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Mormonism, the Afterlife, and Striving after Godhood

Mormonism, the Afterlife, and Striving after Godhood

  This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 40, number 01 (2017). 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:...

How Do You Witness to Mormons?

Hank Hanegraaff, the host of the Bible Answer Man broadcast, answers a Facebook question from Heidi wondering how she can reach out to a Mormon. Connect with Hank Hanegraaff, the Christian Research Institute (CRI) and the Christian Research Journal     DAILY...

Q&A: Mormonism, Dinosaurs, and Doomsday Prophets

Q&A: Mormonism, Dinosaurs, and Doomsday Prophets

On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/04/19), 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 delve deeper into his study and understanding of...

Unexplaining the Mormon Priesthood Ban on Blacks

Unexplaining the Mormon Priesthood Ban on Blacks

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 39, number 01 (2016). 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:...

Hofmann Pleads Guilty to Mormon Murders

In a plea bargain agreement, Mark W. Hofmann confessed to the murders of two peo­ple, and the forging of two documents, including the con­troversial “salamander letter” (see FORWARD, Winter 1986). As a result he was sentenced to a five-year to life...

Mormonism with Joel Kramer Part 1

March 15, 2011 Hank Hanegraaff interviews Joel Kramer with Living Hope ministries discusses the problems with the theological claims of the Book of Mormon. Questions / Comments I’m LDS (Latter-day Saint). When I read the Book of Mormon, it brings me to Christ as...

Mormonism Defenders Accuse September Dawn of Smear Campaign

This article first appeared in the News Watch 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 Not since Mormon historian Juanita Brooks bravely...

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...

Questions and Answers with Hank

October 19, 2011 Hank shares on the contrast to the steeples of Christian churches and the image of the angel Moroni perched on Mormon temples. Moroni, of course, played a significant role in the formation of the Mormon religion (0:36) Questions / Comments How can I...

Pinning Down Mormon Doctrine (Part 2)

This article first appeared in the Volume 23 /Number 4 issue of the Christian Research Journal. For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Part Two In our previous installment on how Latter-day Saints (LDS)...

Was the Fall Necessary

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...

Episode 333 A Question Mormons Can’t Answer

Episode 333 A Question Mormons Can’t Answer

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Why Mormonism Isn’t Christian (part 1)

Click Here to listen The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was birthed back in the 1800s by an alleged vision in which two celestial personages appeared to Joseph Smith and claimed that all existing churches were wrong, that all their creeds were an...

Why Mormonism Isn’t Christian (part 2)

Click Here to listen Mormons do not believe that the Bible is the infallible repository for redemptive revelation. In their view it's the Book of Mormon that is the most correct of any book on earth. Not only so, but in Christianity Jesus is the self-existent Creator...

National Prayer Breakfast, the Mormon Mirage, and Q&A

National Prayer Breakfast, the Mormon Mirage, and Q&A

On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (02/06/20), Hank mentions today's National Prayer Breakfast, where various religious leaders, political leaders, and others assemble in Washington D.C. to pray together. Hank takes this opportunity to bring up a prayer he wrote...

Plural Marriage and Joseph Smith: A PR Nightmare in Mormonism

Plural Marriage and Joseph Smith: A PR Nightmare in Mormonism

  This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 38, number 05 (2015). 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:...

A Different Jesus? The Christ of the Latter-day Saints

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 28, number 4 (2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org The advertisement for the book from Eerdmans includes this claim:...

What Does Jerusalem Have to Do with Provo?

This Viewpoint article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 14, number 4 (Spring 1992). 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, click...

Episode 105 Mormon Evangelism in the Twenty-First Century

Episode 105 Mormon Evangelism in the Twenty-First Century

“For many years, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) have practiced what they call 'friendshipping.' This coined word describes the attitude that Mormons are told to have in their relationships with less active members or those who...

Episode 358 Responding to the Mormon Missionary Message

Episode 358 Responding to the Mormon Missionary Message

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Mormonism’s View of Forgiveness: Who can qualify?

Mormonism’s View of Forgiveness: Who can qualify?

​This is an online-exclusive review from the Christian Research Journal. For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal please click here. When you to subscribe to the JOURNAL ,you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions...

The Twilight Saga: A Classic Romance too Mature for Teens

The Twilight Saga: A Classic Romance too Mature for Teens

This article first appeared in the Viewpoint column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 31, number 03 (2008). Viewpoint articles address relevant contemporary issues in discernment and apologetics from a particular perspective that is usually not shared by all...

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...

Q&A: Mormonism, Dinosaurs, and Doomsday Prophets

Q&A: Interracial Marriage, the Problem of Evil, and Mormonism

On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (03/12/19), Hank answers the following questions: Are interracial marriages against the Christian faith? Are we allowed to eat pork? Can you clarify Jesus’ statements about preparing a place in John 14:2-3? I’m confused about the...

Q&A: Church Discipline, Mormonism, and Sexual Sin

Q&A: Church Discipline, Mormonism, and Sexual Sin

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Q&A: Mormonism, Sinless Perfection, and the Creation of Man

Q&A: Mormonism, Sinless Perfection, and the Creation of Man

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Q&A: Tithing, Answers in Genesis, and Witnessing to Mormons

Q&A: Tithing, Answers in Genesis, and Witnessing to Mormons

On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (02/08/21), Hank answers the following questions: If my husband and I don’t tithe, will we stop receiving God’s blessing? My eleven-year-old daughter is struggling at school; how can I help her to stay strong in her faith? What do...

Do Mormons Believe Black People Are Cursed?

Hank Hanegraaff, the host of the Bible Answer Man broadcast, answers Dominick who asks, "My question is about Mormon Doctrine. Is it true that they believe dark-skinned people are cursed? Is that why they go on missions to urban areas?" Connect with Hank Hanegraaff,...

Testimony of an Ex-Mormon, the Destruction of ISIL, and Q&A

Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics: Hank's Prologue: Hank recounts the testimony of an ex-Mormon who found the broadcast and began listening, and as a result, came out of Mormonism. Hank also comments on an article in USA Today regarding...

The Martyrdom of Joseph Smith

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume31, number3 (2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS Critics and supporters agree that the veracity of Mormonism hinges...

Matthew 5:48: Is Perfection an Achievable Goal?

Matthew 5:48: Is Perfection an Achievable Goal?

This article first appeared in the Practical Hermeneutics column of the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 39, number 06 (2016). The full text of this article in PDF format can be obtained by clicking here. For further information or to subscribe to the CHRISTIAN...