During the month of June, Truth in Love Ministry launched a media outreach campaign in Salt Lake City. The purpose of the campaign was to invite people, specifically Mormons, to come to a website (beyeperfect.org) and discover how we can become perfect, fully forgiven, and truly worthy in the sight of God. The Bible says it is a status we can receive right now. The TILM campaign even caught the attention of several newspapers — notably the Salt Lake Tribune and the Davis County Clipper. The campaign even received a report from a local television station.
The content on beyeperfect.org focuses on how a person can be fully forgiven by being perfect in Christ. The consequences of not meeting God’s standard of perfection is eternal separation from God.
In one of the articles on the website we ask,
What is Jesus saying in Matthew 5:48, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect”?
“His words are straight–forward. They are a command. They are a command to be perfect – to be perfect right now. They leave no room for the idea of working on eventually becoming perfect. Not only that, he also says that our perfection is to be measured against the absolute perfection of Heavenly Father, not the relative perfection of our fellow humans.
Neither is Jesus using figurative language or difficult terms. His words are simple and straight-forward. He is commanding absolute perfection right now.
That makes these words very sobering. Who can meet such a standard? What do our consciences tell us? That we are perfect is not their message. That’s alarming because God not only commands perfection; he also condemns all who are not perfect. “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” (James 2:10)
Think of the effect the word “guilty” has when spoken by a judge in a courtroom while pounding his gavel to make his verdict final. That is the same effect, but to a much greater degree, that the word guilty has when uttered by God, the Judge of the universe. It has eternal consequences.” (To read the rest of the article, please click here.)
Dozens of Christians from around the U.S. came to Salt Lake City to go door-to-door to not only invite people to come to the website, but also share from God’s Word. Sometimes those invitations extend to a discussion on what it means to be perfect in Christ.
Two of our missionaries are ranchers from eastern Wyoming who recently moved to Colorado. They love going door-to-door to point people to the message of our Savior. Tom and Marilyn were not only a blessing to the people we met, but were a source of great encouragement to the other Christians who gathered with them in Salt Lake City.
View the following where Tom shares a story of one particular Mormon he met in Salt Lake City.