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 Mormonism 101 for Teens: PDF 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 110-page book that will help make the Mormon religion understandable to teens and interested adults everywhere. From now through the month of July 2016, you can reserve an electronic PDF file of this book for a donation to MRM. This is a pre-publication copy, as the hard copy will not be available until September. The PDF file will be emailed to you beginning on June 20th, 2016. (After that, please give us up to a week to deliver it.) To see the index, listen to podcasts with the author, read the introduction, and get a feel for what this resource is all about, click here.

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.

The Transfiguration of Brigham Young: Mormon Folklore?Brigham_Young_by_Charles_William_Carter

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)

What about Baptism for the Dead?

baptistery2This 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 fromBill McKeever and Eric Johnson’s 2013 book Answering Mormons’ Questions. Click here to read.

The Family and Being Together Forever

Wedding_ringsMormons 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.

“Credit for Trying”: A Loophole for Latter-day Saints?elder_holland_speaks_at_breakfast_meeting_in_uk

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.

SUMMER SALE! 

Check out the MRM bookstore, with unique MRM items available. Items currently on sale (through July 31) include Mormonism 101 and Answering Mormons’ Questions. Get your summer reading and resources 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.

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.) Click here for details.

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.

New Temple Square Visitor’s Guide getting handed out by the hundredsIMG-page-001 (1)

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.

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 www.MormonGraves.com.

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