I’M FRUSTRATED! HOW CAN I GET THROUGH TO MORMONS?
We truly do understand your frustration. We’ve been there many times. The mistake people often make when trying to reach out to Mormons is to think that LDS believe what they do because it makes sense. While this may be true to some extent, it is only partially true.
Over the years of ministering to LDS, we have discovered that most Mormons who were not raised in Mormonism joined the Mormon Church because someone took the time to minister to their needs one-on-one. As they were enticed into the LDS Church, they set aside doctrinal logic to embrace a “feel good” spirituality that appealed to their need for approval, acceptance and love. The emphasis within the LDS Church upon wholesome family values along with an emotional appeal to follow “Jesus Christ” by sustaining the guidance of LDS leaders fosters a superficial “Christian” image where doctrinal differences and irreconcilabilities are minimized.
In this setting it is not uncommon to hear Mormon leaders admonish current members and potential converts to follow their feelings and ignore rational thinking because “faith doesn’t have to make sense.” Some have even gone so far as to claim that if the Book of Mormon could be verified by empirical evidence, it would not longer fall within the realm of “faith.” Thus, essentially LDS are more in love with their feelings about Mormonism than they are with facts, reason and evidence. This is why the old adage that states, “Once a person has given his heart, he has given his mind. Until the heart is won, the mind will remain unconvinced” is so true when it comes to Mormons. If you want to be effective in reaching your Mormon loved one, you must first work to win his or her heart before intellectual arguments will have much effect. We advocate the following approach:
The following articles on our site will equip you to competently reach out to your Mormon friends in truth and love:
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