**I was a “practicing” Mormon for 22 years, and I was serious about the faith! However there is no danger of me going back to them! Once I got out from under my friends in the Church, and moved to the Bible Belt, it was easier to stand back and take a long hard look at their beliefs.
Believe me, once you begin to read the Bible in earnest, you can’t help but compare what Scripture says against what they believe. I won’t take you through the whole list but suffice it to say that they believe that the Bible is true, “insofar as it is translated correctly.” **Now, did you “hear” that?
Those who do all the right things enabling them to go to the Temple where they are baptized for others OR get married for time and all eternity! I had a friend who told me one time, that she would have the only bed in heaven, the other wives would only get chairs. I’m sorry but I had to laugh!
As to “bearing their testimony,” this is something that Mormons do often! And like anything repetitive, after a while they get to where it is second nature to just keep repeating it. Many have been coached when they were young to say the “right things.”
There are many fine Mormons out there as many are good people. Like the rest of us, who they are as people many times define who they are as Mormons. Their health laws [the Word of Wisdom], if they follow them, probably keep them in better health than some of us who drink too many caffeinated drinks and/or smoke too many cigarettes.
However, and you want to read this carefully; . . .they do not believe in the Trinity as we do! I have read through the following carefully & it is exactly as I was taught!
"Mormons believe the following about God: He has not always been the Supreme Being of the universe, but attained that status through righteous living and persistent effort. They believe God the Father has a “body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s.” Though abandoned by modern Mormon leaders, Brigham Young taught that Adam actually was God and the father of Jesus Christ.
Mormon leaders have taught that Jesus’ incarnation was the result of a physical relationship between God the Father and Mary. Mormons believe Jesus is a god, but that any human can also become a god. Mormonism teaches that salvation can be earned by a combination of faith and good works.
Mormons believe that there are different levels or kingdoms in the afterlife: the celestial kingdom, the terrestrial kingdom, the telestial kingdom, and outer darkness. Where mankind will end up depends on what they believe and do in this life."
Although Mormons are usually friendly, loving, and kind people, they are deceived by a false religion that distorts the nature of God, the Person of Jesus Christ, and the means of salvation.