On a counter-cult ministry blog – Life after Ministry – we read the following opening statement:
For the past five years I’ve prayed for the salvation of those who are trapped in the Mormon Religion. I’ve thought about what it would be like for the prophet to get up and deliver a message like the one below. To call all the church members to repentance, and to say that the church is going to abandon all its past sins, arrogance, and beliefs for Jesus and from here on after the members are to put their complete trust in him alone.
The writer is long time apostate Melissa Grimes, operate and contributor of Life after Ministry. Grimes further states:
It could be said that it’s very naive of me to think such a way and to entertain such fanciful notions, but I do. I want the Mormons to be saved; I want them to seek the deep abounding joy the gospel of Jesus Christ has to offer instead of the fleeting “happiness” the Mormon gospel gives them based on their works righteous system.
In her assessment, she severely assumes what exactly Latter-day Saint Christians may or may not hear about. Describing these as an Eternal to Do List that Mormons must accomplish in this life in order to receive eternal bliss. Grimes wants to reinforce her false information cocoon and reason to keep herself (and others) away from the reality and validity of what General Conference is all about. The question becomes apparent, what exactly is it that Christians like Melissa Grimes is afraid of? Furthermore, we can ask – what is it that they remain ignorant and refuse to understand? Many evangelical Christians that “pray for the Salvation of Mormons” do not want to take the time to realize that what General Conference is all about is how Latter-day Saints can become better followers of Jesus Christ, better husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, students, employers, employees, et al. After all, isn’t that what the Savior ultimately teaches us in the pages of the Gospels – to become better than the world and society that we find ourselves in?
Below are links to the specific summary of talks given at all the sessions of General Conference. Along with these links, a link to view the actual talk is available below so that the person can have the summary and listen to what each individual has to say. The contributors here at Mormon Apologetic Research Studies challenges all those who are questioning their faith, who are looking for what Mormons truly believe, and are curious about what General Conference is all about to listen to these men and to see whether or not men, women, and children are called to arise and go forth to become courageous in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and call fellow men to repentance.
Saturday Morning Session – October 6, 2012