Category Archives: Sociology of Mormonism

Recreating Mormonism According to Their Desires

By Sharon Lindbloom Note: The following was originally printed in the July/August 2017 edition of Mormonism Researched. To request a free subscription, please visit here. It’s all the rage these days for some Mormons to champion their religion while denying its dogma. They sense the absence of Christ’s love and grace in the LDS Church. They understand the […]

Should I allow my child to visit a Mormon church service?

By Eric Johnson For more information on this topic concerning whether adults should visit a Mormon Church service, listen to a Viewpoint on Mormonism podcast that aired Feb. 6, 2017 titled Should I Visit a Mormon Church Service?  Article summary When a Christian child is invited to attend a friend’s church service at a local LDS chapel, […]

Why are Mormons not allowed to drink coffee?

Mormons are not allowed to drink coffee because of the Word of Wisdom, which is a health law found in the unique LDS scripture Doctrine & Covenants 89 whereby God supposedly commanded His people to abstain from hot drinks (interpreted as coffee and tea) as well as tobacco, excessive amounts of meat, and alcoholic beverages. […]

Plural Marriage and Joseph Smith: A PR Nightmare in Mormonism

By Eric Johnson This article was originally was printed in the Christian Research Journal Vol. 38 No. 5. Publicly mention the religion of Mormonism and the first thought to come to mind is “polygamy” or, as it is also called, plural marriage. This common perception linking Mormonism with the practice of one man marrying two […]

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 Necesario Entregar Una Carta de Resignación a La Iglesia Mormona? (¿Cómo Lo Hago?)

Por Eric Johnson  Esto se trata de una decisión individual que cada Santo de los Últimos Días debe considerar. Hay varios asuntos de los cuales se deben contemplar: ¿Rechaza las enseñanzas de la Iglesia Mormona? ¿Ya no se considera activo en esta iglesia? ¿Quiere que su nombre cuente con los más de 15 millones de “miembros” […]

Do I need to bother submitting a letter of resignation to the Mormon Church? (How do I do it?)

Upon leaving the Mormon Church, every Latter-day Saint needs to determine whether or not to have his/her name taken off the church rolls. Should this be done? How does this process work?

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