Category Archives: Mormon Temple

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

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Early Mormon Prophet Led the Church Astray

The Mormon Church very recently posted a new statement on “Race and the Priesthood” at in which the blame for the Church’s historic racism is laid squarely at the feet of Brigham Young. According to the statement, the idea … Continue reading

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The Second Anointing of Modern-day Mormonism

Latter-day Saint Tom Phillips was an Area Executive Secretary for the Mormon Church in the United Kingdom when an LDS General Authority invited him to receive his Second Anointing in the Preston England Temple. On Sunday, 19 May 2002, Mr. … Continue reading

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What do Nancy Pelosi and the Mormon Temple Endowment Ceremony have in common?

In March 2010 Nancy Pelosi infamously said, “But we have to pass the [health care] bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.” Her statement brought swift and strong denunciation … Continue reading

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Mormonism and Visitations from the Dead

People who have died are very important to members of the Mormon Church. The dead are a very important aspect of the Mormon gospel. The sixth President of the Church, Joseph F. Smith, taught, “We will not finish our work … Continue reading

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Mormon Temples: One Way

Thomas S. Monson, the current LDS president and prophet, has a Facebook page. Well, actually, a Thomas Monson Facebook page exists, but it is “not an Official church Facebook page.”  The page describes itself as, “Quotes and talks from Thomas … Continue reading

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Mormonism (at best) a very distant cousin of Christianity

Eliza Wood, a contributing blogger to Huffington Post, recently (27 July 2012) wrote an article titled, “Are Mormons Closer to Muslims or Christians?” Her reason for tackling this question: “As the media shapes our understanding of the Mormon faith, now … Continue reading

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Sandra Tanner Explains Mormon Temples

I know there are Christian parents out there grieved, confused, and studying hard to reach a lost, wandering child (who is perhaps engaged to marry a Mormon). I hope these videos will especially be helpful. Many thanks and blessings to … Continue reading

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Experiencing the Mormon Temple for the First Time

I recently came across a web page on which a Mormon man recounted his first temple endowment experience. Following his story, he posted “sincere replies from other church members” who wrote about their own first temple experiences. The perspectives of … Continue reading

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LDS apostle discusses pre-1990 Mormon temple death penalties

British reporter John Sweeney made a documentary about Mormonism that aired on BBC on Tuesday (3/27/12. See film clip below). According to The Guardian, before the documentary aired, representatives of the Mormon Church hand-delivered a letter to BBC2 “complaining about … Continue reading

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