Tag Archives: apostasy

APOSTASY, THE GREAT

The following are sections out of Bill McKeever’s book In their Own Words: A Collection of Mormon Quotations. The full book of 400 pages is available at Mormonism Research Ministry or Amazon.com. Joseph Smith “What is it that inspires professors of Christianity generally with a hope of salvation? It is that smooth, sophisticated influence of the […]

Chapter 16: The Elderly in the Church

Chapter 16: The Elderly in the Church Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Ezra Taft Benson, (2014), 203–16 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 […]

Mormonism 201 (Apostasy): Response to Barry R. Bickmore

Response to Barry R. Bickmore Rejoinder by Sharon Lindbloom In order to make this review easier to read, all original quotes from the Mormonism 201 rebuttal are boldfaced and italicized to separate these from the rest of the rejoinder. Joseph Smith, the first Mormon prophet, said, I have more to boast of than ever any […]

Acts 1 and the issue of “12” apostles

Acts 1 and the issue of “12” apostles

 By Eric Johnson

 When faithful Latter-day Saints are asked about their church’s authority, they will very often point to Ephesians 2:20, which says, “And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone.” According to Mormonism, the “Great Apostasy” caused the ancient church to lose its authority.

Does 2 Thessalonians 2:3 Support The Great Apostasy?

2 Thessalonians 2:3 says, “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first . . .” This verse is sometimes used to support the idea of a Great Apostasy. However, the context is not explaining that there would be a complete apostasy.  As […]

Apostates

 

Apostates. 12th President Spencer W. Kimball“Apostasy usually begins with question and doubt and criticism. Apostasy usually begins with question and doubt and criticism. It is a retrograding and devolutionary process. The seeds of doubt are planted by unscrupulous or misguided people, and seldom directed against the doctrine at first, but more often against the leaders. They who garnish the sepulchres of the dead prophets begin now by stoning the living ones.