Category Archives: LDS Leadership

AUTHORITY

The following are sections out of Bill McKeever’s book In their Own Words: A Collection of Mormon Quotations. The full book of 400 pages is available at Mormonism Research Ministry or Amazon.com. Standard Works “Wherefore, meaning the church, thou shalt give heed unto all his words and commandments which he shall give unto you as he receiveth them, walking […]

Russell M. Nelson draws a line in the sand over “LDS” and “Mormon” describing his church and people

By Eric Johnson Viewpoint on Mormonism one-week series airing August 27-31, 2018 Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5   Bill McKeever is interviewed on this topic on Issues, Etc on 8/17/18 On August 16th, 2018, President Russell M. Nelson, the top leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, made an authoritative statement in an article […]

Chapter 19: Priesthood Leadership in the Church of Jesus Christ

Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Gordon B. Hinckley, 2016 During 2017, LDS members will be studying the latest manual published by their church, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Gordon B. Hinckley. We will evaluate this book regularly, chapter by chapter, by showing interesting quotes and providing an Evangelical Christian take on this manual. […]

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: […]

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 […]

Chapter 9: The Law of Tithing

During 2016, LDS members will be studying the latest manual published by their church, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Howard W. Hunter We will evaluate this book regularly, chapter by chapter, by showing interesting quotes and providing an Evangelical Christian take on this manual. The text that is in boldfaced is from the manual, […]

Follow the leaders, the LDS Church tells its members in April 2016

By Eric Johnson Over the past years, we have seen a concerted effort by the LDS leadership to remind its people on a regular basis that the President and other general authorities are responsible to teach the doctrine of Mormonism. While the members are encouraged to gain testimonies, their beliefs need to be in line with the leadership of […]

What happens when the LDS Prophet Becomes Mentally Incapacitated?

By Eric Johnson A drawback to having the office of “prophet, seer, and revelator” be a lifetime position in the Mormon Church is when the leader’s poor health limits his effectiveness. For instance, Ezra Taft Benson, the thirteenth president who was born in 1899, had his duties designated to other general authorities in the early 1990s. […]

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