Mormonism Archive

The Reorganized Latter Day Saints

THE REORGANIZED LATTER-DAY SAINTS- Introduction Mormons refer to themselves as Latter-day Saints. But what exactly is the difference between them and the Reorganized Latter-day Saints? THE REORGANIZED LATTER-DAY SAINTS- Different from Mormons? Both the Utah Latter-day Saints (or Mormons) and the Reorganized Latter-day Saints claim to be legitimate successors of the organization founded by Joseph […]

Quetzalcoatl: Did Jesus Appear in America?

QUETZALCOATL AND JESUS- Introduction Mormons believe that Jesus appeared in America shortly after His resurrection. Is this really true? QUETZALCOATL AND JESUS- “Other Sheep” Mormons claim that the “other sheep” mentioned in John 10:16 refers to displaced Israelites who inhabited the American continent. Mormons further reason that Jesus would have had to appear to those […]

Mormon Temple: Mormon Temple Rituals

MORMON TEMPLE RITUALS- Introduction Temples play a central role in Mormonism. What exactly happens inside these somewhat mysterious structures?  What are these Mormon Temple Rituals? MORMON TEMPLE RITUALS- Necessary for Godhood Only after meeting certain requirements are Mormons allowed to participate in rituals that are performed solely within their temples. These rituals — known as […]

Mormonism: Mormonism and the Claim to Restoration

MORMONS AND RESTORATION- Introduction Mormons claim that there was a falling away from the faith after the death of the Apostles. Does this mean that the church needed to be restored through Mormonism? MORMONS AND RESTORATION- The Church Corrupted? Joseph Smith, the founding father of Mormonism, built his institution on the premise that the Christian […]

Ere Jose Smith un Profeta de Dios?

José Smith, el fundador de la iglesia Mormona, decía ser un profeta de Dios. ¿Lo era?Para poder determinar si José Smith era un profeta de Dios, primero necesitamos observar la supuesta llamada o “primera visión” que recuenta Smith. En esta visión supuestamente Dios le instruyó al pretendido profeta a empezar una nueva iglesia — la […]

Was Joseph Smith Really a Prophet from God?

WAS JOSEPH SMITH A PROPHET?- Introduction Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon church, claimed to be a prophet of God.  Was he? WAS JOSEPH SMITH A PROPHET?- Smith’s Vision In determining whether Joseph Smith was a prophet of God we need first to look at Smith’s so-called “first vision,” in which God supposedly instructed […]

Do Mormons accept what orthodox Christianity Considers Biblical Salvation?

MORMONS AND SALVATION- Introduction Mormons claim that they believe in salvation by grace through faith in the atoning work of Jesus Christ.  Sounds pretty Biblical!  But is it real? MORMONS AND SALVATION- Clarifying Terms When speaking to Mormons about salvation, it’s especially important to clarify terms from the very outset.  Mormons distinguish between two types […]

What is the difference between the Mormon Jesus and the Jesus of the Bible?

THE MORMON JESUS- Introduction Mormons openly profess to believe in Jesus Christ.  But is their Jesus different from the Jesus of the Bible? THE MORMON JESUS- The Real Jesus? It’s not uncommon for Mormons to argue that they should be regarded as Christians because their faith is centered on Jesus Christ.  And while this may […]

What if I Am Asked to Pray about the Book of Mormon?

Mormons typically challenge non-Mormons to pray about the Book of Mormon and ask God if it’s true.  What’s the best way to respond when put in this situation? Mormons commonly give their personal testimonies when they’re asked how they can be so sure that the Book of Mormon is true.  Citing a passage in the […]

Witnessing to Mormons

WITNESSING TO MORMONS- Introduction Are there some practical strategies for dealing with Mormonism? What’s the best way to witness to Mormons? WITNESSING TO MORMONS- Getting Started Harry L. Ropp, a Christian author who, by the way, served as a missionary to Mormons, said that creating doubt in a Mormon’s mind is an effective way to […]

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