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Answering Mormons' Questions
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In this updated and expanded edition of Answering Mormons' Questions, Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson respond to 36 of the most common questions Mormons ask Christians. This edition contains response questions, evangelism tips, a glossary of LDS terms, as well as group discussion questions. 334pp.

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In Their Own Words: A Collection of Mormon Quotations
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When Jesus said, “For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks,” He expressed a simple truth that man generally expresses with words what he believes to be true. So what have Mormons generally believed to be true when it comes to their faith? The answer to this question is not always easy to answer. By topically arranging thousands of statements made by Mormon leaders, educators, apologists, and lay members, In Their Own Words hopes to assist those who desire to better understand this fascinating religion. 300pp.

“In Their Own Words is an invaluable resource for anyone who desires to know more about Mormon teachings. Organized under topics from Aaronic Priesthood to Zion, quotes from standard works, church leaders, and other sources are accurately given. " – James Bjornstad, Professor of Philosophy, Cedarville University

“Bill McKeever has compiled a compendium of the teachings of the LDS Church quoting both church authorities and lay members. This extraordinary collection is a good place to start a friendly discussion on Mormonism. Just about any topic should strike up a conversation.” – H. Michael Marquardt, Independent historian and author of The Rise of Mormonism: 1816-1844

Bill McKeever is the director of Mormonism Research Ministry, a Christian organization based in the Salt Lake City area. MRM was founded in 1979 and serves to educate the general public about the differences between Mormonism and Christianity, as well as to reach out to the LDS people with the biblical doctrine of grace. Bill is also the author of Answering Mormons’ Questions, and co-author of Mormonism 101. His expertise on the history and doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has allowed him to speak at numerous churches, conferences, Bible colleges, and seminaries both in the United States and abroad.

