Asked in Mormonism
Why are there so many secrets in Mormonism and why do so many people leave the religion?
There are no secrets. Rather members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints believe that "he that diligently seeketh shall find; and the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto them..." (1 Nephi 10:19, The Book of Mormon Another Testament of Jesus Christ) Therefore anyone and everyone can come to know everything there is to know as a member of the Church. There are things that are sacred and will not be openly addressed, and those are the things that must be "diligently" sought after. For example, admittance into dedicated temples is limited to members with a recommend from their church leaders. To receive this recommend to enter the temple one must have demonstrated diligence in keeping the commandments of God, including having been baptized. Those interested in entering the temple can prepare by studying the scriptures (including the Bible and the Book of Mormon), praying regularly, and attending Sunday meetings.