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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Prophecy according to Legrand Richards

I’ve been thinking over the past few months now, I wonder what Legrand Richards was like as a person.  I bet he was a nice guy, that old guy on your street growing up that was like a grandfather and generally delighted in interaction with people. Which is what makes a video like this a bit…
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General Conference 2020 – President Nelson Has Invited Us to Prepare:

For those still basking in the glow of the General Conference 2020, let’s reflect on how President Nelson asked followers of the Church of Latter day saints to prepare for this year’s conference. Study Joseph Smith’s account of the First Vision as recorded in the Pearl of Great Price. But which account?  Did you know there…
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The church (LDS) has taught members to believe that church-approved materials were the most trustworthy source of information about the church. The Church also warns that anti-Mormon literature is full of half-truths, lies, and statements taken out of context. Mormons are taught to use the label “anti-Mormon” to refer to anyone or anything critical of…
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Were the Nephites the “other sheep”?

A summary of 2 Nephi 29 is that the new revelation divinely granted to Joseph Smith confirms Christ intended to confirm the Nephites under the wing of the Jewish blessing and lineage. And John 10:16 and Matthew 15:24 are used in justifying that belief. John 10:16 – And other sheep I have, which are not of…
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Last Days Conference 2019

Was a Huge Success!!!  Thanks to all who attended and contributed. We have 3 videos from the conference that you can now watch

Their true value of women

How does that old saying go?  Your actions speak louder than words. There’s been a lot of changes in the recognition of the roles of women in the LDS Church, no doubt to the rising influence of the feminist movement in our current day and age.  That recognition is a reaction to the culture; just…
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