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Compassionate Boldness 2011

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  • What is Mormon Doctrine? — Separating What is Official From Folklore, by Bill McKeever
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    What makes a teaching "official" in the LDS Church? A wide variety of answers have been given by LDS leaders, manuals, and lay people. This makes it extremely difficult when trying to discern how Mormonism is to be doctrinally identified and understood. The concept of Latter-day revelation doesn't help since it assumes that truth is in a constant state of flux. In a witnessing situation, what sources can a Christian turn to that a Latter-day Saint will respect? Who is behind a lot of the modern-day folklore that seems so prevalent among Latter-day Saints? 
  • God Never Sinned And Why It Matters, by Aaron Shafovaloff
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    Joseph Smith taught, "God himself was once as we are now", and Lorenzo Snow taught, "As man is God once was, as God is man may be." Since we are sinners, what implications does traditional Mormon theology have for the question of whether God the Father himself was once a sinful mortal before becoming a God? How sinful could he have been? Does it matter that Mormonism has no "official" doctrine on the issue? Why should anyone care whether God the Father sinned? How is God's eternal sinlessness related to his glory and beauty? Joseph Smith taught, "God himself was once as we are now", and Lorenzo Snow taught, "As man is God once was, as God is man may be." Since we are sinners, what implications does traditional Mormon theology have for the question of whether God the Father himself was once a sinful mortal before becoming a God? How sinful could he have been? Does it matter that Mormonism has no "official" doctrine on the issue? Why should anyone care whether God the Father sinned? How is God's eternal sinlessness related to his glory and beauty?
  • Defining LDS Grace, by Loren Pankratz
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    An approach that aims at equipping Christians to present the gospel in a way that makes the gospel clear and compelling. In this workshop we will identify the distinct role of grace in LDS theology, as opposed to Biblical theology. Making this distinction clear enables Christians to see "how wide the divide" and gives them a focal point in evangelism. When properly understood and put in context, this enables the Christian to boldly share the good news of the gospel in a way the LDS person will understand.
  • Does the Bible Teach an LDS Concept of Baptism for the Dead?, by Cory Anderson
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    1 Corinthians 15:29 is a primary proof text for the Mormon doctrine of baptism for the dead. Though this passage has drawn a wide range of interpretations from biblical scholars over the years, does the Mormon interpretation come close to being a plausible understanding of the text? What was Paul trying to say to the Christians at Corinth?
  • Can a Man Become God? Understanding the Mormon Doctrine of Exaltation, by Rob Bowman
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    Toward the end of his life, Joseph Smith taught that God himself had not always been God, but was once a man who became a God—and that we can do the same. In this session, we will consider whether this is Mormon doctrine today and what exactly this doctrine entails. We will then see how this doctrine of “exaltation” contrasts with the doctrine taught in the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith’s earliest revelations.
  • Can We Become Gods? Responding to Mormon Arguments from the Bible and Church History, by Rob Bowman
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    Mormons increasingly claim today that their doctrine of exaltation—the belief that human beings can become beings with the same powers and functions as God—is taught in the Bible and has precedent in Christian history. In this session, we will examine some of the most common arguments for this claim, including quotations often taken out of context from the Gospels, the early church fathers, and even C. S. Lewis.
  • Joseph Smith, 'Translator' of God’s Word?, by Marv Cowan
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    Joseph Smith claimed that he translated the Book of Mormon by the gift and power of God from a Reformed Egyptian language written on golden plates.   However, LDS records show that he often didn’t even have the gold plates present when he ?translated? the Book of Mormon, so what was he translating? Smith also ?Translated? his Inspired Version or the Joseph Smith Translation (JST) of the Bible without any original Bible manuscripts. The only document he used at that time was the King James Version of the Bible.  All 15 LDS Prophets who have succeeded Smith have also had ?Translator? as one of their official titles, but what have any of them translated?
  • Warren Jeffs and Joseph Smith, by Doris Hanson
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    When it comes to the practice of polygamy, there are many shocking similarities between Warren Jeffs, founder of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and Joseph Smith. And even though the Mormon Church wants to distance itself from their polygamist counterparts, they actually have more in common with them than they do evangelicals
  • Responding to the Missionaries at your Door, by Rauni and Dennis Higley
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    What can we expect to hear when the Mormon missionaries come to our homes? What questions will they ask us, and what questions should we ask them? Do you have a well-prepared "game-plan"? In this workshop, Rauni and Dennis, both former missionaries for the LDS Church, will offer several suggestions.
  • The Jesus Surveys (For Mormons), by Chip Thompson
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    If you have spoken to an LDS person in recent years you have probably discovered the 'hot button' - the most politically incorrect thing you could possibly imply to a Mormon - that their Church, the LDS Church, is somehow not a Christian denomination. In light of this, how should we respond? In this workshop we want to introduce you to the Jesus surveys - which will reveal to LDS people, in a very gentle way, just how far removed LDS doctrine is from what Jesus actually taught. These two surveys (The Jesus Survey and the Jesus Christ Questionnaire) each ask 10 simple (True or False / Multiple Choice) questions, of which most Mormons will answer 7 out of 10 wrong. This unique witnessing method will plant seeds of truth deep within the heart of a Mormon.
  • Sharing God’s Grand Story of Good News, by Ross Anderson
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    Mormonism is not a creedal faith. The LDS Church has never officially formalized its distinctive teachings into a doctrinal statement. Evangelicals often approach Latter-day Saints in terms of theological statements, but the faith of Mormons is defined by sacred stories. Narratives have tremendous power in Mormonism, the two most important foundational stories being the Restoration and the Plan of Happiness. In fact, the Bible is not a book of systematic doctrine but a grand narrative, presenting the good news story of God’s saving action on our behalf. This workshop will compare and contrast the essential sacred stories at the heart of Mormonism and biblical Christianity to explore the possibilities of a narrative approach to sharing our faith with Latter-day Saints
  • Panel Discussion with Bryan Hurlbutt and Bill McKeever: The Relationship Between Church and Parachurch
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    At times ministry to Mormons is frustrated by a misunderstanding and lack of appreciation between the local church and the parachurch. Understanding each other’s roles, responsibilities and objectives are crucial to forming a greater sense of unity and mission in ministry to Latter-day Saints. This discussion aims at presenting a model approach that is important for maximize our effectiveness in the ministry God has called us to.
  • Speaker’s Panel Q&A
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  • Mining Ephesians for Explosives, by Mike Ghiglia
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    God's Word in the Bible is only as fatal to false doctrine as Christians are able to wield it. Learn how to bring Latter-day Saints face to face with the glorious gospel of grace and other biblical truths by contrasting them with core LDS teachings and terminology. Time permitting, Mike will also address your witnessing questions using his "critical few" philosophy of ministry.
  • Sharing the Gospel of Grace with Mormon (and Christian) Children, by Eric Johnson
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    When it comes to the topic of salvation, the children's story of Corduroy has helped children of all ages grasp the concept of salvation and how it applies to Christianity. Before sharing the story, we'll take a look at the different aspects of Christian salvation. And at the end, we'll consider how Mormonism has corrupted the simple gospel message that even a bear missing a button could understand.
  • Elements of a Mormon Testimony, by Sandra Tanner
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Compassionate Boldness 2009

