I give praise to God for this day. It, being the last day of the mission in Utah, Patrick Roy and I finished things off by going to the Ogden Temple and witnessing to people there. Near that temple, we met this born again Christian who was homeless. He had his Bible on him and was an inspiration to me when it comes to his knowledge of God’s Word. When asked about the Mormon Church, he immediately opened up to 2 Corinthians 11 and read, “for such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” (2 Corinthians 11:13-15) And so he said that the Mormon apostles and prophets make themselves out to be God’s people, but are really deceitful workers. Satan has transformed them into a church that appears to be righteous but is really evil in the sight of God. Of which he said it all began because an angel of light appeared unto Joseph Smith and declared unto him another gospel and he believed it. He was a very knowledgeable man and it was a blessing to talk with him. We were very much in agreeance with what he said. Before we left him, we prayed for him and blessed him in the name of Jesus. This is the kind of person that could very well have been an angel. We just don’t know, since we are taught, “be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” (Hebrews 13:2)
As for the people we talked to around the Ogden Temple, our time was running out, since Patrick had to catch his flight and be at the airport before noon. So time for conversations was not there, but instead, each person that we walked past, was blessed in the name of Jesus. We said, “I bless you in the Name of Jesus”, “God bless you, my friend”. And many of them saw my cross and my Jesus shirt and hat and could not stop staying. While others were very grateful for our salutation of a blessing and said thank you. Sure, if we had more time, we could have had some very cool one-on-one conversation with them. However, we are grateful for the time with this homeless man and believe God sent us to talk to him today. The other people at the temple, we pray that they saw our love for the Lord Jesus and will wonder what we have in our lives that they do not. As for the time that we walked around that temple, we couldn’t help but focus our attention upon the angel Moroni at the top of it. Surely, everything depends upon if that angel was of God or not and we believe that is why it is on their temple. However, it is sad that they do not have eyes to see the deception they are in. For if they did, they would know that their teachings are contrary to the Bible, which means that this angel of light was of Satan. He did bring unto these people a false gospel and now they believe it is true. How sad is this? I just pray that the people we met and talked to on this trip were convicted by the Holy Spirit, while repenting of their false beliefs and come to know the true Jesus of the Bible one day.
Let us pray:
Thank You, Lord, for this beautiful trip to Utah. It was so amazing to go to Salt Lake City, Provo, and Ogden, these last five days. At these different Mormon Temple locations, many people heard the good news of the gospel and also accepted prayer. You also led many of them to rethink their beliefs and to go home to study the Bible more. Praise God. I just pray that many of these people who listened to Your gospel message will also surrender to You fully. So many of the Mormons we talked to were convicted by the Holy Spirit and now it is up to them to come out of their false beliefs and their sinful nature, while coming unto You instead. I love You, Lord, with all my heart, mind, and strength. Nothing I once knew means anything if it goes against Your perfect will. Thank You for conforming my fleshly desires into Your will. I may not be perfect, but You have placed me on Your righteous path and I am no longer on the pathway to hell. And because You set me free, I know that You are able to set the people free in Utah. Open up their eyes to see. And not only them but all the Mormons throughout the globe. Draw them all unto Yourself and begin to do a mighty work in their lives. It is my desire that they will start thinking clearly for themselves and no longer be led by what their false prophets and other people are telling them. Our belief system does not matter in the end, if it goes against You. So help every Mormon to realize this, even if their prophets have told them that certain beliefs are because of modern-day revelations. Nothing will ever go against Your Word and find favor in Your sight. I love You, Lord. May Your ways continue to be my ways. Amen.