However, the most effective way to reaching Mormons is not by debating Bible verses and doctrines, since many Mormons see the Bible as a corrupted book, with its true message restored by Joseph Smith Jr., The Prophet. This is the real question, to address when meeting Mormons.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) and the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints (RLDS) rests and falls on Joseph Smiths identity as Prophet.
Christians or cultists - just what are these Mormons, anyway? Our critics try to scare people and stop debate by giving us the frightening label of "cult." Yikes, it's the dread Mormon Cult! While I strive to be accurate, my writings reflect my personal understanding and are subject to human error and bias. Honestly, ambitious anti-Mormons would not sell many books and videos if they had titles like, "Mormonism is a Religious Organization: Find Out Why!
This page explores scare tactics and the arguments made on doctrinal issues (e.g., the doctrine of the Trinity, etc.) by those who rail against the "Mormon Cult." This is one of several pages in a suite of "Frequently Asked Questions about Latter-day Saint Beliefs." This work is solely the responsibility of Jeff Lindsay. But these definitions don't spook people enough to be used by our critics.
The comment by Apostle Nelson states 'some history is found within its pages.' He does not clarify where such history may be found in the book.
Admin note: There is no evidence of any actual history in the Book of Mormon.]Apr. Whitney Clayton tells BYU graduates to disconnect from ex-Mormons and avoid relationships with "exes".
The Mormon Church in its official church magazine, "The Ensign", uses a story of a struggling single mother of 6 as an example of paying tithing.
The practice continued after Joseph’s death in 1844, and was publicly announced in 1852, five years after the Saints arrived in Utah.
Brigham Young was the most visible practitioner having been sealed to 55 women.
Sanction of the practice was supposed to officially end with the 1890 Manifesto from Church president Wilford Woodruff.
The Church currently disavows any practice of polygamy; however, the eternal doctrine of plural marriage is still in place.
A man may be sealed to multiple wives, allowing him to have what amounts to a polygamous family in the Celestial Kingdom.