TRUTH RESTORED

For­mer LDS Church his­to­ri­an D Michael Quinn has quot­ed the fol­low­ing remarks giv­en to him dur­ing the course of an inter­view with Elder Boyd K Pack­er, then an Apos­tle of the LDS Church; “I have a hard time with his­to­ri­ans… because they idol­ize the truth. The truth is not uplift­ing; it destroys. His­to­ri­ans should tell…

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Before the facts, it didn’t make sense

I’m new to this site and hap­py to share my expe­ri­ence. Five years ago my wife and I were very active, both hold­ing call­ings and try­ing to get out to activ­i­ties often. Even share the gospel a lit­tle. But one day just sud­den­ly at the same time we both felt like we real­ly didn’t want…

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It’s all about trust

There are hun­dreds of rea­sons to believe or not believe that the Church of Jesus Christ of Lat­ter-day Saints is true. For me I no longer believe it is true in the way it teach­es it is true. How did I come to this con­clu­sion? I could give a list of issues and con­cerns just…

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The Book of Mormon Came in a Box

There­fore speak I to them in para­bles: because they see­ing see not; and hear­ing they hear not, nei­ther do they under­stand.” — Matthew 13:13 When I mar­ried my sweet­heart at the age of 19, my jour­ney as a man begun. No more was I to think only of myself, for now I had anoth­er human…

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Knowledge and our younger generations

3Ne 26:11 “Behold, I was about to write them, all which were engraven upon the plates of Nephi, but the Lord for­bade it, say­ing: I will try the faith of my peo­ple.” Late­ly, I have been think­ing about this par­tic­u­lar verse and scrip­ture. I have been think­ing about how we, as a peo­ple (LDS faith),…

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Accept all things in faith

Car­son, I am not raised in the Church but rather I am a “con­vert”. In decid­ing, through much prayer and read­ing, I decid­ed to be Bap­tized ful­ly aware that I might not have all of my ques­tions answered and not expect­ing the full­ness of the gospel until some­time in the after­life… I, vic­ar­i­ous­ly, know you as…

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I Desire to Understand

Years ago when my son left the church, I chose to dig deep and find the answers to the dif­fi­cult ques­tions about church his­to­ry and its doc­trine. I went into this ven­ture with full con­fi­dence that I would find the faith affirm­ing answers that would help save my son’s eter­nal sal­va­tion. Because of this effort…

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Riding the Wake of 60 Years of the Good Ship Zion

It’s Christ­mas­time 2015. I’m 61 years old, a lov­ing hus­band, father of four, grand­fa­ther of nine and — eight months into the Post-Mor­­mon por­tion of my life. The past two years of tran­si­tion have been painful, ter­ri­fy­ing, embar­rass­ing, dis­ori­ent­ing but ulti­mate­ly lib­er­at­ing. I am an active, faith­ful, life­time mem­ber of the L.D.S. Church. I was…

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An Evening with Zhenya

For the LDS Ven­tu­ra Cal­i­for­nia stake Relief Soci­ety on 17 March 1992 In com­mem­o­ra­tion of the 150th anniver­sary of the Relief Soci­ety Writ­ten and per­formed by Eugene Kovalenko — Lis­ten to the record­ing of the event using the play but­ton below — https://​mor​mon​band​wag​on​.com/​w​p​—​c​o​n​t​e​n​t​/​u​p​l​o​a​d​s​/​m​p​3​/​A​n​E​v​e​n​i​n​g​w​i​t​h​Z​h​e​n​y​a​.​mp3 Pro­gram notes for: A jour­ney home to Lia­hona­grad In song, verse, and sto­ry [2015…

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The ‘wrong’ answer to prayers

This is the let­ter I wrote to my fam­i­ly telling them I was leav­ing the mor­mon church and why. I post­ed it to Face­book so I didn’t have to explain it 13,000 times. I have decid­ed to leave the Mor­mon church and I would like to explain why. I will not be bash­ing the church…

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