So, here’s the deal: a reality of being a Latter-day Saint in the 21st century is that each of us has either personally struggled with a crisis of faith or we have painfully watched people close to us struggle.
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Many people want us to believe that this is a Mormon phenomenon. But it isn’t. Far from it.
A wave of secularism is indiscriminately mounting an offensive against all religion, doing everything it can to undermine faith in the authority of scripture, the calling of prophets, and the existence of God. Religions everywhere are buckling under the pressure and actually, according to the data, the LDS Church is doing a better job retaining members than other religions.
But even if that is the case, we still can’t help but ache for close friends and family members (or ourselves) who face a barrage of doubts.
This article is a humble attempt to turn the tables on the doubt that so many members struggle to overcome. We seek to reach the members who desperately want to believe but no longer know how they can. . . .
So, for those who may need a couple of reasons to exercise faith: We’ve got some.
And just to be clear, the evidence included in this article is not the type of ‘archaeological’ or ‘DNA’ evidence that is never really conclusive. We should avoid that type of evidence because it can quickly be invalidated by new evidence.
Instead, we focus on textual evidence because it isn’t refutable and you don’t have to be an expert to inspect it for yourself.
1. The Money System Described in the Book of Mormon Is Distinctly Ancient