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Category:The Kingdom of the Cults
Responses to claims made in Walter Martin, The Kingdom of the Cults (Revised).
Pages in category "The Kingdom of the Cults"
The following 49 pages are in this category, out of 49 total.
- Gee: "Ferguson is largely unknown to the vast majority of Latter-day Saints; his impact on Book of Mormon studies is minimal"
- Gospel Topics: "Even after 1852, at least two black Mormons continued to hold the priesthood"
- Gospel Topics: "Today, the Church disavows the theories advanced in the past that black skin is a sign of divine disfavor or curse, or that it reflects actions in a premortal life"
- Matthew Brown (2009): "Brigham Young repeated these ideas and expounded upon them during the next 25 years. His viewpoints have been variously classified as doctrine, theory, paradox, heresy, speculation, and some of the mysteries"
- Miller and Roper: "Evidence for the survival of the elephant can be found in Native American myths and traditions"
- Miller and Roper: "This was long enough to bring them (mammoths) to the time of the Jaredites"
- Question: After the end of the rebellion in South Carolina, did the Church not mention the Civil War prophecy for many years?
- Question: Are the original Temple Lot Case transcripts available online?
- Question: Did Brigham Young attempt to suppress and destroy all copies of Lucy Mack Smith's ''Biographical Sketches of Joseph Smith''?
- Question: Did Joseph Smith originally identify the angel that visited him as "Nephi" instead of "Moroni"?
- Question: Did Lorenzo Snow state that polygamy was actually adultery prior to 1843?
- Question: Did the Church cover up the fact that the Civil War prophecy was made during the 1832 rebellion in South Carolina?
- Question: Does the Book of Mormon contain mistakes?
- Question: Does the Smithsonian Institution send out a letter regarding the use of the Book of Mormon as a guide for archaeological research?
- Question: How did the "curse of Ham" or "curse of Cain" become associated with Mormonism?
- Question: I've seen Temple Lot court transcripts online. Are these not accurate?
- Question: In what context are elephants mentioned in the Book of Mormon?
- Question: Is any book of scripture perfect?
- Question: Is it true that Mormons believe the original Garden of Eden was located in Missouri?
- Question: Is original sin a biblical doctrine?
- Question: Is the concept of "original sin" part of all Christian theology?
- Question: Was Joseph Smith prone to boasting?
- Question: Was Joseph Smith's 1832 prophecy of the Civil War invalid because a civil war was "inevitable," and "anyone" could have predicted it?
- Question: Was Joseph Smith's participation in "money digging" as a youth a blot on his character?
- Question: Was Thomas Stuart Ferguson an archaeologist?
- Question: What are the "curse of Cain" and the "curse of Ham"?
- Question: What does the Book of Mormon actually say about the finding of the record of the Jaredites, and the name of the king who could translate it?
- Question: What is Joseph Smith's 1832 prophecy of the Civil War?
- Question: What is Lorenzo Snow claimed to have said about plural marriages being adultery prior to 1843?
- Question: What is the Adam-God Theory?
- Question: What is the origin of the doctrine of original sin?
- Question: What to Latter-day Saints believe regarding the concept of "original sin"?
- Question: What was known about iron in ancient America?
- Question: What was the Lamanite curse?
- Question: When and where was the name "Benjamin" changed to "Mosiah" in the Book of Mormon?
- Question: When did a biblical curse become associated with the "Hamites?"
- Question: When did the "mark of Cain" become associated with black skin?
- Question: Why did Joseph Smith say that the Book of Mormon was the "most correct book"?
- Question: Why does the Book of Mormon say that Jesus would be born "at Jerusalem which is the land of our forefathers" when the Bible states that he was born in Bethlehem?
- Question: Why is Joseph Smith listed as "author and proprietor" of the 1830 Book of Mormon instead of as "translator"?
- Sorenson: "Iron use was documented in the statements of early Spaniards, who told of the Aztecs using iron-studded clubs"
- Sorenson: "Lumps of hematite, magnetite, and ilmenite were brought into Valley of Oaxaca"
- Source:Appleby:Mormonism Consistent:If Mr. Smith dug for money he considered it was a more honorable way of getting it than taking it from the widow and orphan
- Source:Joseph Smith:Elders Journal:1:43:Was not Joseph Smith a money digger?
- Stephen E. Robinson: "Yet another way in which anti-Mormon critics often misrepresent LDS doctrine is in the presentation of anomalies as though they were the doctrine of the Church"