Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction – Review

Mormonism

I have read a number of books in the “A Very Short Introduction” and I always enjoy them. While there are limitations of how much you can get across in such a small format, they […]

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Joseph Smith, Mormons and the Godhead

Mormons

I always prefer hearing directly from people what they believe about God rather than just a summary by a critic. So, how do Mormons and Christians compare when it comes to an understanding of God? […]

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The Sects Talk

I recently led a workshop at my church, Queen Street Baptist Church, on “Sects Education.” We looked at groups such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, Christian Science and so on. I recorded the talk and […]

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30 Day Apologetics Challenge: Day 19

Talk to a Jehovah’s Witness or Mormon What do you do when a Jehovah’s Witness or Mormon comes to your door? Do you pretend you are not home? Do you try to scare them off […]

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Suppressing the Laughter: Being Respectful But Honest

Apologetics and Theology

I have been teaching a class on sects at a local church. Over the past two weeks I have taught on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Jehovah’s Witnesses. It has […]

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Brigham Young Was a False Prophet

That is rather harsh isn’t it?  However, saying that Brigham Young was a false prophet is more than just anti-Mormon bias.  What is the test of a prophet? “But a prophet who presumes to speak […]

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Viewpoint on Mormonism

I have been enjoying a podcast called Viewpoint on Mormonism.  You can also get it on iTunes here.  It is put on by Mormon Research Ministries.  What I enjoy about this podcast is that they […]

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Mormons and the Community of Christ

Apologetics and Theology

I have been interested in the Community of Christ (formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) for some time.  One of the interesting things is the theological differences between the Community […]

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Mormonism, Christianity and the Role of Experience

One of the methods that Mormon missionaries use is to get people to read the Book of Mormon and then to pray and ask if it was true.  If one receives the “burning in the […]

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Mormon Myths

Joanna Brooks writes in the Washington Post about five myths of Mormonism.  This is an important topic as it becomes more and more likely that the U.S. will one day have a Mormon president.  You […]

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Mormons and The Thirteen Articles of Faith

What do Mormons believe?  A good place to start is their Thirteen Articles of Faith.  I would like to respond to them briefly here. 1. We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, […]

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New Mormon Media Campaign

Mormons are attempting to change their image.  As a result they have started a major new media campaign.  You can read about it here.

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Mormons and the Natives

One of the beliefs of Mormonism is that natives Americans are the descendants of Israelites.  One of the problems of this is that there have been people in North America since long before these Israelites […]

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Mormon Temple in Vancouver

The first Mormon temple has just been built in British Columbia.  CNN has an interesting article on it including a video that shows a bit of what it looks like inside the temple.  You can […]

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Mormons and the Restoration of the Gospel

Next we are going to take a look at the Mormon understanding of the Restoration of the Gospel. This article is correct that it was a time of great religious excitement at the time Joseph […]

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Mormons and the Great Apostasy

Our next section looks at the concept of the Great Apostasy.  According to Mormons, soon after the death of Jesus, the church fell into a great apostasy.  Reformers such as Luther and Calvin knew there […]

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Mormons, Jesus and the Church

Our next section is on the issue of Jesus Christ Establishing His Church.  If you read any of the history and background of Mormonism, you will quickly find that positions, titles and offices are very […]

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Mormons on the Prophets

The next section that we are going to look at is the Heavenly Father Reveals His Gospel to All.  There is a very subtle movement in this section.  They begin with looking at Old Testament […]

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Mormons and the Blessing of Families

Apologetics and Theology

Mormons stress the importance of families as seen in their comments about the Gospel That Blesses Families.  This is one of the areas in which Mormons are strong.  Even if people have theological questions about […]

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Mormons and the Heavenly Father

Mormons

Mormons proclaim that God is your loving Heavenly Father.  No Christian would disagree with that statement.  While there is something suspicious with the reasoning that God is Father because he is father of our spirits, […]

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Mormons and the “Restoration of Truth”

I am starting a series on the beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  I am going through their beliefs as stated on their official web page. The first part deals […]

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Community of Christ

A year ago or so, I received a phone call at the church from a young couple looking to get married.  They wanted to rent our church but they would supply their own minister.  I […]

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