During 2016, LDS members will be studying the latest manual published by their church, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Howard W. Hunter We will evaluate this book regularly, chapter by chapter, by showing interesting quotes and providing an Evangelical Christian take on this manual. The text that is in boldfaced is from the manual, […]
Many who do not accept that Jesus possessed full attributes of God point to the term “firstborn” when referring to Jesus as evidence that He was, quite literally, first created. Two verses used to support this idea are Romans 8:29: “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, […]
This is one in a series of articles on the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. To see MRM’s website page on the Trinity to see other resources, please click here. The information for this article is taken from Charts of Christian Theology and Doctrine by H. Wayne House (Zondervan, 1992) By Eric Johnson There are four major false teachings […]
This is one in a series of articles on the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. To see MRM’s website page on the Trinity to see other resources, please click here. By Eric Johnson There is biblical support for the Trinity. When heresies crept into the theology of the early church, the early Church Fathers kept returning to […]
This is one in a series of articles on the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. To see MRM’s website page on the Trinity to see other resources, please click here. By Eric Johnson The Bible teaches in many different ways that Jesus is God. It is the centerpiece of the Christian faith. Without this, Christians would be […]
By Eric Johnson and Bill McKeever Mormon Apostle James Talmage once wrote: … the Church holds itself in readiness to receive additional light and knowledge “pertaining to the Kingdom of God” through divine revelation…. We rely therefore on the teachings of the living oracles of God as of equal validity with the doctrines of the written word (The […]
A good Mormon will be able to explain Smith’s supposed vision of God the Father and Jesus. As part of the Gospel Topics Essay, Joseph Smith’s First Vision account is described and defended by the LDS Church. But what about the different accounts that provided contradictory details? Did Smith see angels or did he see God the Father and God the Son? This response to the church’s essay goes along with 10 Viewpoint on Mormonism radio shows (podcasts) that will air beginning June 3, 2014. Along with our podcasts as aired on Viewpoint on Mormonism, this article provides our response to the church’s essay. For any Paypal gift to MRM during the month of June, receive a PDF version of Wesley Walters’ booklet “The Palymra Revival & Mormon Origins.” See article for details.
Why Not Gethsemane?
By Bill McKeever
Editor’s note: This article first appeared in Mormonism Researched, May-June 2005.
Where Christ actually took upon Himself the sins of mankind has been a bone of contention between Mormons and Christians for decades.
In their book Third Nephi 9-30: This Is My Gospel, Mormon authors Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate correctly note,