Tag: Mormonism

Failed Mormon Prophacies

“And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken?  22  When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it

Mormons Taught Jesus was Married & a Polygamist

Article in Deseret News – “LDS Do Not Endorse Claims in DaVinci Code…” (May 1, 2006): “LDS doctrine does not endorse claims made in a popular book and movie that Jesus Christ was married.”  The article went on to quote LDS spokesperson Dale Bills:  “The belief that Christ was married has never been official church

Solomon Spalding Controversy

1816 – Wrote Manuscript Found 1830 – Smith declared BOM as God’s word Those who knew Spalding launched investigation claiming he was the source LDS Church successful dismantling most of the controversy for years until 1976 1976 – 3 men exposed original manuscript, wrote Who Really Wrote the Book of Mormon? Handwriting analysis was done

Plagiarisms in the Book of Mormon

(Christopher Miller, www.MormonismDisproved.org) King James Bible Book of Mormon Comments Isaiah 2 [1] the word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. [2] And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall

John Spalding Statement on Solomon Spalding

(Brother of Solomon Spalding)  Solomon Spalding was born in Ashford, Conn. in 1761, and in early life contracted a taste for literary pursuits. After he left school, he entered Plainfield Academy, where he made great proficiency in study, and excelled most of his class-mates. He next commenced the study of Law, in Windham county, in

Changing Accounts of Joseph Smith’s “First Vision”

(Information provided by Institute for Religious Research) 1827 – Account of Joseph Smith, Sr., and Joseph Smith, Jr., given to Willard Chase, as related in his 1833 affidavit. Several years before obtaining the plates, a spirit appeared to Joseph in a vision telling him of a record on gold plates. When Joseph went to get

How Did Mormonism Begin?

INTRODUCTION Joseph Fielding Smith, the nephew of Joseph Smith, Jr., wrote, “Mormonism, as it is called, must stand or fall on the story of Joseph Smith.  He was either a prophet of God, divinely called, properly appointed and commissioned, or he was one of the biggest frauds this world has ever seen.  There is no

The Fifth Article of Faith

The fifth item of the LDS Articles of Faith states, “We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof.” In other words, in order to preach the Gospel

The Fourth Article of Faith

The Fourth Article of Faith states, “We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.” Part of this short list, “Faith

The Thrid Article of Faith

The LDS Third Article of Faith states, “We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.” As with any religious statement, one ought to approach it with the intention of investigating its substance and have the source define their terms.

The Second Article of Faith

The second listed belief in the Mormon Articles of Faith written by Joseph Smith states , “We believe that men will be punished for their own sins and not for Adam’s transgression.” On the surface this may seem like an appropriate principle. However, further study will reveal that it is

The First Article of Faith

“We believe in God the Eternal Father, and in His Son Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.” This was one of the principal teachings that were instrumental in causing me to doubt the Mormon faith. On the surface it seems harmless, but once they begin to define their terms there are obvious

The “Articles of Faith”

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is driven largely by the “Articles of Faith,” a creed of thirteen statements that outline their fundamental beliefs. Youths were encouraged to memorize them. Adults were encouraged to teach them. Addressing each one will be the objective of the series.

Canonicity of the Book of Mormon

INTRODUCTION The Book of Mormon claims to be a reliable book much like the Bible.[1] It proclaims to cover a time period of approximately 1000 years, ranging from 600 B.C. to A.D. 421.[2] Its text contains a series of books describing the life and descendents of a man named Lehi from Jerusalem. Throughout the pages