Mentoring Handbook Introduction

Mentoring Handbook Introduction

Before we get into the actual “study” part of this Mentoring Handbook, I feel there is one critical point to understand about the ex-Mormon before you begin. When I left Mormonism after thirty years, it didn’t take me long to realize that every single thing I knew in...

Mentoring Handbook Introduction

Temple Garments

Temple Garments This article comes from a section from the Mentoring Handbook that we have available at our bookstore or you can download it for free on the site. It is a compilation of LDS doctrines we’ve looked at and compared to biblical standards to see is what...

Mentoring Handbook Chapter 20

Mentoring Handbook Chapter 20

ROMANS ROAD The ROMANS ROAD is a pathway you can walk. It is a group of bible verses from the book of Romans in the New Testament. If you walk down this road you will end up understanding how to be saved. Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of...

Mentoring Handbook Chapter 19

Mentoring Handbook Chapter 19

THE INFLUENCE OF JOSEPH SMITH  To say the Mormons worship Joseph Smith in every sense of the word would be an understatement.  There are many subject matters within the doctrines of Mormonism that warrant a closer look and this is definitely one of those times.  The...

Mentoring Handbook Chapter 18

Mentoring Handbook Chapter 18

The Authority & Priesthood Issue Who Holds the Keys of Authority? If you were to ask a Mormon the question listed above, they would tell you that only the LDS Church holds the proper authority to preach, baptize and be called the children of God.  The following is...

Mentoring Handbook Chapter 17

Mentoring Handbook Chapter 17

BEARING YOUR TESTIMONY From the LDS series of books entitled; Answers to Gospel Questions; there is a question asked by a member of the Church, (vol. 3:28) which says: “Question: “Will you kindly tell me what is a testimony of the gospel, and what must one do to...

Mentoring Handbook Chapter 16

Mentoring Handbook Chapter 16

GETTING BAPTIZED…AGAIN! By the time I left Utah and stopped getting baptized for dead people I was sure I could have webbed feet.  I don’t recall how many times I went to the temple (more than five times, less than twenty) I do know it seemed like a lot!  For me,...

Mentoring Handbook Chapter 15

Mentoring Handbook Chapter 15

THEY NEED A CHURCH! Life After Ministries is a para-church evangelical organization.  We do not sanction one denomination over another, nor do we endorse sole propriety of salvation within one denomination.  However, we strongly encourage the ex-Mormon to get involved...

Mentoring Handbook Chapter 14

Mentoring Handbook Chapter 14

FUNDAMENTALS:  IS IT A LIE OR IS IT BIBLICAL?  [a] You can resign from the Church and still love Jesus An ex-Mormon once told me that it didn’t dawn on her that she could love Jesus and leave the Church too.  Hearing this broke my heart and prompted me to add a few...

Mentoring Handbook Chapter 13

Mentoring Handbook Chapter 13

ASSURANCE OF OUR SALVATION You can memorize all the “instructions” I’ve written for you in this mentoring guideline, but that means nothing to the person you’re mentoring!  What passages from the Bible are the most comforting for you and why?  The Holy Spirit will be...