Students of the Bible

The weather has been kind of wacky this year, hasn’t it? The rain has been especially heavy, I think. I
walked in my back yard on Monday morning, after two days of no rain and the ground is still soaked.
That’s very unusual. But, while it’s messy and not a great time to walk around back there, here’s the
thought I had: God must be preparing us for a beautiful Spring! I’m pretty excited about that. Will there
be more “severe” weather? Highly likely….more rain and some freezing temperatures. But when Spring
comes, it will be awesome!
That, though, is like life, isn’t it? We go through some rough spots with sicknesses, family matters,
perhaps debt problems, even. But we have to remember that God can, and will, use those things. He
will prepare us for something better; something spectacular. So hang in there. Hold on tight.
Something good…something better…is coming!
On a different note, I have enjoyed leading a study on Mormonism on Wednesday nights. Many of you
haven’t been able to attend, but I want to make a point. Many so-called “Christian” religions use the
same terminology as true Christians to deceive the general population of Christians into thinking that
the beliefs they’re espousing are legitimate.
Be aware that when religions such as Mormonism use terms like “the Son of God”, “Christ’s
atonement”, “heaven”, “Jehovah”, “God”, “salvation”…and others…the terms do NOT mean the same
things as our definitions. For instance, when a Mormon speaks of Christ’s atonement on the cross, they
believe that the atonement is only for Adam’s sin: The common man must still accomplish works to
attain atonement and grow into being good enough to merit heaven (and you wouldn’t believe what
they believe heaven is).
So it is very important that we Christians be true students of the Bible. We must study and understand
the truth it teaches. Otherwise, we are more susceptible to the deception of false religions such as
Mormonism, also known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the LDS church)! “Do your
best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who
correctly handles the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15 NIV)
Say good things about your Savior and about His church here in Bluff Park.
Bro. Tony