I appreciate your comments. But I must confess that I hoped these posts would spark amicable discussions with others. I have heard all the anti-Mormon arguments. They haven't changed in 200 years. I've struggled with them and know they are wrong.
I am glad that you have decided to read my blog, even after our prior exchanges. I know that my mental capacity and reasoning aren't even close to that of most (my recent grades are proving that).
But I will tell you that as sure as I know the sun will rise tomorrow, I know that God lives and loves us. He is our Heavenly Father. His Son is Jesus Christ, the Savior of us all. And They have called Joseph Smith to be a Prophet. The Book of Mormon is true. There is a living prophet today, Gordon B. Hinckley.
I know these things because I have felt the power of God distill upon my soul more knowledge and understanding than I can describe.
I'm sorry that I don't have words to explain precisely how I know, but sometimes words fail.
Can you describe the taste of salt without using "salt"?
I have tasted Spiritual Salt, and I want everyone to taste it. I can't help it. There is a burning in my bones to share this message: The Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored, and all mankind is invited to supp at the table of the Lord, to receive the fullness thereof!
In Waco, I have watched members of other faiths with awe, especially in my oral advocacy class. Professors Osler, O'Brien, and Gloer are exceptional Christians. And I fully believe they will receive everything God has in store for them and more. They are men whom I seek to emulate as I strive to follow Jesus Christ.
But I echo the words of the man whom I recognize as the Mouthpiece of the Lord Jesus Christ, Gordon B. Hinckley: "Bring to us all the light and knowledge that you have, and let us see if we can add to it!"
I have no desire to attack the faith of others because I don't want to destroy it. I hope that my posts will build faith. You don't have to believe me. No one does. But I can't help but express what I know to be true. And I cannot say the smallest part of what I feel!
My dearest friend, let us strive to build each other up!
I would be lying if I said I didn't want this blog to spark within someone the desire to know that the Book of Mormon is true. But if nothing else happens, I hope others feel closer to Jesus Christ as the result of what I write. At the very least, I want others to understand the impetus behind Mormonism.
If I at any time made you or anyone else feel like I was attacking your faith or religious convictions, I apologize.
My friend, may we move forward in faith, building others and encouraging others to come to Christ.
With Warmest Regards,