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8 Christian apologetics books for dealing with Mormons

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Mormonism's Temple of Doom by William J Schnoebelen

Schnoebelen was told by his Coven Master that, if he ever got into trouble, he was to join the Mormon Church because it was 'created by Witches for Witches'! But, in the past 50 years, the Mormon (LDS) Church has managed to grow from a small fringe cult to a major world religion of considerable respectability. Mormons like Mitt Romney and Glenn Beck have achieved amazing followings and many Americans have come to believe that Mormons are just another Christian denomination with fine, conservative, family-based values.

The God Makers: A Shocking Expose of What the Mormon Church Really Believes by Ed Decker and Dave Hunt

Mormons claim to follow the same God and the same Jesus as Christians. They also state that their gospel comes from the Bible. But are they telling the truth? The God Makers, one of the most powerful books to penetrate the veil of secrecy surrounding the rituals and doctrines of the Mormon Church, reveals the inner workings and beliefs of Mormonism. Through personal interviews and well-documented evidence, you'll discover the true nature of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its hidden worldwide agenda.

The 10 Most Important Things You Can Say to a Mormon by Ron Rhodes

Covers the Mormon view of the Bible, the Book of Mormon origins. Stresses the importance of the Trinity, salvation by grace not works, and more.

Mormon Apologetics: A Losing Battle by John Weldon

In recent years Mormons have significantly increased their scholarly apologetic effort (defending their faith) with organizations such as the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship (formerly FARMS); Scholarly & Historical Information Exchange for Latter-day Saints (SHIELDS) and The Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research (FAIR). These organizations seek to defend Mormonism, bolster the faith of individual Mormons and reply to materials that are critical of the faith, such as Utah Lighthouse Ministry (; run by a former Mormon and descendant of Brigham Young; Mormon Think, produced by Mormons interested in historical accuracy (; Ex-Mormon Scholars Testify ( and many similar organizations and scores of critical books on Mormonism. This small book for laymen attempts to examine LDS apologetics to see if they make their case. Defending Mormonism historically, theologically, philosophically, textually, archaeologically, scientifically and in other ways is a tall order, as readers will see. In fact, it is an impossible task…

Mormon apologetics seeking to defend their faith far transcends members of the Mormon church itself. In fact, in part because of the deception, Mormonism plucks most of its converts from the pews of Catholicism and Protestantism. Critically examining one’s own religion (as I have done with my personal faith, biblical Christianity) can be difficult because so much is at stake personally, in this life alone. But it is also absolutely necessary, no matter what the cost here, because so much more is at stake in the next life. In the end, to be found to be wrong about God, the most important subject in the universe, and to have promoted such error, carries eternal weight as to its consequences (Matthew 25:46). Jesus said, “for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me” (John 18:37). This analysis of Mormon apologetics will hopefully be a step in the right direction for Mormons and for anyone interested in Mormonism.

Reasoning from the Scriptures with the Mormons by Ron Rhodes and Marian Bodine

Have the Mormons ever left you unsure of what to say? Their arguments are convincing, their teachings seem indisputable, and their stand on what they believe is firm. How can you effectively communicate to the Mormons that their gospel does not match up with the Bible? One of the best ways is to ask penetrating questions.

Cult experts Ron Rhodes and Marian Bodine will help you understand the main points of Mormonism and discover where it falls short of God's truth. They then equip you to ask strategic questions that challenge...

the Mormon claim to be the only true church

the reliability of Mormon prophets

the authenticity of the Book of Mormon

Jesus' supposed visit to ancient America

the Mormon view of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit

and much more

You'll find Reasoning from the Scriptures with the Mormons a valuable guide to responding to Mormons with confidence!

Is the Mormon My Brother? by James R. White

"The is one of the most illuminating updates on the current state of Mormonism that I have ever seen. It brings Mormonism's unstable, changeable truth clearly into view, and provides a convincing warning against the most polytheistic religion ever offered to the modern world." - Dr. Gleason Archer, Professor of Old Testament and Semitics at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

The God Makers II by Ed Decker and Caryl Matrisciana

This book peels back the "Christian" veneer of Mormonism to reveal a religion the authors say is so pagan that Mormon officials are pushed to bizarre lengths to conceal the truth.

The Mormon Defenders by James Patrick Holding

The Mormon Defenders offers for the first time in print responses to leading Latter-day Saint apologists who argue that theirs is a true Biblical faith. Calling upon top-notch scholarship, The Mormon Defenders demonstrates that the case for a "Biblical" Mormonism is rooted in misinterpretations of the Scriptures.



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