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Dear Gramps,

A few days ago I ran onto a website set up to “save the Mormons,” and the video was trying to question whether or not President Hinckley was a “Prophet, Seer, and Revelator.” I don’t understand why people from a bunch of different faiths would work together to try to prove that the Mormons, of all faiths, are wrong. I decided to comment on it. I tried to firmly declare that the gospel is true and to clear up any misconceptions about it. But, they came back trying to tell me that I am brainwashed and tried to show me a bunch of other things that are wrong with the gospel. What should I do? I don’t know whether to keep posting and defending the gospel on this website or not. I feel like this is a bad website and that it’s motivation came from the wrong source, but I also feel like I need to keep defending and explaining the gospel.

Jeff

 

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Dear Jeff,

In the first place, as we have mentioned numerous times on the Ask Gramps website, the fact that the various Protestant denominations are unitedly aligned against the Mormon church. The present hue and cry being that the Mormons are not Christians, which of course is a patently ridiculous assumption.  It is itself a palpable proof that the Mormon Church is indeed the only true and living church, the veritable kingdom of God on the earth. Satan is aligned against no church as much as he is against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, simply because it IS the only organization under the heavens that has the authority and power to elevate man to the highest kingdom of glory–the celestial kingdom, where God and Christ dwell.

Since no other church has this power, Satan is not so concerned about what the other churches can do to destroy his benighted kingdom. And as he can capture the proponents of those false religions he aligns them against the kingdom of God on the earth in his futile attempts to discredit it. A few years ago the Southern Baptists mounted a campaign to “convert the Mormons to Christianity,” and sent to Utah a group of missionaries to carry out their conversion campaign. At the same time, the Southern Baptists were building a chapel in Bountiful, Utah. Much of the labor on that chapel, both skilled and unskilled, was donated by members of the Mormon Church. It is reported that more Baptists came to Utah on that campaign than returned to their former homes after it was over.

Now to your question regarding what you should do about that anti-Mormon web site that is attempting to discredit God’s prophet, President Gordon B. Hinckley. There is a scripture recorded in the Bible, in the Book of Mormon and in the Doctrine and Covenants that addresses this subject directly—

Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you (Matt 7:6).

Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you (3 Ne 14:6).

For it is not meet that the things which belong to the children of the kingdom should be given to them that are not worthy, or to dogs, or the pearls to be cast before swine (D&C 41:6).

Those people are not searching for the truth, and if the truth were brought before them they would not be able to recognize it, for in the words of Paul—

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit; for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, except he has the Spirit of God (JST 1 Cor 2:9-11).

The great Prophet Mormon was commanded by the Lord not to preach to the wicked of his day because of their great wickedness—

And I did endeavor to preach unto this people, but my mouth was shut, and I was forbidden that I should preach unto them; for behold they had wilfully rebelled against their God; and the beloved disciples were taken away out of the land, because of their iniquity (Mormon 1:16).

It is interesting to note that the Lord does not immediately punish the wicked. He merely withdraws from them His Spirit, leaving them alone, and they destroy each other. In this regard it is also interesting to note that those who are consumed with pride feed on their attempted destruction of others. The most devastating thing that one can do to such people is simply to ignore them. When they receive no feedback from their attempts to elevate themselves by putting down others, they will eventually give up and try something else. So I think that the very best thing that you could do if you happen to run onto such as site as you inquire about, it to simply ignore it; don’t waste your time reading its content, and certainly don’t rise to the bait and give it any recognition by a comment.

 

Gramps

 

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