SHARING MY EX-MORMON TESTIMONY ON THE STREETS OF SALT LAKE CITY

The LDS Fall Conference at Temple Square in Salt Lake City Utah was held on October 6th and 7th. The LDS church announced that there was 100,000 LDS in attendance at the 2-day conference. This meant that the Gideon army of Christian evangelist each had about 8,000 to 10,000 LDS to witness too. This may seem to be overwhelming odds for us Christian evangelist but we like the odds because we know that God is in the business of meeting such odds. This is where ministry signs and tracts can reach out to those that for one reason or another will not engage us in conversation.

On Saturday, Doug had a guy come up to him and ask where the guy went that was carrying the “josephlied.com” sign because he wanted to tell him that at the spring conference he wanted to talk to him about his sign but his LDS buddies wouldn’t let him so he went home and looked at “josephlied.com” on the Internet and said that God opened his eyes to the truth about Mormonism and he later was saved. PRAISE GOD!!

Saturday was a great day for conversations! Jeff, from California, and I got into a conversation with a Native American that was not only proud to be a descendant of the Book of Mormon Lamanites but also proud that she was a Lamanite. Jeff asked her how she felt about 2 Nephi 5:21 statement that Lamanites where cursed causing their skin to become dark, that she as a Lamanite carried that curse. She said she didn’t have a problem that she carried the curse of the Lamanites and that one day that curse would be removed. Our conversation ended when her ride showed up and she said her good byes and left.

I had a discussion with Matt, who is LDS and was selling temple paintings out side the south gate of the temple. I asked Matt if he was saved. After about 3 minutes of silence, all he could do was talk in circles, yet never answering my question. So I asked him if he believed that Jesus was his Savior and he answered, of coarse He is. I explained that due to him not answering my first question that he was saved, tells me that Jesus could not be his Savior since he has not yet been saved. Matt said that Jesus saved everyone physically so in a way he was saved. I reminded him of Scripture that those who believe in Jesus and His resurrection will be raised spiritually after death and raised physically with a glorified body when He comes again. I pointed out that the LDS church teaches that if you don’t repent of all your sins and keep all the commandments then you cannot apply Jesus’ atonement in your life so Jesus can’t be your Savior according to the LDS church. (This is the context of my new business card tract called “Have You Been Saved?”) Continue reading “Sharing My Ex-Mormon Testimony on the Streets of SLC”

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