Category Archives: Answering LDS Interpretations

Biblical Way of Determining True Prophets

Since Mormonism hinges on the belief that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, the missionaries will be eager to discuss the topic of prophets. If they have been on their mission for any period of time they probably have encountered more than one Christian who has tried to show them all the flaws in…
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Refuting the LDS Claim of a Corrupted Bible

One of the foundational claims of Mormonism is that “many plain and precious parts” were removed from the Bible by the early church. This tenet is part of their scriptures, found in 1 Nephi 13 in the Book of Mormon. It naturally has caused Mormons to have a less than stellar view of the Bible.…
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Talking about the Trinity

We regularly encourage Christians not to talk about the Trinity with Mormons. We do this for a couple of reasons. One is because almost all Mormons are not bothered by how Mormonism describes God. In fact, Mormonism’s view of God is something most find attractive. Recently I had a nice conversation with a young mother…
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Mormonism’s Explanation of 2 Nephi 25:23

2 Nephi 25:23 states: “it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do.”  Many Mormons say this doesn’t teach that salvation is based on grace and works. They claim this even though official church manuals say otherwise. Therefore, we sometimes have to show them what Mormonism officially teaches. Following are some…
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Explanation of 1 Corinthians 15:29

“Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?” Mormonism refers to this verse when talking about baptisms for the dead. Baptisms for the dead is not a profitable topic to discuss with the missionaries. Therefore, we do…
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Explanation of 1 Peter 4:6

Mormons often refer to 1 Peter 4:6 to support their belief that people can accept Mormonism in the spirit world. The Plan of Salvation pamphlet references it under the second question on p. 21. 1 Peter 4:6 says: “For this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be…
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Explaining Moroni 10:32

IF. . .THEN Sometimes LDS missionaries quote the beginning of Moroni 10:32. “Yea, come unto Christ and be perfected in him.” They then say that Mormonism also teaches we become perfect in Christ. But is this passage saying the same thing Christians say when they claim to have perfection in Christ? Here’s the entire passage.…
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3 Nephi 11 and Repentance

Introduction This is one of the Book of Mormon chapters the missionaries will sometimes ask you to read. It is the beginning of the account of Jesus’ supposed visit to North America after his resurrection. The LDS Church attempts to find biblical support for this visit in Jesus’ words recorded in John 10:16: “I have…
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One Way to Use 2 Nephi 31

LDS missionaries sometimes ask people to read 2 Nephi 31. Although we caution against giving the Book of Mormon any credence, this chapter can be used as a springboard for a witness. The “launching pad” is the last statement in the chapter heading: “Eternal life comes to those who keep the commandments after baptism.” The…
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