As people begin to think of leaving Mormonism, they often carry misconceptions about the world apart from the LDS Church. These false assumptions can keep us from realizing the healthy options that lie ahead.
The Bible Can Be Trusted
Mormons are taught not to fully trust the Bible. As a result, they usually haven’t let the Bible speak for itself or grasped the entire story of the Bible. But the LDS assumptions about the Bible’s reliability are simply not true. The Bible has a hopeful message that is worth investigating apart from the negative propaganda of the LDS church.
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God Is Real Apart from Mormonism
Former Mormons often reject the whole of idea of God when they reject the LDS church, because our whole concept of God was completely wrapped up in the LDS Church. So many, finding out the truth about Mormonism, go into a period of atheism. They reason that if the LDS god isn’t real, there must not be a real God at all. But the real God is more real than the LDS conception of him. The biblical God is bigger and greater than the LDS god. He is eternally God. You can develop a new relationship with God apart from Mormonism, where Jesus is the focus and it’s not about a church.
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There Are Many Quality Church Options After Mormonism
We were taught that the LDS Church is the one true church while everyone else out there is apostate or at least confused. So if the one true church isn’t right, what options do we have? That’s why many people stay in the church even when they don’t believe it, and others turn to atheism. But leaving Mormonism opens up a whole new world of possibilities. There are many great, biblical churches available that can be trusted, that have the right message, and that are united on the basic truths of historical Christianity.
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There Is Life After Mormonism for Families
Many Mormons stay in the LDS Church because of the social framework. Family is such an important part of LDS culture that people worry about everything the family will lose out on if they leave Mormonism. But there is life after Mormonism for families. Other churches have great youth programs, camps, and service projects. Most churches have all kinds of helps for families to raise their children in faith.
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There is a whole world of options out there as you transition out of Mormonism. A whole horizon opens up before you as you find your way in a new world. Don’t accept the misconceptions about other churches designed to keep people tethered to Mormonism. Hopefully you will have a chance to explore new concepts and experience on your journey.