The 1838 Mormon War in Missouri

Not everyone likes history, especially Mormon history. But if there is a particular year that ought to be understood for a better comprehension of Mormonism, the year would have to be 1838. For those who have heard of "Gov. Boggs," the "Salt Sermon," and the Hahn's Mill massacre, this is the book that must be read.

A closer look at Spencer W. Kimball's The Miracle of Forgiveness

MRM has produced a new website centered around President Spencer W. Kimball's book The Miracle of Forgiveness. The url is www.themiracleofforgiveness.com. We have also produced a Kimball million dollar bill (tract) to be used in conjunction with this website. Check out the website and recommend Kimball's book to every Mormon you know! 

Is the LDS Jesus different from what is taught in the Bible?

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A Mormon writes us to say that the Jesus of Mormonism is the same Jesus of the Bible. How accurate is this? We respond with three reasons why this is not true.

The Exclusion of Non-Mormons at Temple Weddings

What is supposed to be the most important and happiest days for a couple's life oftentimes turns into one of the saddest. When someone with non-LDS family gets married, it too often turns into a wrenching of the heart, as nobody except those with LDS temple recommends are able to see the ceremony inside the temple. 

The 2013 Race and Priesthood Statement

The LDS Church came out with a statement last year regarding the priesthood ban for black males before 1978.  Was this teaching a principle or a doctrine?

Review of Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling

A book on Joseph Smith written by a Latter-day Saint that we would recommend.  Yes, the author does accept more than he should, but overall I think this is an important read for everyone interested in the topic of Mormonism. Find out why.

Becoming Perfect in Christ

This week on the Viewpoint on Mormonism radio show (airing the week of August 18) and podcasts, Bill and Eric provided a number of quotes from their review of the July 2014 Ensign article by Seventy Gerrit W. Gong titled “Becoming Perfect in Christ” (pp. 14-19) Read these quotes given during the week’s broadcasts.

Review of In Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith (Signature Books, 1997)

Although many Mormons know that second LDS President Brigham Young was a practicing polygamist, some may not realize that Joseph Smith had many wives as well. When this issue is broached, I have heard it said more than once that we were connocting nothing more than an anti-Mormon lie. What LDS writer Todd Compton does in this book is explain details about each of Joseph Smith's 33 wives. Reading it may cause you to forever change your opinon about the founder of the LDS Church.

Viewpoint on Mormonism past broadcasts catalog

Have you ever wanted to look up a Viewpoint on Mormonism podcast but didn't know where to look? In celebration of MRM's 35th anniversary and 3rd year of being on the air, we have compiled more than 700 broadcasts into a topical catalogue. Bill and Eric will discuss this new page on the Wednesday, July 23rd Viewpoint on Mormonism

Doesn’t the good works (fruit) produced in Mormonism prove this is the true church?

Pointing to Mormonism’s welfare program, relief supplies during times of disaster, and other humanitarian efforts, some Latter-day-Saints believe that “fruit” such as these legitimizes their church. Should the LDS Church's "good works" legitimize its standing as "Christian"?

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