I think it's very clear to all of us that Satan is working overtime to try to discredit the church and it's teachings. Most of us have experienced family members or good friends leaving the church. It is has been personally heartbreaking for me to witness this. I testify that if we are reading the Book of Mormon and praying daily, if we are reaching out in every possible way for the light, and making Jesus Christ our center and foundation, we will not be deceived. When I read the Book of Mormon there is a spirit that comes into my heart that transcends any doubts that come into my mind. I testify that there is great spiritual power and protection in reading and following the teachings in the Book of Mormon. There is nothing wrong with having questions, but too often those questions are a result of focusing on our doubts instead of our faith. The Book of Mormon opens the door for the spirit to enter my heart and fills me with a constant re-commitment to live the gospel. I also know there is great power and spiritual protection in following the counsel of our Prophet and other General Authorities of the church. If you keep the Spirit of the Holy Ghost with you, false doctrines or debates over events in church history cannot weaken your testimony.
Read or listen to the whole talk. It is excellent. I especially appreciated his comment that when we do something wrong, it doesn’t make us bad, just wrong. We still need to repent and do better, but we don’t have to assign ourselves to the failure category.
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