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 Standard Works “O the wise, and the learned, and the rich, that are puffed up in the pride of their hearts, and all those who preach false … Read more

“This is My Doctrine”: The Development of Mormon Theology

Review of “This is My Doctrine”: The Development of Mormon Theology (Greg Kofford Books, 2011) By Charles R. Harrell Reviewed by Eric Johnson Check out the 25-part Viewpoint on Mormonism podcast series of this book that plays through the month of March and early April of 2018  Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5 Part 6 … Read more

Mormon Rebels and Eternal Punishment

By Sharon Lindbloom 12 February 2016 On February 4, 2016 the Huffington Post published an article by Mormon author and blogger Mette Ivie Harrison: “Do Mormons Believe in Hell?” She writes, “The short answer to this is simple: No.” Ms. Harrison goes on to explain that though the Book of Mormon speaks of Hell, it … Read more

Mormon Apostle Discusses “The Essential Doctrine of Christ”

By Sharon Lindbloom 25 January 2016 Last week Deseret News reported on an address Mormon apostle Dallin Oaks delivered to LDS missionaries during a worldwide missionary broadcast. Reaching an audience of 75,000, Mr. Oaks chose to define “Our message for missionaries.” Deseret News explained, “Following a period of dramatic changes in the number of missionaries … Read more

Understanding just what is “official” in Mormon doctrine

By Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson Note: The following article is a portion taken out of Chapter 18 (“The Church and Its Leadership”) found in our latest book Mormonism 101: Examining the Religion of the Latter-day Saints (Baker, 2015), available wherever Christian books are sold. This section is found on pages 310-315. One of the main ways that … Read more