Category Archives: Mormon Doctrine

If Mormonism is true, heaven could be very disappointing

Note: The following was originally printed in the May/June 2018 edition of Mormonism Researched. To request a free subscription, please visit here. By Bill McKeever Ask just about any New Testament Christian what they look forward to after this brief life is over, and they will tell you of the anticipation of being in the presence of a personal […]

Mormonism’s Infinite Regression of Gods

Note: The following was originally printed in the November/December 2017 edition of Mormonism Researched. To request a free subscription, please visit here. By Bill McKeever On June 16, 1844, eleven days before Joseph Smith would be killed while incarcerated at the jail in Carthage, Illinois, Smith preached his last public sermon. In this controversial message, dubbed The Sermon in […]

Las 10 mejores enseñanzas del mormonismo no respaldadas por el Libro de Mormón

Por Eric Johnson Traducción al Español: Julio Jiménez De acuerdo a Joseph Smith en la Historia de la Iglesia 4:461: Les dije a los hermanos que el Libro del Mormón era el más correcto de todos los libros de la tierra, y la piedra angular de nuestra religión, y que un hombre se acercaría a Dios al […]

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 […]

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 […]

“Understanding the Handbook”: A Review

By Eric Johnson The LDS Church has received a firestorm of criticism for adding a new section to its Handbook 1 (16.13) that prohibits children living in homes with homosexual parents from being able to participate in naming/blessing rites or baptism at the age of 8. For more on that and to better understand my comments […]

Understanding just what is “official” in Mormon doctrine

By Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson Note: The following article is a portion taken out of Chapter 18 (“The Church and Its Leadership”) found in our latest book Mormonism 101: Examining the Religion of the Latter-day Saints (Baker, 2015), available wherever Christian books are sold. This section is found on pages 310-315. One of the main ways that […]

Do You Really Believe You Can Become a God?

By Eric Johnson and Bill McKeever Whereas Christianity has, throughout the centuries, defined salvation as synonymous with eternal life, Mormonism makes eternal life synonymous with becoming a god. According to sixth President Joseph F. Smith, The object of our earthly existence is that we may have a fulness of joy, and that we may become the sons and […]

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