They’re in! The paperback copies of Mormonism 101 for Teens: The Religion of the Latter-day Saints Simplified has just been released in August. 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. For the month of August, the book (along with other MRM titles) is on sale! To see the index, listen to podcasts with the author, read the introduction, and order the book from MRM’s Store, click here.
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 10-part Viewpoint on Mormonism series airing in late August and early September. Click here.
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 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.
When Joseph Smith died in June of 1844, the Mormon Church faced a succession crisis. Many people vied for the office of President of the Church left vacant at Smith’s death. The two main contenders, however, were Sidney Rigdon (First Counselor in the First Presidency) and Brigham Young (President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles). Church members were divided and argued over the identity of Smith’s successor. A special meeting was called in Nauvoo for August 8, 1844 to decide who would lead the floundering church. Sidney Rigdon spoke and made a case for his ascension to the office of President. Then Brigham Young spoke in behalf of The Twelve. It was then that the miracle occurred. (Read the rest here)
This is a vital teaching for Mormons who hope to provide salvation for those already deceased. Verses from the New Testament are utilized to support this unique doctrine. Is it biblical? This is an excerpt from Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson’s 2013 book Answering Mormons’ Questions. Click here to read.
Mormons are led to believe that the celestial kingdom will involve families being together forever, with marriages performed in temples enduring through eternity. What evidence is there for such an idea? The Bible speaks clearly on this issue. Click here to read.
In his April 2016 general conference talk, Apostle Jeffrey R. Holland has come up with a term that is already being used by Latter-day Saints in their apologetic efforts. According to the LDS general authority, Latter-day Saints can get “credit for trying” to keep their covenants. Did he mishandle his own church’s unique scripture? How does this coincide with previous teaching? Check out a week-long Viewpoint on Mormonism series as well as this article by MRM’s Eric Johnson. 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.
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.) Click here for details.
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.
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. A Temple Square Visitor’s Guide has just been designed for dual audiences: Latter-day Saints and those who have never heard of Mormonism. It is handed out weekly at Temple Square. To read the PDF file, click here.
- Monday August 29: What is Christ’s Blueprint Part 6
- Tuesday, August 30: What is Christ’s Blueprint Part 7
- Wednesday, August 31: What is Christ’s Blueprint Part 8
- Thursday, September 1: What is Christ’s Blueprint Part 9
- Friday, September 2: What is Christ’s Blueprint Part 10
- Monday, August 22: What is Christ’s Blueprint Part 1
- Tuesday, August 23: What is Christ’s Blueprint Part 2
- Wednesday, August 24: What is Christ’s Blueprint Part 3
- Thursday, August 25: What is Christ’s Blueprint Part 4
- Friday, August 26: What is Christ’s Blueprint Part 5