In my last post I included the letter sent to me from our local Area Seventy. For those unaware of Mormon Hierarchy, an Area Seventy reports to the body of the Church’s General Authorities i.e. the General Authority Seventies overseen by the seven Presidents of the Seventy who report to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and the First Presidency of the Church. This Area Seventy would be the topmost “lay” clergyman. The General Authority clergymen serve for life with the General Authority Seventies converting to an emeritus status around the age of seventy.
All that to show this man, at the top level of lay clergy, had no answers for me, only feelings, aka “testimony”. Re-read his letter. Can you find anything of substance that would help a person in a crisis of faith due to facts recently learned? Any answers to any questions at all? Feel free to comment your response.
My next post (Part 4) will be my response to his letter, which I sent November 7, 2015.