HOGMET: What to Do When They Say It's Not True

by Brad Wilcox

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We live in a time of information overload. Much of what is written about the Church is positive and helpful, but some is downright hurtful and troubling. When others attack Church history or doctrine, we don't have to stand there defenseless. In this talk Brad Wilcox instructs listeners that whenever they read or hear something about the Church that doesn't seem quite right, they should put it to the test--the H.O.G.M.E.T test. Each letter stands for a question we can ask ourselves: Is it hearsay? Is it out of context or an unsupported generalization? Is it mudslinging or an exaggeration? Finally, is it true? If so, we don't apologize if our beliefs and doctrines are not the same as those of other religions. Because of the restoration we enjoy a fullness of the gospel and are guardians of complete truth. This lively and memorable talk includes fascinating stories and real life examples that will not not only provide an effective way to evaluate the truthfulness of anti-Mormon accusations, but also greater strength to live the gospel of Jesus Christ.

About the Author

Brad Wilcox

Brad Wilcox is an associate professor in the Department of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University, where he also enjoys teaching at Campus Education Week and Especially for Youth. He speaks at Time Out for Women events and is the author of The Continuous Atonement, The Continuous Conversion, Because of the Messiah in a Manger, and the BYU devotional, "His Grace is Sufficient." In 2018, his book Changed through His Grace received the Harvey B. and Susan Easton Black Outstanding Publication award for LDS Scholarship. As a young man, Brad served his mission in Chile, and in 2003 he returned to that country to preside over the Chile Santiago East Mission for three years. He also served as a member of the Sunday School general board from 2009 to 2014. Brad and his wife, Debi, have four children and eight grandchildren.

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