The Fetus Can Remember

A recent study by Netherlands-based scientists shows that not only do unborn children respond to stimuli such as buzzing sounds – they remember those stimuli. In fact, the Washington Times cited the study as saying that fetuses nearly two months before birth can not only remember things, they “are able to store information and retrieve it four weeks later.” That’s “wonderfully made.”  That’s a living, intelligent person.  That’s what you and I were, from the beginning, months before our own births. But there’s a flip side to what the study found.  Not only can the fetuses respond to and remember stimuli –they can also learn to ignore it.  The study calls this “habituation”—where a sound becomes familiar, then just unremarkable...

Reason #81: Because Mormon Doctrine Forbids the Worship of Jesus

Mormons make it very clear that they believe that their concept of “God” means the Heavenly Father only, and not the Son nor the Holy Spirit.  Thus it is logical for them to be uncomfortable with the idea of worshiping Jesus Christ. Here is an excerpt from a speech by LDS apostle Bruce R. McConkie We worship the Father and him only and no one else. We do not worship the Son, and we do not worship the Holy Ghost. I know perfectly well what the scriptures say about worshipping Christ and Jehovah, but they are speaking in an entirely different sense–the sense of standing in awe and being reverentially grateful to him who has redeemed us. Worship in the true and saving sense is reserved for God the first, the Creator. For more information, see The...

Reason #80– Because Mormonism Misrepresents the Christian Trinity

A speech by LDS apostle Bruce R. McConkie shows how Mormonism has for years misrepresented what the Christian world teaches and believes about the Trinity. Here is an excerpt from a speech he gave at BYU: True and saving worship is found only among those who know the truth about God and the Godhead and who understand the true relationship men should have with each member of that Eternal Presidency. It follows that the devil would rather spread false doctrine about God and the Godhead, and induce false feelings with reference to any one of them, than almost any other thing he could do. The creeds of Christendom illustrate perfectly what Lucifer wants so-called Christian people to believe about Deity in order to be damned. These creeds codify what Jeremiah calls...

Reason 79: Because Mormonism Teaches Three Gods

One of the most powerful tools used by Mormons to discredit traditional Christianity is the concept of the Godhead. Mormons have a description of three deities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, each of whom has a distinct history and ontology. This  is, I believe, much easier to understand than many of the descriptions I’ve heard of the true God of the Bible, the true Trinity described (no, not named such I will admit) in the Bible. The problem isn’t with the truth of the Trinity.  The problem is that many Christians unwittingly misuse the name of God — by limiting the use of that name to the Father alone.  True, the Father is God.  But so is Jesus, wholly and completely God. And so is the Holy Spirit. Here’s a diagram that...

Reason #78: How the LDS Church Advises Members to Treat Critique

Published criticism of Mormon doctrine and practices (so-called “anti-Mormon literature”) has been a thorn in the side of the Mormon Church for decades. For many years the official stance of the LDS Church was simply to ignore pamphlets and books but in the 1990’s organized and well-funded response groups sprang up. So-called “anti-anti” champions took a new tack: Emphasize the victimization of Mormons and their doctrines by their aggressive opponents. In an online article entitled, “Are Anti-Mormons Christians?” (the article’s answer is “a clear and resounding no”), LDS author Russell McGregor asks, “. . .can anyone imagine a group of Latter-day Saints picketing, say, a Methodist Church? Of course not.” That would be un-Christian, he says....