Author: Nathan Franson

How to have your name removed from LDS records

For those who have quit or are in the process of walking away from the Mormon Church, there is a free legal service to have your name permanently removed from their records. This is significant because they are not allowed to claim you as part of their numbers. Many have left but have not removed their

Breaking the Chains

An autobiography about why Nathan left the LDS faith. ORDER NOW! Nathan’s book, Breaking the Chains, is back in print!  Only $10 plus shipping.  Again, contact me directly for payment. Email [email protected]. I take Venmo, Apple Pay, or Cashapp

Is A “Bishop” The Same Work As An “Elder”?

The answer to this question is “Yes”. This question arises from a Bible study that was conducted with two young Latter-Day Saint (hereafter, LDS) missionaries who were given the title “elder”.  Each LDS congregation has one bishop.  They also have missionaries who are called elders and serve under the bishop of each of their congregations. 

Plural Marriage in Kirtland and Nauvoo

The Mormon Church have recently released an essay acknowledging for the first time ever that Joseph Smith engaged in polygamy, and took up to 40 wives. Having grown up a Mormon for my first twenty years, I was taught strictly that Joseph Smith was not a polygamist. In fact, he condemns it in the Book

Who is Joseph Smith As It Relates to the Mormon?

The religious group known as the Mormons cannot be investigated very long until the name Joseph Smith rises to the surface and is seen as one held in high regard. In order for one to examine the doctrines, practices, and views of the Mormon faith one must become acquainted with Joseph Smith, and who he

What Do Mormons Teach About The Origin Of Man?

Jim Beltz  Three of the questions that have perplexed the mind of mankind since the beginning of time are: Where did we come from? Why are we here? Where will we go when this life is over? Our assignment is to deal with the first of these questions. Where did we come from? We will

Life of Sidney Rigdon

Written by Nathan Franson INTRODUCTION It is ironic that one of the most active participants in the American restoration movement also happened to be one of the most active participants in the forming of such a successful cult. In fact, if one were to ask someone in the religious world what they know of Sidney


Author: Brian R. Kenyon Several years ago, a middle aged man who identified himself as a Mormon started attending a night class at the Florida School of Preaching that this writer taught on the Book of Matthew. He came about the tenth week (out of a sixteen week semester) as the result of some full-time

Can One go to Heaven Obeying the Book of Mormon?

INTRODUCTION There is a creed of thirteen statements called the Articles of Faith that outline basic teachings and ordinances of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  They are located in the Pearl of Great Price.  The eighth Article of Faith reads, “We believe the Bible to be the word of God as

Book of Mormon Contradictions

 1 Nephi 10:17  “…he spake by the power of the Holy Ghost; which power he received by faith on the Son of God.” Supposedly written 600 – 592 B.C. Power not given until Day of Pentecost Jesus told disciples, “…ye shall receive power, after the Holy Ghost is come upon you” (Act 1:8) Messiah was

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, 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
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