Michaela Jaros's Posts

Rejecting Me-ism, Reflecting Christ

Rejecting Me-ism, Reflecting Christ

If you spend any amount of time on social media, I’m sure you’ve read quotes like these: “Don’t make time for people who don’t make time for you.” “Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.” But do these ideas fit in to the Christian worldview? I want to say, ‘No, they do not.’ Here’s why: As Christians we look to Jesus as our model for how to car... »

Any Answer is Not a Good Answer

I was raised in a Christian family and I also grew up in America’s “Bible Belt.” Not only were those close to me believers, but nearly everyone I met considered themselves to be too. In many ways, this was a blessing, but in others it allowed me to relax and not think critically about my faith. In my teen years I realized that I quickly become defensive if questioned about what I... »

Video: Why Our Family Left the Mormon Church

I wanted to share this very thoughtful and well done video by a family who left the LDS church. They present many reasons why they decided they could no longer believe in Mormonism. I encourage anyone to watch this, whether Mormon or just curious to learn more about their church. Their exit letters and more information can be found at Perfect The Saints. »

Why Mormonism and Christianity are Two Different Worldviews

If you consult your dictionary for a definition of what a Christian is you’ll discover this very broad answer: “a person who has received Christian baptism or is a believer in Jesus Christ and his teachings.” The difficulty with this broad definition is that many individuals, including Mormons, claim to believe in God, his son Jesus, the teachings of the Bible and to have been baptized. Neverthele... »