Welcome to my Answering Mormonism page. They use our terms but define them differently. The name of Jesus Christ is in the the title of their church. They are the “The Church of Christ” aka The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (aka Mormons). They are not a biblically Christian church, but have a different Jesus, a different Spirit, and a different gospel (which is really no gospel at all). What gives me the authority to make such claims?
I am often asked that very question by Mormon missionaries. My answer is quite simple. I get my authority to critique the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints? I get it from Brigham Young AND the Apostle John:
“Take up the Bible, compare the religion of the Latter-Day Saints with it and see if it will stand the test” Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, vol. 16:46, 1873.
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of a man, but of God.” ~ The Apostle John, The Gospel of John 1.12-13 (before AD 70)
Though the LDS may use “Christianese,” this cult group boasts many things that do not line up with historical Biblical Christianity. Therefore I have created this page to respond to this false religion and “non-prophet” organization with some of what I and others have written.
Please feel free to look around, browse, and if you have an issue with anything on this page, I welcome your response by email. You can reach me by using either my Contact page or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to know why we need to enter this ideological battle carefully, please read this prolific piece by Carl Mosser and Paul Owen, Mormon Scholarship, Apologetics and Evangelical Neglect: Losing the Battle and Not Knowing It.
Personal Writings and Resources
How to Discern a Cult and Cultic Teaching by Rob Lundberg
Counter-cult Bulletin: What Do Mormons and JW’s Teach? by Rob Lundberg
Why the Latter Day Saints are a False Religion by Rob Lundberg
Terminologies and Differences between Evangelical Christians and Mormons (PDF)
Was There a Complete Apostasy as the LDS Claim? by Rob Lundberg
Mormon Scholarship, Apologetics and Evangelical Neglect: Losing the Battle and Not Knowing It.
VIDEO (More coming soon)
Responding to Dallas Jenkins’ view on Jesus and the Mormon Jesus (Link)
Banned Mormon Cartoon (Jeremiah Films) (Link)
A Shield and A Refuge Ministries — Information and support for those affected by polygamy and Mormon fundamentalism.
Adam’s Road Ministry website — All three members of the ministry were at one time LDS (Mormon) missionaries and through the Grace of God have all come to Biblical Christianity through the reading and studying of the Bible.
Concerned Christians — A ministry to Mormons, comparing biblical truth to latter-day revelation.
Equipping Christians — Designed to help you in your witness to those lost in false religions.
Haven Ministries – A Christian outreach ministry dedicated to serving the church through sharing the Gospel with people who are trapped in or affected by non-Christian cults and movements.
H.I.S. (He Is Savior) Ministries International — Former Mormons Dennis and Rauni Higley offer counsel and support for those questioning the validity of the LDS religion.
Life Line to RLDS Ministries — Information on the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (now Community of Christ).
Mormon Central — H. Michael Marquardt. Covers topics such as Restoration History, Restoration Scriptures, Translation, Church Organization and Temples.
Mormon Challenge — The goal of this website is two-fold. 1) To communicate the history claimed within the Book of Mormon. 2) To compile and communicate a wealth of evidence provided by leading researchers regarding these claims.
Mormon Origins — H. Michael Marquardt. Text and scans of 19th century documents related to the Smith family and Mormonism.
Mormonism Research Ministry — Bill McKeever. Articles, photos, news and commentary related to the LDS Church.
Recovery from Mormonism — Eric Kettenun. Features 100+ stories of what people have experienced at the hands of the LDS Church and why they left. Also presents what you will hear in a typical presentation from the Mormon missionaries (and what you won’t hear).
Refiner’s Fire Ministries — Evangelical Christian ministry to current and former members of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (now Community of Christ) and the more recent Restoration Branch movement.
The Wives of Joseph Smith — Biographical sketches of 33 women whom Joseph Smith secretly took as his plural wives.
Truth in Love Ministry – The ministry of Lutheran pastor and evangelist Mark Cares, dedicated to teaching Christians how to communicate biblical Christianity to Mormons with respect and love.
Utah Lighthouse Ministry — Extensive coverage of evidence documenting historical discrepancies and changes made to LDS doctrine.