Did Emma Smith approve of polygamy?

Some Latter-day Saints may rationalize Smith's behavior. After all, some might think, his wife Emma must have been a believer in this practice. Actually, Emma Smith approved of plural marriage for only a short time--maybe a few weeks--but she otherwise always despised polygamy and her husband's involvement with this practice. 

2 Samuel 12:7, 8

Does 2 Samuel 12 support the practice of polygamy in the Old Testament and 19th century Mormonism?

A response to Greg Trimble's blog "51 Questions"

For three weeks beginning April 27, 2015, MRM's Bill McKeever and Shadow Mountain Community Church (West Jordan, UT) pastor Cory Anderson discuss a recent blog written by Mormon Greg Trimble. Did Trimble present a solid case in reasons why a person ought to consider Mormonism? Listen to the 12 podcasts and check out this detailed overview written by Pastor Cory.

Episode 3: Jericho

In the 1950s, an archaeologist named Kathrine Kenyon came along and said that the Jericho as described by the Bible never took place. However, other archaeologists--both before and after Kenyon--haven't so readily agreed. The pottery and fallen wall evidence seems to show that there is more to the story than what the secular folks want you to hear. With his video Jericho Unearthed as a background, Joel Kramer takes us onsite to experience Jericho for ourselves. Come alone and see what it's all about.  To see the other episodes in this 16-part series, click here.

Bill McKeever: Hear his testimony & hear how he got into ministry

Bill McKeever, the founder and president of Mormonism Research Ministry, provides a video testimony of how he became a Christian. Beginning in March we will interview a new person every week, which we hope will be an encouragement to you. In addition, Bill explains in another video how he got into Christian ministry to Mormons. 

99 Quotable Quotes from the LDS Church manual Gospel Principles

Beginning February 2, 2015, Viewpoint on Mormonism will feature a chapter-by-chapter analysis of the 2009 LDS Church manual Gospel Principles. Included in this page are 99 of the best quotes from this 47-chapter manual, ordered by topics. In addition, we have compiled overviews of each chapter in this manual. Each chapter is summarized in about 50 words along with a "quotable quote" or two. This PDF file would be fun to check out during our two-month radio series on this manual, available for an electronic gift of any size during the months of February and March 2015. 

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. 

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