UGP 252 - Effective Witness to LDS Missionaries – MacKenzie Jones – Part 1
MacKenzie Jones is a young Christian woman who witnessed to LDS missionaries for 3 solid years by inviting them into her apartment, feeding them popcorn and water, playing board games with them, and discussing Scripture—both sisters and elders. She shares that she learned her own faith better through those years of getting to know the LDS and their faith. MacKenzie encourages Christians to step into conversations with LDS missionaries by simply asking questions and sharing Bible Scripture IN CONTEXT. Stick with the Bible. Love and respect them. Do not try to prove them wrong, she says. They are just kids. We discuss specific passages of Scripture LDS missionaries often bring up (they use the King James Version of the Bible) whose clarity comes through context. They are:
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. [LDS claim the “other sheep” are the people from the Book of Mormon. MacKenzie explains the other sheep are the gentiles, not the Book of Mormon people.]
2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. [LDS claim this proves the true church fell away/apostatized until Joseph Smith brought it back in 1830. But the falling away happens when the son of perdition is revealed. Has he been revealed yet? The LDS “true church” was restored and the Great Apostasy ended even before the son of perdition is revealed? No.]
Ezekial 37:16 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: 17 And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand. [LDS teach the two sticks are the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Clearly the Bible says they are Judah and Israel.]
1 Cor 15:29 Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead? [There is a long explanation to this passage which is about resurrection from the dead; but the simple fact is Paul says “Else what shall THEY (not WE) do which are baptized for the dead?” Paul and the Christians were not practicing baptism for the dead!]
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