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  • Is It Time to Embrace the LDS Church as Christian? Looking at Mormonism Through a 21st Century Lens, by Bill McKeever
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  • A Biblical Assessment of Mormonism’s View of The Fall of Adam and Eve, by Cory Anderson
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  • Missionary Meat And Potatoes - Examining Some of the Common Topics that Come Up, Both with Missionaries and LDS People at Large, by Mike Bell
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  • A Holistic Approach to Mormon Teachings and Beliefs - Engaging What Matters Without Misrepresenting People, by Aaron Shafovaloff
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  • The Doctrine of the Trinity - Does the LDS View of the Godhead Fit the Biblical Text, by James White
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  • Did a Universal Apostasy and Restoration Really Happen?, by Marv Cowan
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  • Visual Aids That Will Enhance Your Witness to Mormons, by Chip Thompson
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  • The Role of the Local Church in Reaching Mormons, by Paul Robie
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  • Can We Trust the New Testament - Responding to Article Eight, by James White
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  • What Jonathan Edwards Would Say to Joseph Smith - Wisdom from the Father of the First Great Awakening for the Wayward Son of the Second Great Awakening, by Bryan Hurlbutt
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  • Communicating the Biblical Message of Salvation with our Mormon Friends, by Dennis and Rauni Higley
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  • The Book of Mormon in LDS Experience, by Ross Anderson
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  • The Role of 'Prophet, Seer, and Revelator' in the Mormon Church, Sandra Tanner
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Compassionate Boldness 2008

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  • Are Compassion And Boldness Mutually Exclusive Terms?, by Bill McKeever
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  • Watching God Move in Ephraim, by Chip Thompson
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    Chip will be sharing some of the exciting things that are happening among the LDS people in the Manti/Ephraim area of Utah. He will also interview former "true believing Mormons" who are now trusting Christ. Come hear what it was that caused them to reconsider Mormonism.
  • Staying on Point - Jesus, Grace, and Seeking Truth, Mike Bell
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    Oftentimes conversations with LDS friends, relatives, and missionaries can lead to rabbit trails, dead ends, and peripheral issues that don't address what's really at stake when it comes to spiritual reality. This session will examine some "bottom line" issues and how to frame them.
  • Those 'Abominable' Creeds, by Ron Huggins
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    Joseph Smith claimed that while experiencing his "First Vision" he was told that the creeds of Christendom were an "abomination" in God’s sight. Current Mormon leaders and apologists like to claim that they believe the Bible, but not the Creeds, thus attempting to drive a wedge between the Bible and historic Christianity. Professor Huggins will show how the creeds, far from contradicting the Bible, emerge naturally from it, and as such continue to stand as important witnesses for Biblical Christianity at precisely those points where Mormonism departs from it.
  • Achieving Forgiveness in an LDS Context, by Bill McKeever
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  • Is the Bible Enough?, by Marv Cowan
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    Christianity is based on the Bible, but Latter-day Saints believe that the Bible has been mistranslated and some books were lost so that it no longer contains God’s complete word. Because of this, Mormons believe more scripture is needed. They also claim to have three other books of scripture which are more reliable than the Bible. Does the evidence support those claims?
  • Is Mormonism Moving Towards a Christian Orthodoxy?, by Cory Anderson
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    Recent comments in books and speeches from some BYU professors have caused many Christians to assume that Mormonism is shedding its problematic doctrinal past and is embracing a more biblical perspective. In this workshop Pastor Anderson will examine the writings of some of these men to see if this is really true. Is this a time to be encouraged, or perhaps a time to be even more concerned?
  • Lifting The Veil of Polygamy, by Doris Hanson
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    Doris will share clips from the recent "Lifting the Veil of Polygamy" DVD released by Living Hope Fellowship. She will also share some of her experiences of growing up in the Kingston polygamy group and explain the focus and work of "A Shield and Refuge Ministry" to polygamists. A brief update and explanation of the FLDS situation that occurred in Eldorado, Texas during April will follow with a short question and answer period to conclude the session
  • Joseph Smith's Role as 'Prophet' in View of the King Follett Discourse, by Sandra Tanner
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  • Responding to the Book of Mormon, by Ross Anderson
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    The Book of Mormon occupies a central place in the belief and practices of Latter-day Saints. To engage LDS friends in formal discussion requires a working knowledge of the Book of Mormon, how it is used in LDS culture, and the arguments made for its status as an ancient scripture. This workshop will help you understand why Latter-day Saints revere the Book of Mormon, evaluate the claims made for the book, and develop a sensitive but confident response.
  • Discerning the Wind, by Bryan Hurlbutt
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    In an LDS culture personal experience is cherished as the authoritative means of obtaining spiritual truth. How do we deal with this very personal and precious issue with our Mormon neighbors without disavowing the reality of genuine Christian, personal, spiritual experience? In this presentation Bryan will assess the nature of Mormon "testimony", discuss a criteria for evaluating religious experience and propose a means of engaging this foundation of individual Mormon conviction.
  • Sharing Your Faith with a Latter-day Saint, by Dennis and Rauni Higley
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    In this workshop Dennis and Rauni will offer advice on avoiding some of the usual pitfalls when talking with members of the LDS Church. At the same time they will share ministry tips that have worked well for them over the years.
  • Panel and Q&A, with Sandra Tanner, Bill McKeever, Paul Robie, Marv Cowan
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Books



