Category: Mormon

“Money Well Spent”?

    A $10M investment in Joseph Smith “One of Utah Jazz owner Larry H. Miller’s favorite LDS hymns is ‘Praise to the Man’ because of the line, ‘Millions shall know Brother Joseph again.’ “Miller likes it so much he is bankrolling a project to boost the worldwide exposure of Joseph Smith, who — 175 years…
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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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A report from the United States suggests …

“A report from the United States suggests that the LDS Church could be a $1 trillion denomination by 2044” With an estimated wealth of $236 billion in 2022, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints could potentially cover all of its current expenses “forever” with returns from current investments without collecting any additional tithes…
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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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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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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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Anti-Mormon?

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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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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