What to do when a Mormon comes visiting.
They come knocking on doors to see if they can share or do Bible studies, so you can take 5-10 minutes to share with them, since they already there.
After greeting them and getting to know their names I begin to ask questions. Which is something they respond to.
I like bringing things down to the ground level, so what I start off with is asking them a question. Do you believe God is all powerful? Which they most often agree. I then have a follow up question. Do you believe God is all knowing? They will most often agree. Then I ask do you believe God is eternal, always existed? Here is where we come to the crux of their belief. I know they do not, so if they say they do I have to correct them.
But more often they will avoid a definitive answer and say we believe there is a God over our planet, which is far different than the God who made ALL things both visible and invisible throughout the universe. Which includes the areas we do not see yet or conceive.
So ask what their doctrine is on this. Which they may or may not divulge. If they do not. I tell them that I learned a little about what they believe and cite to them their own teachings as a reminder so we can start an honest conversation (sometimes it is not so honest)
So I begin with some common sense points that I pose as questions for them to answer.
If God was not eternal, not existing before anything was made than how did he come into existence and why would we call him God (considering all the characteristics of the nature of God).
They often respond by saying they do not understand the question, so it may have to be asked in various ways, simplify it.
As with any group of people who are opposed to biblical Christianity, I have them read the Scriptures that pertain to the topic discussed out loud.
So now we extend the question to when God became God (since they believe God is exalted by a process by first being a man). Who made the process if God is to be the first thing existing, or is he?
So did God make all things or some things? What does the Bible say .
After this I ask them what they think God meant in the Scriptures to say:
Deuteronomy 33:27 The eternal God
Isaiah 44:6 Beside Me there is no God
Since they believe there is more than one God (www.letusreason.org/LDS32.htm
Deuteronomy 4:35,39 Unto thee it was shown, that thou mightest know that the LORD he is God; there is none else beside him. v.39 Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.
Isaiah 44:6, 8 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God. Fear ye not, neither be afraid; have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.
Isaiah 45:5 I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside Me
Isaiah 45:18 For thus says the Lord, Who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it, Who did not create it in vain, Who formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord, and there is no other.
Isaiah 45:21 and there is no God else beside me
So the Bible establishes one God who created the heavens, in fact it says
Col 1:16-17 "For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.
Notice it is not gods but God, singular, and is over ALL things seen and unseen.
So then it comes time to have them understand the choice before them.
Jesus said my sheep hear my voice, they will flee from the voice of stranger.
Jesus sent the disciples out to give his word "As the Father has sent Me , I also send you."( John 20:21). In Matt 10:14 he spoke of them illustrate judgment to those "whoever will not receive you nor hear your words."
Whose a stranger? Anyone who does not teach what the word teaches. Sheep give out Jesus' words.
John 8:47: He who is of God hears God's words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God.
Its simple how God has orchestrated this.