NO, I AM NOT YOUR BROTHER,BUT A LITTLE HONESTY WOULD BE NICE ANYWAY – A Brief Reply to D.L. Barksdale – Vintage

It doesn’t start well: “What’s with Anti-Mormons these days? It seems like someone has turned up the heat a couple of notches. Either that, or they are getting increasingly desperate. Or both, I guess.” Unfortunately, it only goes downhill from there. Ever since Is the Mormon My Brother? was released by Bethany House Publishers in November of 1997, I have …

Joseph Smith the Translator – by Sean Hahn – Vintage

The average Mormon is probably unaware of the beliefs held by Joseph Smith regarding the nature of God and the creation account, as well as the hermeneutical weaknesses that underlie his position. A Christian apologist who is aware of these weaknesses and capable of demonstrating them succinctly, is in a better position to undermine the misplaced confidence of the Mormon …

Did The Early Church Believe In the LDS Doctrine of God? – Vintage

Modern LDS apologists like to cite passages from early patristic sources, asserting that the early fathers taught that men could become gods.  Is this true?  Did the early Church teach the Mormon doctrine of God?  Did they believe that men could become gods like God, and that God Himself was once a man? There are a number of passages in …

I Testify To You… – Vintage

That there is one true and eternal God, unchangeable, unique, all-powerful.1 That this one true God created all things; there is nothing that exists anywhere that He did not bring into existence.2 That this one true God is spirit, and is not limited to time and space, both of which He himself created.3 That man is the creation of God, …

What DID Christ Teach? – A Response to an LDS Tract – Vintage

You’ve got to give him credit: he’s consistent. Craig Ray, the self-proclaimed President (and sole member) of the “Alpha and Omega Watchdog Committee,” has been trying to provide an answer to the evangelical claims of our ministry amongst Mormons for years now. From the first time I received a letter from Craig (with Magic Marker A&O Watchdog Committee letterhead), he’s …