Mormonism Archive

Who Died and Left You a Gospel?

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume29, number4 (2006). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Witnessing to Latter-day Saints (Mormons) can be challenging, since they often use the same words or phrases that Christians use, but pour very different […]

2 Nephi 2 in the Book of Mormon

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 27, number 3 (2004). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, emerged on the scene in the early nineteenth century claiming that God had spoken to him, giving him a new […]

Three Levels of Heaven?

This article first appeared in the Practical Hermeneutics column of the Christian Research Journal, volume31, number4 (2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Sometimes the oddest quirks of church history end up being an apologist’s best friends. When the King James Version of the Bible was translated […]

Is Jesus Christ the Spirit Brother of Satan?

This article first appeared in the Ask Hank column of the Christian Research Journal, volume31, number2 (2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ Chris Wallace: “What about Mitt Romney….is a Mormon a true Christian?” Joel Osteen: “Well, in my mind they are. Mitt Romney has said that […]

Joseph Smith’s First Vision Tested

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume30, number6 (2007). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org The central pillar of historic belief in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon or LDS Church) has been properly identified […]

Mormons and Patristic Studies

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 28, number 3 (2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS The patristic period of church history refers to the first few centuries following the New Testament period. The Roman Catholic and the Eastern Orthodox churches typically […]

Was Min the True God of Joseph Smith, Jr.?

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume31, number2 (2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org There are few better tests of Joseph Smith, Jr.’s, claim to prophethood than that provided by his most unusual literary work: the small, five-chapter […]

LDS Apologetics and the Battle for Mormon History

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 28, number 1 (2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS Apologetics, historically, has not been a high priority for the leaders of the Mormon Church, but it has become more so in recent years. Thanks especially […]

MORMON FILMAKERS SEEK BOX-OFFICE BLESSINGS

This article first appeared in the News Watch column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 25, number 2 (2002). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org The advertisement for The Other Side of Heaven appeared promising. “From the Academy Award-winning producer of Schindler’s List and Jurassic Park,” the […]

Popular Mormon Apologetics- Staking Claims on Christian Ground

a review ofBiblical Mormonism: Responding to Evangelical Criticism of LDS Theologyby Richard R. Hopkins(Horizon Books, 1994)andRestoring the Ancient Church: Joseph Smith and Early Christianityby Barry R. Bickmore(Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research, 1999) This book review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 24, number 4 (2002). For further information or to subscribe to […]

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