Mormonism 101: Examining the Religion of the Latter-day Saints

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Mormonism is one of the fastest growing religions in the world. For those who have wondered in what specific ways Mormonism differs from the Christian faith, Mormonism 101 provides definitive answers, examining the major tenets of Mormon theology and comparing them with orthodox Christian beliefs. Perfect for students of religion and anyone who wants to have answers when Mormons come calling.
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Mormonism 101: Examining the Religion of the Latter-day Saints

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Overview

Mormonism is one of the fastest growing religions in the world. For those who have wondered in what specific ways Mormonism differs from the Christian faith, Mormonism 101 provides definitive answers, examining the major tenets of Mormon theology and comparing them with orthodox Christian beliefs. Perfect for students of religion and anyone who wants to have answers when Mormons come calling.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780801016929
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/21/2015
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 336

Meet the Author

Bill McKeever is the founder of Mormonism Research Ministry in El Cajon, California, and the author of Answering Mormons' Questions.

Eric Johnson also works with Mormonism Research Ministry.

McKeever and Johnson are coauthors of Questions to Ask Your Mormon Friend.

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Table of Contents

Preface 9
Introduction 13
I. Examining the LDS Concept of God
1. God the Father 23
2. Jesus 40
3. The Trinity 51
Witnessing Tip: Who Is God? 58
II. Examining the LDS Concept of Humankind
4. Preexistence and the Second Estate 63
5. The Fall 72
6. Apostasy 79
Witnessing Tip: Does the LDS Church Have a Role in Christianity Today? 91
III. Examining the LDS Concept of Scripture
7. The Bible 97
8. The Book of Mormon 104
9. The Doctrine and Convenants and the Pearl of Great Price 122
Witnessing Tip: Why Should I Accept the Book of Mormon as Coming from God? 135
IV. Examining the LDS Concept of Salvation
10. The Atonement 139
11. Grace and Works 150
12. Heaven and Hell 170
Witnessing Tip: Are You Keeping Celestial Law? 186
V. Examining the LDS Concept of Ordinances
13. Communion and Baptism 191
14. The World of Wisdom 201
15. The Temple 207
Witnessing Tip: Is the Temple Really Necessary? 227
VI. Examining the LDS Concept of Revelation
16. Lamanites, the Seed of Cain, and Polygamy 233
17. Joseph Smith 251
18. The Church and Its Leadership 264
Witnessing Tip: Applying Pascal's Wager to Mormonism 273
Appendices
A Past and Present Important Leaders in the LDS Church 277
B The Top 101 Events in the History of Mormonism 279
Notes 285
Bibliography 313
Index of Biblical References 319
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