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Sin, Trespass, and Transgression

Note: The following was originally printed in the March/April 2018 edition of Mormonism Researched. To request a free subscription, please visit here.   By Bill McKeever Writing to the Christian church in Rome, the apostle Paul notes that “sin came into the world through one man” (5:12). The context clearly shows that the “man” Paul had in mind was […]

Mormonism’s Infinite Regression of Gods

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 […]

Russell M. Nelson draws a line in the sand over “LDS” and “Mormon” describing his church and people

By Eric Johnson Viewpoint on Mormonism one-week series airing August 27-31, 2018 Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5   Bill McKeever is interviewed on this topic on Issues, Etc on 8/17/18 On August 16th, 2018, President Russell M. Nelson, the top leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, made an authoritative statement in an article […]

The Boasts of Joseph

By Eric Johnson Joseph Smith, the founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, made this boast a month before he was shot to death in a gun battle at the Carthage Jail: “Come on! ye prosecutors! Ye false swearers! All hell, boil over! Ye burning mountains, roll down your lava! For I will […]

Combating Poor Biblical Exegesis: The Putting-Verses-Back-Into-their-Context Approach

By Eric Johnson Summary While the Bible is a part of the official canon of the LDS Church, many verses are badly mishandled by some Mormons when making their case. By understanding these verses in context, the Christian can provide an intelligent response to help the Mormon see that the Bible, when properly interpreted, does not […]

Answers to the Mormon IQ Quiz

The Word of Wisdom, which Joseph Smith claimed he received February 27, 1833. The cited section comes from D&C 89:2. Today the Word of Wisdom is a “command” to qualify for a temple recommend, understood to include not drinking alcohol or beverages like hot coffee or tea as well as abstaining from drugs and tobacco. […]