By His Own Hand Upon Papyrus
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By Charles Larson

Examines the background of the Book of Abraham papyri. Dr. Stephen E. Thompson, an LDS scholar with a Ph.D. in Egyptology, said Larson is “far more accurate than anything Hugh Nibley ever wrote on the subject.” (Paperback, 1992, 240 pp.)



In Their Own Words: A Collection of Mormon Quotations
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By Bill McKeever

When Jesus said, “For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks,” He expressed a simple truth that man generally expresses with words what he believes to be true. So what have Mormons generally believed to be true when it comes to their faith? The answer to this question is not always easy to answer. By topically arranging thousands of statements made by Mormon leaders, educators, apologists, and lay members, In Their Own Words hopes to assist those who desire to better understand this fascinating religion. 300pp.

“In Their Own Words is an invaluable resource for anyone who desires to know more about Mormon teachings. Organized under topics from Aaronic Priesthood to Zion, quotes from standard works, church leaders, and other sources are accurately given. " – James Bjornstad, Professor of Philosophy, Cedarville University

“Bill McKeever has compiled a compendium of the teachings of the LDS Church quoting both church authorities and lay members. This extraordinary collection is a good place to start a friendly discussion on Mormonism. Just about any topic should strike up a conversation.” – H. Michael Marquardt, Independent historian and author of The Rise of Mormonism: 1816-1844

Bill McKeever is the director of Mormonism Research Ministry, a Christian organization based in the Salt Lake City area. MRM was founded in 1979 and serves to educate the general public about the differences between Mormonism and Christianity, as well as to reach out to the LDS people with the biblical doctrine of grace. Bill is also the author of Answering Mormons’ Questions, and co-author of Mormonism 101. His expertise on the history and doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has allowed him to speak at numerous churches, conferences, Bible colleges, and seminaries both in the United States and abroad .

Joseph Smith and Muhammad
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By Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson offers an interesting insight into the parallels between the founder of Mormonism and the founder of Islam (Paperback, 1998, 36 pp.).

Mormonism 101: Examining the Religion of the Latter-day Saints
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By Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson

Easy to read book that examines the basic issues that divide Mormonism from biblical Christianity. Over 500 endnotes dealing with the LDS Godhead, preexistence, the fall, the standard works, atonement, grace and works, communion, the temple, and much more! (Paperback, 2000, 320pp.)

Mormonism is one of the fastest growing religions in the world, with over five million Mormons in the United States alone. For those who have wondered in what specific ways Mormonism differs from the Christian faith, Mormonism 101 provides definitive answers.

Introducing their study with this provocative quotation from Mormon Apostle Bruce McConkieMormonism is Christianity; Christianity is Mormonism; they are one and the samethe authors refute that claim. They examine the major tenets of Mormon theology and compare them with orthodox Christian beliefs. Their helpful, point-by-point study contains succinct conclusions at the end of each major section and numerous quotes from authoritative Mormon sources.

