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Baptism for the Dead

Christian Did Jesus Establish Baptism for The Dead? by Luke P. Wilson
Christian An Examination of "Baptism for the Dead" by James Patrick Holding

Book of Mormon

Christian The Bible and Mormon Doctrine By Carol Avery Forseth
Christian The Bible or the Book of Mormon?Off-site Link Do you know how to show a Mormon person the difference in reliability between the Bible and the Book of Mormon? Find out here. By Greg Koukl.
Christian The Book of MormonOff-site Link by Rob Bowman
Christian Challenging The Book Of MormonOff-site Link Article by PFO
Christian Contradictions Between the Book of Mormon and the Bible by Luke P. Wilson
Christian Facts & Feelings: Evaluating the Book of Mormon Off-site Link by Sharon Doty
Christian Should Christians Pray About The Book of Mormon?Off-site Link by Ron Rhodes

Mormon Scriptures - General

Christian Changes to Latter-day Scripture "LDS Leaders Have Made Thousands of Changes to Mormon Scriptures Why?"
Many people are unaware that over the years the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) has made thousands of changes to its scriptures. LDS leaders have added and deleted words and tampered with previously published revelations by writing in new material and falsely attributing it to an earlier date. What follows are examples of some of the most significant revisions made to the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price. Within this article are links to scanned images of these historical documents from the 1830s.

Mormon Temples

Christian Are Mormon Temples Christian?
Christian The Mormon Temple Endowment Ceremony "Revised in 1990 by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" Introduction by Jerald and Sandra Tanner from their work Evolution of the Mormon Temple Ceremony 1842 - 1990
Christian The Old Testament Temple and New Testament Faith " Are Mormon Temples an Extension of the Biblical Temple?" By Luke P. Wilson

General / Miscellaenous

Christian Did Jesus advocate that man could become God in John 10:34?Off-site Link by Ron Rhodes
Christian The Differences Between Mormon Salvation & Biblical SalvationOff-site Link by Sharon Doty
Christian How to have your name removed from Mormon Church recordsOff-site Link The LDS Church makes leaving the church needlessly difficult. Those who leave and wish to have their names removed from the official church membership records are made to jump through multiple hoops. Therefore, various web sites provide helpful instructions. Here's the information you need.
Christian No, I'm Not Your Brother. But A Little Honesty Would Be Nice AnywayOff-site Link by James White
Christian LDS ProfileOff-site Link Compiled by Watchman Fellowship
Christian Mormonism and the Question of TruthOff-site Link Any Christian who attempts to dialogue with Mormons soon discovers that questions about truth present a fundamental barrier to communication. Latayne C. Scott, who spent many years in the Mormon Church before becoming a Christian, describes nine critical differences between Mormon and Christian concepts of, and approaches to, truth.
Christian Mormons: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day SaintsOff-site Link What Mormons don't tell you upfront... Article on the Dialog Center site
Christian Philosophical Problems with the Mormon Concept of GodOff-site Link by Dr. Francis J. Beckwith
Christian The Semantic Divide: an evaluation of Mormon SemanticsOff-site Link PDF file by Steve Bright.
Christian Six Reasons Why Mormonism Can't Be True ChristianityOff-site Link by Ralph F. Wilson
Christian Strategies Of The Mormon Church by Janis Hutchinson
Christian Terminology Differences by Sandra Tanner
Whenever an evangelical Christian and a Latter-day Saint engage in a doctrinal discussion they encounter the problem of terminology. LDS leaders use the standard vocabulary of Christianity but with radically different definitions. A Christian should never take for granted that his/her LDS friend understands common Christian terms in the biblical way. [...] The following list of Christian terms will be defined by LDS sources and then by biblical quotes. While this is not a complete list of terminology differences, it will cover the most basic ones. For a more detailed look at terminology differences, see The Counterfeit Gospel of Mormonism.
Christian Testing the Creation Model of the LDS ChurchOff-site Link "An examination of what the LDS church teaches about the world and how it came to be. The LDS creation model is compared to that revealed by modern science", a slideshow presented by GodAndScience.org
Christian Testing "New" RevelationOff-site Link Is a "burning in the heart" a good way to test claims of revelation? Find out why objective evidence always wins over subjective feelings. By Greg Koukl
Secular To Those Who Are Investigating MormonismOff-site Link An ex-Mormon's excellent compilation of information Mormons and non-Mormons should know. Includes hundreds of links.
Christian What to Do about Your LDS Friends By Carol Avery Forseth
Christian Why Do Most Churches Say That Mormonism Is Not Christian?Off-site Link An article on Christiananswers.net.
Christian Why the LDS Church is a CultOff-site Link "Theological Differences Between Christian and LDS Doctrines" by Rich Deem, of GodAndScience.org

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• First posted: Nov. 19, 1996
• Last Updated: Aug. 9, 2004
• Editor: Anton Hein
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