Mormonism

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Mormonism 101

http://www.aomin.org/aoblog/index.php/2012/04/24/the-mormonism-101-series-repost/

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Unveiling Grace

http://sacredgrovesonline.com/videos/unveiling_grace.htm

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Are you interested in joining the Mormon church?

http://carm.org/thinking-of-joining-mormonism

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Mormonism bills itself as the one  ‘true‘  Christian faith…

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/29/us-usa-mormons-utah-idUSBRE85S12I20120629

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Mormon Belief[s]: The Doctrine of the LDS Church

All quotations can be found at the LDS Church’s official website, lds.org.

http://mit.irr.org/mormon-belief-doctrine-of-lds-church

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What have Mormon authorities — published in official Mormon books and documents — had to say about historic Christianity?

http://www.evidenceministries.org/2012/03/mormonism%E2%80%99s-hypocritical-attack/

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In this article, I’m not asking if Mormonism is true.  I’m only trying to determine if it’s Christian in the classical sense of the term.  That’s all.  Let’s get the facts clear.

http://www.str.org/site/DocServer/DigitalSG_0912.pdf?docID=6601&autologin=true

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What are the Key Differences Between Mormonism and Christianity?

http://magazine.biola.edu/article/12-summer/what-are-the-key-differences-between-mormonism-and/

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Mormon words don’t mean the same thing [as they do in Christianity].

http://carm.org/mormon-definitions

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Mormon epistemology

http://philochristos.blogspot.com/2008/09/mormon-epistemology-part-1.html

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http://philochristos.blogspot.com/search?q=Mormon+epistemology

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Mormon Doctrine Has Been Plagiarized

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzETrdxVKwo&list=UUvixJtaXuNdMPUGdOPcY8Ag&index=89

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The Evolution of Mormon Theology

http://www.aomin.org/aoblog/index.php?itemid=5276&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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Does Mormonism Attack Other Religions?

Let’s look at Mormon writers and see what they have said.

http://carm.org/does-mormonism-attack-other-religions

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“… about a decade ago, evangelicals and Mormons began talking, toning down the rhetoric, and trying to understand each other better.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/evangelical-delegation-extends-friendship-to-mormons-in-utah-49378/

[This guy Richard Mouw impresses me (for an  evangelical  Christian , that is].

Readers interested in understanding Mormonism better” are invited to study the following thoroughly-referenced articles published over the last couple of decades in the peer-reveiewed Christian Research Journal.

Joseph Smith’s First Vision Tested

http://www.equip.org/articles/joseph-smiths-first-vision-tested/

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The Martyrdom of Joseph Smith

http://www.equip.org/articles/the-martyrdom-of-joseph-smith/

and…

Was Min the True God of Joseph Smith, Jr.?

http://www.equip.org/articles/was-min-the-true-god-of-joseph-smith-jr/

and…

The Basics Of Mormonism

http://www.equip.org/articles/the-basics-of-mormonism/

and…

Philosophical Problems with the Mormon Concept of God

http://www.equip.org/articles/philosophical-problems-with-the-mormon-concept-of-god/

and…

Is Jesus Christ the Spirit Brother of Satan?

http://www.equip.org/articles/is-jesus-christ-the-spirit-brother-of-satan/

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A Different Jesus?  The Christ of the Latter-day Saints

http://www.equip.org/articles/a-different-jesus-the-christ-of-the-latter-day-saints/

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Mormonism and the Quest for Truth

http://www.equip.org/articles/mormonism-and-the-quest-for-truth/

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Was the Fall Necessary [?]

http://www.equip.org/articles/was-the-fall-necessary/

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Moving Mormons Toward a Personal Awareness of Sin

http://www.equip.org/articles/moving-mormons-toward-a-personal-awareness-of-sin/

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Pinning Down Mormon Doctrine

http://www.equip.org/articles/pinning-down-mormon-doctrine/

and…

Pinning Down Mormon Doctrine (Part 2)

http://www.equip.org/articles/pinning-down-mormon-doctrine-part-2/

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Three Levels of Heaven?

