The Gospel of Jesus Christ

A 24-page pamphlet titled "The Gospel of Jesus Christ" was produced by the Mormon Church in 2008. It describes the LDS gospel by using words such as salvation, grace, mercy, and baptism. What exactly does Mormonism mean by these terms? We will take a look at the entire pamphlet (the words of which are underlined) and then provide commentary to show that Mormonism's gospel is not the same as taught in biblical Christianity. 

Were the reasons behind the priesthood ban on blacks based on "theory"?

During the week of January 6, 2014, Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson spoke on Viewpoint on Mormonism about issues related to the ban on black males to the priesthood. Here are some quotes in response to an article on www.lds.org titled "Race and the Priesthood." Is it really true that the ban was based on nothing more than "theory" and that second Mormon President Brigham Young is really to blame? Are other leaders who concurred with Young and continued to enforce the ban less culpable?

 

Warren Jeffs: Jesus Christ, Message to All Nations

Say the name “Warren Jeffs” out loud in a public place in Utah and you will get raised eyebrows. Latter-day Saints are very sensitive about having their religion tied to polygamous groups, which many ignorant bystanders have done over the years. Today, Jeffs—who is serving a life sentence behind federal prison bars in Texas—remains the official “prophet” of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is still based in two bordering towns, Hildale, UT and Colorado City, AZ. Although he was characterized in his free days as being shy in public and even a recluse, Jeffs was known for ruling the world’s largest polygamous group with an iron fist. This lenghty review considers the series of "revelations" compiled by Warren Jeffs that he titled Jesus Christ, Message to All Nations. What "Jesus" writes may...or may not...surprise you. 

 

Five New Articles in Spanish (Espanol)

For years, we've had only one article on our site translated into Spanish. This article was one of the most popular articles on our entire website. Over the past few months, a wonderful volunteer has translated four new articles (and we rewrote the fifth) into Spanish. Having someone translate the articles is much more natural-sounding than having the computer translate them. Let your Spanish-speaking friends know about this resource, and we hope to translate at least a dozen more in 2014! Please pray! For the foreign language articles, go here. (If you are a Christian who is fluent in a foreign language and want to participate, please let us know by writing us at [email protected])

A Doctrine that was to always be

On December 6, 2013, the LDS Church published an article ("Race and Priesthood") that contradicted the facts from earlier church history. Was the banning of blacks holding the priesthood originated by Brigham Young and perpetuated for more than a century? Or was this teaching truly a "doctrine" originated by Joseph Smith as claimed by a number of church leaders?

Encountering the Mormon Missionaries - 15 Things They May Be Reluctant to Tell You

Today the number of full-time missionaries sent out by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) numbers in the tens of thousands. Most of these are young men and women in their late teens or early twenties, but the LDS Church also has within its ranks retired people serving as full-time missionaries. Mormon missionaries are easy to recognize by their black name badges that identify them as either an Elder or Sister in the LDS Church. If missionaries come to your home, what could you say? This article takes a look at 15 things the missionaries might be reluctant to talk about.

Talking with Mormons by Richard J. Mouw: A Review

Richard Mouw is the outgoing president of Fuller Theological Seminary.  He is a key

evangelical figure  in the realm of interfaith dialogue and has spent the better part of the last decade engaged in discussions with Latter-day Saint scholars and some LDS church officials.  His role has afforded him some high profile encounters typified by his role in the preliminary portion of Ravi Zacharias 2004 lecture at “An Evening of Friendship” in the Mormon Tabernacle at Temple Square in Salt Lake City.  This event is central to the book’s occasion and content since it affords much of the impetus for Mouw’s role in Mormon/Evangelical dialogues and established him as both a respected and controversial figure in this arena. A review of his book Talking with Mormons: An Invitation to Evangelicals.

Bill McKeever responds to Scott Gordon, FAIR-LDS, 11/18/2013

Listen to MRM founder/president Bill McKeever respond to FAIR-LDS's President Scott Gordon.  A  cogent, well-reasoned response to the arguments presented by the leader of a major LDS apologetic organization. Click here.

Richard Mouw's Recent Visit to Utah

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Commentator Todd Friel from Wretched Radio talks about former Fuller President Richard Mouw's recent appearance at Utah Valley University in Orem, UT. Click here.

The Dead Sea Scrolls Q&A

An exhibit containing 10 fragments along with other artifacts from the Dead Sea Scrolls will be coming to the Leonardo (www.leonardo.org) in Salt Lake City, UT beginning Nov. 22, 2013 and staying until April 2014. We encourage every Christian believer to see this exhibit. Bill and Eric will be discussing these scrolls on their Viewpoint on Mormonism show from Tuesday, 11/19 through Friday, 11/22. Here are some quick questions and answers to help familiarize yourself with this topic.

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