Had another great conversation with my neighborhood Mormons. I'm surprised that they are still walking down my street as I stop them (sometimes going out of my way to do so) and talk to them.
My tactic is to challenge them to think about who has the greater god, me or them. I ask them, "Where is your god?" This is a bit of a trick question for them because they don't ultimately know where it is. Their god(s), being confined to a body, can only be in one place at a time. So they assume that their god is in heaven.
In any respect, after their answer I say, "My God is everywhere! Don't you think that He is the greater God?" (Just so you know, I haven't had anyone say, "Why yes. He is.").
Having done that with this group of Mormons before, I asked them if they had thought about the Greater God. He said that they were not interested in him. I asked, "You are okay with a lesser god?"
After this I started talking to them about Col. 1:17, where it says, "In him all things consist (i.e. hold together)." We talked about what that means. I illustrated it by saying that if you have a glass of ice water, the water consists in a cup (i.e. it is held together by the glass). If you were to remove the glass, the water would lose its shape and no longer consist or be held together. They agreed that this was a good illustration.
I then asked how their god, being only in heaven, can be here now holding us together. It is impossible! Such a belief requires a God who is everywhere. If god were only in heaven, then we would not be held together. We would be like the water without a container.
They tried to say that their god did it through the Holy Spirit. I pointed out though that the passage says, "In him all things consist," not "In the Holy Spirit."
Both of the Mormons recognized that I was right. However, neither would admit it. I just pray that they would come to see that a puny god, such as theirs, is not a god who will serve them well or do justice
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