Richard and I traveled to South Georgia to attend the precious wedding ceremony of someone I love. It was nice to get away, even though it was only for the night. We stayed in a brand new Courtyard by Marriott in the downtown area of Thomasville. Everything seemed perfect; the bed was comfortable, the room temperature was suitable, but I could not sleep.
When we first got to the room, I noticed, right beside the Bible, was the Book of Mormon, almost as if it carried the same weight as the Bible. I picked it up and read it but only got through the introduction because the Holy Spirit reminded me of whom it originated. I should have known better than to open up the counterfeit because I’ve seen the Mormon Temple, and it’s dark and creepy. I stuck it in the closet but should have removed it from the room because I’m sure its presence was what kept me awake so late.
I’ve often heard that you should study other religions, so you know how to minister to the people who follow it, but that may be a lie to draw you into the occult, plus that’s not my calling. Jesus told me to follow his steps to know how to minister to all people. We need to know the truth so that we can detect a lie. Study the Word of God as often as you can, so the truth is clear. Stick to what is good; know what is evil and avoid it. Be aware of your surroundings because you never know when the devil will slip something in to disturb your peace.
Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in—who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery— to them we did not yield in submission even for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might be preserved for you. Galatians 2:4-5