The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently published an article on its web site titled, “Becoming Like God.” This is the latest of a series of articles meant to explain away some of the more controversial doctrinal and historical problems faced by the Mormon Church today. This article has created a firestorm of disagreement in the media. Well known papers like the New York Post, Mail Online, ABC News, US News and NBC News have all posted articles regarding this matter.
On March 3rd, 2014, Reporter Morgan Lee of The Christian Post wrote also wrote an article concerning this issue titled, “Mormon Church Dispels Myth That Believers Get Their Own Planet After They Die.” I was concerned that this doctrine was called a “myth” in the title and “heresy” in the actual article. I wasn’t sure if Lee meant that the doctrine is considered heresy by Mormons or Christians so I contacted her to ask for some clarification. I also wanted to read a couple of quotes to her from Mormon Church teaching manuals which do indeed confirm that Mormons are taught this idea and that it is called doctrine.
To Lee’s credit, she immediately saw the problem and asked if I would be willing to submit something to her editor which would explain that the Mormon Church really does teach this doctrine. My article was accepted and The Christian Post printed it today. It can be read here. Be sure to THANK them for allowing me to clarify this misunderstood doctrine of the LDS Church.
Feel free to comment here, on The Christian Post web site or both.
I have the privilege of teaching a workshop on Mormonism on March 1, 2014 at Lutheran High School in San Antonio, Texas. The event will be hosted by the Lutheran Intercity Network Coalition (LINC). I will cover the world view of Mormonism and also present some effective ways of preaching the gospel to Mormons. There will also be a question and answer period.
Lutheran High School is located at 18104 Babcock Road San Antonio, TX 78255. If you want more information, you can contact us here or LINC at the email in the graphic. We hope to see you there!
I have two articles and one video accepted for nomination for the 2013 Brodie Awards. The Brodie Awards is hosted by Main Street Plaza (MSP) which is a popular blog for anything related to Mormonism, regardless of whether or not you are for or against it.
Winners of Brodie Awards are given winner’s badges to post on their web sites and blogs showing that their hard work is appreciated by those interested in Mormonism. It is a great way to share and find more resources regarding Mormonism. The nominations are collected and voted on by readers of MSP and their friends.
This is where you come in. Please click this link and vote for one of my three entries in the “Best Philosophical/Theological Discussion” category. My three entries are;
-A Christian Response to “Drops of Awesome.”
-“Mormon Works vs. Evangelical Grace? Not So Fast” A Christian Response to Jana Riess
-Impossible Gospel of Mormonism As Taught In General Conference
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Brigham Young was a racist.
There is an interesting article in today’s Salt Lake Tribune which places the blame for more than 150 years of Mormon racism squarely upon the shoulders of second president and prophet of the Mormon Church, Brigham Young. The Salt Lake Tribune makes reference to a new article written by the Mormon Church in effort to ease the anxiety of Latter-day Saints and answer some of the historical problems with Mormonism, racism and revelation. That article is titled, “Race and the Priesthood.” Rather than give you my thoughts on this issue, I’d rather quote a new ex-Mormon friend of mine. Read More …
Bill McKeever and Keith Walker at the 2008 EMNR Conference at Midwest Baptist Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.
What would you say if I told you that Bill McKeever and I agree that we are saved by works and that we need to repent of our righteousness? Find out what I mean in the last episode of this series on the Impossible Gospel of Mormonism.
Earlier this year I was interviewed by Bill McKeever of Mormonism Research Ministry. We discussed the Impossible Gospel of Mormonism as taught in General Conference Addresses.
If you want to learn how to witness to your Mormon family and friends, this valuable approach can be very helpful. Click here for part five. Parts two through five will be posted each day of this work week.