I am a new member on this forum but I have viewed forum posts many times specifically the non-Catholic section. I have wanted to post for a long time and I finally decided to after reading the post Friend Became A Mormon. A few years ago my friend Amanda became Mormon while at college. We met in high school and talked about Jesus she never really asked must about my faith, but she always respected it. While in college she met an LDS group that came to give a talk at her school, long story short the guy that helped her become Mormon is now her boyfriend. I have to admit in the beginning she never told me she was becoming Mormon until her baptism and I tried to convince her not to but she was stubborn and did it anyway. Even though I was hurt I do have to say is that through our conversations I do belief that she sincerely accepted Christ as her Savior and received the Holy Spirit.
It has been five years now and I have tried to not be so forceful about the differences in our beliefs. God has really allowed our friendship to heal and she has actually done two bible studies with me which I never thought would happen! I guess I wanted to write this post to allow people to realize that you have to be patience in trying to help Mormons or anyone who doesn’t understand your beliefs. Sometimes it is hard to choose which differences to discuss and my devotional today talked about “The battle is not yours, but God’s” (2 Chronicles 20: 15). Sometimes we are not meant to say anything but just act in love and understanding. We might be the person who introduces Jesus to someone, someone else may continue to help that person and God takes care of the whole situation if it his will. The important thing is to love, respect and find common ground. We must understand our faith before we try to debate with others.
I have to say that for all the LDS/Mormons it must be very difficult for you to discern and possible even consider changing your faith. I want to say that it is okay to discern in fact it allows you to examine why you believe what you believe. I will be praying for you as you go through your discernment.
Thanks for reading my story and may God bless us all.