Bishop Earl Erskine

23 Apr

This week, for “Missions Monday”, we’re featuring the Testimony of Bishop Earl Erskine, formerly of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  I had the honor of hearing Bishop Erskine in his first public appearance since leaving the church and was deeply impressed by both his story and its presentation.  In this seventeen minute version of that testimony, he documents how his decision to read the original 1830 Book of Mormon began his journey towards questioning the church to which he had devoted his life for over sixty years.  The story serves not only as an encouragement to those of us who labor (often for decades) to share the message of Biblical Christianity with our LDS family, friends, and neighbors, but also to those who are beginning to question the LDS Church for themselves.  I highly recommend that you take the time to view the video, then prayerfully consider getting involved by sharing it with a few of your own LDS friends.  And don’t forget to pray for Bishop Erskine and his family as they begin their own journey with Christ!

2 Responses to “Bishop Earl Erskine”

  1. Allen Richardson February 18, 2014 at 10:08 #

    I met with Earl last year and enjoyed talking with him. But he seemed uneasy about trying to defend his position. We got into an email dialogue, but he soon fizzled out, leaving me wondering why he was unwilling or unable to defend his opinions.

    • acgheen February 19, 2014 at 15:36 #

      Allen, Thanks so much for stopping by! I am sorry to hear that you feel your dialogue with Bishop Earl didn’t go as well as could be hoped. Unfortunately, my only encounter with him has been through the event I attended, so I’m in no real position to speculate as to why.

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