http://www.equip.org/articles/three-levels-of-heaven/

and…

Who Died and Left You a Gospel?

http://www.equip.org/articles/who-died-and-left-you-a-gospel/

and…

The Book of Mormon Vs The Bible

http://www.equip.org/articles/the-book-of-mormon-vs-the-bible/

and…

The Bible or the Book of Mormon?

http://www.str.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=5144

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2 Nephi 2 in the Book of Mormon

http://www.equip.org/articles/2-nephi-2-in-the-book-of-mormon/

and…

Book of Mormon Word Change

http://www.equip.org/articles/book-of-mormon-word-change/

and…

Some of the Many Changes in the Book of Mormon

http://carm.org/changes-to-book-of-mormon

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Mormon Proof-Texts from the Bible

http://www.equip.org/articles/mormon-proof-texts-from-the-bible/

and…

The Oldest Biblical Text?

http://www.equip.org/articles/the-oldest-biblical-text/

and…

Mormons and Patristic Studies

http://www.equip.org/articles/mormons-and-patristic-studies/

and…

Of Cities and Swords: The Impossible Task of Mormon Apologetics

http://www.equip.org/articles/of-cities-and-swords-the-impossible-task-of-mormon-apologetics/

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LDS Apologetics and the Battle for Mormon History

http://www.equip.org/articles/lds-apologetics-and-the-battle-for-mormon-history/

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Mesoamerica & Mormonism: What the Experts Say

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1_l1xQdDguBM0tpT29MemVtd2s/edit

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DNA Science Challenges LDS History

http://www.equip.org/articles/dna-science-challenges-lds-history/

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Popular Mormon Apologetics- Staking Claims on Christian Ground

http://www.equip.org/articles/popular-mormon-apologetics-staking-claims-on-christian-ground/

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LOST BOOKS AND LATTER-DAY REVELATION

http://www.equip.org/articles/lost-books-and-latter-day-revelation/

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The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins Of Power

http://www.equip.org/articles/the-mormon-hierarchy-origins-of-power/

and…

Are Mormons and Muslims Apples and Oranges?

http://www.equip.org/articles/are-mormons-and-muslims-apples-and-oranges/

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After [Solomon] Spalding’s death, a number of individuals suggested that Manuscript Story was identical or similar to portions of the Book of Mormon…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Spalding

[Hmmm, if Spalding died several years prior to Joseph Smith claiming he had “written” the Book of Mormon…]

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Mormons apologize for baptizing parents of Nazi hunter Wiesenthal

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2012/02/mormon-church-apologizes-for-posthumous-baptism-of-simon-wiesenthals-parents.html

[What, you didn’t  know   Mormons   do that ?]

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100 Verses for Witnessing to Mormons

http://www.aomin.org/aoblog/index.php?itemid=5279&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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Former Mormons:

A Brigham Young University Professor’s Escape from Mormonism

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/10/20/a-brigham-young-university-professor-s-escape-from-mormonism.html

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How I Escaped the Mormon Temple

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/channel/utilities/print.html?type=article&id=112914

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Mitt Romney’s Cousin Says Mormon Church a Fraud

http://www.christianpost.com/news/mitt-romneys-cousin-says-mormon-church-a-fraud-divides-families-72082/print.html

[How would he know that? Has he read ASND’s Mormonism page?]

and…

Ex-Mormons tend to be the church’s most outspoken critics.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17487873

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Post-Mormons address life after the LDS church

http://www.usustatesman.com/2.5211/features/post-mormons-address-life-after-the-lds-church-1.2848238#.UpExWuIa6Le

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A Different Jesus

http://apologeticsuk.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/a-different-jesus.html

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What’s the Difference Between Mormon Grace and Christian Grace?

