QUOTE: “The Book of Mormon is also the keystone of the doctrine of the Resurrection. As mentioned before, the Lord Himself has stated that the Book of Mormon contains the ‘fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ’ (D&C 20:9). That does not mean it contains every teaching, every doctrine ever revealed. Rather, it means that in the Book of Mormon we will find the fulness of those doctrines required for our salvation. And they are taught plainly and simply so that even children can learn the ways of salvation and exaltation.” -Ezra Taft Benson, in General Conference, October 1986. [source]
COMMENTARY: The Book of Mormon says nothing about temple endowments, baptism for the dead, or temple marriage. Maybe nothing about temples is actually required. In which case the Mormons sure are spending a lot of money on these super expensive buildings for no good reason. Or maybe Jesus was just super forgetful when he said the Book of Mormon contains the fulness of the gospel. In which case, maybe he forgot other things, too. Like how he never said being gay was bad. Or maybe the Mormons are really good at adding extras onto the plain teachings of the gospel, kinda like the Jews did in the days of Christ. Or maybe you just have to remember that everything in the scriptures is just metaphor and you can’t take it literally. And things that contradict themselves actually don’t, if you twist the words around enough so that a child can no longer understand them. I dunno. I’m not really sure how to make sense of this contradiction. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.