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“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.” Jude 24-25

There’s no doubt the Church busies themselves with the most mundane things in life. Taking time on a worldwide stage to announce they’ve modified temple interview questions is a good example of that! With deep pockets there’s ample opportunity to share truth, alas, they forego that blessing with each General Conference. Perhaps they’re ignoring what Jesus did in the temple…

‘And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves…’  Matthew 21:12

Instead of worrying about Jesus’ words, here’s what Nelson had to say via the Deseret News

“The crowning jewel of the Restoration …is the holy temple,” President Nelson said. “Individual worthiness to enter the Lord’s house requires much individual spiritual preparation. But with the Lord’s help, nothing is impossible. In some respects, it is easier to build a temple than it is to build a people prepared for a temple. Individual worthiness requires a total conversion of mind and heart to be more like the Lord, to be an honest citizen, to be a better example and to be a holier person.”

And as the Bible says, it’s easier to get a camel through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to get into heaven…

Question:

Why isn’t Jesus who died for the world the crowning jewel? May the good Lord have mercy on these people.

Below is a side-by-side account of the new and old version of questions. It seems the list gets longer with each modification without really saying anything new. The biggest thing was the difference between the old #6, and the new #7 where it looks like they’ve toned down their rhetoric. As the adage goes – they’re busy rearranging furniture on the Titanic…

Because the Church has publicly posted their interview questions, it gives the ‘outsider’ a perfect opportunity to ask a Mormon you know what they think of the Church modifying the questions repeatedly. If these truly came from the Lord, why is He always needing to change what He commanded?

Be sure to present the questions you may have for them in a loving manner. The quickest way to stop communications with a Mormon is to ask them about these things in an accusatory tone, even if your questions/concerns are legit. You also might share what Paul said about those who follow the law…

‘For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.’ Galatians 3:10

Paul’s insight should give everyone pause! Remind the Mormon you know that on this side of the cross, we live in grace, not under the Law!

Lastly, if you’re LDS, why would you say yes to question #4? Jesus is the only one on earth who should have authority in your life – not the president/prophet. Christians submit themselves to the authority of Christ, not man.

With Love in Christ;

Michelle

1 Cor. 1:18

 

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