Jesus said, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty
of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains” (John 9:41).
We all know people who claim they can see but who are, in fact,
blind. Their guilt remains. You may not know this but here in the United States
there is a geographical area in which the entire culture (social, religious,
political, and business) claims to see. It is the Mormon culture that controls Utah
and the contiguous areas of Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, and Nevada.
Backslidden Mormons are more willing to admit that they cannot see.
We have one mission station in this area: Oasis Books in
Logan, Utah, the location of Utah State University. Please pray for our staff
as they work with people who do not know that they are guilty of Romans
1:22-23: “Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the
glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man…” Their idea
of God is one that is physical and looks like man. They deny the efficacy of
the cross, saying that the atonement did not take place on the cross. They deny
grace by saying, “We are saved by grace after all that we can do.” They
have many biblical words in their vocabulary. Almost all of them have a
definition different from the ones in the Bible.
We do not wish to win arguments with these blind people who think
they can see. We wish to help them see.
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