Former IAP National Chairman Kelly Gneiting talks about leaving the LDS Church and joining breakaway sect


Kelly Gneiting

From Kelly Gneiting and the website of the Church of the Firstborn:

To all who read: this is my experience, and it happened at an instant suddenly.  Your personal journey may be somewhere along this journey that I’ve described below, or if you are/were not previously a member of the LDS church it may come differently.  I want you to know, and Frank Talker wants you to know, that you are not alone.  If you read the scriptures, many many stories of people who eventually see the entire plan laid out by God in the scriptures, endure certain efforts (seemingly) alone.

Escaping the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Search of the Church of the Firstborn

“And all those who are begotten through me are partakers of the glory of the same, and are the church of the Firstborn” —D&C 93:22

From a materialistic standpoint, for the pure in heart there’s nothing to gain when one leaves the LDS church—quite the opposite.

Such was my experience in April of 2015.  I was 44 years old then and had been a member of the LDS church all my life; and nearly from baptism at 8 years old I had tucked away in my mind the oft-quoted remark, “the church is true, but the people aren’t.”  In every way conceivable I would defend the doctrines of the church and the voice of the brethren.  I would listen to LDS general authorities, and sometimes cry during their speeches.  Looking back, I did not read, nor take seriously, the words of the scriptures since I considered the voice of the church and the scriptures one in the same…


To read his entire ‘testimony’, click here.

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