Brandon Flowers, front man of the rock band The Killers, has long been open about his faith as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In January 2021, he spoke about the spiritual meaning behind some of his lyrics and shared how he gained his testimony of the Book of Mormon. In 2012, he defended his faith publicly when a well-known atheist began denouncing Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon. And in 2011, he was part of the “I’m a Mormon” campaign.
Recently, Flowers shared his testimony once again—this time with Church leadership. In a post on Instagram, Brother Brad Wilcox, second counselor in the Young Men General Presidency, posted a photo of Flowers and the Young Men General Presidency. In the post, Brother Wilcox explained that he asked Flowers why he believes in the gospel. Flowers responded with the following:
“I choose to believe because I have felt the Holy Ghost more times than I can remember, certainly more times than I deserve. I believe not because l’ve seen pillars of fire or pillars of light but because my bosom has burned as if by fire, and my path has been illuminated as if by light. I believe because every commandment I keep improves my life. And I believe because I remember.”
Brother Wilcox said Flowers went on to explain that all can gain their own testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
“One of my favorite things about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is its open invitation for all to come and gain a testimony for yourself. You don’t have to believe just because your parents did. There is confidence enough in the gospel to encourage anyone and everyone to put it to the test. That’s what I did, and that’s why I choose to believe,” he said.
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See the entire Instagram post below.