Baptism of the Lord
Ours is a newly built subdivision, so I've been expecting Mormon missionaries to wander through these parts before much longer. I saw a couple of them on a nearby street the other day.
What do you do when Mormons come knocking at your door?
A couple years ago I stopped and talked with them, and they came back a couple more time before I went back to Georgetown that fall. As you might expect, I disputed the most basic things they said...
"See, you hold the book of Mormon in your hands and ask God to reveal to you whether the teachings of Joseph Smith are true."If I do invite them in for herbal tea and a chat, I promise to be better behaved this time. What do you do, and what would you like for me to do?
"Uh, you still haven't told me what the teachings of Joseph Smith are.
"He taught that the church should be one."
"Oh, I'm sure he and most popes would have something to talk about, then."
"You see, even the church at Galatia had already apostatized in Paul's time."
"Ooookay. So what's special about the church of Joseph Smith such that it's protected from the same kind of apostasy that claimed the churches of Peter, Paul, James and John?"
"Okay, so if God does tell me that the apparently vague and positive teachings of Joseph Smith are true, what will that look like?"
"Well, you'll get a good, peaceful feeling..."
"Is that like a peaceful, easy feeling? 'Cause I was thinking we could light up this roach and listen to the Eagles."