Almost a month after General Conference, after all the idiotic and ridiculous things spouted from the pulpit in the Conference Center, one thing in particular has stuck with me more than anything else—Elder Quentin L. Cook's blatant deception about the strength of the church.
Lies? Denial? Maybe it's six of one and half a dozen of the other. But regardless, those claims of his still make me want to laugh and punch something at the same time:
Some have asserted that more members are leaving the Church today and that there is more doubt and unbelief than in the past. This is simply not true. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has never been stronger. The number of members removing their names from the records of the Church has always been very small and is significantly less in recent years than in the past. The increase in demonstrably measurable areas, such as endowed members with a current temple recommend, adult full-tithe payers, and those serving missions, has been dramatic. Let me say again, the Church has never been stronger.
Let's draw some comparisons between Cook's bafflingly confident statements and some other...similar...situations.
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