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 boldfaced is from the manual, with our comments […]
By Eric Johnson Check out this podcast that aired Thursday, October 15, 2015: Three New LDS apostles At the afternoon General Conference session on Saturday, October 3, 2015, the LDS Church appointed three new apostles to replace those who died during the past few months: Apostle Richard G. Scott (passed away September 22, 2015) Apostle Boyd K. Packer […]
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 […]
By Eric Johnson and Bill McKeever Mormon doctrine teaches that God reveals himself to the LDS prophet. This is integral to the claim that the LDS Church is the only true church. Mormonism’s founder, Joseph Smith, stated that he restored the office of prophet to the world and proclaimed, God made Aaron to be the mouthpiece for the […]
Chapter 11: Follow the Living Prophet Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Ezra Taft Benson, (2014), 146–55 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 providing […]
10 reasons why Joseph Smith should not be considered a true prophet of God
1. He was not considered to be trustworthy by the people of his day.
2. He taught in a version of God different from the Bible.
3. He produced prophecies that didn’t come to pass.
President/Prophet. The highest office in the Mormon Church. It is the president’s duty to preside over the whole church. Also known as the Prophet, Seer, and Revelator, he is chosen from among the Council of the Twelve Apostles. Revelations concerning the LDS Church must come through the Presidency.