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Ensign, ‘The Candle of the Lord,’ January 1983; “We Can Be Deceived…

The spiritual part of us and the emotional part of us are so closely linked that is possible to mistake an emotional impulse for something spiritual. We occasionally find people who receive what they assume to be spiritual promptings from God, when those promptings are either centered in the emotions or are from the adversary.” – Elder Boyd K. Packer


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I just read an amazing testimony from a woman who was having doubts about Mormonism, but like many she tried to ignore what the Lord was revealing to her. I relate to many of the things she says. I also felt uneasiness in the temple the last time I was there, especially during the part where Satan looks at the audience and delivers his dramatic, threatening monologue to all who would even think about leaving the church.

A word of warning before you click on the link, some of her vocabulary might not sit well with some readers. We share her testimony with you because these things need to be addressed. As raw as her testimony is, it really hits home to what Mormonism is about, and the emotions one feels as they come to the realization that it’s all a farce.


In Christ,
Melissa Grimes


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