LDS Essay Book of Mormon Geography

LDS Essay Book of Mormon Geography

General Conference, ‘Book of Mormon Geography,’ April 1929, pp. 15-16 “There is a great deal of talk about the geography of the Book of Mormon. Where was Zarahemla? Where was the City of Zarahemla? and other geographic matters. It doesn’t make any difference to...

LDS Essay Mother in Heaven

LDS Essay Mother in Heaven

Since truth is the only meaningful foundation upon which we can make wise decisions, how then can one establish what is really true?” – LDS Apostle Richard G. Scott, 2007 The statement above by Mr. Scott would be admirable if only he’d live up to it. Indeed, how wise...

The Manifesto and the End of Plural Marriage

The Manifesto and the End of Plural Marriage

In early November 2014 the LDS Church released another essay and this time around the subject matter focuses on the Church’s 1890 Manifesto. I guess the season to be thankful for God’s blessings includes being thankful for the numerous ways someone can spin a story...

The Manifesto and the End of Plural Marriage

LDS Essay Plural Marriage in Kirtland and Nauvoo

Fasten your seatbelts folks, here we go. The Church released another essay on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 just in time for Halloween. This dark and spooky story is about the Church fessin’ up to at least 33 of Smith’s extracurricular activities in life which Smith...

The Manifesto and the End of Plural Marriage

LDS Essay Book of Mormon and DNA Studies

In January 2014 the Church published an essay for their Gospel Topics section they dubbed Book of Mormon and DNA Studies.     Today we’re taking a look at their claims in this one and weighing them against factual information we have from none other than the...

The Manifesto and the End of Plural Marriage

LDS Essay Plural Marriage and Families

In December 2013 the Church published an essay defending their history of polygamy and why they practiced it. In response to their outlandish claims we’ve been addressing their rewrite of history, but this time around we’re doing things a bit differently.  Woo-hoo! ...

The Manifesto and the End of Plural Marriage

LDS Essay Translation on Book of Abraham

Earlier this year (July 2014), the LDS Church published another essay for its Gospel Topics section of their website.  Its title is ‘Translation and Historicity of the Book of Abraham’.  The essays have touched on a number of controversial subjects and this time...