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Get your electronic copy of the NEW In Their Own Words Revised and Expanded Today!

ITOW 2016Bill McKeever’s updated version of In Their Own Words Revised and Expanded allows a researcher to find quotes from a variety of sources on a number of important topics. Quotes from LDS sources range from those found in standard works to general authorities and church manuals. The 2016 edition has been expanded by more than 20% from the 2010 edition and totals close to 400 pages! The electronic file allows you to copy and paste selected quotes into emails and Word documents. It’s the perfect witnessing tool! Be the first to get an electronic PDF file emailed to you for any electronic gift of $20 or more to MRM to help our ministry’s ongoing work. Just click the orange “Donate” button at the upper right column and follow the instructions. Put “ITOW” in the memo line to indicate your interest in receiving this promotion. Within a week you will receive an email with the attached file. Offer valid through March 31, 2016. We greatly appreciate your financial support of MRM! (For more information, listen to the 14-minute Viewpoint on Mormonism podcast The new In Their Own Words that originally aired 1/28/2016.)

The New and Everlasting Covenant: A Review

In the December 2015 Ensign, Seventy Marcus Nash authored an article where he has some interesting things to say. We have written a response and produced an 8-part podcast series dealing with the article from a Christian worldview. Check out Nash’s article and our response here!

MRM’s Electronic Bookstore NOW OPEN!!!Million Dollar Bill - Smith

IMG_0001We are pleased to announce that MRM’s electronic bookstore has reopened and is ready for business. When you click the “Store” button on the top bar, you will be taken to a page with MRM’s products, including those resources written by MRM staff.  Check each month for our special offers. Now through Jan. 31, 2016, you can get Answering Mormons’ Questions for $5 off its list price as well as a pack of 100 Joseph Smith Million Dollar Bills for the price of the pack of 50. Take advantage of these specials and see what else we have. Please note that orders may take up to two weeks to arrive in your mailbox. Click here to go to the store.

Children of Homosexual Parents Banned from Certain LDS Rites: A Commentarynew-coke-logo

The LDS Church recently added a section to Handbook 1 that bans Mormon children who live with homosexual parents from participating in naming/blessing rites as well as baptisms at the age of eight. The release of this new policy has caused a heyday for bloggers and those active on social media. With so much confusion out there about what this change really means, MRM’s Eric Johnson takes a look at the policy’s background and the LDS leaders’ rationale. Read more.

Visitor’s Guide: Coming soon to a Temple Square nearest youIMG-page-001 (1)

One of the things that the folks at MRM like to do is share the Christian gospel throughout the state of Utah. A favorite hang out is Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City. For years, members and friends of the MRM team have made it a regular routine to stand outside the Temple Square gates and share truth with visitors to Utah’s #1 tourist destination. We have just created a new Visitor’s Guide (written in the same style as the 2002 Winter Olympic Games edition). It has been created for dual audiences: Latter-day Saints and those who have never heard of Mormonism. See the PDF file of this newspaper before it has been officially released, which will happen in the spring of 2016. Share this link with your Latter-day Saint friend and ask what he/she thinks about it. TO READ THE PDF FILE, click here.

Question of the Month (February): Have you ever sinned the same sin twice?

According to LDS scripture, there is a great consequence for sinning the same sin twice. For Mormons, are they in double jeopardy? Read more here.

LAST CHANCE!!! Join us on a 7-day April 2016 Apologetics Cruise

Come with CARM and MRM on an Apologetics Cruise April 2016. The cruise on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line will port in Haiti, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Mexico. Each day there will be apologetics instruction taking place from CARM’s Matt Slick and MRM’s Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson. (No donated funds to MRM are being used on this trip.)

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This week’s Viewpoint on Mormonism podcasts

    • Monday, February 1, 2016: Review of 10 Reasons why you ought to be a Mormon Part 1
    • Tuesday, February 2, 2016: Review of 10 Reasons why you ought to be a Mormon Part 2
    • Wednesday, February 3, 2016: Review of 10 Reasons why you ought to be a Mormon Part 3
    • Thursday, February 4, 2016: Review of 10 Reasons why you ought to be a Mormon Part 4
    • Friday, February 5, 2016: Fan Mail Friday

To access all the podcasts, visit here. For an organized catalog, go here.

During 2015, LDS members will be studying the latest manual published by their church, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Howard W. Hunter, twice each month. Each chapter is evaluated from a Christian worldview. Below are the most recent reviews, which will be studied this month at local LDS chapels by the membership.


Answering Mormons’ Questions and Mormonism 101 available in electronic format! 

Answering Mormons’ Questions (Kregel: 2013) by MRM’s Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson is now available in electronic format. Check it out here. And so is their newest book, Mormonism 101 (Baker, 2015). You can see it here.


Who’s Who in the Mormon GravesMaesser, Karl and Wives (1)

Over the past few years MRM’s Bill McKeever has collected pictures of a number of prominent Mormons buried in gravesites from across the United States, including the first fifteen presidents of the church, a number of apostles, and other men and women of interest. Next spring MRM will offer a free Saturday afternoon group tour of the Salt Lake Cemetery (where many LDS general authorities are buried)…we’ll advertise the date here when we get closer, but you won’t want to miss this. For now, check out www.MormonGraves.com.


February Quiz of the month on Mormonism. “It’s all about Jesus”: Identifying New Testament books on Jesus

20 questions. See if you can score 90%+ and receive the honor of being called a “scriptorian.” NOTE: Except for the final two questions, answers (books of the NT) will only be used once. Hint: Keep a mental track of the correct answers and don’t use them for following questions. (Rating on this quiz: Medium to Hard.) See other quizzes here.


February Video of the Month: A condensced presentation of Bill McKeever’s “Gold Plates” demonstration

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