At the time of its founding in September of 2017, the LAMP website is operated by two individuals, one a physician and the other a lawyer, who are lifelong members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Both served missions, attended BYU as undergraduates, married in the temple, and are parents of large families which were also raised in the LDS church.
Before addressing the historical and doctrinal teachings of Mormonism which we have concluded are untrue, it is most important to say the following about the Book of Mormon. Both individuals have studied, pondered and prayed about the Book of Mormon extensively and have concluded separately that the book is exactly what it purports to be. However, we cannot say the same about two other books of LDS scripture, the Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price. We both believe that unlike the latter two books, the Book of Mormon withstands all intellectual and spiritual scrutiny related to its authenticity. We believe in its historicity, but more importantly, in its plain and precious gospel truths, which supplement and complete those found in the Bible. We also deem the book to be the most important spiritual guide on earth, and with the Bible, a second witness of Jesus Christ. Both of us are dedicated to the mission of answering questions and challenges regarding whether the Book of Mormon is indeed a divinely inspired ancient work. However, we also seek to point out major differences between the teachings of the Book of Mormon and those currently taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (“LDS Church”), and demonstrate why the former should take precedence over contrary LDS theology from other sources.
Notwithstanding our backgrounds and zeal in proclaiming the gospel truths of the Book of Mormon and Bible, we do not defend those historical and doctrinal teachings in Mormonism which are not true. We seek to evaluate all LDS teachings with optimal objectivity, utilizing logic, scholarly research and the influence of the Holy Ghost together to accomplish this purpose. If Mormon beliefs cannot withstand rigorous intellectual and spiritual scrutiny, which unfortunately is often the case, we will not hesitate to declare them in error. We welcome interaction with our readership, including not only important questions about LDS church teachings, but also well-reasoned arguments in disagreement with our conclusions.
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