The LDS church claims that historic Christianity fell into apostasy. I’m wondering if there is a set of criteria that we could use to know the church was in apostasy. How could we have known? Do we know just because God told us it was? Or is there some way for us to have discerned the church’s wayward way?
If the LDS church were headed down the same path are there markers we could point to as evidence that it was happening? My point is not the create speculation that the LDS church is in apostasy, but rather to know how we could have known that historic Christianity fell from grace.