November 13, 2003
Dear Stake President;
This is to inform you that I hereby resign from the Mormon Church and request that my name, and the names of my wife and children be stricken from the records of the Church of Jesus Christ; of Latter-day Saints. This demand is made freely and with full understanding of the consequences of the act, as taught by the Church. Please be advised that I take this step by the power of my free agency and under the right to freedom of religions as guaranteed by the Constitution of the Unites States of
We must insist that the letter notifying us that our names have been removed from the records of the Church show that the ONLY reason that our names have been removed is that we have requested it to be done, as an act of resignation. I will proceed with legal action against you personally and the Church corporately if anything is done to libel our good name and cause us any loss of reputation to comply with this letter of resignation in a timely manner.
Be advised that this action has been taken because it has been demonstrated to our full satisfaction that Mormonism is in great error, and teaches false doctrines.
I do not place my eternal life in the hands of any latter-day prophet nor is it conditional on my membership in any church or priesthood. I place my life at the foot of the cross.
I do not believe Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. He fails every test of a prophet including leading people after another god, uttering false prophecies, teaching false doctrine and lying.
I am convinced the LDS church NOT the `Restored Gospel’. I do not believe that the real `Gospel’ ever left the earth.
I am convinced that the Book of Mormon is a contrived document and not of divine origin.
I am convinced that the Pearl of Great Price (particularly the Book of Abraham) is a work of pure fraud.
I am convinced that the Doctrine and Covenants has been rewritten, added to, and whole sections deleted in such proportions as to make it invalid as scripture of any kind, even if it were true that God spoke these things to Joseph Smith (which He didn’t!).
I am convinced that the LDS church has made serious, substantial changes to all their scriptures as well as most church history. I believe they have done this in order to dupe their members, to hide doctrinal errors and to protect some leaders from exposure of their moral failures.
I am convinced that the priesthood of the LDS church holds absolutely NO authority to act in the name of God. Its origin is a lie and its power is the power of priest craft and Satan is its Master.
I am convinced that the god of the LDS temple ritual is Satan, who teaches doctrine to Adam and Eve, and whose apron every patron wears and to whom Adam prayed and was answered and to whom all the temple patrons pray (until 1990), crying `Pay Lay Ale’.
I am convinced that the True and Living God will not require us to meet him at some cloth veil, wearing secret underwear, and chanting mystical secrets in his ear to be found worthy to enter his presence.
I am convinced that the LDS `Law of Eternal Progression’ with its unscriptural description of the nature of God is an abomination in the sight of God.
You may be assured that our decision has been the result of much prayer and is final. We will not participate in any Church court or trial, for we have done no wrong. My family and I rejoice that we have received the real Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour and Lord, and we have the assurance and joy of our Salvation according to God’s Word, the Holy Bible (I John 5:11-13).
Kirk Garrett Grim
Michelle Parker Grim
Mallory E. Grim, Jacquelyn M. Grim and Alexandra M. Grim
Cc: Ed Decker, President Saints Alive in