Cults, Language, Terms, Definitions

If you’ve ever talked to a Mormon or Jehovah’s Witness, you probably noticed they used Christian terms quite openly.   For example, Mormons will generally say that Jesus is their savior.  They’ll say you have to have faith in Jesus to be saved and they’ll speak very highly of the Bible.  Jehovah’s Witnesses will also mention… Continue reading Cults, Language, Terms, Definitions

The Gospel For Mormons Who Reject It

 You’ve probably heard the polls that Mormonism is a fast growing religion in the United States (although the polls don’t say how many are leaving the Mormon ranks).  You’ve probably seen and/or talked to those well dressed, polite Mormon missionaries.  But you may not have read an account by a man who was a “by-the-book”… Continue reading The Gospel For Mormons Who Reject It

Mormonism: A God Contained

(This is a slightly edited repost from July, 2008.) What are some basic teachings of Mormonism when it comes to theology proper?  What does Mormon theology teach about God? 1) That he is not eternal. "We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity. I will refute this idea, and take away… Continue reading Mormonism: A God Contained

Reading: Mormon Doctrine

What does your neighborhood LDS church teach? They call themselves Christians - is that an accurate label? I'm reading a book by Coke Newell, an important LDS who lives in Utah. The book is called Latter Days: A Guided Tour Through Six Billion Years of Mormonism (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000). Though this is… Continue reading Reading: Mormon Doctrine