Category Archives: Great Apostasy

The Great and Abominable Church

In the March, 2015 edition of Ensign magazine, Mormon apostle Dallin Oaks discusses the topics of atheism, moral relativism, secular humanism and the “great and abominable church.” The article, titled, “Stand as Witnesses of God,” was a devotional address he … Continue reading

Posted in Book of Mormon, Christianity, Great Apostasy, LDS Church | Tagged , , , , , | 14 Comments

What a Mormon Seventy Finds in the Book of Isaiah

In February (2015) the Charlotte Observer, in its Voices of Faith section, asked its religious columnists to answer the question, “Why is Isaiah your favorite prophet?” The newspaper published two responses — one from a Unity Temple reverend, and one from a … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Great Apostasy, LDS Church, Prophets | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Music of the Faiths

It’s Throwback Thursday! The following blog article originally posted at Mormon Coffee on January 30, 2006. —————— Today’s Journal and Courier [January 30, 2006] from Lafayette, Indiana reports on that city’s Music of the Faiths hymn sing which took place … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, God the Father, Great Apostasy, LDS Church | Tagged , , , , , , | 38 Comments

If Mormon missionaries were straightforward about Mormonism…

Though done in a lighthearted manner, this 4-minute video is a fairly accurate depiction of standard Mormon doctrine. It would be nice if Mormon missionaries explained Mormonism as clearly as the characters in this video do, but I imagine that … Continue reading

Posted in Authority and Doctrine, God the Father, Great Apostasy, LDS Church, Mormon Missionaries, Mormon Temple, Prophets, Truth, Honesty, Prayer, and Inquiry | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

What is Mormonism?

Last week it was discovered that when Google search engine users typed, “What is Mormonism?” into the search box, the answer provided was this: “Mormonism is a religion that denies the deity of Jesus Christ. In this religion, He is … Continue reading

Posted in Authority and Doctrine, Baptism for the Dead, Book of Mormon, God the Father, Great Apostasy, LDS Church, Misconceptions, Mormon Temple, Nature of God | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

What Do Mormon Missionaries Teach?

In the FAQ section at is found the question, “What will the [LDS] missionaries talk about when they visit my home?” The answer, as provided by the Mormon Church: “Missionaries share a message about Jesus Christ and His Atonement … Continue reading

Posted in Great Apostasy, LDS Church, Mormon Missionaries | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 34 Comments

Mormons speaking of Catholicism: Surely they jest…?

The Mormon President of Ohio State University announced his retirement last week amidst controversy over his anti-Catholic remarks. Gordon Gee has a long history of “verbal gaffes,” but his recent comments about “those damn Catholics” apparently crossed the line. According … Continue reading

Posted in Great Apostasy | Tagged , , , | 34 Comments

Lying to Promote the “Interests of the Church” as an Evidence of Apostasy

James Talmage gives an evidence of the Great Apostasy: > “Disregard for truth. As early as the fourth century, certain pernicious doctrines embodying a disregard for truth gained currency in the Church. Thus, it was taught ‘that it was an … Continue reading

Posted in Great Apostasy | Tagged , | 16 Comments

A Kinder, Gentler Mormonism?

The June 2012 Ensign magazine included an article titled, “The Honor and Order of the Priesthood” by President of the Quorum of the Twelve [Mormon] Apostles, Boyd K. Packer. The article began by relating a story about Mormonism’s 12th Prophet … Continue reading

Posted in Great Apostasy, LDS Church | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

The Heart of Mormonism posted an article on April 15 (2012) titled, “The Truth About Mormonism.” The article is a basic rehash covering some social aspects of Mormonism that are sometimes misunderstood/misrepresented in the media. Nothing much in the article caught my attention, … Continue reading

Posted in Great Apostasy | Tagged , , | 112 Comments