Thursday, September 25, 2008
Opposition In All Things September 17,2008
At Six o’clock we were back to work. We went and knocked on doors for a while. We came to a guy’s house and he asked us what we preached. We told him that we preached about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. He stopped us right there and said “Wait you are saying the church needed to be restored? When you say restored that means that it has to be lost or messed up.” I told him about Joseph Smith and he said he did not believe that the authority or the true teaching was lost. He thought that we were saying the God’s plan was messed up when the apostles died, and so in 1820 when he had made a new plan he appeared to “John Smith” (that is what he said) to restore the gospel and try again. I tried to tell him that it was His plan from the beginning. Then he was like so he sent his only begotten Son and called 12 apostle and made them fail. I was like NO they did not fail, the people failed (I wanted to say just like you). He listened and we talked for about 40 minutes. I finally faked the phone was ringing and that we had to go. They have cell phones for more than one reason. He invited us back to read the Bible in Hebrew because he had a Hebrew dictionary. I don’t think we will be going back it ended up feeling like a waste of time. That was the end of our P day.