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Countercult ministries

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Countercult ministries

These are ministries that are targeted primarily at opposing Mormonism. (Click here for full article)

  • Contender Ministries
    Brief Summary: In the fashion typical of countercult ministries, FairMormon is accused of deception. Contender Ministries' website notes that FAIR "is waging a somewhat successful campaign of disinformation. Many Mormons, on the verge of admitting that Joseph Smith was a false prophet, are thrown into confusion by the FairMormon apologists. However, [Contender Ministries has] found the articles on FAIR's website to be quite deceptive inasmuch as they quote Scripture, LDS leaders, and Christian apologists out of context, and hide as much information as they provide." (Click here for full article)
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    • Answers to "Questions All Mormons Should Ask Themselves"
      Brief Summary: According to Contender Ministries, FairMormon's responses are "deceptive and the original questions are still without adequate and truthful answers." The site owners also claim that "[FairMormon] can pack a lot of deception into a paragraph or two." Apparently, this anti-Mormon ministry considers any interpretation of the Bible other than their own to be "deceptive." We invite our readers to thoroughly research and investigate our responses. If errors are discovered, we will be happy to correct them. (Click here for full article)
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  • Institute for Religious Research
    Brief Summary: According to the IRR website, "The LDS Church teaches a number of things that conflict with the Bible and are radically different from the beliefs of Christians down through the centuries. If Mormonism denies the core teachings of biblical Christianity, should it still be considered an authentic expression of true Christianity?" (Click here for full article)
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  • Macgregor Ministries
    Brief Summary: The website claims that all articles on Mormonism contained therein are "all written from a Christian perspective and explain the differences between Mormonism and orthodox Christianity." (Click here for full article)
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  • Tower to Truth Ministries
    Brief Summary: From the article "Mormonism Uncovered," we learn that "the LDS Church has stealthily campaigned to portray itself as just another Christian church preaching the same gospel and principles as do contemporary evangelical denominations." (Click here for full article)
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    • Answers to "50 Questions to Ask Mormons"
      Brief Summary: According to Tower to Truth Ministries, "Questions are a great way to witness to Mormons. Most cultists will turn you off if you begin to preach to them, however, asking questions gives them hope that you are genuinely interested in learning more about their religion. It also is a great way to get them thinking about things they may have never thought about and researching into the false teachings of their church." So, these questions are insincerely asked in order to "give us hope" that the questioner is genuinely interested in knowing more about Mormonism, with the real intent being to get us to research the "false teachings" of our church. FairMormon addresses the answers to this list of 50 disingenuous questions. (Click here for full article)
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  • Watchman Fellowship
    Brief Summary: According to their website, "Watchman Fellowship is an independent, nondenominational Christian research and apologetics ministry focusing on new religious movements, cults, the occult and the New Age." (Click here for full article)
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  • The Interactive Bible
    Brief Summary: The Interactive Bible website states that they are "the same as the church of the Bible." (Click here for full article)
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  • Utah Lighthouse Ministry
    Brief Summary: According to their website, "The purpose of [Utah Lighthouse Ministry] is to document problems with the claims of Mormonism and compare LDS doctrines with Christianity." (Click here for full article)
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    • Contradictions in LDS Scripture
      Brief Summary: Many conservative Protestant critics have reproduced a table which purports to show how LDS scripture contradicts itself. FairMormon examines the supposed contradictions, presents the scriptures cited in context, and demonstrates that claims of contradiction rest on: 1) a misinterpretation of LDS scripture and 2)comparing two verses which are speaking about different things reading Protestant meanings into scriptural terminology (Click here for full article)
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    • Sandra Tanner: Bible and Book of Mormon Contradictions
      Brief Summary: Sandra Tanner provides a feeble and long-answered short list of supposed "contradictions" between the Bible and the Book of Mormon (Click here for full article)
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  • Dr. Craig Blomberg's 'Top Ten Things Jesus Would Say to Mormons'
    Brief Summary: Dr. Craig Blomberg, a noted Evangelical scholar, gave a speech in which he discussed ten things which he claims Jesus would tell Latter-day Saints. These points have been summarized here. Unlike many critics of the Church of Jesus Christ, Dr. Blomberg is known for his more balanced views and sincere desire for Christian engagement, as evidenced in a book which he coauthored with Stephen Robinson, How Wide the Divide. However, FAIR will not presume to put words in Jesus' mouth save those recorded in scripture. Dr. Blomberg's comments are worthy of response, since they demonstrate how even a sincere and relatively well-informed critic can misunderstand and even misrepresent issues important to the Latter-day Saints. (Click here for full article)
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