Discerning Personal Apostasy

  • Doubting, disbelief
  • Disagreeing with a church policy or guidance
  • Negativity, cynicism
  • Complaining

These things are not necessarily apostasy; they might just indicate that a church member is going through a hard time.

So, what is personal apostasy? What are some of its common manifestations and how can we discern it?

This is the subject of our latest presentation. YouTube narration below:

Slides available for download:

Resources referenced in the presentation:

Church Handbook of Instructions: Apostasy

Teachings of the Presidents of the Church, Joseph Smith: Beware the Bitter Fruits of Apostasy

Elder David A. Bednar: Put on Thy Strength, O Zion

President Boyd K. Packer, The Weak and Simple of the Church

Cassandra Hedelius, So Many Claims of Revelation

More resources and accounts to follow:

Elder Dale G. Renlund, A Framework for Personal Revelation

Valerie Cassler, The Two Churches of Apostasy

Is There a “Pulpit Narrative” That Prevents Us From Understanding the Scriptures? A Response to Avraham Gileadi

FAIR: Spencer’s Visions of Glory

LDS Energy Healing/Emotion Code Exposed (Facebook Page)

Who Killed Joseph Smith Debunked (Facebook Page on the Doctrine of Christ group)

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