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Notes, commentary, and questions for LDS Sunday School teachers using the ‘Doctrine & Covenants and Church History’ manual. Feel free to share your thoughts or ideas regarding the lesson in the comments.
To help class members understand how they can avoid deception and apostasy.
As you might guess from the outset with a title like that, this lesson is a challenging one for someone who has been accused of being an apostate more than a few times myself.
The very word Apostasy is a super heavy word in the Mormon world. As a tight knit community where belonging is vitally important, an apostate is (painfully) no longer one of us. And I think it implies something even stronger than that, going along with the idea of deception, I think being an apostate implies that he is not only no longer one of us, but he is actively working toward hurting us. [Read more…]