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dsc04326Archaeologist Joel Kramer visits the Viewpoint on Mormonism studio

And you won’t want to miss these shows that air over two weeks. Joel Kramer is a filmmaker and biblical archaeologist who has spent the past decade in Israel. On these shows Joel tells a little bit about what he does, why it’s important, and some of what he’s done (including hike across New Guinea over 103 days and almost dying multiple times) over his lifetime of adventure. You really don’t want to miss these shows! In addition, Joel Kramer will be speaking at several Utah churches over the next few weeks, including Wednesday, October 26th in Sandy, UT (click for the exact times and locations).

Will you be scared to go into a graveyard with MRM’s Bill McKeever?Willie, James G (3)

It’s Halloween time and MRM’s Bill McKeever is leading a 2-hour free tour of the Salt Lake City graveyard on Saturday, October 29th. There are dozens of important LDS figures buried throughout this lot. Would you like to come on this historical tour? You won’t want to miss this. Limited room available. For more information, click here.

The Manifesto and the End of Plural Marriage (Gospel Topics Essay)

More attention has been given to the topic of polygamy (plural marriage) than any other in the Gospel Topics essay series. This particular essay was published in December 2013 under the Gospel Topics section on the LDS Church website. This is a full review by MRM’s Eric Johnson, along with a link to the first five (of 10) Viewpoint on Mormonism podcasts that originally aired beginning September 26, 2016. You will be amazed at the ways the author(s) of this particular essay stretched the facts to make the end of plural marriage (in the LDS Church, at least) more sanitized. Click here.

(Short) Answers to the 10 Most Common Responses I Get at Mormon Temple Open House Outreachesdsc00076

One of MRM’s regular outreach events occur outside the public open house events at new Mormon temples. This summer MRM’s Eric Johnson stood outside the Philadelphia, PA and Fort Collins, CO temples, distributing more than 4,000 of our Mormon Temple Open House newspapers to those going inside. (Note: MRM has attended 31 of these events since 1993!) The vast majority of those who come are LDS. With that as a background, here are 10 of the most common comments we receive, with a short response to each. (Also listen to Bill and Eric discuss this topic in a two-part Viewpoint on Mormonism series.) Click here.

The “blueprint of Christ’s Church”? A Seventy’s rehash of “17 points”calister

Seventy Tad Callister gave a 2014 talk where he utilized most of the points from the unattributed “17 Points of the True Church.” Should the modern church be characterized by living human prophets and apostles, specifically named after Christ? And is the “Church” an organization or is it a living organism comprised of God’s people? MRM’s Eric Johnson does a line-by-line response to Callister’s talk. Also check out the 15-part Viewpoint on Mormonism series. Click here.

Utah: The Gullible and Their Money Being Soon Partedmoney

Fraud. Despite the fact that more than half of all residents in the state of Utah claim to be members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon), there are a good number of people who, for many years, have stolen the hard-earned money of local residents. These white-collar thieves take others’ money without having to brandish a pistol or knife. Read more here and listen to a 5-part Viewpoint on Mormonism podcast on this topic.

Paul Dunn the Story Teller and his link to The Miracle of Forgivenesskimball 1

Paul H. Dunn was a former LDS seventy (general authority) who has a connection with Spencer W. Kimball, the author of The Miracle of Forgiveness. In fact, MRM owns undoubtedly the only copy of this book ever autographed to Dunn, a man who may be best known for being a teller of tall tales. Find out more in a three-part Viewpoint on Mormonism. Click here.

Finding a Christian Church Fellowship in Utah–Updated

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.

How important is the Trinity in Christianity?

trinityTo 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.

 The Gospel Topics Essays–Introduction and Links

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 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.

Mormonism 101 for Teens: Paperback copies available now! 101 teens marketing

While there are many resources available for adults on the topic of Mormonism from a Christian point of view, nothing has been directed toward Christian teens. Until now. MRM’s Eric Johnson has authored Mormonism 101 for Teens: The Religion of the Latter-day Saints Simplified, a 116-page book that will help make the Mormon religion understandable to teens and interested adults everywhere. To see the index, listen to podcasts with the author, read the introduction, and order the book from MRM’s Store, click here.

Would you like to go to the Holy Land in February 2017?ISR_1690

Going to the Holy Land will energize your Bible-reading life, as you will have a chance to be in the same places as those who are portrayed in the Old and New Testaments. Archaeologist Joel Kramer will guide us for three days and take us to such places as Jericho, Shiloh, Valley of Elah, and Qumran Cave 1 where the Dead Sea Scrolls were first discovered. Join MRM’s Bill McKeever, Eric Johnson, and Randy and Carol Sweet for this 14-day tour! (No funds from MRM will be used for this trip.) Only 2 spots open Click here for details.

This week’s Viewpoint on Mormonism podcasts

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.

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

Over the past few years MRM’s Bill McKeever has collected photographs of a number of prominent Mormon grave sites 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

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