As a retired Methodist pastor, I have to say: "what's up with that?" I'm not sure, but believe me, I'll tell you if I figure it out.
Brigham Young And His Mormon Empire (p. 60).
John Lamont,a Scotch miner well versed in the "metapheesics" of Calvinism, and noted all through the region for his continuity as well as skill in debate, was present at a meeting addressed by one of the Mormon missionaries. One over-zealous Calvinist was rude in his opposition to the new gospel. Lamont rebuked him for violating the rules of discussion, and in turn was twitted by his fellow miners: "Jock, ye're in a fair way o' becoming a Mormon yoursef! "I? Never!" shouted Lamont "I'll deny me God first!"If you think those days are over, think again. One LDS website I read said that at any given moment, there are about 55,000 Mormon missionaries worldwide preaching the Mormon gospel.
A week later, Lamont was baptized in the Mormon faith, and gave his testimony in the Mormon meeting.
Then some of his friends taunted him: "Did ye no say, Jock, that before ye'd join the Mormons, ye'd deny your God?" "I did," retorted the unabashed controversialist. "My God was a useless, helpless figment o' man's mind, without body, parts, or passions. I have denied that devilish error. I now have the one true God, the Father o' all mankind, a glorious personage who was once a man like myself!"