The LDS Christmas Story

Author: Sharon Lindbloom Sharon heads a ministry to Mormons in the USA. This is a very good article showing how the terminology makes Mormonism sound right but with further study you see it is anythingbut

Is Our Church Better Than Their Church?

What does the Christian Church have to offer a member of the Mormon Church? The glib, spiritual answer is the true gospel, salvation, a personal relationship with God, assurance, and so on. It is very easy to operate only on a spiritual level and think that making a commitment to Jesus will make everything right. But what happens when you…read more →

Enemies of the Cross

Many Live as Enemies of the Cross of Christ (Philip.3: 18) The April 2002 Ensign magazine of the Mormon Church carried a small piece in which a bishop told of the insight he gained into the depth of the Saviour’s love (p.19). It struck me as an eloquent illustration of the subtlety of Mormon deception. It is a moving story…read more →

Dead Sea Scrolls

Continuing our occasional theme of Mormon scholarship, Summer 2004 saw the LDS Church-sponsored Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibition touring the UK, beginning in London on 1 May, travelling to Cardiff, Manchester and Glasgow, and ending in London at the beginning of September. It then moves over to mainland Europe where it will show in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Geneva, Rome and…read more →

Defending Mormonism…or is that Christian?

We don’t usually carry stories concerning Utah culture and politics in these pages, and for a very good reason. It is simply a question of relevance. When writing, we ask the questions “Will this be a doorstep issue?” and “What aspects of Mormonism are readers most likely to meet in their lives?” We have, however, commented on some such things…read more →

F.A.I.R Correspondence – 1

Reachout Area Director now a Mormon The following has been sent to all who have enquired about the subject of the “Former Anti-Mormon” testimony in the January issue of Apologia and to others who might have seen it and been interested. A Public Statement A testimony was published in the January 200 issue of Apologia, a monthly publication of FAIR…read more →

F.A.I.R. Correspondence – 2

To date we have received no reply to the following email sent by Mike Thomas. Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2000 10:44 AM Subject: Reachout Trust Dear Mr Barksdale I confess that I am disappointed in your failure to reply to my e-mail of June 14th and baffled by your decision to respond instead by producing a gross misrepresentation of our…read more →

F.A.I.R. Corrspondence – 3

F.A.I.R? Anything But… Anyone following the correspondence between Reachout Trust and F.A.I.R. over recent months will be aware that it has effectively stopped. Back in June, as I finished a 10,500 word response to the president of F.A.I.R., Darryl Barksdale, I felt that perhaps this was getting a little cumbersome. However I could see no way of giving a less…read more →

Finding Faith in Christ

We received a note from a friend in America regarding a Mormon video, he wrote: “We had a visit by two Mormon missionaries here recently and they left a video with us titled ‘Finding Faith in Christ.’ I suggest you order a free copy and examine it carefully. This is a very dangerous presentation of the gospel to the uninformed…read more →

The Fullness of the Gospel – 1 – The Godhead

In 2006 the official Mormon Ensign magazine launched “A series of articles explaining basic beliefs of the restored gospel” entitled The Fullness of the Gospel. The series begins in the January issue with the following quote: “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has many beliefs in common with other Christian churches,” said Elder Dallin H Oaks of the…read more →