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Two significant issues remain unacknowledged by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:

VISIONS/DREAMS – Embracing the church’s message requires accepting Joseph Smith Jr.’s accounts of pivotal divine events solely experienced by him. The entire foundation of the church hinges on the truthfulness of his testimony. Yet, outside the church, visions and dreams are generally perceived as intriguing but less significant than waking experiences. They’re seen as the intricate workings of our unconscious minds, sparking imaginative journeys during sleep. While dreams can hold spiritual or transformative potential, questioning their life-altering significance is valid. Personally, it’s challenging to find a compelling reason to elevate a dream to more than just that—a dream—let alone use it as the cornerstone of a global religion without offering tangible evidence or apologies to those affected by conversion.

WITNESSES – If the gospel is true, if the Book of Mormon is divinely inspired, if the First Vision and angelic visitations are genuine, then witnesses should be unnecessary, or at the very least, superfluous. While impartial, educated, non-related witnesses could have bolstered credibility, Joseph Smith chose a different path to present his revelations to the world.