Why Mormons Should Leave Jewish People Alone
Mormons were founded by Joseph Smith in upstate, New York during the 1820’s.
After Smith’s death they followed Brigham Young to the Utah territory. Today’s
Mormons or Latter Day Saints (LDS), they identify themselves as Christians, but are
different from mainstream Christians. They follow not only the Bible, but the book of
Mormon and other books written by their church. They believe in modern-day living
prophets, and revelation. Mormons trace their origin from Joseph Smith in the 1820’s
who at the age of 13 had a vision in the woods. In contrast, Jews are a religion that
has existed for thousands of years. Jewish people accepted the Torah directly from
G-d, when all other nations refused it. The Jewish people were given a day of
atonement (Yom Kippur), directly by G-d, so there is no need to go through an
imaginary man named Jesus (Yehoshua Ben Yosef) for anything. Jews have no
need for others to convert to our faith, and it is very hard to convert to Judaism.
Mormons feel others should cast away their beliefs and believe as if they are the only
true way to G-d. Because of this, I believe Mormons should leave Jewish people
alone, not try to convert, change families, or baptize dead Jews.
First, the reason I believe they should leave Jewish people alone is because they
force other people to believe in Christ. They come to my family’s house every
Sunday, harassing my parents trying to get us to attend their church and trying to
preach to us the book of Mormon when we don’t even want them to come to our
house unless they’re invited. People will never find a Rabbi (Jewish teacher)
knocking on their door trying to convert them to our faith. I feel like they are invading