“Only the Gospel” Video, LDS Teen Motivation, and the Mormon World View

John Dehlin Mormon Stories

Published by a youtube user entitled “ldsteencenter“, this new video is powerfully interesting. The primary audio track is a female singing “I know that my Redeemer lives.” The video track consists of natural disasters, wars, and calamities, interspersed with pictures of Jesus, Gordon B. Hinckley, Book of Mormon quotes, etc. The secondary audio track is excerpts from General Conference talks. The end shows hundreds of new converts on baptism day, climaxing in more pictures of the Savior. Definitely an effective use of multimedia (depending on what your goals are).

I’m just curious. How many of you share this “Mormon World View” — in other words, that Mormonism (via its interpretation of Christ’s gospel) will ultimately become the solution to the world’s ills? Just curious.

What do you like and/or dislike about this video? If this work is primarily targeted at LDS teens, what do you think are the implications of motivating LDS teenagers in this way? Good? Bad? Indifferent?