Responding to Criticism
Greetings from Mark and Loly
This month, the correspondence from our website brought an unusual email from a Mormon gentleman:
“Instead of trying to bring different Christian sects to combat the evil in the world, you serve the devil by criticizing others you truly know nothing about… I believe that Jesus Christ is the only Savior of this world! I also know His mission is one of peace, loving one another, praying for your enemies, and banding together as Christians to combat the evil in the world! ALL CONFUSION AND CONTENTION IS ONLY OF THE DEVIL! Your website is filled with contention, not peace and love and filled with disaffected Mormons or Jehovah Witnesses that never truly understood their religions. May God have mercy on your contentious souls, for you know not what you do nor whom you serve!”
This is a little different than what we usually get in our regular correspondence because we already have several articles on our websites responding to the countless emails we’ve had in the past that made similar types of remarks from Mormons who were quick to judge any type of discussion that counters their beliefs as “contentious” and being “of the devil.” (See: IS IT LOVING TO TEAR DOWN SOMEONE ELSE’S BELIEFS? –An Open Letter To Those Who Oppose Our Ministry and THE PURPOSE OF THIS WEBSITE). What they don’t realize is that Scripture commands Christians at Jude 3 to: “… earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” And even their own Scriptures tell the Mormons to: “…confound your enemies; call upon them to meet you both in public and in private; and inasmuch as ye are faithful their shame shall be made manifest. Wherefore, let them bring forth their strong reasons against the Lord.” —Doctrine and Covenants 71:7-8
Thus, when individuals like this Mormon refuse to read our materials, they don’t realize “contention” for the souls of men is a very loving act. They don’t take the time to read the content of our websites either, because if they did, they would realize that these accusations about us not knowing what we speak about are far from the truth. So, we can just continue doing what we are doing and pray that one day this gentleman will come to know the truth and find a relationship with the real Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you for your support.
~In Christ ~ Mark & Loly & Sophia & Clarissa