Category Archives: History of Mormonism

2 Timothy 3:1-5

Some Mormons have used 2 Timothy 3:1-5, 14-15 and 4:3-4 as a support of the Great Apostasy and a prediction that all authority would be lost soon after the deaths of the apostles (including the author of this book, the apostle Paul). These verses have been taken out of context to support this teaching. These verses say: […]

Isaiah 24:5: The Great Apostasy?

Isaiah 24: 5 says, “The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.” According to some Latter-day Saints, this refers to an event called the Great Apostasy. The everlasting covenant described here is certainly a reference to the Mosaic law, which would have […]

Will the LDS Church ever overturn the ban on hot drinks?

By Eric Johnson There has been plenty of Internet speculation in recent month concerning a possible change in Mormonism to allow coffee and tea, both of which were banned in the Word of Wisdom. Imagine the rejoicing of retail establishments such as Starbucks and Beans and Brews throughout Utah, Idaho, Arizona and Wyoming if the current ban were […]

Wo sind die Goldplatten jetzt?

Das Buch Mormon, endet mit der Beschreibung des Niedergangs des nephitischen Volkes, durch die Hand ihrer Widersacher, der Lamaniten. Jahrzente lang, führten die Nachkommen Lehis, die hellhäutigen Nephiten, und die dunkelhätigen Lamaniten gegeneinander Krieg bis sie sich zu einer Entscheidungsschlacht im Land Cumorah trafen. In Mormon 6:6 heißt es: Und es begab sich: Als wir […]


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 Joseph Smith “What is it that inspires professors of Christianity generally with a hope of salvation? It is that smooth, sophisticated influence of the […]

Another Harmful Mormon Myth Refuses to Die

by Sharon Lindbloom 17 September 2018 An interesting article appeared in the Springfield (Missouri) News-Leader this month. It seems that columnist Steve Pokin became intrigued after an LDS acquaintance told him “that it was once legal to kill a Mormon in Missouri.” Because this claim sounded implausible to Mr. Pokin, he decided to do some […]