Hello all aside from telling Joseph Smith and Brigham Young a thing or two this has been the most exciting couple of days of the trip so far.
Last night we went into Ogden town centre area just with some questionnaires to go through with people and we had our two best discussions yet on this trip. Firstly we met a Mormon lady who at first said that she believed Jesus was all we needed for salvation. As the discussion went on she stated that she did not believe at all that she was righteous in the sight of God and that there was still much work to be done. We were able to share with her the biblical message of salvation by faith alone and that Christ was enough for her.
After this we talked to a guy who has a heavy criminal background and due to his Mormon understanding he was totally burdoned with guilt and believed he was a very long way off being acceptable to God. In both cases I shared these great verses from the bible.
What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
This is whats on offer regardless of your religious background Mormon or not, you can be righteous in the sight of God meaning forgiven clean with your eternal life secure just by trusting in Him that justifies the ungoldly. We are having a great time sharing this with people out here.
Today we went to Insititute classes and ended up speaking to a guy for two hours afterwards about the gospel, God is opening up loads of opportunities for us and I think for me and Vicky we are growing in our confidence to boldly share the gospel to people in Utah, heres hoping that goes home with us, thanks for reading.