Critics often declare that the witnesses never claimed to have literally seen or hefted the plates.
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Matthew sought to demonstrate to a Jewish audience that Jesus is the new Moses who fulfilled the old law while delivering the new. Read more »
I have said goodbye to loved ones and felt the heartache of loss as I wait for the time when I can see them again. But I have felt that calm, peaceful reassurance that I will. I don’t think... Read more »
Missionaries from across the Washington D.C. North Mission and recent converts to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gather on the third Sunday of each month to share why they believe. Read more »
The Choir of the Cathedral of the Madeleine present Charles Gounod’s Messe solennelle de Sainte-Cécile and W. A. Mozart's Te Deum during a concert in Salt Lake City on Sunday, May... Read more »
Elder D. Todd Christofferson is the second Mormon apostle to deliver speeches on religious freedoms at non-denominational gatherings in South America. Read more »
As the founder and director of Project Amal ou Salam, I have run workshops all over Turkey and Lebanon teaching religious tolerance. But could those lessons work in a refugee camp filled with... Read more »
To commemorate the 200th birthday of pioneer Howard Egan, there will be a jubilee celebration the weekend of June 11-13. Read more »
On this Mother's Day, I honor the two great women in my life: the one who gave me life, and the one who gave my life meaning. Read more »
As some critics attack the concept of military chaplains as a church-state separation issue, the role of spiritual advisers in the field — a 240-year-old tradition — is evolving to meet... Read more »
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Elder Richard G. Scott is unable to attend meetings of the LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles due to advanced age, the church announced Friday, but his colleague in the quorum, Elder L. Tom... Read more »
Since 1935, American Mothers, Inc. has been honoring motherhood by naming "Mother of the Year" and "Young Mother of the Year" from each state in the U.S. Read more »
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is being featured in an upcoming movie titled “Singing with Angels.” Read more »
The Washington Post recruited Mormons, Sikhs and others to teach how they pray Read more »
This is a collection of thoughts, memories and tributes to mothers by general authorities and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more »
Thousands of Nepalese dressed in white offered prayers and flowers at home and in temples Thursday in a Hindu ritual marking the end of a 13-day mourning period for those killed in the country's... Read more »
A Chinese province where authorities have forcibly removed hundreds of rooftop crosses from Protestant and Catholic churches has proposed a ban on any further placement of the religious symbol atop... Read more »
In the wake of the shooting in Garland, Texas, the line that divides protected free speech and hate speech seem as blurry as ever. Read more »
Elder David A. Bednar, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his wife Sister Susan Bednar recently invited youths to prepare to ask... Read more »
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When it comes to the people who represent us as Latter-day Saints (our interests, our relationships or our beliefs), we are all or nothing. Read more »
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Defending the Faith: Did Book of Mormon witnesses simply see the golden plates with their 'spiritual eyes'?
Critics often declare that the witnesses to the Book of Mormon never claimed to have literally seen or hefted the plates. But those who thus seek to dismiss the testimony of the Eight Witnesses... Read more »
A Muslim, a Hindu and a Mormon sit down together on a plane. It sounds like the beginning of a bad religious joke, but this is just what happened to me recently on a flight from Minneapolis to... Read more »
When Julie and David Grygla leave their St. George home, they prepare to be met with stares and questions. As the parents of 14-month-old triplet boys and 1-month-old twin girls, David and Julie... Read more »
Leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints visited Nepal to offer support and love to the people. A new photo gallery from the India Mormon Newsroom website captures the... Read more »
We all know "those" returned missionaries. The ones who came home early. The ones who were honorably released but didn't serve a full term. Whether it's one week or 17 months or 22 months, they can... Read more »
In historical context, a recent Pew survey reveals that religion in America has little to fear from the secular or irreligious, but instead, what it does to itself. Read more »
Unrealistic expectations and false assumptions mar many opinions about archaeology and the Book of Mormon. Here are brief notes on at least two of them. Read more »
Evangelist Franklin Graham has taken to Facebook to plead for prayers on behalf of each U.S. Supreme Court justices as they prepare to rule on gay marriage. Read more »
A lineup's worth of baseball players from one team will soon begin missionary service. Read more »
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Cemeteries are important family history resources because headstones often include birth, marriage and death information. Projects, including ones through BillionGraves and Utah Division of State... Read more »
While one study found that some members of the Baptist Church are comfortable using technology for religion, other studies have unearthed consequences of such usage. Read more »
Jenna Kim Jones has found a way to be successful in the entertainment industry without compromising her values. Read more »
The fifth episode in the "Happy Families" series by the Mormon Channel highlights the Davies family. Three children are biological and four were adopted, but they all belong as part of this "happy... Read more »
Nauvoo was gravely injured and much reduced by the expulsion of the Mormons. But it didn't simply die. Between 1849 and 1860, the Illinois town was the headquarters of a little-remembered... Read more »
A new video on the Church history section of the Church's website recounts the fortitude in 1992 of Latter-day Saints who traveled 3,000 miles from their home in Manaus, Brazil, to the temple in... Read more »
After a judge sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for his role in the Boston Marathon bombings, religious leaders in that city found themselves on both sides of the issue. Read more »
The sprinkling-style baptism of a Dayton, Ohio, infant — a scene heartwarming and commonplace for Catholics and mainline Protestants — is touching off accusations of doctrinal heresy in... Read more »
Miranda Wilson's deep study of World War II is part of her effort to value and ensure freedom. Read more »
The Church in Argentina adds another chapter to its rich Latter-day Saint history with the dedication of the Cordoba Argentina Temple. Read more »
When our family made a special trip to visit the graves of loved ones, we found more than we expected. Read more »
Rohingya Muslim refugees from Burma — which now denies them citizenship — are risking their lives on the sea or in earthquake-ravaged Nepal to seek safety. The Rohingyas say they are... Read more »
This weekend marks the holy days of Pentecost and Shavuot, two of the most important holy days to Christians and Jews respectively. And both involve certain “gifts” that don’t... Read more »
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