Category: Apologetics

Moroni is fading

While the Mormon Church has rapidly increased its construction of temples, most of these new sacred buildings no longer feature the Angel Moroni.

The World of Utah Mormonia

The author of the following portion of a newsletter from Intermountain Christian Ministries is a personal friend of Vigilant Minds who has been ministering to Mormons in Utah for  50 years.  Your editor as well as some friends in Christian ministry in Utah have been asked many times over the last few years or so…
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Why we do what we do?

According to an article found in the December 13, 2015 Calgary Herald there were approximately 22,000 Mormons living in Calgary at that time.  The total count of Mormons living in Alberta in 2015 amounted to about 1.1% of the population. Obviously the numbers are higher some eight years later. We are asked from time to time how…
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The Cross and Mormonism

In the shifting sands of Mormon theology, the cross has undergone dramatic attitude and doctrinal adjustments.  This once revered symbol is now avoided within Mormon circles, partly due to Catholic opposition to their missionary efforts in Europe.  The crucifix, with Jesus still suffering, was seen as a “Christian” symbol held by those without authority, where…
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Jehovah’s Witnesses Have a Different Jesus

Jehovah’s Witnesses Have a Different Jesus Have you ever struggled to share the Lord with the Jehovah’s Witnesses who come knocking on your door? The team at Vigilant Minds reaches out to those leaving the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or the Watchtower, to provide them with Biblical truth, understanding, experience, friendship, social…
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What is More Important?

Some Good Questions to Ask Reaching people who are caught up in the Kingdom of the Cults begins with having a genuine heart for them, being a good listener and helping them to think for themselves. For example, you can get to know what they believe so you can engage them in an intelligent conversation…
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Ransom Sacrifice

BACKGROUND The Watchtower’s denial of the Trinity and Christ’s Deity naturally affects their view of the atonement.  They teach that the main reason Jesus came to earth was to vindicate the name of Jehovah and reverse Adam’s fall.  The “Corresponding Ransom Sacrifice,” or atonement, for the sins of mankind, is a secondary motive and actually…
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The Visitation of the Father and the Son

On an early morning in 1820, Joseph Smith claims he was visited by the Father and the Son to give the restoration of the true gospel since the truth had been distorted due to the apostasy of the church. Joseph’s personal account of that morning has become one of the major pillars of the LDS…
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It’s not what it seems

The current prophet, President Russel M Nelson, encourages you to find a quiet place and seek the Lord, call out his name and listen, write down what appears in your mind, and then follow through with it. This seems simple enough to connect with God the Father or His Son; this all seems well and…
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You say this temple points you to Jesus, but did you listen to anything He said?

Image – Remo Casilli / Reuters The LDS Church just opened an impressive new temple in Rome and you can go on a guided tour of some of their most sacred areas.  But if you listen closely you can see that their emphasis is not on Jesus. President Russel M. Nelson explains how the purpose…
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