Last night, President and Prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Gordon Hinckley died at the age of 97. He had been the Mormon leader since 1995, and during this time the Mormon church experienced a great deal of growth, especially overseas. Read more about his death here.
I found out about his death last night, and I could not stop thinking about it all night. Hinckley had spent his entire life in service and devotion to the Mormon church, and his life of service culminated with his election as the 15th President of the church. Yet, it was all for nothing. I do not believe that the Mormon religion is a Christian one, but rather a non-Christian religion. (Unlike most Christians, I do not use “cult” to describe Mormons because “cult” implies a smaller group of people). I cannot imagine focusing my entire life and all my energy on something, only to learn after death that I was wrong. That is why I thank God daily for the grace He has given me and the assurance of my salvation. I pray that more and more people, especially those of the Mormon religion, can discover this grace and have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. That way your life and ministry here on earth will not be in vain, but to the glory and honor of Christ. Then you will hear Christ say “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Amen!