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Mormon Church Admits Founder Joseph Smith Had About 40 Wives
Nov. 11, 2014 - After nearly 200 years of teaching that Joseph Smith was monogamous, the Mormon church now admits that
their founder married about 40 women including a 14-year-old.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has tried to gloss over aspects of its history, including the polygamy practiced by Smith
and Brigham Young, who helped found Salt Lake City, Utah, the headquarters of the Mormon church.
- Source: NewsMax
Study Shows Mormonism is Fastest-Growing Religion in Half of U.S. States
May 3, 2012 - The 2012 Religious Congregations and Membership Study shows that Mormonism is the fastest-growing faith in more than half
of U.S. states with 2 million new adherents and new congregations in 295 U.S. counties were they didn't exist a decade ago.
- Muslims came in second, with growth of 1 million adherents in 197 new counties,
to a total of about 2.6 million -- and mosques have multiplied at a growth rate of about 50 percent
- Source: Religion Today
- The Fastest Growing Religion In America Is Islam
- - A Nation-wide poll shows that Islam grew by 66.7% between 2000 and 2010, but Mormons were second with growth of 45.5%/ Evangelicals
grew at an anemic 1.7%. - Worldview Times
Does Joel Osteen Not Know, or Does He Not Care?
Oct. 26, 2011 - While voters are debating the effect one's beliefs have on their ability to lead, Joel
Osteen, pastor of the largest church in America, told a Washington Times reporter his views on Mormonism.
The real question for Osteen is whether or not he knows the vast differences between Mormonism and Orthodox
Christianity. He told Chris Wallace that he had not studied the matter or thought about it. Maybe he should.
- “I believe that [Mormons] are Christians. ... I don’t know if it’s the purest form of Christianity... I hear
Mitt Romney — and I’ve never met him — but I hear him say, ‘I believe Jesus is the son of God,’ ‘I believe he’s
my savior,’ and that’s one of the core issues."
- Source: Al Mohler - Crosswalk
Mormonism, Democracy and the Urgent Need for Evangelical Thinking
Oct. 11, 2011 - Theologian Al Mohler discusses two separate questions. The first is whether or not
Mormonism is a branch of Christianity. He says that they do not claim to be just another denomination of
He also poins out many serious differences between Orthodox Christianity and Mormonism.
- To the contrary, the central
claim of Mormonism is that Christianity was corrupt and incomplete until the restoration of the faith with
the advent of the Latter-Day Saints and their scripture, The Book of Mormon.
The second question is whether or not a faithful Christian can vote for a Mormon candidate. To this question
he suggests that the real issue for a voter is which candidate's beliefs and record are most in keeping with the
Christian worldview. From this point of view it is conceivable that a Christian could conceivably choose even a
non-believer over a another candidate who claims to be a true Christian but doesn't act like it.
- Source: Al Mohler - Crosswalk
Romney's faith splits religious conservatives - Sydney Morning Herald
Anti-Mormon Pastor To Anderson Cooper: Romney May Belong To A ‘Cult,’ But He Is Better Than Obama - Fox
- Mormonism - Does it follow Jesus Christ?
- Christian Answers
Most Improbable Dialogue
Oct. 30, 2009 - In October an intense, closed-door dialogue was held at Wheaton College between an evangelical
team led by Fuller Theological Seminary president Richard Mouw and a Mormon team led by Robert Millet, a professor at
Brigham Young University. This discussion was
centered on proselytism, a topic on which the two sides are intense rivals. This was the 17th dialogue between the
groups since 2000.
Standing Together president Gregory Johnson, called the event "historic." In his message at the event, evangelist
Nick Vujicic challenged LDS teaching by insisting that "every human being is born with an evil nature," and by
emphasizing that salvation cannot depend on a person's goodness because "you can't even forgive yourself." More
than 100 people made personal commitments to Jesus Christ.
- The talks are not the only breakthrough. LDS president Thomas S. Monson and his two counselors permitted
Standing Together, an alliance of 90 Utah evangelical churches, to use the historic Salt Lake City Tabernacle
for a September 13 revival meeting.
The article chronicles other discussions and events involving many Christian apologists including Ravi Zacharias
and Craig Hazen in recent years.
- Source: Christianity Today
Questions And Links For Mormonism
These are some of the questions that are asked about this topic. Search the links section to find helpful teaching and resources from Christian apologists.
What do Mormons Believe?
What is "Official" Mormon Doctrine? - Lifeway
Mormonism - Does it follow Jesus Christ? - Christian Answers
- Do Mormons Consider Lucifer to be the Brother of Jesus? - Bible Truth
Apologetics: A Reasoned Defense of Christianity
- Southern Baptist – North American Mission Board
- An Independent Fundamental Baptist site
- Do Mormons Consider Lucifer to be the Brother of Jesus?
Christian Answers Net
- Apologetics megasite
Chrisian Ministries Internations
- The Carlson brothers offer videos, articles and other resources on mormonism.
- Fast Facts on Mormonism
- Fast Facts on Mormonism - Part 2
- Fast Facts on Mormonism - Part 3
Christian Research Institute (CRI)
- Home of the "Bible Answer Man" radio program with Hank Hanegraaff. Publisher of the "Christian Research Journal." They have a large searchable database with helpful articles on all aspects of apologetics.
Lifeway Article Repository on Apologetics
Stand To Reason
- This is the website for "Stand To Reason" radio show and host Greg Koukl. Koukl and other faculty members offer lectures and seminars geared towards helping Christians gain practical tools they need to make a difference in their world.
Ravi Zacharias International Ministries
- A global ministry that seeks to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ to cultural influencers throughout the world.
- Ravi Zacharias speaking to Mormons 1 of 7 - You Tube
There are a number of user-edited Internet encyclopedias, known as "wikis." These may be very helpful, but because of the input of multiple editors, they may be incorrect. Go to any of these wikis and do a search for "Mormonism" or any other topic.
- Mormonism - Wikipedia -General interest - May have non-Biblical point of view.
- Mormonism - Theopedia- Traditional, evangelical, Protestant point of view.
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