Mormonism and the Bible/On-going divine revelation not necessary/CriticalSources

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These sources argue either: (a) no more revelation is necessary; (b) the Book of Mormon is blasphemous; {c) it is a mistake to expect miracles or gifts of the Spirit in the present era.

Source(s) of the criticism

  • "Dr." James White, "ALPHA AND OMEGA MINISTRIES Responds to: 17 POINTS OF THE TRUE CHURCH," Alpha & Omega web site.
  • A Little Talk, Between John Robinson and his Master about Mormonism, Shewing its Origin, Absurdity, and Impiety (Bedford: W. White, 1840), 1–8. off-site
  • “A Short and Easy Method with the Mormonites,” Anti-Socialist Gazette (Chester) no. 8 (1 May 1842): 142. off-site
  • “Imposition and Blasphemy!!—Moneydiggers, Etc.” The Gem (Rochester, New York) (15 May 1830): 15. off-site
  • “Mormonism,” New York Weekly Messenger and Young Men’s Advocate (29 April 1835). Reprinted from The Pioneer (Rock Springs, Illinois), March 1835. off-site
  • “Mr. Alexa[n]der Campbell . . .,” Painesville Telegraph (Painesville, Ohio) (21 June 1831). off-site
  • “An Extract,” The Reflector (Palmyra, New York) 1, no. 5 (30 September 1829): 18. off-site
  • “Blasphemy–‘Book of Mormon,’ alias The Golden Bible,” Rochester Daily Advertiser (New York) (2 April 1830). off-site
  • “The Book of Mormon, or Golden Bible,” Village Chronicle (Dansville, New York) (27 April 1830). off-site
  • Anon.article=From the Bostonian, July 2nd, Times and Seasons 3 no. 19 (1 August 1842), 865. off-site GospeLink (requires subscrip.) Reprinted from The Bostonian (2 July 1842). off-site
  • “Mormonism, or Knavery Exposed,” Western Recorder (Zanesville, Ohio) (28 April 1841). off-site
  • Origen Bachelor, Mormonism Exposed Internally and Externally (New York: Privately Published, 1838), 26. off-site
  • Olion [Oliver] Barr to Ebenezer Barr, 22 September 1835, "[Letter]," Latter Day Saints' Messenger and Advocate 2 no. 5 (February 1836), 257–58. off-site
    Author argues that one ought not to accept the Book of Mormon without seeing miracles such as raising the dead, stilling the elements, etc.
    • Sidney Rigdon to Oliver Barr, 15 November 1835, "Dear Sir," Latter Day Saints' Messenger and Advocate 2 no. 5 (February 1836), 258–63. off-site
      Rigdon replies to Barr's critique.
    • Oliver Barr to Sidney Rigdon, 29 February 1836, "Sir," Latter Day Saints' Messenger and Advocate 2 no. 6 (March 1836), 273. off-site
    • Sidney Rigdon to Oliver Barr, March 1836, "Sir," Latter Day Saints' Messenger and Advocate 2 no. 6 (March 1836), 273–74. off-site
      Rigdon replies to Barr's critique.
    • Oliver Barr to Sidney Rigdon, "Dear Sir," Latter Day Saints' Messenger and Advocate 2 no. 9 (June 1836), 321–25. off-site
    • Sidney Rigdon to Oliver Barr, June 1836, "Sir," Latter Day Saints' Messenger and Advocate 2 no. 9 (June 1836), 326–29. off-site
      Rigdon replies to Barr's critique.
    • Oliver Barr, “‘What is Truth?’” [Mormonism—No. 1] Christian Palladium (Union Mills, New York) 5, no. 15 (1 December 1836): 227–28. off-site
    • Oliver Barr, “‘This wisdom descendeth not from above’” [Mormonism—No. 2] Christian Palladium (Union Mills, New York) 5, no. 16 (15 December 1836): 241–43. off-site
    • Oliver Barr, “Mormonism No. iii,” Christian Palladium (Union Mills, New York) 5, no. 18 (16 January 1837): xxx. off-site
      Barr cites his exchange with Rigdon and addresses similar issues in three articles.
  • David S. Burnett, “Something New.—The Golden Bible,” Evangelical Inquirer (Dayton, Ohio) 1, no. 10 (7 March 1831): 217-219. off-site
  • Alexander Campbell, “Remarks on the Mormon Expose,” Millennial Harbinger 7, no. 13 (August 1843): 351. off-site
  • Thomas Campbell, “The Mormon Challenge,” Painesville Telegraph (Painesville, Ohio) 2, no. 35 (15 February 1831): 2. off-site
  • John A. Clark, “Gleanings by the way. No. VIII,” Episcopal Recorder (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) (26 September 1840): 106=107. off-site
    • D. Griffiths, Jun., Two Years’ Residence in the New Settlements of Ohio, North America: With Directions to Emigrants (London: Westley and Davis, 1835), 134-135. off-site
  • H., Letter to the Editor, Observer and Telegraph (Hudson, Ohio) (30 December 1830). off-site
  • Samuel Haining, Mormonism Weighed in the Balances of the Sanctuary, and Found Wanting: The Substance of Four Lectures (Douglas: Robert Fargher, 1840), 15-16, 49. off-site
  • James H. Hunt, Mormonism: Embracing the Origin, Rise and Progress of the Sect (St. Louis: Ustick and Davies, 1844), 13-14. off-site
  • James M’Chesney, An Antidote To Mormonism, revised by G. J. Bennet (New York, NY: Burnett & Pollard, 1838), 21. off-site Full title
  • W. J. Morrish, The Latter-day Saints and the Book of Mormon. A Second Warning from a Minister to his Flock (Ledbury: J. Gibbs, 1840), 3 off-site
  • George Peck, “Mormonism and the Mormons,” Methodist Quarterly Review (January 1843): 114. off-site
  • Walter Scott, “Mormon Bible–No. III,” The Evangelist (Carthage, Ohio) 9, no. 3 (1 March 1841): 42-45. off-site
  • H. Stevenson, A Lecture on Mormonism (Newcastle: J. Blackwell and Co., 1839), 3-32. off-site
  • La Roy Sunderland, “Mormonism,” Zion’s Watchman (New York) 3, no. 2 (13 January 1838): 6. off-site
  • Template:CriticalWork:Sunderland:Mormonism:17 January 1838
  • La Roy Sunderland, “Mormonism,” Zion’s Watchman (New York) 3, no. 5 (3 February 1838). off-site

