To Recommend or Not to Recommend: You’re the Bishop! (Poll #16)By: Bishop Bill
A man in your ward has come to you for his temple recommend renewal. Usually your counselors do renewal interviews, but this brother asked you personally, and you had a few minutes. He answers all the questions correctly, but in talking afterwards, he tells you that he does not believe the Book of Mormon to be a historical record. He believes it is “inspired fiction.” He said he lumps the Book of Mormon with books like Job and Deuteronomy in the Old Testament and stories like Noah and the creation. They all tell good stories and provide guidance, but they never literally happened. You are the Bishop, what do you do?