Category Archives: New Testament Passages

Joseph Smith and Luke 10:22

This article was originally posted on September 4, 2014 on the Mormon Coffee blog.  ______ By Sharon Lindbloom The official History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka History of the Church or HOC) reproduces Joseph Smith’s journal where he stated: “This winter [1832-33] was spent in translating the Scriptures…I completed the translation and review of the […]

Grace unto Works

Note: The following was originally printed in the January/February 2017 edition of Mormonism Researched. To request a free subscription, please visit here.  By Bill McKeever  When speaking to individuals who place a strong emphasis on personal performance when it comes to being justified before God, one can unwittingly fail to emphasize that the New Testament has much to […]

Does James 1:5 teach about praying for a testimony?

By Eric Johnson This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 37, number 6 (2014). There is nothing more important to a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS, Mormon) than having a personal “testimony” confirm the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and, ultimately, Mormonism.  James 1:5 was first […]

Matthew 5:48: Is Perfection an Achievable Goal?

By Eric Johnson This article originally appeared in the Christian Research Journal vol 39 no. 6. Jesus taught in Matthew 5:48, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father, which is in heaven is perfect” (KJV). This verse has been quoted many times over the years by top leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ […]

Ephesians 2:20: Is the Mormon Church true because it’s built on apostles and prophets?

A common verse used to support the idea that the Mormon Church is true is Ephesians 2:20. It reads: And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; The Christian church has been likened to a building (1 Cor. 3:9). Verses 10 and 11 read: […]

Does the Bible really say that Jesus is God?

This is one in a series of articles on the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. To see MRM’s website page on the Trinity to see other resources, please click here. By Eric Johnson The Bible teaches in many different ways that Jesus is God. It is the centerpiece of the Christian faith. Without this, Christians would be […]