Category Archives: Discerning Truth

Ever Wondered What Mormons Believe?

by Sharon Lindbloom 19 February 2018 The LDS Church recently released seven new one-minute videos via its web presence geared toward non-Mormons, Mormon.org. The videos discuss parenting, prayer, and basic beliefs held by Mormons. The three videos that fall into this last category are “60 Mormon Beliefs in 60 Seconds,” “Do Mormons Really Believe in […]

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 […]

Why do Christians consider the Bible to be the exclusive source of truth?

By Eric Johnson The following was part of an email addressed to MRM’s Eric Johnson, dated 9/14/16, regarding the Bible. My question for you is how you view the Bible as a whole. To me, it doesn’t really make sense to view the Bible itself as a final and ultimate source of religious truth (obviously), but […]

Could Mormonism be a Counterfeit from Satan?

By Michael Rabus For a Viewpoint on Mormonism broadcast on this topic that aired on May 23, 2016, click here. The April 2016 issue of the Ensign magazine featured an article titled “Recognizing Satan’s Counterfeits” by Dennis C. Gaunt in which the Book of Mormon was offered as the foundation of detecting spiritual counterfeits.  When […]

How we put together this Utah church list

Attending a local church is vital for every Christian believer. This is especially true for someone who has left Mormonism for Christianity. At Mormonism Research Ministry, we desire to partner with churches to equip the body of Christ (the “Church”) for every good work. MRM is an Evangelical Christian parachurch organization, with the purposeful intention […]

7 ways Mormon leaders aren’t budging on traditional LDS doctrines

By Eric Johnson There are some Christians—including those possessing Ph.D.’s—who have come to the conclusion that Mormonism has moved ever so close to Christian orthodoxy in recent years. While some folks—including a few BYU professors and LDS apologists—appear seem to delight in allowing this impression to be made to the outside world, this isn’t what I am finding when […]

¿Es importante que asista a una iglesia?

Alguien dijo alguna vez que asistir a la iglesia no te hace cristiano, de la misma forma que ir a McDonald’s no te hace hamburguesa Big Mac. Muchos han utilizado esta antología y aun así sigue siendo verdad. Asistir a una iglesia no hace a la persona Cristiana; sin embargo, un Cristiano se llega a […]

¿Está bien que un Cristiano visite un servicio de iglesia Mormón?

Por Eric Johnson Si pasa por una capilla Mormona, verá lo siguiente escrito en el muro cerca de la entrada: “Bienvenidos Visitantes”. Lo seguro es que todo aquel que conoce a un Mormón ha recibido una invitación de leer el Libro de Mormón o asistir a un servicio. Si este es el caso, ¿debería el […]

Is It Wise to Place Blind Trust in Mere Mortal Men?

By Eric Johnson and Bill McKeever Mormon doctrine teaches that God reveals himself to the LDS prophet. This is integral to the claim that the LDS Church is the only true church. Mormonism’s founder, Joseph Smith, stated that he restored the office of prophet to the world and proclaimed, God made Aaron to be the mouthpiece for the […]

Chapter 12: “Seek the Spirit in All You

Chapter 12: “Seek the Spirit in All You Do” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Ezra Taft Benson, (2014), 156–66 During 2015, LDS members will be studying the latest manual published by their church, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Ezra Taft Benson. We will evaluate this book regularly, chapter by chapter, by showing interesting […]