Understanding the LDS

“I say to the whole world…Take up the Bible, compare the religion of the Latter-day Saints with it, and see if it stands the test.” — Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, Volume 16, p. 46 (1873)

“Mormonism is true in every leading doctrine, or it is false as a system altogether.”

— Brigham Young, “Millennial Star,” Volume 27, pp. 675-76 (1865)

“But examine everything {carefully} hold fast to that which is good; abstain from 

every form of evil” (1 Thessalonians 5:21-22)

“I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; which is {really} not another; only there are some who are disturbing you, and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even though we, or an angel from heaven, 

should preach to you a gospel contrary to that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to that which you received, let him be accursed (Galatians 1:6-9)


Greetings and Welcome to My “Responding to Mormonism Page.”

 

To my Friends and Colleagues, 

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My mentors have told us that if you can make a religion look absolutely foolish, the chances are great that you have not understood it. We see those in the LDS Church as people created in the image of the God they do not understand and do not know. Treating each person we speak to as one created in that image, we seek to strive for loving the person with our finite understanding of “unconditional love,” which reflects the nature and character of God. This kind of love (tolerance) does not warrant unconditional affirmation of a worldview competing with biblical truth.

That being the case, the worldview of historical Christianity and that of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (aka “Mormons”) are competing worldviews. With this in mind, this page is going to present resources that will help you understand the teachings of the LDS Church and provide you with intellectually loving biblical response.

In all fairness, I have included links to the Mormon’s academy with the “caveat” warning next to the link. Why? Because I believe in even-handed and honest research; and the Latter Day Saints have changed their approach to scholarship over the last few years.

As evangelical Christians, if we expect to challenge this cult, we are going to have to enter the domain of this movement’s origins…the LDS Academy. Like it or not, we need to know what they are saying, so this is where we enter the real arena in order to engage this “New Mormon Challenge.”

If you know of any other links that might assist this page in being of value to research and study, please feel free to forward them to me. I will be more than happy to look them over and add them if they fit the mission of this page.

Thanks,

Rob Lundberg, M.Div., BA. Cert. Christian Apologetics

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NEW MORMON CHALLENGE ESSAY (1997)

The New Evangelical/Mormon Challenge — Mormon Apologetic Scholarship and Evangelical Neglect: Losing the Battle and Not Knowing It?, by Carl Mosser and Paul Owen

CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES ANSWERING THE LDS                  

Mormons in Transition — http://mit.irr.org/

PERSONAL WRITING ON THE CULTS AND THE LDS

How to Discern Cult Teaching at Your Doorstep

Is the Mormon Church a Christian Church?

“Mormonese”

Terminologies and Differences

REGARDING MORMON HISTORY                                            

Mountain Meadows Massacre Links, Frank Kirkman — http://1857massacre.com/


REGARDING THE BOOK OF MORMON

Book of Mormon Authorship http://sidneyrigdon.com/vern/vernP0.htm#pg01

3,913 Changes to the BOM from UTLM  – http://www.utlm.org/onlinebooks/3913intro.htm

Another – Book of Mormon Editions (1830-1981) — http://www.lightplanet.com/mormons/book_of_mormon/book_of_mormon.html

REGARDING MORMON DOCTRINE                              

Mormon Doctrine in a “Nutshell”

ARE YOU A MEMBER WHO WANTS TO GET OUT OF THE LDS CHURCH?

Leaving the Mormon Church — http://www.mormonnomore.com/

Mormon Resignation.com — 
http://www.mormonresignation.com/

Why is it hard to get out of the LDS Church?  — Click here


MORMON APOLOGETICS WEBSITES


Scholarly & Historical Information Exchange for Latter Day Saints — http://www.shields-research.org/


FAIR Mormon — https://www.fairmormon.org/