In addition, Mormonism 101 offers practical, end-of-chapter witnessing tips. Readers will not only learn about Mormon teachings but will also be better equipped to witness to friends and family within the Mormon church. This book is also a valuable resource for students studying cults and comparative religion, as well as for organizations and ministries that reach out to Mormons.



The Palmyra Revival and Mormon Origins (formerly New Light on Mormon Origins)
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By Wesley Walters

Demonstrates how the official version of Joseph Smith’s “first vision” contradicts actual history. (Paperback, 1997, 31 pp.)





Water Round the Altar
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By Sharon Lindbloom

A 30-day devotional that centers on the theme of discernment. Edited by MRM’s Sharon Lindbloom. Devotional titles include:

  • Who Cares About Truth?
  • Whitewash
  • Wells Without Water
  • Choosing a Lie
  • Lions and Wolves
  • Smooth talkers
  • Compassionate Truth

What Every Mormon (and Non-Mormon) Should Know
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By Edmond Gruss and Lane Thuet

Offers a thorough examination of Mormonism's history and doctrine, covering issues such as the First Vision, the alleged great apostasy, Joseph Smith's abilities as "translator" of the Book of Mormon, the Mormon godhood and gospel, and more. 533 pages.



CDs & DVDs

Lifting the Veil of Polygamy
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This documentary examines the roots of Joseph Smith’s legacy, and its modern-day fruit. We follow the compelling testimonies of nine former fundamentalists, who shed light on this practice and lifestyle which has been shrouded in secrecy since the earliest days of Mormonism; but more importantly, they share the true freedom they have found in the Jesus Christ of the Bible.

The Bible vs the Book of Mormon
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The Bible has been vindicated time and time again as archaeologists uncover evidence for cities and civilizations mentioned in its pages. What about the Book of Mormon? Does the evidence support its claim that a huge civilization of Nephites and Lamanites existed in the New World? If the archaeological and historical evidence for each book was listed side-by-side, which list would be more compelling? This documentary will answer these questions with amazing clarity. English.

DNA vs Book Mormon
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The Book of Mormon, as well as Mormon leaders, have insisted that the American Indians are of the "House of Israel." DNA evidence however, says otherwise. 
The Lost Book of Abraham: Investigating a Remarkable Mormon Claim
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In Their Own Words
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A critique of Spencer W. Kimball’s book, The Miracle of Forgiveness, as aired on Viewpoint on Mormonism (45 shows). (MP3 CD)
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Tracts


Joseph Smith "Million Dollar Bill" Tracts
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This Million Dollar Bill tract is guaranteed to attract attention. It features a picture of Joseph Smith on the front and a salvation message directed to Mormons on the back.


Brigham Young "Million Dollar Bill" Tracts
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The Brigham Young Million Dollar Bill tract includes several quotations from LDS leaders regarding the virgin birth.

Text of the tract:

On July 8, 1860, Brigham Young, Mormonism’s second president, said, “That very babe that was cradled in the manger, was begotten, not by Joseph, the husband of Mary, but by another Being… He was begotten by God our heavenly Father” (Journal of Discourses 11:268).

According to Young and other LDS leaders, the seed of Heavenly Father produced Jesus Christ in a literal, physical fashion. Despite being God’s preexistent spirit daughter, “…the Virgin Mary must have been, for the time being, the lawful wife of God the Father” (Apostle Orson Pratt, The Seer, p. 158). Apostle Bruce McConkie wrote, “Christ was Begotten by an immortal Father in the same way that mortal men are begotten by mortal fathers… There is nothing figurative about his paternity: he was begotten, conceived and born in the normal and natural course of events, for he is the Son of God, and that designation means what it says” (Mormon Doctrine, 1966, pp. 547,742).

To explain this concept to children, the 1972 Family Home Evening manual—an official LDSChurch publication—used an illustration that included silhouettes of a man, woman, and little child. It read, “Daddy + Mommy = You.” A parallel illustration added, “Our Heavenly Father + Mary = Jesus” (p. 126). “So you see,” the article quoted sixth LDS president Joseph F. Smith, “Jesus is the only person who had our Heavenly Father as the father of his body.”

Matthew 1:18 says “Mary was found with child of the Holy Ghost,” contradicting Mormonism’s rendering of the Virgin Birth doctrine. Questions? Disagree? Check out www.mrm.org/virgin-birth or www.gotforgiveness.com.