[quote="TexanKnight, post:12, topic:287633"]
If there was silence between heaven and earth, explain all the miracles and heavenly visitations during that time.
Even the Mormon can;t really accept that as they believe John and the Three Nephites walked the earth during that time. Are we to believe God had FOUR of his best people down here and completely cut them off from heaven?
The Total Apostasy is a necessary lie to the bigger lie that the LDS Church is the true restored church.
There either was an apostasy or there wasn't, and according to the many many documents and testimonies of people from the time that Christ was crucified to now clearly shows that God does not play favorites and provides just as much communication with us now as he did in 1012 ad and 100 ad. To many times, LDS members just tell me that the scriptures prophesy of a total apostasy but can't provide me with facts and documentation on when and how. I don't understand why someone would want to believe that God was so angry that he decided to reclaim his authority after Jesus Christ just established it and says "Father, do not blame them, they no not what they do". Sounds like to much work and fruition coming to naught with an apostasy. Who knows, maybe i'm just blowing smoke out my ears.:shrug: