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Category Archives: Witnessing Tools

Different Words for Sin

The Bible uses a number of different words for sin. Although some have strong imagery in the original languages (i.e. iniquity) they lose their effectiveness in translation because they aren’t familiar English words. Or Mormonism has changed the meaning of words, which is the case with the word “transgressions”. For these reasons, we suggest you…
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Deadly Consequences of Sin

Two things that always need to be emphasized to Mormon missionaries are the extent and the seriousness of sin. One way to do this is by looking at the following three passages, focusing on what they say sin has done to people. 1. Nobody has done good Romans 3:10-12: “As it is written, There is…
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Deadliness of Even One Sin – James 2:10

LDS missionaries have a very weak view of sin especially its serious nature. They view many sins as nothing more than minor infractions or misdemeanors. Even when we repeatedly show them the seriousness of sin, they often seem to react almost flippantly. We can’t get discourage. We need to repeatedly bring God’s Word to bear…
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Sobering Message of Sermon on the Mount

(This is based on an article on our witnessing site, beyeperfect.org. It is addressed to Mormons. We encourage you to adapt it for your use.) How healthy are you? Some will immediately answer they are healthy because they feel good. A doctor, however, wouldn’t base his answer on how a person felt. He would give…
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God has X-Ray Vision

How often hasn’t an X-Ray or a CAT scan found something seriously wrong in a person who outwardly looked good and even felt good? We all probably know at least one person like this – who was shocked to learn, after undergoing a routine procedure, that they had a serious problem. After the shock, comes…
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Moses’ Sin Shows Sin’s Seriousness

One of the more difficult aspects of witnessing to Mormon missionaries is showing them the seriousness and extent of their sins. It is important to remember why they struggle to see that. One of the more prominent reasons is that they have been told from little on up they are basically good and are filled…
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Uzza is Punished with Death for a “Good Act”

In 1 Chronicles 13 there is an account which disturbs many people. King David is bringing the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem after it had been neglected during the reign of Saul. While they were transporting it, we read: “And when they came unto the threshingfloor of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand to…
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Examining LDS Definition of Sin

On page 9 of The Plan of Salvation pamphlet, sin is defined. “Sin is knowingly choosing to do wrong or not to do right.” True to the Faith says something very similar. “When we willfully disobey God’s commandments, we commit sin. We also commit sin when we fail to act righteously despite our knowledge of…
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LDS Impossible Demands to be Forgiven

One of our witnessing tactics is to find articles on lds.org to discuss with the missionaries. We encourage you to do this only after you have met with the missionaries a few times. Then they won’t be surprised by your going to lds.org and probably will be happy you did. Sometimes, missionaries will even suggest…
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Mormons must Be Worthy to Receive the Holy Ghost

As always, we want to use this conversation to springboard into a discussion about sin and salvation. Therefore, you will need to beware of getting distracted and majoring on minors. A common way Christians become distracted is by focusing on the person of the Holy Ghost. Mormonism describes him as “a personage of spirit; without…
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