Ex-Mormons Tell Why 

There are dozens of different reasons given...there are hundreds of testimonies such as these below on the internet.  For some it is study of the Bible itself, laying aside previous ideas, that leads to leaving the church.  For some it is tied to history (Mountain Meadows Massacre, polygamy, view of blacks); for some it is contradictions between the revelations; for some it is the doctrine of God; for some it is the Book of Abraham fraud; for some the changes in the Book of Mormon and first vision story, and there are other reasons as well.  But a common thread seems to be that something is wrong or missing spiritually; MANY say they could not measure up to the requirements.  It is interesting to me how many former Mormons WANT to post their testimonies.  I believe it is because they have found something better than Mormonism and want to share it. 

   For a very scholarly survey of why Mormons have left the church that is presented in a video by a man who is still in the church, visit Mormonstories.org, and watch "Top 5 Myths and Truths About Why Committed Mormons Leave the Church"  The insights given there are well organized and some of them surprising!

 

Terry Foss  Ex- Missionary

 

Out of Polygamy Into Christ

 

Evelyn Hall   Lutheran...JW...and a cross

 

Amanda  Computer Lab Witness 

 

Suzanne  Reading the New Testament

 

Robin Cohen  Doubts after visiting the Temple

 

Timothy Sellman  Ira's Security

 

Sherry Brown  A Changed Husband

 

Derick Hartshorn  Polygamy Question

 

John and Jenn  Book of Mormon Doubts

 

 Ben's story  Book of Abraham triggers search

 

Kyle Sharpe   Mormonism didn't change his life