Ex-LDS Joseph Warren, Saved by Jesus Christ

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Sharon surrendered her life to the Lord Jesus Christ in 1979. Deeply passionate about Truth, Sharon loves serving as a full-time volunteer research associate with Mormonism Research Ministry. Sharon and her husband live in Minnesota.
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6 Responses to Ex-LDS Joseph Warren, Saved by Jesus Christ

  1. canuck54 says:

    Awesome testimony! I pray that his family would see the sufficiency of Christ.


  2. falcon says:

    I only want to know one thing. Can I play in their band? Seriously, I’ve been practicing diligently for five years and the only ones to hear me are my dogs. They are great fans!

    This young guy hits all of the right notes in his testimony. He understands clearly that we gain eternal life not through slavish conformity to a religious code but by receiving the gift of eternal life that God is offering us through Jesus Christ.
    At the beginning of his testimony he clearly explains the relationship between grace and works. We don’t work first. We believe first. Our actions then are representative of our regenerated spirit i.e. being born again by the Spirit of God.
    The sad thing about the Mormon people is that they are sincere, devout and pious. Unfortunately for them they are applying these attributes to the wrong thing. To enter into God’s rest means to have come to an understanding of who He is and what He has done for us.
    Being pious about the wrong god and placing one’s hope on being able to perform at a high level in a religious system, isn’t going to get the job done.
    My prayer is that the Mormons listening to this testimony will come to see Jesus as who He is. Knowing Jesus in a personal way is the only pathway to the Father. Membership in a church won’t get it done. Obeying rules won’t do it either. Faith is the key that unlocks the door to eternal life. But faith in the wrong thing is like having a poorly cut key. It won’t open the door.

  3. Kate says:

    “My family disowned me.’

    This breaks my heart. Why is it that the LDS believe that people who leave their religions and families to join the LDS church as converts are so valiant, but when one of their own finds the true and living Christ of the Bible, they are to be disowned? I can’t tell you how many lessons on converts losing everything to become LDS I have sat through. How uplifting, courageous and valiant these people are. If Mormons are Christian, you would think that they would be extremely happy for one of their own to find Christ. I know where this guy is coming from. I learned those same truths in the Bible, had my struggles, and have come out of Mormonism. I didn’t have to go through my family disowning me which I am grateful for. Where is the pure love of Christ that Mormons love to speak about? How does a mother disown her own child? Where is Jesus in that?

    I can’t imagine all that this guy has been through, but I love how he explained Grace and works. Mormons look to that one passage in James (out of context) yet ignore all other passages that clearly say it’s Grace not works. Yes Christians do good works, but we don’t rely on our works for Salvation. Just typing that makes me feel free! No more feeling inadequate, Jesus loves me for who I am and through my faith in him, by His Grace I am saved. I couldn’t say that as a Mormon.

  4. TJayT says:

    I agree with Kate 100% when it comes to family members being disowned for following there convictions. Not only is it an unchristian act and a terrible thing to put someone you love through, if you’re thinking it’s going to force them back into there former beliefs it will do the opposite.

    I thank God that when I left mormonism in my teens my family treated the situation with love and respect. While there attitude wasn’t the reason I returned it was something that helped.

    It sounded like he and his family may be working toward reconciliation. I hope that’s true and works out for the best for everyone involved.

  5. homeschoolmom says:

    John 16:32b- “You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me.”
    Jesus understands what it feels like to be abandoned by friends and family, but he also knows who to lean on during those times.

  6. falcon says:

    I never tire of listening to the testimonies of these young men. They talk of finding Jesus by studying God’s Word. God’s Word, they found, didn’t support Mormonism. What they learned is who God is and what provision he made for us through His Son Jesus Christ.
    Former Mormons will often talk about the freedom they feel having left a performance based religious system by entering into a relationship with Jesus. I remember one Mormon poster we had here a while back that couldn’t get passed this idea of “the one true church”. I, as well as others, tried to explain to him that the “church” is the Mystical Body of Christ peopled by all of those who are born again by the Spirit of God. This guy had such a denominational brain lock that it was impossible to get through to him.
    For the last couple of months I’ve been attending a “modern” church service in (there are different flavors) Lutheran Church. To be honest, I can’t tell I’m in a Lutheran Church. The emphasis of this particular strain of Lutheranism is on the preaching of God’s Word. Other Lutheran Churches may have more of a liturgical emphasis.
    Anyway, when I’m there I often think about people who get all hung-up on denominational distinctives, church membership and all sorts of things that have not one iota to do with our eternal destiny. It’s so cool how this young guy, in the video, came to Christ on the pureness of God’s Word and the council of the Holy Spirit.
    I would be curious as to how their ministry is going and what impact their testimonies have had on bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to the Mormon people.
    Anyone know?

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