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 not just until death but throughout all eternity. It is not a practice taught or condoned by historic, Biblical Christianity
How the Mormon Church outlawed polygamy, "The Most Holy And Important Doctrine Ever Revealed."
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 of the term 'cult,' as well as the differences between Mormon and Christian theology.
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
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has published a report titled, "A Portrait of Mormons in the U.S."
The report, using data from its own 2007 U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, is of interest to anyone researching religions, religion trends, and the Mormon Church in particular.
But we do take issue with the fact that the report lumps the Mormon Church in with what Pew refers to as "other Christian traditions."
A new website offers a comprehensive doctrinal study program, downloadable theological essays, interactive discussion forums, and online stores for Christian books, music, and art. It's domain name suggests the site is a place where one can study Christianity.
However, instead of teaching Christianity, the website teaches and promotes the doctrines of the Mormon Church.
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 of early Christianity
, its doctrines and practices clearly demonstrate that it is, theologically, a cult of Christianity
The Institute for Religious Research desires to promote -- in a thoughtful and gracious manner -- the exclusive claims of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, as revealed in the Bible. "We believe faith in Jesus Christ requires us to go beyond reason but not against it."
Research resources on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church, LDS).
A list of polygamous sects -- most of them offshoots of the Mormon Church.
Joel Osteen -- master of 'Christianity lite' -- believes Mormons are Christians.
Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon church, described plural marriage as part of "the most holy and important doctrine ever revealed to man on earth" and taught that a man needed at least three wives to attain the "fullness of exaltation" in the afterlife. While the Mormon church eventually rejected this doctrines, Mormon fundamentalists hold on to it. This documentary examines the legacy of Smith's teachings on polygamy.
The majority of missionaries in the Mormon Church are young men between the ages of nineteen and twenty-one, who serve on a voluntary basis for about two years.
Latter-Day Saints missionaries are expected to abide by a long list of rules during their two years in the field.
Research material dealing with missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)