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  • FIRST-PERSON: Be alert amid Bible distortions

    by Rob Phillips, posted Friday, June 22, 2018 (8 months ago)

    While Belief systems such as Mormonism and Islam profess high regard for Scripture, Rob Phillips notes that "in fact, they deny its inspiration, inerrancy or preservation." Read More

  • Mormons pull older teens from BSA, open own program

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, May 12, 2017 (one year ago)

    The Mormon church is pulling its older teens from the Boy Scouts of America in 2018, but said the decision is not related to BSA policies opening Scouting to gays and transgender males. Read More

  • First Provo plants Gospel of Christ in Utah

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Friday, January 13, 2017 (2 years ago)

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    PROVO, Utah (BP) -- Four Southern Baptist church plants are in their early stages in Utah County, traditional Mormon country but home to First Baptist Church of Provo since 1948.

    Pastor Russ Robinson has led the Baptist congregation to plant other churches rather than expand its church building, a former Mormon or Latter-day Saints "ward meeting house" the church bought in 1963. Located in an out-of-the-way residential neighborhood, First Baptist Provo, founded in 1948, is at near-capacity for the perhaps 100 people who worship there Sunday mornings. Read More

  • WEEK OF PRAYER: A heart for Mormon-heavy Utah

    by Jim Burton, posted Monday, March 02, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    HERRIMAN, Utah (BP) -- You've looked out the front window and seen them coming. Two young males wearing white shirts and black ties are riding bikes in the neighborhood. When they knock on your door, what do you do?

    North American Mission Board missionary Travis Kerns would encourage you to do what he has learned to do -- to love them. Kerns' love for Mormons has grown to the point that he now lives 35 miles from downtown Salt Lake City, serving as city missionary for NAMB's Send North America church planting initiative. Read More

  • Mormons on LGBT rights called naive, unhelpful

    by Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, January 28, 2015 (4 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will support civil rights for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people if religious freedom protections also are ensured, its leaders announced Tuesday (Jan. 27).

    Southern Baptist leaders, however, said the Mormons' approach to the conflict between sexual rights and religious liberty is naive and unhelpful, as well as unacceptable to proponents of LGBT rights.

    In a Salt Lake City news conference, Mormon leaders described their stance as "fairness for all" -- or a "balanced approach between religious and gay rights" that endorses protections in housing, employment and public transportation for LGBT people and, at the same time, safeguards the rights of religious institutions and people. Read More

  • MORMONISM: Joseph Smith & polygamy -- a teachable moment

    by Rob Phillips, posted Wednesday, November 12, 2014 (4 years ago)

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Does it make any difference that Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, married as many as 40 women, some of whom already were married and one who was only 14? Read More