Category Archives: Ensign Magazine

The Fruits of Mormonism: A Look at Seventy Mathias Held’s talk at the April 2019 General Conference

By Eric Johnson Summing up Seventy Matthias Held’s talk at the April 2019 General Conference (“Seeking Knowledge by the Spirit”) is this subheading: “We should learn to discern the truth not only through our rational minds but also through the very still and small voice of the spirit.” Held’s talk was printed on pages 31-33 of […]

“We have to be clean”: Does Mormonism offer a biblical solution?

By Eric Johnson Check out a 4-part Viewpoint on Mormonism podcast on this article that originally aired May 21-24, 2019  Part 1   Part 2  Part 3  Part 4   Seventy Allen D. Haynie gave a talk at the October 2015 General Conference titled “Remembering in Whom We have Trusted.” It was originally published in the November 2015 Ensign on pages 121-23. […]

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 […]

Mormon Apostle Offers Solutions To Counter Information on the Web

Note: The following was originally printed in the February 2017 edition of the MRM Update, offered to financial supporters of Mormonism Research Ministry. To request to a free subscription of our other periodical, Mormonism Researched, please visit here.  By Bill McKeever  The December 2016 issue of Ensign magazine carried an article by Mormon Apostle M. Russell Ballard that […]

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 […]

Review of “Our Father, Our Mentor” from June 2016 Ensign

By Michael Rabus The June 2016 issue of the Ensign magazine, which is the official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, contained a short article by the Second Counselor in the First Presidency; President Dieter F. Uchtdorf titled “Our Father, Our Mentor.:  It made sense that the June issue would contain […]

Could Mormonism be a Counterfeit from Satan?

By Michael Rabus For a Viewpoint on Mormonism broadcast on this topic that aired on May 23, 2016, click here. The April 2016 issue of the Ensign magazine featured an article titled “Recognizing Satan’s Counterfeits” by Dennis C. Gaunt in which the Book of Mormon was offered as the foundation of detecting spiritual counterfeits.  When […]

10 Things You Can Learn About Mormonism by Reading the Ensign Magazine

By Michael Rabus I have found one of the most effective ways of showing Mormons the dangerous doctrine that comes from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is to share with them articles from the churches own official magazine, the Ensign.  I started reading the Ensign magazine in February of 2015 and made […]

Follow the leaders, the LDS Church tells its members in April 2016

By Eric Johnson Over the past years, we have seen a concerted effort by the LDS leadership to remind its people on a regular basis that the President and other general authorities are responsible to teach the doctrine of Mormonism. While the members are encouraged to gain testimonies, their beliefs need to be in line with the leadership of […]

Is it Possible for Families to be Together Forever?

By Eric Johnson Editor’s Note: The following was originally printed in the September/October 2015 edition of Mormonism Researched. To request a free subscription, please visit here.     The First Presidency message published in the June 2015 Ensign and written by Henry B. Eyring (“Families Can Be Together Forever”) is not revolutionary or new. From those belonging to primary age to the eldest […]

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