How to effectively respond to Evangelical Christians: Revelation 22:18-19

In many conversations, in person or online, someone always brings up Revelation 22:18-19. Typically, it is asked as a question: Doesn't it say that we are not to add to or take away from God's established word? Other times, it is a statement of defense: The Bible says we are not to add to or take away from His word.

Deception nigh on the river denial

Anti-Mormon's and critics of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have always been known for particular deceptive tactics, dishonest misuse of quotations, and attempting to interpret and conclude particular understandings without regard to truth, honesty, or even logical reasoning. This includes critics who are participants of an active Anti-Mormon social media page. They … Continue reading Deception nigh on the river denial

New curriculum for 2013

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will engage in new curriculum for Sunday School and Priesthood/Relief Society. For the Sunday school curriculum (14 to Adults), our study will focus on Doctrine and Covenants and Church History. Members should receive - or already possess - the following copies: Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Class … Continue reading New curriculum for 2013

Merry Smithmas? Daniel Peterson sets the record straight

It never fails. Each year, those who are critical of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continue to perpetuate the lie that Mormons worship Joseph Smith and not Jesus Christ. This claim rests upon the idea that Joseph Smith's birthday happens to be on December 23.  Well, according to Daniel C. Peterson's blog … Continue reading Merry Smithmas? Daniel Peterson sets the record straight

Variants in the Stories of the First Vision of Joseph Smith and the Apostle Paul | Interpreter

Abstract: Some critics of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have noted that the different accounts of Joseph Smith’s first vision, though written by the prophet himself, vary in some details. They see this as evidence that the event did not take place and was merely invented to establish divine authority for his … Continue reading Variants in the Stories of the First Vision of Joseph Smith and the Apostle Paul | Interpreter

How to properly handle critics and criticism against the Church

In light of recent conversations about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a question needs to be addressed. How do we, as Latter-day Saint Christians respond to those individuals that are antagonistic against the LDS Church, doctrines, history, and belief system? Mormon Apologia would like to provide this simple “how-to” guide for those who may … Continue reading How to properly handle critics and criticism against the Church

Avoid wrestling with pigs

George Bernard Shaw adequately stated the following: I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it. As we engage in the conversations about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are going to come across individuals with a pernicious tenacity to engage us … Continue reading Avoid wrestling with pigs

Mormonism, Blacks and the Priesthood

Between the time of American Slavery, the Abolition Movement, the subsequent Civil War that divided a nation, and the southern segregation of blacks and whites (as well as other parts of the United States) and the final movement of the Civil Rights of 1950’s to the 1980’s; blacks were considered an inferior race, as well as treated as second class citizens. Through this predominate social dilemma, and those that had come to be baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, carrying with them their already established presuppositions of the African Race, the idea of black men having the same priesthood authority as those of European and Anglo-Saxon races would elevate the black man.

Fasting – A Canvas for the Lord

This Sunday is Fast and Testimony meeting. With this thought in mind, and a bit of inspiration from the New Era’s vintage 1979 Mormonad caught the interest of the importance and truth of Fasting. The caption reads: Not eating is to fasting as an empty canvas is to the Mona Lisa. Abstaining from food is just the empty … Continue reading Fasting – A Canvas for the Lord

Biblical Anachronisms: Genesis

Biblical Anachronisms: Genesis Searching for Consistency in Biblical/Book of Mormon Standards Book of Mormon Anachronisms: Is this a serious problem? During my excursions to ministries that are critical of the LDS faith, one thing that I often see highlighted as proof that the Book of Mormon is horribly inaccurate is that there are many anachronisms … Continue reading Biblical Anachronisms: Genesis

Introduction: Survey – Apostasy to Restoration

  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints proclaims that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is restored in these latter-days. Critics ask how the Mormon faith can proclaim to be a Restoration since there never was a need of restoring Christianity. Either side of the discussion, the central pillar that must be investigated is whether … Continue reading Introduction: Survey – Apostasy to Restoration

A recently published article about Mormonism and the priesthood ban

    In the NBC Rock Center program of Mormon in America, a statement was made that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints treated blacks as second class citizens. In her segment that focused on a typical Mormon Family, Kate Snow stated this:   Remember as late as 1978, Black Mormons were second class citizens. … Continue reading A recently published article about Mormonism and the priesthood ban

The First Vision and its challenge against atheism and heresy

~ The First Vision was a challenge to the religious vagaries of the day. It shattered many a false doctrine taught throughout the centuries. Yet it was plain and simple to the human understanding. There was no mysticism about it. Joseph saw, in full light, the personages of the vision and heard their words. The … Continue reading The First Vision and its challenge against atheism and heresy