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Problems with the Gold Plates of the Book of Mormon

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 34, number 02 (2011). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS Joseph Smith, Jr., the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS, or Mormons), claimed that after both God the Father and Jesus Christ visited him […]

U.S. Senator Defends the Book of Mormon

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 33, number 02 (2010). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org The Book of Mormon has been controversial since it was first published by Joseph Smith, Jr., in 1830. Today missionaries from the fourteen-million-member Church of Jesus Christ […]

LDS Church Acknowledges Anniversary’s Ban on Priesthood for Blacks

On June 8, 1978, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon Church) gave an announcement that many Mormons never expected to hear in their lifetimes. Today Official Declaration—2 is found in the back of the LDS scripture Doctrine and Covenants and is signed by the LDS First Presidency, declaring that “all […]

Is Mormonism Christian? Elliot Miller responds.

Elliot Miller, editor-in-chief. The award-winning Christian Research Journal (published 6 times per year) probes today’s religious movements, promotes doctrinal discernment