General Conference, October 2009, Jeffrey Holland; “For 179 years, this book has been examined and attacked, denied and deconstructed, targeted and torn apart like perhaps no other book in modern religious history — perhaps like no other book in any religious history. And still it stands,” Holland said. “If anyone is foolish enough or misled enough to reject 531 pages of a heretofore unknown text teeming with literary and Semitic complexity without honestly attempting to account for the origin of those pages … such persons, elect or otherwise, have been deceived and, if they leave this church, they must do so by crawling over or around or under The Book of Mormon to make their exit.”
Matthew 14:24-27; “But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.”
There are literally hundreds of people who leave the Mormon Church on a weekly basis. Our ministry alone receives dozens of e-mails monthly telling us as much and while LAM plays a small part in the grand scheme of things, our inbox tells us a different story than what the LDS Church claims.
We are now averaging 3 people weekly that call in asking how they can know Jesus!