Some time ago, this blog highlighted a new web site, Mormon Scholars Testify, in which Latter-day Saint scholars express their convictions concerning the Gospel of Jesus Christ and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. That undertaking is significant because it refutes the widely held perception that religious faith is incompatible with advanced learning.
Mormon scholars are not the only Latter-day Saints whose testimony of their religion is going forth in meaningful and noteworthy ways. In a recent edition of The Peninsula Gateway, a newsmagazine based in Gig Harbor WA, a member of the Church offered his rebuttal to a recently published assertion that religion has no basis in fact. His simple but forceful argument cites the First Vision, the publication of the Book of Mormon, and the testimony of the Three and the Eight Witnesses, and ends with the declaration, “The evidence is real and available.”
Read Alfred Gunn’s courageous and unpretentious testimony at the Peninsula Gateway here.
Gunn’s testimony recalls a similar statement made by another Christian defender of the faith many centuries ago:
Now Alma said unto him: For behold, I say unto you, I know there is a God, and also that Christ shall come. And now what evidence have ye that there is no God, or that Christ cometh not? [Y]e have none, save it be your word only. But, behold, I have all things as a testimony that these things are true; and ye also have all things as a testimony… The scriptures are laid before thee… and all things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator.
The Book of Mormon, Alma 30:39-44