- “Among the more detailed or specific causes of this ever widening departure from the spirit of the gospel of Christ, this rapidly growing apostasy, the following may be considered as important examples:
(1). The corrupting of the simple principles of the gospel by the admixture of the so-called philosophic systems of the times.
(2). Unauthorized additions to the ceremonies of the Church, and the introduction of vital changes in essential ordinances.
(3). Unauthorized changes in Church organization and government.” (James E. Talmage, The Great Apostasy, 1909, pg. 90-91)
1. Become ultra-friendly with Babylon and softened its stance on homosexuality
2. Changed the Temple Ordinances time and time again
3. Abolished the office of Patriarch to the Church, ordained Seventies as High Priests first, changed the roles of Teachers and Deacons entirely, etc.
These are simply undeniable facts.
If the LDS Church has walked the same path as the early Church, how can they claim that they are not in apostasy?