Author Archives: Eric Johnson

Crash Course Mormonism: Forgiveness

By Eric Johnson Forgiveness according to Mormonism is available to those who are completely obedient to the covenants made at baptism, in sacrament services, and at the temple. Let’s take a closer look at all that is required. The Standard Works According to the Doctrine and Covenants, there are several aspects to receiving forgiveness of sins. For one, […]

Crash Course Mormonism: Trinity

By Eric Johnson Mormonism teaches that the Trinity is not something that ought to be believed, despite the fact that this doctrine has been accepted as an essential truth of Christianity by millions of Christians over the years. While members of the LDS Church will say they believe in “one God in purpose,” they have been […]

Crash Course Mormonism: Holy Ghost

By Eric Johnson According to Mormonism, the Holy Ghost is a child of God from the preexistence who does not have a body of flesh and bones, as does Heavenly Father and Jesus. He is the third member of the Godhead who is sometimes described as the Holy Spirit and other times described as distinct from the Holy Spirit. […]

Crash Course Mormonism: Atonement

By Eric Johnson Mormonism’s definition of the atonement is unique when compared to what has been historically taught in biblical Christianity. The Cross For Mormons, the symbol of the cross is a negative symbol because it is taught that the atonement took place in the Garden of Gethsemane. Tenth President Joseph Fielding Smith explained, GREATEST SUFFERING […]

Crash Course Mormonism: Jesus

By Eric Johnson The name of Jesus (also known as Jehovah) is found in the name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Many Christians are surprised, however, to learn that the Jesus of Mormonism is different than what is taught in the Bible. Jesus had his beginning when he was born to God […]

Crash Course Mormonism: Priesthood

By Eric Johnson Mormonism teaches that the authorized priesthood was restored to Joseph Smith, the founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in 1829, the year before he founded his church. The priesthoods are available to eligible males but not to females. The first priesthood is called the Aaronic Priesthood. Smith and his […]

Crash Course Mormonism: Scripture

By Eric Johnson While Christians may use the word “scripture” when speaking to Latter-day Saints, they ought to know that Mormonism holds to more than just the Bible as scripture. Let’s take a look at the different meanings that could be understood by Mormons with the word scripture. Standard Works The four scriptures–also known as the […]