Mormon leaders claim that they made no effort to influence the decision to
bring the Winter Olympics to Salt Lake City. But they did not let the
opportunity go to waste. They donated land and money for facilities so that
when the medals were awarded, the six granite spires and gold statue of the
Salt Lake Temple lit up the sky directly behind the ceremony stage.
In a rare connection of religion with the games, it was arranged for the
Olympic Torch to stop at the steps of the Mormon headquarters where the members
of the First Presidency leaders passed it to each other to the cheering of
thousands of church members.
About 50 percent of Salt Lake City`s residents are Mormon. Many are
ex-missionaries. Foreign visitors were surprised to be greeted in their own
language by Mormons who spent time as missionaries in their home country.
The location of the games in Mormon territory provided thousands of
leads for their missionaries to follow up on for months to come. This means
that there may be more Mormon activity in your area.
Chick Publications has just released a new "Answer" book by author
Thomas Heinze called Answers to my Mormon
In a beautifully gentle style, Heinze explains the unbiblical doctrines
in the Mormon scriptures, their strange view of salvation and how Joseph Smith
fails the test of a prophet.
You will find this little book very useful in countering the Mormon
missionaries who come to your door or inoculating your friends and coworkers
against their deception.
Other books by Thomas Heinze:
Answers to My Catholic Friends
Answers to My Jehovah's Witness Friends