http://pleaseconvinceme.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-difference-between-christian-grace.html

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Some Mormons Search the Web and Find Doubt

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/21/us/some-mormons-search-the-web-and-find-doubt.html?pagewanted=print

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The Mormon Gospel:

The Gospel of Mormonism as Taught in Mormon Church Manuals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhMj3iyR3_o

and…

The Impossible Gospel of Mormonism

http://blog.evidenceministries.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/TheImpossibleGospelOfMormonism-v08-3.png

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… evangelicals are not the only Christians who believe these theological differences place Mormons outside the realm of Christianity.”

http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/594005_Mormons–Christians-or-not-.html

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“… the [Mormon ‘church’] has found a way to dominate what is arguably today’s most important information source: the [Internet] search engine.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/mormons-using-the-web-to-control-their-own-image/2011/08/11/gIQA1J6BMJ_print.html

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Anti-Mormon bias appears to be especially high among… Christians.”

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20110812/opinion03/708129953/-1/rss05

[That’s an interesting statement considering the fact that the first shots in that war were  fired by the first Mormons  rather than by Christians.  Go figure.]

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Mormon bishop’s daughter spills Romney’s ‘secrets’ … ‘Would you trust the judgment of a man if he truly believes he’s gonna be a god?’

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=354721

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Mormonism Debate: What Is a Cult?

http://www.christianpost.com/news/mormonism-debate-what-is-a-cult-57979/print.html

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The 2000 figure, however, was much lower than the 5.2 million listed in the LDS church’s own almanac for that year.  If researchers had been given that figure, the percentage of growth would have been considerably smaller…

http://www.religionnews.com/faith/clergy-and-congregations/How-did-Mormons-grow-so-fast-They-changed-how-they-counted

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Mormon softball team banned from Mercer County Christian league

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/mormon-softball-team-banned-mercer-county-christia/nPDBh/

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… the LDS Church remains tight-lipped about its holdings. It offers little financial transparency even to its members, who are required to tithe 10 percent of their income to gain access to Mormon temples.

http://www.businessweek.com/printer/articles/61632-how-the-mormons-make-money

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New Mormon Scholarly Journal Begins

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/print/765594746/FAIR-Conference-ends-as-new-Mormon-scholarly-journal-begins.html

[ASND noticed that this article was  recently discussed  on someone’s Faceplant page as well.]

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The Mormon Church Takes In $7 Billion a Year

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2012/08/mormon-church-gets-7-billion-year/55755/

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A Top Mormon Leader Acknowledges the Church ‘Made Mistakes’

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/06/us/a-top-mormon-leader-acknowledges-the-church-made-mistakes.html?pagewanted=print

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The small group of students, faculty and faithful there to hear Mormon Elder Marlin Jensen were openly troubled about the future of their church, asking hard questions.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/01/30/uk-mormonchurch-idUKTRE80T1CP20120130

Speaking of Mormons and how they deal with “hard questions“…

Whenever a person asks me an antagonistic question I never answer that question.  Rather, I answer the question he should have asked.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3I6t3VodO4&feature=youtu.be

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Priesthood Authority and Mormonism

http://carm.org/priesthood-authority-and-mormonism

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… every single person who is a minority activist should be shot… in the face… point blank… GET OVER YOURSELVES.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-mormon-women-pants-facebook-20121214,0,3860687.story?religionnewsblog.com

[Yes, in case you’re wondering, that was a Mormon who wrote that.]

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LATTER DAY ATHEISTS: THE PROBLEM OF OMNIPOTENCE IN MORMON THEOLOGY

http://www.isca-apologetics.org/sites/default/files/papers/Jared%20Martinez/Groza-LatterdayAtheists.pdf

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Stranger in a Mormon Land

http://spectator.org/print/55408

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Controversial Mormon writer gets the word: He’s out of the church

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/56861798-180/church-snuffer-book-lds.html.csp

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