Today at around 4:30pm, my doorbell rang. There were two visitors in long black coats standing at my door with a gospel. These two young men were from the Church of Latter Day Saints: they were Mormons. A conversation ensued and my roommate and I sought to learn more about their beliefs. There was a pleasant exchange of thoughts and then the visitors were on their way, but not before leaving a copy of The Book of Mormon with us. They didn’t try to convince us or persuade us. They simple asked us to read the book and ask God to tell us if it was true or not.
It was an interesting exchange between two Christian women and two Mormon men. Each side thought that the other had minds that were darkened and blinded from the truth. Each side thought that they had the answer and the truth about life and death. And each side stood firm in their beliefs. When they asked us the read the book and ask God to reveal the truth to us, it reminded me of the lesson from class, how the god of this age has darkened the minds of people, as it is described in 2 Corinthians 4:4, “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”