99 Quotable Quotes from the LDS Church manual Gospel Principles

Beginning February 2, 2015, Viewpoint on Mormonism will feature a chapter-by-chapter analysis of the 2009 LDS Church manual Gospel Principles. Included in this page are 99 of the best quotes from this 47-chapter manual, ordered by topics. In addition, we have compiled overviews of each chapter in this manual. Each chapter is summarized in about 50 words along with a "quotable quote" or two. This PDF file would be fun to check out during our two-month radio series on this manual, available for an electronic gift of any size during the months of February and March 2015. 

Come with MRM and CARM on a 7-day Apologetics Cruise!


Have you ever wanted to take a cruise AND study Christian apologetics? Perhaps now will be your chance to finally do it! CARM (Christian Apologetics Research Ministry with Matt Slick) and MRM (Mormonism Research Ministry) are considering a 2016 apologetics cruise. Click onto this article for more information. Before this trip becomes official, we need to determine if there is enough interest and gather some information. If you might consider going on a trip like this, please take a short survey, as your opinion will count.

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.

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? 

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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