I'm interested in possibly resigning from the church, using a sample letter from this site with my own additions. Would it be effective to send this to firstname.lastname@example.org
? Or do I have to sign it like the sample letter says?
Below is my letter:
Member Records Division, LDS Church
50 E North Temple Rm 1372
SLC UT 84150-5310
This letter is my formal resignation from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and it is effective immediately. I hereby withdraw my consent to being treated as a member and I withdraw my consent to being subject to church rules, policies, beliefs and 'discipline'. As I am no longer a member of your earthly organization, which is a corrupt denomination, as per the word of the Lord. I want my name permanently and completely removed from the membership rolls of your earthly church, which you run according to human wisdom rather than the wisdom of God, seeking to excuse all manner of worldliness.
I have given this matter considerable thought. I understand what you consider the 'seriousness' and the 'consequences' of my actions. I am aware that the church handbook says. And I've already discussed this with the Lord. You are not living the law of the Lord and He has no respect for your vain oblations, for you are like Israel of old as described in the first chapter of Isaiah. You seek to dictate to the Lord instead of obeying Him.
These are my reasons for having my name removed from your earthly records:
(1) You seek to please yourselves rather than the Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.
(2) You do not honor Jesus Christ as LORD, but seek to relegate Him to some corner while elevating another member of the Godhead above Him, which is against all scripture. It is a blasphemy to which the Holy Spirit strenuously objects. And, effectively, you are really trying to seat yourself on God's throne instead of bowing before the one and only LORD.
(3) Your names are not written in the Book of Life when you oppose the Lord and demean Him in this manner.
My resignation should be processed immediately, without any 'waiting periods'. I am not going to be dissuaded and I am not going to change my mind, as the Lord Himself has told me that your hearts are far removed from Him, and I know it to be accurate.
I expect this matter to be handled promptly, with respect and with full confidentiality.
After today, the only contact I want from the church is a single letter of confirmation to let me know that I am no longer listed as a member of the church.
My name, printed