Mormonism’s Top 50

50 Answers to 50 Mormon Answers to 50 Anti-Mormon Questions (Answer 28)

Tower To Truth Question: 28. If marriage is essential to achieve exaltation, why did Paul say that it is good for a man not to marry? (1st Corinthians 7:1) ————————- FAIR Answer: Paul does not say it is good not to marry, but quotes the Corinthian Saints’ comments in a previous letter to him. Paul […]

50 Answers to 50 Mormon Answers to 50 Anti-Mormon Questions (Answers 25, 26, and 27)

Because of the repetitive nature of the next three questions, I have decided to lump them into one post. Tower To Truth Question: 25. Why does the Book of Mormon contain extensive, word-for-word quotes from the Bible if the LDS Church is correct in teaching that the Bible has been corrupted? FAIR Answer: It would […]

50 Answers to 50 Mormon Answers to 50 Anti-Mormon Questions (Answer 24)

Notice the little picture above. It is an Oriborus. I really think it symbolizes Mormon theology, because if you share the truth with a Mormon long enough, their theology will start to eat itself. Tower To Truth Question: 24. If the Adam-God doctrine isn’t true, how come D. & C. 27:11 calls Adam the Ancient […]

50 Answers to 50 Mormon Answers to 50 Anti-Mormon Questions (Answer 23)

Wow, it’s been a while. This series left off back in August with Question 22. I’ve now got a little bit of time (spring break next week), so we can resume our journey of untangling the sophomoric attempts by FAIR (Foundation for Apologetics and Information Research) to answer, in their own unique and convoluted way, […]

50 Answers to 50 Mormon Answers to 50 Anti-Mormon Questions (answer 22)

Tower To Truth Question: 22. Why does the Book of Abraham, chapters 4 & 5, contradict Alma 11 in stating that there is more than one God? ————————— FAIR Answer: The term “God” may be used in more than one way. Latter-day Saints are not Nicene Trinitarians, but still believe in “one God.” To learn […]

50 Answers to 50 Mormon Answers to 50 Anti-Mormon Questions (answer 21)

Well, semester number 1 is over, I have about a month until the spring term begins, so let’s pick back up with our “50 Answers” segment. We pick up with the ancient Egyptian pagan mummy burial manual Book of Abraham. Tower To Truth Question: 21. Does the LDS Church still regard the Book of Abraham […]

50 Answers to 50 Mormon Answers to 50 Anti-Mormon Questions (answer 20)

Tower To Truth Question: 20. Since the word grace means a free gift that can’t be earned, why does the Book of Mormon state “for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do.” (2_Ne. 25:23) ————————– FAIR Answer: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes […]

50 Answers to 50 Mormon Answers to 50 Anti-Mormon Questions (answer 19)

Tower To Truth Question: 19. Why do you baptize for the dead when both Mosiah 3:25 and the Bible state that there is no chance of salvation after death? —————————– FAIR Answer: The passage in Mosiah 3:25, and any passages in the Bible which also imply there is no chance of salvation after death, are […]

50 Answers to 50 Mormon Answers to 50 Anti-Mormon Questions (answers 17 & 18)

Tower To Truth Question #17: 17. If the Book of Mormon contains the “fulness of the everlasting gospel,” why does the LDS Church need additional works? ——————————- FAIR Answer #17: The Book of Mormon’s definition of “fulness of the gospel” is not “all truths taught in the Church.” The fulness of the gospel is simply […]

50 Answers to 50 Mormon Answers to 50 Anti-Mormon Questions (answer 16)

Tower To Truth Question: 16. If the Book of Mormon is the most correct of any book on earth, as Joseph Smith said, why does it contain over 4000 changes from the original 1830 edition? ————————– FAIR Answer: Christians should be careful with such attacks. If they don’t want to have a double standard, they’d […]

50 Answers to 50 Mormon Answers to 50 Anti-Mormon Questions (answer 15)

Tower To Truth Question: 15. Why does the Book of Mormon state that Jesus was born in Jerusalem (Alma 7:10) when history and the Bible state that he was born outside of Jerusalem, in Bethlehem? —————— FAIR Answer: Bethlehem is in the direct area of Jerusalem, being only about seven miles apart. El Amarna letter […]

50 Answers to 50 Mormon Answers to 50 Anti-Mormon Questions (answer 14)

Tower To Truth Question: 14. Why did God encourage Abraham & Sarah to lie in Abra. 2:24? Isn’t lying a sin according to the 10 commandments? Why did God tell Abraham and Sarah to lie when 2 Nephi condemns liars to hell? —————————– FAIR Answer: In the Bible, there are accounts of God commanding or […]

50 Answers to 50 Mormon Answers to 50 Anti-Mormon Questions (answer 13)

Tower To Truth Question: 13. If God is an exalted man with a body of flesh and bones, why does Alma 18:26-28 and John 4:24 say that God is a spirit? ————————- FAIR Answer: In Alma, the reference is to Jesus Christ, who before His birth did not have a physical body. John 4:24 does […]

