How Not 'Knowing' the Church Is True Gives Me More Faith

Mormon testimonies are often communicated with the phrase, “I know.”

“I know Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God.”

“I know the Book of Mormon is true.”

“I know this Church is true.”

I can distinctly remember sitting in testimony meeting when I was a young Beehive when the thought crossed my mind, “When will I know the Church is true?” Through high school, college, and even the first several years of my marriage, I sought after this knowledge. Unfortunately, after doing all of the right things for years, I became increasingly frustrated that I still didn’t know that the Church was true, and eventually, I found myself in the midst of a painful faith crisis. 

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