Defending the Doctrine

Answers to a Mormon

First and foremost

Did the church fall apart?

Mormons say the church fell into a "Great Apostasy." Most members of the Church turned away from the true gospel and persecuted the faithful remainder. The organization ceased to be led by God. Joseph Smith stated that God told him: "they [other churches] were all wrong; and the Personage who addressed me said that their creeds were an abomination in his sight; that those professors were all corrupt" (from Pearl of Great Price, Joseph Smith-History 1:19)

Church/Kingdom as Synonymous

When are the last times?

The Other Fold

The apostles prepared the church for their deaths and acknowledged that the church would continue after them

What are the Keys and what do they open? (Understanding Matthew 16:19)


Do we need an extra book that came in 1870?

According to the book of Mormon: 2 Nephi 29 "Thou fool, that shall say: A Bible, we have got a Bible, and we need no more Bible. Have ye obtained a Bible save it were by the Jews?"

Have parts of the Bible been lost and altered through the ages?

1 Nephi 13:26-28 - (28) Wherefore, thou seest that after the book hath gone forth through the hands of the great and abominable church, that there are many plain and precious things taken away from the book, which is the book of the Lamb of God.

This is true about Catholicism, but what does it say in the word of God?

God and the Son are One

Baptisms for the dead


How do we enter the Kingdom and who reigns there?

Mormonism (Brigham Young, 1859) = …every man and woman must have the certificate of Joseph Smith, junior, as a passport to their entrance into the mansion where God and Christ are-I with you and you with me. I cannot go there without his consent. He holds the keys of that kingdom for the last dispensation-the keys to rule in the spirit-world; and he rules there triumphantly… (Journal of Discourses, vol. 7, p.289)

Galatians 1:6-9 -

Quick Mormon Facts:

What should we boast about?

"Come on! ye prosecutors! ye false swearers! All hell, boil over! Ye burning mountains, roll down your lava! for I will come out on top at last. I have more to boast of than ever any man had. I am the only man that has ever been able to keep a whole church together since the days of Adam. A large majority of the whole have stood by me. Neither Paul, John, Peter, nor Jesus ever did it. I boast that no man ever did such a work as I. The followers of Jesus ran away from Him; but the Latter-day Saints never ran away from me yet...When they can get rid of me, the devil will also go." (History of the Church, Vol. 6, p. 408, 409)


Bible and Book of Mormon Contradictions

When were the mysteries of the gospel reviled?

Where was Jesus born?

When were Christians first called Christians?

Three hours or three days?

Passages and Arguments they use rebuked by the Bible