MG-30 – Counting the Cost of Leaving Mormonism

Quite often when we are presenting the problems of Mormonism to an active member of the LDS Church, we find that they are not really asking if the evidence we are presenting is true but whether or not they are willing to risk losing their family, job or spouse over this information.” Because Mormonism is a culture of its own, leaving the Mormon Church often has a significant cost attached to it that may seem to outweigh the benefits of leaving for the truth.

If you find yourself in that place, we want you to consider what we have seen in the journeys of several people in our ministry who left Mormonism even though it has cost them nearly everything in their relationships with some of their adult children.

Jesus said in Matthew 10:37: “He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.”

A relationship with Jesus is worth far more than any family relationship. Remember that a Mormon can never be sure they have done enough to be saved because 2 Nephi 25:23 says that they only receive the grace for salvation “after all” they “can do.”

So, at what point can any Mormon be sure he has done all he can do for salvation?  Doctrine and Covenants, Section 82:7 says: “go your ways and sin no more; but unto that soul who sinneth shall the former sins return, saith the Lord your God.”

So if repeating one sin can bring back the former sins, how can any Mormon be assured of forgiveness and salvation?  Again, the works-based religion of Mormonism is the exact opposite of the Biblical grace-based salvation offered in Christ who removes our sins “as far as the east is from the west.” (Psalm 103:12).[1]

[1] See also Ephesians 2:8-9; John 5:24; Romans 8:1.


Counting the Cost with My Family ~ Rob’s Experience

Ex-Mormon Testimonies


FAQ About Leaving Mormonism

NOTE: Background Instrumental Music is by Jason

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