50 Answers to 50 Mormon Answers to 50 Anti-Mormon Questions (answer 12)

Tower To Truth Question: 12. Why were the words “white and delightsome” in 2nd Nephi 30:6 changed to “pure and delightsome” right on the heels of the Civil Rights campaign for blacks? —————— FAIR Response: The critics have their history wrong. The change dates to 1837. The change was made by Joseph Smith in the […]

50 Answers to 50 Mormon Answers to 50 Anti-Mormon Questions (answer 11)

Since I will be busy tomorrow, my usual Friday post goes up today. May all have a happy and safe 4th of July weekend! ==================== Tower To Truth Question: 11. Why did Joseph Smith condone polygamy as an ordinance from God (D. & C. 132) when the Book of Mormon had already condemned the practice […]

50 Answers to 50 Mormon Answers to 50 Anti-Mormon Questions (Answer 10)

Tower To Truth Question: 10. If the words “familiar spirit” in Is. 29:4 refer to the Book of Mormon, why does “familiar spirit” always refer to occult practices such as channeling and necromancy everywhere else in the Old Testament? —————————- FAIR Answer: The term “familiar spirit,” quoted in the often-poetic Isaiah (and used by Nephi […]

50 Answers to 50 Mormon Answers to 50 Anti-Mormon Questions (answer 9)

Tower To Truth Question: 9. Can you show me archeological and historical proof from non-Mormon sources that prove that the peoples and places named in the Book of Mormon are true? —————————– FAIR Answer: This question is based on the mistaken assumption that the Bible message that Jesus is Christ and Lord is somehow “proved” […]

50 Answers to 50 Mormon Answers to 50 Anti-Mormon Questions (answer 8)

Tower To Truth Question: 8. Can you show me in the Bible the LDS teaching that we must all stand before Joseph Smith on the Day of Judgment? ————————— FAIR Answer: This is a misunderstanding and caricature of LDS doctrine. There is, however, the Biblical doctrine that the apostles will help judge Israel: Ye [the […]

50 Answers to 50 Mormon Answers to 50 Anti-Mormon Questions (Answer 7)

Tower To Truth Question: 7. Since there are several different contradictory accounts of Joseph Smith’s first vision, how did the LDS Church choose the correct one? ———— FAIR Answer: The First Vision accounts are not contradictory. No early member of the Church claimed that Joseph changed his story, or contradicted himself. Critics of the Church […]

50 Answers to 50 Mormon Answers to 50 Anti-Mormon Questions (answer 6)

Tower To Truth Question: 6. Since the current LDS prophets sometimes contradict the former ones, how do you decide which one is correct? ——————————– FAIR Answer: Most “contradictions” are actually misunderstandings or misrepresentations of LDS doctrine and teachings by critics. The LDS standard for doctrine is the scriptures, and united statements of the First Presidency […]

50 Answers to 50 Mormon Answers to 50 Anti-Mormon Questions (answer 5)

Tower To Truth question: 5. Since the Bible’s test of determine whether someone is a true prophet of God is 100% accuracy in all his prophecies (Deut. 18:20-22), has the LDS Church ever reconsidered its teaching that Joseph Smith and Brigham Young were true prophets? ——————————- FAIR Answer: Believing Christians should be careful. Unless they […]

50 Answers to 50 Mormon Answers to 50 Anti-Mormon Questions (Answer 4)

Tower To Truth question: 4. If Brigham Young was a true prophet, how come one of your later prophets overturned his declaration which stated that the black man could never hold the priesthood in the LDS Church until after the resurrection of all other races (Journal of Discourses 2:142-143)? ——————– FAIR Answer: Peter and the […]

50 Answers to 50 Mormon Answers to 50 Anti-Mormon Questions (answer 3)

Tower To Truth question: 3. Why did Brigham Young teach that Adam is “our Father and our God” when both the Bible and the Book of Mormon (Morm. 9:12) say that Adam is a creation of God? (Journal of Discourses (1852) 1:50)) —————————————- FAIR Answer: The problem with “Adam-God” is that we don’t understand what […]

50 Answers to 50 Mormon Answers to 50 Anti-Mormon Questions (answer 2)

Question from Tower To Truth: 2. Since the time when Brigham Young taught that both the moon and the sun were inhabited by people, has the Mormon church ever found scientific evidence of that to be true? (Journal of Discourses, 13:271) ——————————– Answer from FAIR: In Brigham (and Joseph’s) day, there had been newspaper articles […]

50 Answers to 50 Mormon answers to 50 Anti-Mormon questions (answer #1)

FAIR (The Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research, not affiliated with the LDS church), has issued their “Answers to 50 Anti-Mormon Questions,” their answers to 50 questions about Mormonism, questions posted by Tower to Truth Ministries. Here is the first installment of how to answer these 50 Mormon answers to 50 “Anti-Mormon” questions. —————————————– Question […]