What do you get when you cross a Mormon and a Baptist?
I don’t believe it was God’s intention for His church to divide but as all things work together for the good of them that are called by God according to his purposes, different denominations should strengthen the church in the last days.
God wasn’t pleased with all seven churches of Asia. In fact only two of them escaped a reprimand. In light of the false doctrines running rampant in today’s society, we must choose our home church carefully.
I remember, as a little girl attending a country Baptist church with my mother and sisters. The next week, Daddy would drive the family fifteen miles to the nearest Mormon tabernacle. Eventually the differences between the two faiths caused a breech between my parents and church attendance was forsaken for an illusion of familial peace.
A little while later, a dear saint of God threatened to wash my filthy mouth out with soap and invited me to revival. I was about eight years old and was scared to death when someone spoke in tongues.
When my eldest sister married into the Assemblies of God, I began to tag along and experienced God’s presence. Unfortunately, lack of spiritual direction during my teen years resulted lazy Sunday mornings. High school was one big party filled with various forms of drugs and alcohol. God was forgotten while I made my own way in the world and moved around the country.
Ten years ago, divorced with two children, I crawled back to an old-fashioned altar. My life a mess, I gave myself and everything that was “me” to Jesus.
He changed “me” from a selfish- rank-sinner to a grateful person saved by grace. Some changes were immediate, some gradual and others ongoing. I’m saved, sanctified and filled with the Holy Ghost. I am who He’s making me. I’m not perfect and often make mistakes, but I know where to go for strength, comfort and forgiveness.
I have convictions that can’t be understood or explained. I love to worship my savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. And yes if I’m blessed and the spirit gives the utterance, I speak in tongues. In a good service, I say amen and hallelujah. I’ve been known to shout and fall out in the spirit.
Tonight, I’m posting this blog to say that although my mother was a Baptist and my father a Mormon, I am proudly…