Joseph Smith and his many wives

The Mormon Church recently admitted in a Gospel Topics essay  that Joseph Smith had a total of 30-40 plural wives, meaning that Emma was not his "one and only." In fact, the church even acknowledged that there was sexual intimacy in most of these relationships. Does this information agree with scholarship? And is it true that teenagers were also involved? 

MRM's Bill McKeever to present a 10-week lecture series

"Mormonism: Its History and Doctrine" is a 10-week indepth series that will be taught by MRM's Bill McKeever beginning Thursday, January 29th at Lifeline Community Church in West Jordan, UT. You are invited to attend! 

Jumpstart your devotional life (and get a devotional PDF sent to you for the New Year)!

It's January and time to set some reasonable goals for 2015. How about starting with Water Round the Altar, a 30-day devotional on discernment compiled by MRM's Sharon Lindbloom? As our way to say thanks, during the month of January, we would love to send you a PDF (electronic) copy of Water Round the Altar to your email for a PayPal donation of any amount. Just click the orange "Donate" button on the top right of MRM's main site and make your donation. We will send the file within two weeks after your donation. Your tax-deductible gifts allow us to thrive in this important ministry!

A Look at the Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Ezra Taft Benson

During 2015, LDS members will be studying the latest manual published by their church,Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Ezra Taft Benson, twice each month. Each chapter is evaluated from a Christian worldview.

Chapter 3: Freedom of Choice, an Eternal Principle
Chapter 4: Living Joyfully in Troubled Times
Chapter 5: Principles of True Repentance

Abortion and LDS Inconsistency

There are good reasons to show why abortion is not a viable choice for Christians. Hear the Viewpoint on Mormonism broadcast for Jan. 21, 2015 that deals with this topic at the Roe v. Wade anniversary and read an article on this topic by Bill McKeever.

10 things you ought to know before joining the Mormon Church

Thousands of Mormon missionaries around the world are doing their best to make conversions to their church. However, there are some things they just won't tell potential converts. Here is a list of 10 things every potential convert ought to know before submitting to baptism.

Removing the “Doctrine” out of the Doctrine and Covenants

Removing the “Doctrine” out of the Doctrine and Covenants

By Bill McKeever

The following article was taken from the November/December 2014 issue of Mormonism Researched, available for free upon request (one-year subscription).

In the “Explanatory Introduction” to the Doctrine and Covenants, the book is described as

Modalism in the Book of Mormon

Does the Book of Mormon teach a Trinitarian concept of God? Some have assumed so because certain verses taken separately do seem to use Trinitarian language. However, taken as a whole, the Book of Mormon lends itself more to a modalistic understanding of God rather than Trinitarian. Modalism is an old heresy that attempts to defend monotheism, but does so at the expense of “confounding the persons” within the godhead. 

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