This kind of talk doesn’t sound like the gospel. (And to top that off, it sounds creepy!)
I simply cannot imagine that a man truly heart-broken by his own sin, truly heart-broken by the unbelievable grace of Jesus, truly liberated by free forgiveness, truly melted by God’s astounding patience through over-and-over again sinful habits, truly indebted in love to neighbors and spouse and family, confessing sins daily, celebrating grace and pursing a life that honors Jesus out of joy… I cannot imagine such a man speaking like this. To me it is inconceivable.
I am too much of a piping hot mess of a sinner to be a Mormon. I need a Physician whose scalpel goes much deeper, whose forgiveness is given much more freely. I need the kind of grace that offends people. I need grace that is even more unbelievable and shocking than my sin:
“Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness, just as David also speaks of the blessing of the one to whom God counts righteousness apart from works: Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered! Blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin!” (Romans 4:4-8)
Adding this one in response to Kate’s comment: