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SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) “To be perfectly frank,” Mormon leader Dieter Uchtdorf said, “there have been times when members or leaders in the church have simply made mistakes."


  1. It would be SO wonderful if Pres. Uchtdorf could get this theory across to all GA’s and members. I just read an LDS book about people who have questions about the faith, and it pretty much did say that people who leave the church just want to do things that are against LDS standards.BUT It also said that we ALL SHOULD have questions, just as Joseph Smith had, and he sought out the answer, and got personal revelation. We as intelligent people will have questions until the day we die. The book is called Holding Fast by Robert Millet, subtitle “Dealing with doubt in the latter days.” I have a strong testimony of the restoration, but I have friends who have left the church, and it was not because they wanted to sin or be lazy. It was they wanted to know MORE, and get closer to the Lord, and the Internet had so much info from history that was not what we were always taught, that they could not reconcile the things we were taught vs. the historical truth. They still are very strong Christians and still do their best to live as the Lord would want them to. Still VERY spiritually active. Just the opposite of “sinful and lazy”.