For much of its history, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had a fairly standard explanation as to why those of African heritage were prohibited from holding any priesthood office in the church. The ban was officially lifted in June 1978 by the First Presidency, the top leaders of the church; since then, those former elucidations have quietly faded away. Modern explanations tend to exhibit a kind of “doctrinal amnesia,” causing many to wonder why a church that claims to be led by prophets and apostles could have enforced such a ban when the reasons given pre-1978 are being repudiated today.This is an article from the Christian Research Journal written by MRM founder Bill McKeever. For more, click here.
There is nothing more important to a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints than having a person “testimony” confirm the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and, ultimately, Mormonism. James 1:5 was first utilized as a Mormon proof text by the 14-year-old Joseph Smith, Jr. in 1820. Mormonism teaches that God the Father and Jesus appeared to the eventual church founder in a vision that took place soon after he prayed about the true church. Should Christians take this prayer (and the answer a person may have) as a legitimate test for truth? This article that was printed in the Christian Research Journal explains more.
Last week MormonLeaks (formerly MormonWikiLeaks) posted documents related to the salaries the LDS Church pays its full-time top leaders. These documents include several bi-weekly pay stubs for LDS apostle Henry B. Eyring (dating to the year 2000), as well as a 2014 notice to LDS Seventy Bruce Porter confirming that he, along with all the Church’s General Authorities, was getting a raise. The salaries provide a comfortable living for the 108 General Authorities of the Church and their families. (Click here for more.)
A blog article written by a Utah Mormon titled “The Alarming Truth Behind Anti-Mormonism” received plenty of attention on social media. Unfortunately, the article is filled with too many assertions and too little evidence. MRM’s Sharon Lindbloom explains why. Click here.
Quotes that didn’t make the cut in the Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Gordon B. Hinckley church manual
In the last manual dedicated to deceased LDS presidents, this one on sixteenth President Gordon B. Hinckley includes some of his famous quotes but missed some others. What were they? Check it out here.
Although many Mormons today shy away from Matthew 5:48–once considered the Evangelical Christian’s “John 3:16”–it is understood by most LDS laypeople that God demands much more than just “our best” or “trying hard.” What exactly does this verse mean? This article was printed in a recent issue of the Christian Research Journal. Click here.
Have you ever wondered what are the most popular articles at MRM.org? Covering a six-month period of time, we have done some research and perhaps the results will surprise you. Check out the articles with the links as well listen to the three-part Viewpoint on Mormonism podcast on the topic that aired November 9-11, 2016. Click here.
Mention the Council of Nicaea in public and you are bound to get a number of negative responses from Mormons. Do skeptics have reason to doubt the results of the Council of Nicaea? Or is there more to the story than most critics guess? Christians who want to share their faith on the Trinity and Godhead need to understand what took place almost 17 centuries ago in a small city in modern-day Turkey called Nicaea. To see the article and listen to the 5-part Viewpoint on Mormonism podcast on this topic with Bill and Eric, click here.
While there are no perfect churches, it’s commanded in the Bible for Christians to be in felllowship with other believers. Since 2012, MRM has recommended churches throughout the state of Utah. Our list has just been updated, offering good Bible-believing fellowship choices for wherever you live in Utah. We’ve catalogued these by county locations. If you need a church home, check it out! And if you know a good Utah church not on our list, tell us at [email protected] To see 150 church names, go here.
To that question, we believe that accepting the Trinity is a cornerstone of the biblical Christian church. Unfortunately, Mormonism’s leaders have not only denied this belief but even mocked it. So just what is the Trinity? Is the teaching even understandable? Check out our new page that offers articles, YouTube videos, blogs, and podcasts. If the Trinity is true, it needs to be defended by the Christian who has questioning friends and neighbors. Click here to see what’s available.
In an attempt to deal with several vital historical issues propagated by the LDS Church throughout the years, the Mormon Church has been producing essays since late 2013 under its “Gospel Topics” section of its lds.org website, attempting to reconcile the facts with what had been taught by earlier leaders and church manuals. To see these links to the LDS Church website along with MRM’s responses, click here.
- Monday, February 27: Priesthood and Women Essay Part 1
- Tuesday, February 28: Priesthood and Women Essay Part 2
- Wednesday, March 1: Priesthood and Women Essay Part 3
- Thursday, March 2: Priesthood and Women Essay Part 4
- Friday, March 3: Priesthood and Women Essay Part 5
- Monday, February 20: The Journal of Discourses Part 1
- Tuesday, February 21: The Journal of Discourses Part 2
- Wednesday, February 22: The Journal of Discourses Part 3
- Thursday, February 23: The Journal of Discourses Part 4
- Friday, February 24: The Journal of Discourses Part 5
- Monday, February 13: James Hamula and Grace Part 1
- Tuesday, February 14: James Hamula and Grace Part 2
- Wednesday, February 15: James Hamula and Grace Part 3
- Thursday, February 16: James Hamula and Grace Part 4
- Friday, February 17: James Hamula and Grace Part 5
- Monday, February 6: Should I Visit a Mormon Church Service?
- Tuesday, February 7: The Case for a Living Prophet
- Wednesday, February 8: Spiritual Development Part 1
- Thursday, February 9: Spiritual Development Part 2
- Friday, February 10: Fan Mail Friday