Category Archives: Rebuttals and Rejoinders

The First Vision: Key to Truth? A Review of Seventy Richard J. Maynes’ June 2017 Ensign article

By Eric Johnson There are two cornerstone events in the history of the Mormon religion that are as important as the literal resurrection of Jesus is to Christianity. Remember how the apostle Paul testified to the historicity of the raising of Jesus from the dead? He claimed in 1 Corinthians 15:3-8: 3 For I delivered to you as […]

Am I Good Enough? Will I Make It?

Note: The following was originally printed in the January/February 2017 edition of Mormonism Researched. To request a free subscription, please visit here.  To listen to a 5-part Viewpoint on Mormonism series that originally aired January 2-6, 2017, click the following: Part 1  Part 2   Part 3  Part 4  Part 5   By Eric Johnson The title for this article is the actual title for […]

Richard Mouw–Defending a Brand of Mormonism Many Mormons Don’t Believe

Note: The following was originally printed in the July/August 2016 edition of Mormonism Researched. To request a free subscription, please visit here.  By Bill McKeever  Dr. Richard J. Mouw, the former president of Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA, has been involved in Mormon-Evangelical dialogues for the past decade and a half. Yet, despite actively engaging the topic for […]

The “blueprint of Christ’s church”? A Seventy’s rehash of “17 points”

Reviewed by Eric Johnson Check out the Viewpoint on Mormonism originally airing August and September 2016: Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4   Part 5  Part 6   Part 7   Part 8  Part 9   Part 10    Part 11   Part 12    Part 13   Part 14   Part 15 On January 12, 2014, Tad Callister of the Presidency of the Seventy presented a devotional for […]

Questions to Ask Your Mormon Friend: Response to Lelsle Jacobson

Questions to Ask Your Mormon Friend By Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson Introduction Over the years, many Christians have written Mormonism Research Ministry requesting a list of questions they might ask their LDS friends and loved ones that would hopefully get them to start seriously considering the unbiblical and illogical aspects of the Mormon faith. Though we have […]

Questions to Ask Your Mormon Friend: Response to D. Charles Pyle

By Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson Authors, Questions to Ask Your Mormon Friend Introduction When we wrote our book Questions to Ask Your Mormon Friend (hereafter Questions) in 1994, we knew there was a good possibility that the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS) would review the book in its journal entitled Review […]

Mormonism 201 (Church and Leadership): Response to Michael W. Fordham

Response to Michael W. Fordham Rejoinder by Mike Thomas In order to make this review easier to read, all original quotes from the Mormonism 201 rebuttal are boldfaced and italicized to separate these from the rest of the rejoinder. I cannot launch into a reply to Michael Fordham’s revue of chapter 18 of Mormonism 101 without making […]

Mormonism 201 (Joseph Smith): Response to Lance Starr and Samuel Katich

Response to Lance Starr and Samuel Katich Reviewed by Mike Thomas Some of the chapters in Mormonism 101 have elicited more than one response. I suppose this is what is called a backhanded compliment. It must be an encouragement to the authors to have drawn that much attention, albeit from critics. This is one of those chapters, […]

Mormonism 201 (The Temple): Response to Benjamin McGuire

Response to Benjamin McGuire Reviewed by Lane A. Thuet Editor’s Note: Bible verses quoted are from the New International Version; the author’s exact words are in bold and italics; and comments in squared brackets [ ] are the authors’ clarifications – unless otherwise stated. Generally, bold-facing in the quotes are my emphasis. In his review […]