Tuesday, June 06, 2006

The Book of Mormon

This Saturday we got a visit from a couple of preachers. They were Christian boys, one American, one German. We sat with them thinking they would preach Christanity to us. Instead, they presented a new book to us called "The book of Mormon" and emphasized that we should turn to God. We were confused and after some time asked explicitly their place in Christanity. They said that they were Christians but also believed that Bible was changed and is no longer in the original form. However, another book was written about 400 years after Jesus using quotes from some other Prophets before and after Jesus This book was burried to be discovered in our time. A guy in the US was instructed in nineteenth century by an angel to go to a place and dig up this book. He digged it up, translated it in English and gave the original book to the angel. Since then, they have been following the teachings of this book, which is similar to Bible. This group is called "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints". They have had many prophets and are still having them. One important thing that they mentioned is that though their story may not be very convincing, its only a matter of faith and belief. We offered them cold-drinks but they said they were fasting. They'll come again next weekend and bring the book translated in Urdu. Their website: LDS

On Monday, we organized a party given by a Pakistani fellow to his university working group. We prepared Pakistani food and asked them to eat it Pakistani style. Photos and details on a friend's blog: Danish's Blog

4 comments:

Viv Courtis said...

Did you ever hear such a load of nonsense as the story from the 2 Mormons.
Anyone who had faith and belief in that fanciful story would have to have rocks in their head.

mAn[S]o0r said...

hmm.. apparently, mormon's have been getting a great following in the US.

But tell me something? isnt EVERY religion based on 'faith and belief' ??

Yasir Niaz said...

Mansoor! that's (almost) what i wanted to say; only i wasn't thinking of more than one other religion at that time.

Teresa said...

Wow! I was reading your blog interested in your perspective on the world cup living in Germany. I am now living in Darmstadt which is just outside of Frankfurt. Then I came to your story about the Book Of Mormon. I am a very devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and I think it is wonderful that you were able to talk to the missionaries. Just remember, there were many prophets and angels in the days of the bible, so why not now? and an even more convincing statement from the missionaries, is... to read the Book of Mormon and then to ask God with a sincere heart to find out for yourself if the book is true. No more relying on preachers for the answer. You really can KNOW for youself.