Many Mormons that fall away do so after they do the maths. They become conscious that 13.5 million isn’t a huge number and its even smaller if you consider the world wide activity rate is around 33%, which gives the church about 4.6 million active members. The world’s population is 6.7 billion now and approximately 106 billion people have live on the earth before us.
Their Possible Thoughts:
- If this is God’s work how could he be so inefficient?
- Why doesn’t the church tell us that when we say 13.5 million that less than half that figure go to church?
- If he loves all his children why are there so few who get to hear the Gospel?
- In their heart of hearts they can’t see God funnelling all the worlds population that have ever lived through a narrow stem – The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints.
Active Member Possible thought process:
- God’s purpose may not be for all of us to hear the plan in this life. “Gods ways aren’t our ways”.
- God never intended for the church to be all encompassing or for all of us to hear the Plan of Salvation in this life. He knows most of his children will hear it and accept or reject it in the millennium.
- God loves all of his children. This life is specially planned for us individually to learn and grow and for many of us it doesn’t include hearing the gospel at this time.
What are your thoughts?
Peggy Fletcher Stack Keeping members a challenge for LDS church