Can we teach the gospel, can we change souls through dramatic, made up, tear wrenching stories?
No. I don’t think we can. If so, would not the scriptures be full of such things?
We may pay rapt attention to a dramatic story in sacrament meeting, but we should have faith in God.
There are dramatic stories in the scriptures. But they sound and feel different than the ones that are recycled in our church meetings.