We love the light.
We seek it.
The teachings of the prophets bright light to the world.
For example, Lorenzo Snow once wrote about his mission that "we knew that the work in which we were engaged was to carry light to those who sat in darkness."
We know that rejecting the prophets leaves people in darkness.
Because many LDS intellectuals have rejected the teachings of the prophets regarding the New York Cumorah, they don't know where Cumorah is.
Instead, they hold conclaves to discuss the question, relying purely on their own intellect and learning.
They speculate that Cumorah is in southern Mexico, or Baja, or Panama, or Chile, or elsewhere.
They even go on expeditions to Mesoamerica searching for Cumorah and debate about which mountain in Mesoamerica is Cumorah.
And they teach their students to follow them into the darkness.
Our intellectuals at BYU/CES take it a step further and teach their students that Cumorah is in a fantasy land.
|BYU fantasy map, showing Cumorah in never-never land|
They don't even give their students a chance to learn what the prophets have taught about Cumorah.
And when students discover the teachings of the prophets on their own, these intellectuals confuse their students by claiming that the prophets were only giving their personal opinions and that they were wrong.
Because thousands of LDS students have been indoctrinated into this confusion about Cumorah for decades, they are walking in darkness at noon-day.
Walk in Darkness that released a new album a few weeks ago titled "Welcome to the New World."
The album cover evokes the concept of rejecting the light.
Think of this "New World" as the world people enter when they reject the light and intentionally walk in darkness.
This includes students taught by LDS intellectuals who reject the teachings of the prophets.
Consider what the scriptures say about walking in darkness.
Below are the references from the Topical Guide. They speak for themselves.
I hope everyone in the Church reads Letter VII and the consistent, oft-repeated teachings of the prophets that reaffirm what Letter VII teaches: that there is one Cumorah and it is in New York.
So we see