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Five Ways to Detect and Avoid Doctrinal Deception

On the final day of BYU Campus Education Week, Robert L. Millett, an author and BYU professor, gave a presentation outlining five points Latter-day Saints can use to avoid doctrinal deception in the Church. He said that red flags should go off in members’ heads when they encounter things that are not doctrinally sound.

One Saturday morning, Brother Millett said, he received a call from Elder Neal A. Maxwell of the Quorum of the Twelve. Elder Maxwell was concerned about a book that had received a lot of attention and had gained somewhat of a cult following. He asked Brother Millett if he knew about it and what he thought about it. Brother Millett said, “Elder Maxwell, frankly, it has a lot of doctrinal problems.”

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