We Christians receive tremendous comfort and peace of mind knowing that God forgives us on the basis of Jesus’ death for us. But do you realize that Mormons do not receive that same comfort? In one of their most popular books of Mormonism, it reads; “It depends upon you whether or not you are forgiven, and when. It could be weeks, it could be years, it could be centuries before that happy day when you have the positive assurance that the Lord has forgiven you. That depends on your humility, your sincerity, your works, your attitudes.” (Miracle of Forgiveness, p. 325)
Did you catch how all the stress is on what they have to do? There’s no mention of what Jesus has done. How would you like to hear that regularly? How would you feel if you heard that regularly? Ironically, that quote is from a book entitled, The Miracle of Forgiveness. As that quote demonstrates, there’s not much miraculous in the forgiveness taught by the Mormon Church.
Remember that the next time you are with a Mormon friend. Remember that Mormons aren’t familiar with the free and full forgiveness we have in Jesus. Share with them how you are forgiven – that you are forgiven not because of what you have done, but because of what Jesus did for you. Also share with them the wonderful peace you have because of that. And finally tell them that they too can have that – through Jesus.
I’m Mark Cares, encouraging you to speak the truth in love to Mormons