It was a good afternoon of outreach at Sunnybank yesterday.
The Mormon missionaries were out in force in the area and they mentioned that they are about to be transferred to a different area. This means a new bunch will be coming to Sunnybank soon.
So I tried one last attempt of witnessing to one of them who I haven't spoken to much before. He was advocating that there are at least 3 different gods that exist - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
I asked, why then in the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19 does Jesus say "...baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit"
'Name' is singular, not plural. That means the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are not 3 separate beings, but the one being, existing in 3 distinct persons.
The Mormon elder had no idea how to respond and went to their usual, 'But I have received a feeling that Mormonism is true'.
I explained that feelings are not the way we know that something is true, for the Bible says our heart is deceitfully wicked. Instead we should follow the example of the Bereans who searched in the Scriptures daily to see whether what was being said by Paul was true (Acts 17:11).
Please pray for Elder Reading, that God would save him out of the Mormon church and bring him to saving faith.
Please also pray for a Buddhist man named Elvin. After hearing the message, he thought at first he could add Christianity on to his existing beliefs. When I quoted Jesus saying that He is the only way, Elvin knew he had to make a choice - Buddhism or Christianity.
He said he would seriously think about what he heard. I gave him a gospel of John to read.
The seeds have been sown, our job is done for now, the results are in God's hands. To God be the glory!
Sunnybank Team (QLD)
Meets 2-5pm every Thursday afternoon at the Sunnybank bus stop on Mains Road.
Contact Ryan Hemelaar for more information.