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The Mormon View of Salvation: A Gospel That Is Truly Impossible

The Mormon View of Salvation: A Gospel That Is Truly Impossible

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 34, number 04 (2011). The full text of this article in PDF format can be obtained by clicking here. For further information or to subscribe to the Christian...

When Tomorrow Is Too Late

When Tomorrow Is Too Late

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 35, number 06 (2012). The full text of this article in PDF format can be obtained by clicking here. For more information about the Christian Research Journal click...

Responding to the Mormon Missionary Message

Responding to the Mormon Missionary Message

This is an online article from the Christian Research Journal. ​When you  support the Journal, you join the team and help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. These resources include our ever-growing database of over 2,000 articles, as...

Is It Permissible for a Christian to Vote for a Mormon?

This article first appeared in the Viewpoint column of the Christian Research Journal, volume30, number5 (2007). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org The campaign for the 2008 U. S. presidency is...

The Book of Mormon Vs The Bible

“. . .If we compare the historical, prophetical, and doctrinal parts of the Book of Mormon with the great truths of science and nature, we find no contradictions–no absurdities–nothing unreasonable.” Talmage’s Articles of Faith, page 505...

Mormonism / Sandra Tanner Interview

October 10, 2011 Hank Interviews Sandra Tanner, co-founder of Utah Lighthouse Ministry. Sandra is the great-great-granddaughter of Brigham Young and a leading expert on the Mormon religion

The Bible vs. The Book of Mormon

Hank Hanegraaff, the host of the Bible Answer Man broadcast, discusses the differences between the Book of Mormon and the Bible. Connect with Hank Hanegraaff, the Christian Research Institute (CRI) and the Christian Research Journal     DAILY (M-F) BIBLE ANSWER MAN...

Absurd Assertions and the Mormon Mirage

Absurd Assertions and the Mormon Mirage

On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (02/07/20), Hank discusses an illustration provided in Andrew Walker’s book, God and the Transgender Debate, which is available to those who support the ministry of the Christian Research Institute all this month. The illustration...

The Book of Mormon and the Bible and Q&A

Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics: Hank's Prologue: Hank discusses The Book of Mormon, which is an alleged account of two great civilizations, the Nephites and the Lamanites, who migrated from Israel to the ancient Americas. Supposedly,...

Q&A: The Millennium, Euthanasia, and Mormonism

On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions: Since you understand the Millennium to be eternal, how can Satan be released after the Millennium is over? I am making out my will, and in light of the current health care in this...

Q&A: Mormonism, Dinosaurs, and Tattoos

Q&A: Mormonism, Dinosaurs, and Tattoos

Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (February 15th 2016) includes the following topics: Hank's Prologue: Hank reads a testimony from a new listener named Jim who shared how the Bible Answer Man has changed his life. Since listening to the broadcast, he has been able to...

Q&A: Mormonism, Suicide, and Reconciliation

On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions: Is it true that Mormons believe dark skinned people are cursed? Why do so many preachers and radio shows hosts spend all their time talking about sin instead of the love of Christ? How...

How Wide Is the Mormon Divide?

One of the questions I get over and over again is "How wide is the divide between Mormonism and Christianity? Is it really substantive?" Well, in 1997 Stephen Robinson, a professor at a Mormon university, BYU, and Craig Blomberg, a professor at a Christian seminary,...

The Book of Abraham and the Book of Mormon

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Witnessing Tips: Mormon Priesthood

This article first appeared in Forward volume 9, number 1 (Spring / Summer 1986). The full PDF can be viewed by clicking here.   One of the first subjects a Mormon will bring up in an encounter with a Christian is authority and priesthood. Mormonism teaches that...

Does James 1:5 Teach about Praying for a Testimony?

Does James 1:5 Teach about Praying for a Testimony?

This article first appeared in the Practical Hermeneutics column of the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 37, number 06 (2014). The full text of this article in PDF format can be obtained by clicking here. For further information or to subscribe to the CHRISTIAN...

Do Works Contribute to or Confirm Salvation?

This article first appeared in the Practical Hermeneutics column of the Christian Research Journal, volume31, number1 (2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org “Don’t Mormons believe that...

Taming Bible “Discrepancies”

Taming Bible “Discrepancies”

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 24, number 2 (2001). For more information about the Christian Research Journal, click here.   With the Skeptic’s Annotated Bible Web site on the Internet and...

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...

Problems with the Gold Plates of the Book of Mormon

Problems with the Gold Plates of the Book of Mormon

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.  The full text of this article in PDF format can be obtained by...

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...

The Jesus  of Mormonism: Differences That Make a Difference

The Jesus of Mormonism: Differences That Make a Difference

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 41, number 3 (2018). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal please click here. “It is Infinity, which, joined to our Ideas of Existence, Power, Knowledge, etc....

Who Died and Left You a Gospel?

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)...

Philosophical Problems with the Mormon Concept of God

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 14, number 4 (Spring 1992).   Most Christians who critique the Mormon view of God do so from a strictly biblical perspective. Christian apologists have correctly pointed out that Mormon...

Overview of Book of Mormon Misses the “Other Side”

Overview of Book of Mormon Misses the “Other Side”

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 37, number 02 (2014). The full text of this article in PDF format can be obtained by clicking here. For further information or to subscribe to the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL go to:...

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...

Mormon Filmmakers Seek Box-Office Blessings

This article first appeared in the News Watch column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 25, number 2 (2002). For more information about the Christian Research Journal, click here.   The advertisement for The Other Side of Heaven appeared promising. “From...

Devout Mormon Mitt Romney Announces 2008 Run for President

This article first appeared in the News Watch column of the Christian Research Journal, volume31, number1 (2007). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org After many months of hints and media speculation,...

Moving Mormons Toward a Personal Awareness of Sin

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 26, number 2 (2003). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal, click here.   The woman on the phone was unhappy, and she made...

DNA Science Challenges LDS History

This article first appeared in the News Watch column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 27, number 1 (2004). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal, click here.   DNA evidence is offering a serious challenge to the Mormon...

Witnessing to Mormons – Some First Principles

This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal volume 10, number 2 (Fall 1987). The full text of the article can be obtained by clicking here. For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal click here.   When witnessing to...

Of Cities and Swords: The Impossible Task of Mormon Apologetics

Summary The Mormon organization FARMS is producing the most widely read and seemingly scholarly defenses of the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith available in Mormonism today. The organization focuses primarily on a defense of the Book of Mormon as a historical...

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...

Una pregunta que los mormones no pueden responder

Una pregunta que los mormones no pueden responder

Este artículo es una exclusiva en línea de Christian Research Journal. Para más información o para suscribirse al Christian Research Journal, haga clic aquí. Al suscribirse al Christian Research Journal, se une al equipo de suscriptores impresos cuyas suscripciones de...

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...

Mormonism with Joel Kramer Part 2

March 16, 2011 Hank Hanegraaff continues the interview with Joel Kramer of Living Hope ministries on the problems with the theological claims of the Book of Mormon. Questions / Comments Since there are lots of scientific problems with the Old Testament, why ignore...

Religious Advertising

The highways leading to Atlantic City, New Jersey are lined with billboards advertising the city’s many gam­bling establishments. But one billboard advertising “world peace” stands out. The way to achieve it, the billboard proclaims, is to join...

Una pregunta que los mormones no pueden responder

A Question Mormons Can’t Answer

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