Date: August 11, 2017 01:44PM
Oh how blessed we are in the 21st century to be able to so quickly and effectively discern whether the Church is indeed true. Being true means its the most honest, truthful, and transparent organization ever as if it was anything less than this then it would be a "less than true" Church. You don't have to take my word for it. What you can do is:
1. Come up with a list of questions on the most difficult concerns you are having.
2. Go to https://www.mormon.org
, click on "Chat with Representatives", share your list of concerns, and watch the miracle of "continuing revelation" unfold.
3. Pray to Heavenly Father something like below.
"Dear Lord I did my part in reading/pondering thy Word and I come to you in prayer with strong evidence that this Church's official representatives, along with their chain of command up to the FP/12, strongly magnified their callings with hard work and due diligence to get me completely truthful and honest answers on everything to the best of their ability. They totally make good sense and show how thy Doctrines are eternal and unchanging; and how the Church has always been continuously lead by prophets who would never lead us astray or tolerate any amount of dishonesty".
Another thought I have on this is that people sometimes get mixed up about what "continuing revelation" means. I'll use the stock market as an analogy. Some market services will provide "delayed quote" data. Others provide "real time quote" data for an extra fee because of the extra value. I guess all those tithes & other forms of assimilation costs are part of the bargain we make to get "real time" continuing revelation in the Church. I believe that all the references in the D&C and other places in the scriptures & instructions of Church leaders about missionaries/members needing to hasten the work makes it pretty clear that there is no time for delay in being as completely honest and transparent as we can be. Delays are of the Devil and we can't have honest faith or set good examples to the world unless we all try ASAP to be as honest/truthful as possible in "real time" mode :)
It would be completely unthinkable & my credibility shot to smithereens if you went to https://www.mormon.org
, click on "Chat with Representatives", and got anything but outstanding respect for any of your sincere questions with unambiguous consistent official responses with the complete truth. Don't take my word for this. Give it a try. If I'm right you have the answers :) If they fail (which is an unthinkable outcome & one which I could never seriously consider as that's a grevious sin called a "Doubt" that'll get me fried at Judgment Day) to handle it right then the burden is not on you & you should just move forward past Mormonism.