Joseph Smith and his many wives

The Mormon Church recently admitted in a Gospel Topics essay  that Joseph Smith had a total of 30-40 plural wives, meaning that Emma was not his "one and only." In fact, the church even acknowledged that there was sexual intimacy in most of these relationships. Does this information agree with scholarship? And is it true that teenagers were also involved? 

10 things you ought to know before joining the Mormon Church

Thousands of Mormon missionaries around the world are doing their best to make conversions to their church. However, there are some things they just won't tell potential converts. Here is a list of 10 things every potential convert ought to know before submitting to baptism.

Removing the “Doctrine” out of the Doctrine and Covenants

Removing the “Doctrine” out of the Doctrine and Covenants

By Bill McKeever

The following article was taken from the November/December 2014 issue of Mormonism Researched, available for free upon request (one-year subscription).

In the “Explanatory Introduction” to the Doctrine and Covenants, the book is described as

Modalism in the Book of Mormon

Does the Book of Mormon teach a Trinitarian concept of God? Some have assumed so because certain verses taken separately do seem to use Trinitarian language. However, taken as a whole, the Book of Mormon lends itself more to a modalistic understanding of God rather than Trinitarian. Modalism is an old heresy that attempts to defend monotheism, but does so at the expense of “confounding the persons” within the godhead. 

Evangelicals’ Favorite Heresies

The November 2014 Christianity Today (CT) magazine described a poll of Evangelical Christians and their beliefs about essential teachings of Christianity. Topics include the nature of Jesus and the Holy Spirit as well as issues involving salvation. What do Evangelical Christians believe about these teachings? Could heresy be creeping into the church? 

Meet the Mormons review

A new movie came out in October called Meet the Mormons. Hear what MRM's Bill McKeever and Randy Sweet had to say about it on a three-part Viewpoint on Mormonism (Oct. 20-22) Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  

10 LDS hymns that are not biblical or true

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In our "10 reasons why" series comes this list of 10 hymns teaching unbiblical doctrines that are in the official LDS hymnbook. 

Utah needs more church planters, especially in the rural parts of the state

The number of quality Christian churches for people to attend in the state of Utah is deficient. Some people in the rural parts of the state have to go many miles to find a biblically-centered church to attend. Therefore, those who are considering church planting ought to consider coming to Utah and finding a town or city that desperately needs a Christian presence.

10 reasons why a person ought to consider becoming a Christian

Are there good reasons for a person to consider becoming a Christian? We think there are!

Is The Miracle of Forgiveness nothing more than Spencer W. Kimball's opinion?

Some people have argued that Spencer W. Kimball's book The Miracle of Forgiveness is not authoritative because what he wrote is just his opinion. They may even point out that Kimball was "merely" an apostle and not a prophet when he wrote the book. Several points can be given in rebuttal.

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