Mormon Apologetics – Fact or Fiction?

Michael R Ash, born a Mormon, is a retail manager in Utah and a ‘factotum’ for the Mormon apologist organisation FAIR. In a recent article in the unofficial online Mormon magazine Meridian, he addressed the question, “Why do Some People Assail the Church?” The article can be found here. It gives us an interesting insight into two factors concerning Mormon…read more →

Archaeology and the Book of Mormon

A Mormon discussing evidence for the Book of Mormon posted the following on the Reachout Trust Forum. A closer look illustrates something I have long believed, i.e. language is an amazing tool that can open our minds or shut them down. It can direct us to fresh knowledge and understanding or misdirect us to conclusions that are misleading and wrong….read more →

Where did the Book of Mormon come from?

Fullness of the Gospel? Joseph Smith said that the Book of Mormon is “the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts,thanby any other book” (see History of the Church 4:461). Twice in the Doctrine and Covenants we read that the fulness…read more →

Is the Book of Mormon prophesied in Scripture?

Two Sticks There are two places where Mormons claim the Bible speaks about the Book of Mormon. Perhaps the most popular text used to back up their claim is Ezekiel 37:16-17 which reads in the King JamesBible: “16Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions:…read more →

The Mormon Bible

It is not uncommon for people to believe that the Mormons have their own Bible. Usually people have in mind the Book of Mormon when they refer to the “Mormon Bible”, either because they feel that theBookof Mormon replaces the Bible (a moot point in any discussion with a Mormon), or because they can’t remember that it is called the…read more →

Reachout’s response to BYU Claim

BYU Takes up Cudgels! In a colourful e-mail to the offices of Reachout Trust Dan Peterson, of Brigham Young University (BYU) has jumped to the defence of fellow professor Robert Millet who is quoted inTruthRestored-4, an article in which we suggest that Joseph Smith rivals Jesus in importance in Mormon theology. Below is the communication in full: Date: 29 July…read more →

Chiasmus in the Book of Mormon

Chiasmus is “a figure of speech by which the order of the words in the first of two parallel clauses is reversed in the second” (Oxford Companion to English Literature, 1985 ed.). One way of identifyingachiastic quote is to mark the repeated words or phrases with the letters ABBA. To illustrate, one of the most familiar examples of this is…read more →

Are Mormons Mainstream Christians?

TEN REASONS WHY WE BELIEVE NOT Mormons would find the above question puzzling since they regard their church to be the restoration of true New Testament Christianity and their faith as fundamentally Christian.Weacknowledge the fact that Mormons hold this view of themselves and their church. However, for any claim to adhere to a particular faith to be meaningful there must…read more →

Are Mormons Evangelical Christians?

“The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a Christian denomination, wholly committed to the New Testament account of the birth, life, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son ofGod

Mormon vs Evangelical Christian Salvation

If the only thing you know about Mormonism is that it is wrong then your knowledge is woefully inadequate and you had better leave Mormons alone. Often what passes for witnessing to Mormons amounts toan