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Did You Get Your Free DVD?

I have had several incidents in the past where I was warned by the spirit not to read a book, to turn of an evangelical program and more. These are books that are typically offensive in the sense of nudity or vulgarity. Rather, they were books published by anti-Mormons.

I used to think that it was just me. To an extent, I wasn’t giving the Spirit the credit that it deserved because it was my own personal bias to avoid such materials.

However, yesterday, when I woke up, I found a plastic bag with a DVD in it.  Originally it was delivered to my door like the fliers that the local pizza place likes to deliver. It bore the title of Good News for LDS. The DVD cover also had a slight appearance of looking like a production by the LDS Church.

However, thanks to David H. Sundwall at A Soft Answer, I knew exactly what the DVD was. As I picked it up, it felt weird. It was another one of those warnings from the Spirit.

My wife told me that she too had a weird feeling about it. It was then I knew that it wasn’t going to be something I watched. Rather, I will just peruse the FAIR pages discussing this video and continue in my laughter regarding the silly lack of knowledge from the Antis.

If you happen upon one of these DVDs and for whatever reason decide to watch it, I strongly encourage you to use these pages as a guide and response to the inaccuracies of the content. It’s amazing to me how many people will believe and untruth just because it fits their mold of seeing the world.

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4 comments to Did You Get Your Free DVD?

  • As an Evangelical I think the DVD is a wasted effort and its production and distribution is not something I would be a part of. But I think it’s weird when people are afraid to even watch or read something that might be critical of their faith. I certainly don’t recommend feasting on such material, but my own faith has grown tremendously from being faced with hard questions and seeking out better answers. If the video is as light weight as you claim, then it will be a good laugh for you (like “The Godmakers”), if it offers real challenges then the LDS church will only be strengthened by reconciling difficult issues.

    The New Testament calls us to “be prepared to give an answer to everyone” and to “take in everything and accept what is good.” No where do I see scripture telling us to stick our heads in the sand. If our faith is true, we have nothing to fear. Truth will always seek the light and will always prevail.

  • It’s not that I am afraid to watch it. Honestly, I was very seriously considering watching it. However, when the Spirit specifically tells me not to watch, then I obey. I don’t know the reasons it doesn’t want me (and I emphasize me) to watch it, but I won’t.

    I have read anti-Mormon literature, and I am familiar with several of the arguments. But once the Spirit tells me to stop, I do.

  • Cool. I’m not trying to be argumentative at all. I just want to understand better what LDS mean when they describe the Spirits promptings. If they are true I want to know them better myself. Can you tell me more how the Spirit told you not to watch it? Was it a nudge? A voice? A positive impression? A feeling of fear or danger? Your Bishop watching to see what you would do? I don’t intend on telling you how the Spirit can or cannot speak. I just want to understand better.

    The missionaries told me that I can know the Spirit by looking to the fruits of the Spirit. I’m not guessing that the Spirit communicates solely through love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness or self-control when you are handling anti-Mormon material.

    Thanks!

  • Sorry for the delay in response, I didn’t notice you questions until now, some how the comment email didn’t get to me.

    I wasn’t trying to argue with you, rather just let you know that my comments in the post were strictly meant for me. And that I wouldn’t expect that other (LDS or not) shoud act accordingly.

    When I first held the CD I felt what I can best describe as darkness. As I considered watching it even though I knew its contents, I felt a sense that this is not right. I want to say I heard a “no,” but it wasn’t in the sense of natural hearing. Simply a prompting not to do so.

    I hope that helps you understand. I appreciate your honest approach to understanding and not attacking, mocking, or deriding.

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