Now through the month of April 2016, MRM would like to send you a copy of Joel Kramer’s excellent DVD The Sacrifice, as described on the Viewpoint on Mormonism shows originally airing on March 28 and March 29, 2016. (Click the dates to listen to each show.) For more details on this limited offer, please click here.
Claiming that he once served as a “Baptist Preacher,” Wain Myers believes that God personally directed him to join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Myers has written a 2015 book describing his conversion to Mormonism as a former “Baptist preacher,” a title that has caused many to assume that he was a full-time pastor. Despite receiving income for his preaching work, Myers admits that his life during this time in the 1990s was wrecked with immoral choices and a sinful lifestyle, making him anything but a positive role model for those who listened to him preach. When Myers was “benched” by his pastor in 1995 and while he was going through a divorce with his first wife, he explains how he was able to impress a divorced Mormon woman by delivering pick-up lines that he claims were put directly into his mind by God. Today Myers is an LDS apologist with a weekly Internet show, a man brimming with charisma that makes him especially popular in the black Utah LDS community. What is Wain Myers all about? Click here to read a detailed book review and analysis by MRM’s Eric Johnson.
To 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.
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 make a special 3-day visit from Jordan to take us to such places as Jericho, Shiloh, Valley of Elah, and Qumran Cave 1 where the Dead Sea Scrolls were first discovered. This trip is sold out, but we are currently taking a waiting list. (No funds from MRM will be used for this trip.) Click here for details.
A drawback to having the office of “prophet, seer, and revelator” be a lifetime position in the Mormon Church is when the leader’s poor health limits his effectiveness. For instance, Ezra Taft Benson, the thirteenth president who was born in 1899, had his duties designated to other general authorities in the early 1990s. Other leaders have also had poor health. Yet no prophet has ever stepped down, even if he was unable to perform his duties. For more, click here.
Polygamy, or plural marriage, is a sticky issue for many Mormons. Some have become deeply embarrassed when they found out how their founder, Joseph Smith, married at least 34 girls and women. In fact, a third of his marriages were to teenagers and another third were to women who were already married to living husbands. Latter-day Saint apologists have attempted to obfuscate the questionable practices of Smith and other 19th century Mormon leaders by pointing to the example of certain polygamous men in the Old Testament. Is this logically a good point? To see, click here.
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.
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. To read the PDF file, click here.
- Monday, April 25, 2016: Convert baptisms in 2015
- Tuesday, April 26, 2016: Prophecy and Revelation Part 1
- Wednesday, April 27, 2016: Prophecy and Revelation Part 2
- Thursday, April 28, 2016: Prophecy and Revelation part 3
- Friday, April 29, 2016: Watchman on the Tower
- Monday, April 18, 2016: The 1969 First Presidency Statement Part 1
- Tuesday, April 19, 2016: The 1969 First Presidency Statement Part 2
- Wednesday, April 20, 2016: The 1969 First Presidency Statement Part 3
- Thursday, April 21, 2016: Why do some ex-Mormons become atheists Part 1
- Friday, April 22, 2016: Why do some ex-Mormons become atheists Part 2