Below we provide the text of a tract we distribute to those who ask us, “Why do you do this?” while we are passing out tracts and witnessing to people in Salt Lake City, Mesa, Arizona, or other places.
You have asked why I would be taking my time to share God’s truth with you. Many people do not understand what would motivate me to pass out tracts and share with those who already clam a religious, and in fact, specifically Christian, faith. Let me explain.
1) My motivation is love; first and foremost for God, and because of this, for those I honestly believe to be in need of God’s truth. I believe God is glorified when His truth is proclaimed, and since I love Him, I do desire to see Him glorified. As the Scripture says, ” Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Cor. 10:31)
2) I honestly believe that the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are false; so much so that to believe in those teachings is to deny God’s truth, and to reject the Gospel. This is not merely my “feeling,” but is the result of comparing Mormon teachings with the clear truths of the Bible. You may disagree with my conclusion, but the important thing to remember is that I honestly believe Mormonism to be a false system that cannot give true salvation to anyone.
3) I believe that if you care for someone, you will seek what is best for them. If I see someone in physical danger, I must seek to help them, In the same way, if I see someone in spiritual danger I must warn them and try to be of assistance to them. And so it is with Mormon people. I believe that the Latter-day Saints have been deceived, and are in grave spiritual danger.
If I love the LDS people, how can I sit by in silence? I must warn them of the dangers of following the teachings of false prophets such as Joseph Smith and Brigham Young. I must warn them that Mormonism preaches a false God, a false Christ and a false Gospel.
I realize that many people will reject my message and my offer to help though my proclamation and discussion of the truth of God. I realize that many people will be angry with me for even trying! But again, if I care I will put up with the insults and the anger, for my Lord put up with far more because of His love for me.
So I ask you to hear me out as one who cares for you. I am here because “the love of Christ compels me” to share with you (2Cor. 5:14). And if my words are not enough, will you heed some wise counsel from one of your own leaders, Brigham Young? He said, “I say to the whole world, receive truth, no matter who presents it to you. Take up the Bible, compare the religion of the Latter-day Saints with it, and see if it will stand the test.”