In 1972, just shortly after my conversion from Transcendental Meditation to Christianity I joined the LDS church, dubbed the Mormons.
I had a sincere heart and desire to embrace and obey "the fullness of the gospel" ! I made covenants and actually did came closer to Christ, but ultimately something was wrong and the LDS church was covering it up. First they denied and then buried the inconvenient truth and then they sanitized it. I was back to where I started as a seeker for Truth.
My personal faith struggle
I was suffering from cognitive dissonance in matters of faith. I will always seek and honor truth wherever I find it, pursuing inspiration and dialogue. My extended family are Mormons and self identify as LDS-Christians , who seek to follow the Lord Jesus Christ in accordance with their convictions. Myself and my immediate family have lost faith in the authenticity and exclusiveness of the Mormon foundational claims to sole truth and sole authority in matters of faith. While we uphold certain Mormon values and teaching, we nevertheless disagree with significant aspects of Mormon theology, which we belief has been contaminated by Masonic teachings, which the LDS-Church has further developed and anchored in scripture and doctrine. This has caused us to leave the fellowship and take our names of the membership records. We have done this with a sense of pain and loss and we still maintain our respect for many Mormon principles and some doctrines which have shaped us for good. We are still close to our dear extended family and sometimes even pray together. We believe that ultimately God determines and reveals all matters of truth and that salvation is personal, practical and possible across the denominational divide. At the centre of Jesus teachings where always heart issues regardless of all the theological clashes he was engaging in with the spiritual elite of his time. Hence I prefer building bridges over burning bridges. We are pilgrims and seekers, let's walk together by seeking and serving God to the best of our knowledge and in his graceful enabling power and sacrificial redemption.
I have ultimately left my former confession behind and I have left the fellowship on good terms and even with the encouragement of local LDS leaders.
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