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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Monday, September 26: Manifesto and The End of Plural Marriage Gospel Topics Essay Part 1
- Tuesday, September 27: Manifesto and the End of Plural Marriage Gospel Topics Essay Part 2
- Wednesday, September 28: Manifesto and the End of Plural MarriageGospel Topics Essay Part 3
- Thursday, September 29: Manifesto and the End of Plural Marriage Topics Essay Part 4
- Friday, September 30: Manifesto and the End of Plural Marraige Gospel Topics Essay Part 5
- Monday, September 19: Utchdorf’s Gift of Grace Part 1
- Tuesday, September 20: Utchdorf’s Gift of Grace Part 2
- Wednesday, September 21: Utchdorf’s Gift of Grace Part 3
- Thursday, September 22: Utchdorf’s Gift of Grace Part 4
- Friday, September 23: Utchdorf’s Gift of Grace Part 5