Mormonism Archive

The Mormon Church – officially, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) – considers itself not just a Christian denomination, but rather the only true expression of Christianity.

However, the history, theology and practices of Mormonism show this religious movement to be outside of orthodox Christianity.

Christian churches and theologians consider the Mormon Church to be, theologically, a cult of Christianity.

• Our main collection of research resources on the Mormon Church is a good place to start.

Celestial Marriage

One of the requirements to reach 'exaltation' -- the fullness of all that God has to offer -- is what Mormons call "celestial marriage."

Celestial marriage is a marriage in a Mormon temple designed to last …

Is Mormonism a Cult?

In recent month there has been much discussion in the media on the question of whether or not Mormonism is a 'cult.'

Most people who weighed in on the subject demonstrated a lack knowledge regarding the meaning …

Are Mormons Christians?

There was a time when most Evangelicals were clear on the answer to this question. Recent years have made the answer to this question less certain amongst some Evangelical leaders, Don Veinot writes

Mormonism: Baptism for the Dead

Baptism for the dead, or baptism by proxy, is one of countless unbiblical practices of the Mormon Church. While the church -- which calls itself the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- claims to be the restoration …

Mormon Fundamentalists

Mainstream Mormons believe in continuing revelation. Fundamentalist Mormons also believe in continuing revelation, but not at the cost of earlier revelations. In particular they hold on to the doctrine of polygamy. Once considered to be one of Mormonisms' most …