Other Worldviews

The Rich, Contradictory History of Mormon Polygamy

For many, the fact Mormonism has a history of polygamy as an accepted practice is reason enough to reject the theology of Joseph Smith. But other supporters of Mormonism will point to the lives of the ancient patriarchs of Judaism, (like Abraham, David and Solomon), and argue for plural marriages.

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Can We Trust the Prophecies of Joseph Smith?

There is an unfortunate legacy of false prophecy related to Joseph Smith, the “prophet” and founder of Mormonism. Just type “False Prophecy of Joseph Smith” into any search engine and you’ll discover what I mean. But there appears to be some confusion surrounding Joseph’s prophesies, and neither Mormons nor non-Mormons

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Is Mormon Salvation Possible?

One of the most important questions any monotheistic system can answer is simply this: “How is one saved; how can one have eternal life?” Every monotheistic faith system provides some mechanism by which we can be united to God, be in His Presence, or attain the ultimate life in eternity.

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Is the Account of Joseph Smith’s First Vision Reliable?

When I first began to examine the case for Christianity, my Mormon family encouraged me to examine Mormonism as well. Both systems make claims about history and are dependent on the reliability of witnesses. As a result, the veracity of either worldview depends entirely on the authority of its sources.

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What Do the Kinderhook Plates Reveal About Joseph Smith?

While Christians continue to find archeological and textural evidence supporting the historicity and authenticity of the Biblical Gospel accounts, Mormonism has been plagued with historical and archeological evidence demonstrating Joseph Smith was less than truthful. Archeology continues to refute the history of the Book of Mormon, failing to reveal a

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Investigating the Evidence for Mormonism In Six Steps

I became a Christian at the same time I became a “Not Mormon”. By taking an investigative approach to the Christian and Mormon scripture (as I’ve described in Cold-Case Christianity), I was able to verify the truth claims of Christianity, even as I falsified the truth claims of Mormonism. This

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How the Book of Abraham Exposes the False Nature of Mormonism

I’ve repeatedly described my simultaneous investigation of Christianity and Mormonism. The four-part investigative template I used to examine the reliability of the Christian Gospels and the Book of Mormon caused me to embrace the former while rejecting the latter. Perhaps the most powerful evidence I discovered related to the untrustworthy

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Test Your Eyewitnesses, Even When the Eyewitness Is You

As a detective, I’m a distrustful person. I learned to be skeptical the hard way; I was fooled several times in my early career by convincing liars (both suspects and alleged eyewitnesses). As a result, I’ve learned the importance of testing eyewitnesses, even when they offer testimony favorable to my

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