Category Archives: Doctrine Publications by Mormon Authors

Review: Changed Through His Grace

Book written by Brad Wilcox Reviewed by Bill McKeever When Brigham Young University professor, Brad Wilcox, gave his “His Grace is Sufficient” talk at BYU in 2011, Latter-day Saints were using his words to give the impression that Mormonism’s version of grace was not all that different from what most Christians believe. However, when one carefully […]

Chapter 16: The Power of the Book of Mormon

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. […]

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 […]

“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 […]

Chapter 10: Flooding the Earth and Our Lives with the Book of Mormon

Chapter 10: Flooding the Earth and Our Lives with the Book of Mormon Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Ezra Taft Benson, (2014), 136–45 During 2015, LDS members will be studying the latest manual published by their church, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Ezra Taft Benson. We will evaluate this book regularly, chapter by […]

Chapter 9: The Book of Mormon–Keystone of our Religion

Chapter 9: The Book of Mormon—Keystone of Our Religion Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Ezra Taft Benson, (2014), 125–35 During 2015, LDS members will be studying the latest manual published by their church, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Ezra Taft Benson. We will evaluate this book regularly, chapter by chapter, by showing interesting […]

Chapter 8: The Power of the Word

Chapter 8: The Power of the Word

Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Ezra Taft Benson, (2014), 114–24

During 2015, LDS members will be studying the latest manual published by their church, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Ezra Taft Benson. 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 underlined is from the manual, with our comments following.

99 Quotable Quotes from the LDS Church manual Gospel Principles

Beginning February 2, 2015, Viewpoint on Mormonism will feature a chapter-by-chapter analysis of the 2009 LDS Church manual Gospel Principles. Included in this page are 99 of the best quotes from this 47-chapter manual, ordered by topics. In addition, we have compiled overviews of each chapter in this manual. Each chapter is summarized in about 50 words along with a “quotable quote” or two. This PDF file would be fun to check out during our two-month radio series on this manual, available for an electronic gift of any size during the months of February and March 2015. 

Noah Essay from LDS.org

Noah

Beginning in December 2013, the LDS Church began publishing a series of essays meant to explain hard teachings (for a list of other articles and podcasts from MRM, go here). The entire article on  Noah is underlined here, with my commentary throughout. 

A closer look at Spencer W. Kimball’s The Miracle of Forgiveness

MRM has produced a new website centered around President Spencer W. Kimball’s book The Miracle of Forgiveness. The url is www.themiracleofforgiveness.com. We have also produced a Kimball million dollar bill (tract) to be used in conjunction with this website. Check out the website and recommend Kimball’s book to every Mormon you know! 

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