Past LDS response(s)

  • Anon., "[Reply to New York Evangelist," Times and Seasons 3 no. 21 (1 September 1842), 905–6. off-site GospeLink (requires subscrip.) off-site
  • P, "To the Editor," Times and Seasons 3 no. 21 (1 September 1842), 906–8. off-site GospeLink (requires subscrip.) off-site
  • Parley P. Pratt, Plain Facts (Manchester: W. R. Thomas, 1840), 1. off-site Full title
  • Parley P. Pratt, "Mr. Samuel Haining’s Unjust Balances," Millennial Star 1 no. 10 (February 1841), 259-60.. off-site
  • John Taylor, An Answer to Some False Statements and Misrepresentations Made by the Rev. Robert Heys... (Douglas: Penrice and Wallace, 1840), 1–12. Full title
  • John Taylor, "Elder J. Taylor’s Closing Reply to Mr. Curran [reprinted from Manx Sun (Isle of Man) (30 October 1840)]," Millennial Star 1 no. 8 (December 1840), 197-202. off-site
  • E. Snow and Benjamin Winchester, "An Address to the Citizens of Salem (Mass.) And Vicinity," Times and Seasons 2 no. 24 (1 October 1841), 578-84. off-site GospeLink (requires subscrip.) off-site
  • Benjamin Winchester, “The Object of a Continuation of Revelation,” The Gospel Reflector (Philadelphia) 1, no. 5 (1 March 1841): 89-120. off-site