Lessons from a Mormon Run-in: Disrespect and Arrogance

I’m sure these guys weren’t expecting my knowledge not only of my faith, but of theirs as well. Now, I admit that I’ve never read The Book of Mormon (though I do admit to throwing them away when I stay in a hotel). But my knowledge of it stems from multiple sources including Dare2Share Ministries and The Great American Bathroom Book.

I asked multiple questions, because as a pastor I know that I will constantly be answering the “what’s the difference?” question and I was seeking for more information. But the more questions I answered, and the more blatant contradictions with the Old and New Testament I offered, I was asked if I’ve ever read my Bible or how it came to be?!

My first reaction was to regret that I vowed to never punch a Mormon (Relax. It’s a joke…mostly).

My second was to just be completely turned off to anything he was saying. I actually told him to shut up so I could hear the little one who was actually being polite and respectful.

Anyway, this led me (upon reflection and reconsideration of my vow) to wonder:

  • How often do we come across rude and disrespectful when we’re sharing the Gospel?
  • How many times does our arrogance give someone reason enough to discredit Christianity?

Add your voice to the conversation

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.