By Eric Johnson Note: The following was originally printed in the March/April 2019 edition of Mormonism Researched. To request a free subscription, please visit here. One of the key doctrinal issues that leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have emphasized throughout their religion’s history is the importance of the earthly family unit and the hope […]
By Sharon Lindbloom 1 April 2016 Last week (3/22/16) Mormon blogger and author Mette Ivie Harrison answered the question, “Do Mormons Still Practice Polygamy?” Her “short answer” was “No.” But she followed up with another 1,000 words explaining that, in some cases, the answer is “Yes.” These special cases involve plural marriage among Fundamentalist Mormons […]
By Sharon Lindbloom 4 February 2016 Deseret News recently ran a story about Richardson’s Point, a historic spot in Iowa along the Mormon Trail. The graves of the first two casualties of the Mormon westward migration are found at Richardson’s Point. In March of 1849 toddler James Tanner fell off the tongue of a wagon […]
Chapter 15: The Sacred Callings of Fathers and Mothers Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Ezra Taft Benson, (2014), 191–202 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 […]
By Bill McKeever
Mormons often find comfort in the idea that one day they will be able to live together as a family throughout all eternity. However, with all the details LDS leaders have given to this teaching, the logical possibility breaks down.