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Apologetics Share Effective Ways to Defend LDS Faith

When Daniel C. Peterson years ago became involved with LDS apologetics (the academic defense of the faith), it was with the intent “to help faltering Church members and to help interested observers see enough plausibility in the Church’s claims to take the gospel seriously or to overcome their doubts.”

But, speaking August 2 at the FAIR conference, he said, “We have to beware, because other goals can substitute themselves for the principal goal of bringing people into the Church, helping people to maintain and retain testimony.”

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