Some Latter-day Saints believe Christians are hateful bigots that persecute Mormons when they simply seek to witness the Truth to them. They’ll sometimes say, “We don’t show up at your events trying to convert you!”
Right, but you have 80,000+ missionaries that show up at our homes on Saturday mornings interrupting our family time trying to convert our families to Mormonism, so it is most definitely fair that we try to spread the gospel as preached in the Bible to Mormons at events. Some passive Christians may take an issue with this, but if they do, they simply do not understand the Great Commission as laid out by Jesus in Matthew 28, nor do they understand the several times the Apostle Paul preached the gospel of Christ at occasions in synagogues and during public events. He stirred up crowds, got arrested, was stoned, and the whole 9. Imagine what the world would think of the Apostle Paul if he lived today doing the same things. Many lax Christians would think he was out of his mind and ‘controversial.’
We as believers have to realize that we need to contend for the faith. Jude 1:3 (NIV) states:
“Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people.”
If contention comes up between a Mormon and a Christian in a conversation, it does not mean the Christian or Mormon is wrong simply because there is contention. What this means is that there is a wrestle going on between the truth and the lie; it is an internal battle going on in the spirit world, not a matter of flesh and blood, but of principalities and spirits that is at play.
John Taylor, Mormonism’s 3rd prophet, declared the following:
“What does the Christian world know about God? Nothing …Why so far as the things of God are concerned, they are the veriest of fools; they know neither God nor the things of God.” (Journal of Discourses 13:225)
If Christians are not leaving Mormonism alone, like the Mormon leadership wants, then why does the Mormon Church not leave Christianity alone? The answer is simply this: Mormonism cannot leave Christianity alone! Its very founding is based on the teaching that all of Christianity is false. If it left this notion behind, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints would have no reason to exist.
It was Mormon Apostle Bruce McConkie who declared:
“And virtually all the millions of apostate Christendom have abased themselves before the mythical throne of a mythical Christ whom they vainly suppose to be a spirit essence who is incorporeal uncreated, immaterial and three-in-one with the Father and Holy Spirit.” (Mormon Doctrine, pg.269)
So when Christians declare that Mormonism is not Christianity, Mormons cannot get upset and think we are bigoted. If this is the case, then the Mormon leadership is full of bigotry because they say Christians “abase [ourselves] before the mythical throne of a mythical Christ,” and that we do this in “vain.”
That is pretty harsh. So Mormons, when the few Christians there are that take up the challenge to witness the gospel to you from the Bible, remember what your leaders have said about Christianity and all other churches, and think of the tens of thousands of missionaries you have knocking on Christian’s doors to spread the Book of Mormon around, and think of how many of us react to that, and then you may understand that we have the same zeal to preach Christ, though our gospels differ entirely.
Mormons, know that we do not come to you in vain, nor do we undertake our mission lightly, but we seek to show the truth to you in love.