Where Mormon leaders once spoke at length about the end of the world and being victims of persecution, sociologists say now it's all about Jesus and the nuclear family.
The Church teaches us on the one hand that a living prophet is more valuable to us than even the scriptures (!), and instructs Primary children to follow the prophet and never "go astray." But then it also tries to emphasize that a prophet is only a prophet "when he is acting as such," and that not every teaching is doctrine. Which is it?
When Mormons say we "know the Church is true," what do we mean? Does it merely *contain* truth, or is it the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?
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