Category Archives: Witnessing Tools

Viewpoint on Mormonism named on Top 10 list for 2018

Viewpoint on Mormonism, MRM’s weekday 14-minute radio program that has been airing since 2011, was awarded by the Christian Podcast Community as one of the 10 best Christian podcasts in 2018. Besides Viewpoint on Mormonism, others on the list included Greg Koukl’s Stand to Reason, Todd Friel’s Wretched Radio, and James White’s The Dividing Line. […]

The Gospel Topics Essays: The Dynamite Approach

By Eric Johnson Summary Written by LDS scholars, the “Gospel Topics Essays” are available on the official website. These articles cover a variety of topics and attempt to confront the checkered history of Mormonism while smoothing out the rough edges. However, instead of placating many questioning Mormons, these writings tend to chafe the souls of […]

Good News for Mormon Women: The Overcoming Obstacles Approach

By Sharon Lindbloom Summary Many obstacles can stand in the way of Mormons recognizing the truth concerning Mormonism and accepting God’s merciful gift of redemption in Christ alone. For many LDS women, those barriers are deep-set, high, and very wide. Yet as Christians learn to understand and address these obstacles, the eternal fears with which […]

Exploring Mormon Racism: The All-Are-Justified-the-Same Approach

By Joel B Groat Summary In June 1978, Spencer W. Kimball, the LDS Church’s twelfth president, lifted the church’s century-long ban on men of African descent holding the LDS priesthood. It wasn’t until 2013 that the church addressed the underlying racism inherent in that ban. Although this is not a topic to be used in […]

Real People and Real Places: The Biblical Archaeological Approach

By Chip Thompson Summary When it comes to archaeology, there is a major difference between the support for the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Plenty of evidence shows that the Bible describes real people and real places, so most biblical events require very little faith. However, there is little to no support for anything […]

Grace unto Works

Note: The following was originally printed in the January/February 2017 edition of Mormonism Researched. To request a free subscription, please visit here.  By Bill McKeever  When speaking to individuals who place a strong emphasis on personal performance when it comes to being justified before God, one can unwittingly fail to emphasize that the New Testament has much to […]

Does James 1:5 teach about praying for a testimony?

By Eric Johnson This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 37, number 6 (2014). There is nothing more important to a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS, Mormon) than having a personal “testimony” confirm the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and, ultimately, Mormonism.  James 1:5 was first […]

10 Awesome D&C References to Use with Latter-day Saints!

By Eric Johnson There are many Doctrine and Covenants passages I like to use when I am witnessing to Mormons. Here are the 10 of the most common passages I cite regularly. After referencing the verse(s), I will, in about 100 words, explain how each can be used. Verses are cited in their order as found in the Doctrine and […]

10 Awesome Bible Verses to Use with Latter-day Saints!    

By Eric Johnson There are many verses I like to use when I am witnessing to Mormons. Here are the 10 of the most common verses I cite regularly. I will provide the KJV rendering of the verse and, in about 100 words, explain how each can be used.  Isaiah 43:10: “You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and my […]