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The Photo of the Statue of the Apostle Peter and LDS President Russell M. Nelson

By Eric Johnson A Viewpoint on Mormonism episode on this topic will air during the week of April 15th. During the weekend of March 10, 2019, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints flew all fifteen of its general authorities to Rome, Italy–a nation where up to 85% of its residents are Roman Catholics–as the […]

Exploring Mormon Racism: The All-Are-Justified-the-Same Approach

By Joel B Groat Summary In June 1978, Spencer W. Kimball, the LDS Church’s twelfth president, lifted the church’s century-long ban on men of African descent holding the LDS priesthood. It wasn’t until 2013 that the church addressed the underlying racism inherent in that ban. Although this is not a topic to be used in […]

The Supreme God of Mormonism

By Sharon Lindbloom 30 May 2017 In its “Until We Meet Again” feature, the April 2017 issue of the LDS Church’s Ensign magazine includes an article titled, “The Power of God.” This is a 500-word excerpt from a longer (2300-word) General Conference address titled, “The Doctrine of the Priesthood.” Mormon apostle Bruce R. McConkie delivered […]

Do Most Mormons Now Support the Ordination of Women to the LDS Priesthood?

By Sharon Lindbloom Surveys and polls have been conducted among Mormons in recent years regarding the controversial question of whether or not women should be ordained to the all-male Mormon priesthood. LDS Church leadership has been resistant to the idea, explaining that the issue is a doctrinal one (which implies that a revelation would be […]

Joseph Smith’s Teachings about Priesthood, Temple, and Women

Joseph Smith’s Teachings about Priesthood, Temple, and Women The Gospel Topics essays were published between 2013-2015 covering a variety of issues, many of which were controversial. In this, the last essay released by the LDS Church (October 23, 2015), the issue of ordaining women is tackled. Let’s take a look at the essay (underlined), with […]

Is the Mormon Priesthood Really of Ancient Origin?

By Eric Johnson and Bill McKeever The authority of the priesthood is so important to the Mormon that without it, male members are not enabled “to act in God’s name for the salvation of the human family” (Gospel Principles, p. 67).  Those without this authority are unable to perform any ordinances, as Apostle James Talmage explained: No one […]

LDS Church goes into defensive mode with women and the priesthood

The following was originally printed in the July/August 2014 edition of Mormonism Researched. To request a free subscription, please visit here.  A concerted effort by a woman’s group made up of Latter-day Saints has been attempting to get the LDS Church to change its doctrine that limits priesthood ordination to worthy males, forcing the leadership to deal head-on with this […]


Priesthood Is the Mormon Priesthood really of ancient origin? LDS Church goes into defensive mode with women and the priesthood Priesthood: Restored or Retrofit  Jesus’ Unique Priesthood What do Christians and Mormons say about Priesthood Powers? Review: The Holy Priesthood A Royal Priesthood (Blog) Banning Blacks from the Priesthood Unexplaining the Mormon Priesthood Ban on Blacks A Doctrine […]

Review of Blacks and the Mormon Priesthood: Setting the Record Straight

By Marcus H. Martins, Ph.D. Reviewed by Eric Johnson Note: The month of June 2015 marks the 38th anniversary of Spencer W. Kimball and the members of the First Presidency deciding to allow those with black skin to begin receiving the priesthood. Let’s take a look at a book written with the intention of “setting […]

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