Trust in the Lord essential when confronting difficult questions

Gregory L. Smith knew that Joseph Smith had taught and practiced plural marriage, but he wasn't prepared for the accusations of womanizing he read in a book about Mormon polygamy. He was troubled and wanted answers.

Smith, an independent researcher, shared his story on Friday, Aug. 7, at the 11th annual Mormon Apologetics Conference presented by the Foundation for Apologetic Information & Research.

The book claimed the reason the prophet Joseph was tarred and feathered in 1832 was because of advances he made on a young woman. Gregory Smith had never heard of this before. He wanted answers but knew it would take a lot of time and work. He also realized he might fail.

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