Blacks Receive LDS Priesthood (1978) (Off Site) by Jerald and Sandra Tanner (Evangelical Christians)
"Since we have probably printed more material critical of the Mormon antiblack doctrine than any other publisher, the new revelation comes as a great victory and a vindication of our work."
The first edition of the Book of the Mormon contained numerous grammatical, spelling, and Punctuation errors, most (but not all) of which were corrected in subsequent editions. The Book contains words that nobody, not even Joseph Smith, can define. It contains theological discrepancies and other errors, including having Jesus born in Jerusalem. It contains blatant anachronisms, including the practice of Christianity before Christ was even born, paraphrased sayings by Jesus by B.C. characters, and reference to the Book of Revelation centuries before it was written.
The Evolution of God in Mormon Theology (Off Site)
"One of the more curious evolutions in Mormon theology is that of God. Any active member of the LDS faith will now tell you that Jehovah of the Old Testament was in fact Jesus and the father of this Jehovah-Jesus is God or Elohim. Both of these supposed beings have bodies. When this same Mormon begins to read some of the writings of the early church leaders (including the first edition of the Book of Mormon) they are generally surprised to find out that this wasn't always the doctrine of the church."
Although even some encyclopedias shy away from unpleasant disclosures about the history of Mormonism, the truth (free from niceties) is presented here.
Recovery from Mormonism [Index ] (Off Site)
Sins of the Fathers (1998) (Off Site) by Ros Davidson
Every time the Book of Mormon has met a true challenge, the result has been nothing short of colossal failure.
"Here is a summary of important facts about the Mormon church and its history that the missionaries will probably not tell you. We are not suggesting that they are intentionally deceiving you -- most of the young Mormons serving missions for the church are not well educated in the history of the church or in modern critical studies of the church. They probably do not know the all the facts themselves. They have been trained, however, to give investigators "milk before meat," that is, to postpone revealing anything at all that might make an investigator hesitant, even if it is true. But you should be aware of these facts before you commit yourself."
Richard Packham relates the story of his insider's experience with the Mormon church and his change of faith.
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