“Apostasy” is a strong word. It is used to separate friends from enemies, insiders from outsiders. Though there are certainly times we need to protect ourselves and our faith from toxic or combative individuals, sometimes “apostate” can just mean someone who believes differently.
Then there is the more complex issue that we can be in right or misaligned relationships to ourselves, the Church, and God, and sometimes those elements are in tension.
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- “All Things Must Be Done in Order”: This article gives context for the revelations included in Doctrine and Covenants 28 and 43.
- “The Faith and Fall of Thomas Marsh”: This article gives context for the revelations now found in Doctrine and Covenants 31 and 112.
- “Ezra Booth and Isaac Morley”: This article contrasts the different ways in which two early missionaries dealt with their unmet expectations and disappointment following their first trip to Missouri.
Thanks to Trent Oliphant for editing the updated episode.