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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
By Eric Johnson En Espanol According to Joseph Smith in the History of the Church 4:461: I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
10 reasons why Mormonism should not be considered the same as Christianity
1. The idea that a restoration of Christianity was needed.
2. The doctrine of God is corrupt.
3. The minimalization of Jesus Christ.
4. The teaching of preexistence.