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 NEWS RELEASE: Evangelism book to be printed by major publisher (dated 6/7/17)

Harvest House Publishers, a major Christian publisher of Christian material since 1974, has purchased the rights to a new book that will be co-edited by MRM associate Eric Johnson and Christian apologist/educator Dr. Sean McDowell. Tentatively titled Sharing the Good News With Mormons, the book will feature contributions from more than 20 different evangelists, scholars, and pastors on a variety of evangelistic topics.To read the news release, click here.

Book of Mormon Graphic Leaves out Important Detail

An illustration in the February 2017 issue of Friend magazine, an LDS publication geared toward Mormon children. left out an important portion of the gold plates story in the February 2017 issue. This omission is sure to confuse young people with the way that the gold plates made it to Joseph Smith’s home. For more, click here.

Reinterpreting Moroni 10:32?

This verse in the last chapter of the Book of Mormon has been discussed perhaps more than any other verse in this unique LDS scripture. In the December 2016, Seventy James Hamula gave his perspective. MRM founder and president Bill McKeever takes a closer look at this important verse. For more, click here.

The First Vision: Key to Truth?

In the June 2017 Ensign–an official magazine of the LDS Church-Richard J. Maynes wrote an article on the First Vision. As President Gordon B. Hinckley had said on more than one occasion, the historical appearing of God the Father and Jesus to Joseph Smith in 1820 is necessary if Mormonism should be considered true. The article by this member of the Presidency of the Seventy attempts to piece the various First Vision accounts together to make them congruous. MRM’s Eric Johnson provides a paragraph-by-paragraph review of the article to see if there is “anything new under the sun.” For more, click here.

Should Christian Pastors Be Paid?

Many Mormons, including Mormon pollster Gary C. Lawrence in his 2011 book (Mormons Believe…What?! Fact and Fiction about a Rising Religion, say that a true church will not pay the local ministry. This trait, he says, is another reason why Mormonism ought to be considered true. Does this line of reasoning line up with what the Bible and even the other Standard Works teach? Click here for more.

Unexplaining the Priesthood Ban on Blacks

39 years ago the LDS Church changed its views on those of African heritage were prohibited from holding any priesthood office in the church. The priesthood 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.

Matthew 5:48: Is Perfection an Achievable Goal?

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.

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 cataloged 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 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.

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During 2015, LDS members will be studying the latest manual published by their church, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Gordon B. Hinckley, 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.


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