The commercial below says this about the car it is advertising:

  • Three out of four people say this much horsepower is excessive.
  • Three out of four people are wrong.
  • If we were for everyone, we’d be for no one.

We can say something very similar about the Church:

  • Three out of four people say our teachings are excessive, unrealistic (or even impossible), and outdated.
  • Three out of four people are wrong.
  • If we sought to please everyone or agree with everyone, we’d be for no one.

The Church does not exist to reflect the views of her members, to please them, or to satisfy the world. Rather, the Church exists to reflect the teachings of her head and founder, Jesus Christ, and to please Him.

Would that we leaders of the Church were as plain-spoken, confident, and clear as is this commercial.