Author Archives: Aaron Shafovaloff

Join us on a 7-day April 2016 Apologetics Cruise to the Caribbean!

Come with CARM and MRM on an Apologetics Cruise next April 2016. The cruise on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line will port in Haiti, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Mexico. Each day there will be apologetics instruction taking place, including 3 panel discussions, 4 plenary talks, and 20 break-out sessions. This cruise is limited to 50 people, and 40% of the spots (20 people) are already going! Thus, ROOM IS LIMITED! We encourage you to sign up by April 30th, as the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line has reserved us specially priced rooms AND we will give you $50 off the conference registration price (regularly $349). Full details are in this article. (No donated funds to MRM are being used on this trip.)

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?