By Steven A. Crane,Charles A. Crane
Mormonism, because it is named, needs to stand or fall at the tale of Joseph Smith. He used to be both a prophet of God, divinely referred to as, effectively appointed and commissioned, or he was once one of many largest frauds this global has ever visible. there is not any center floor. If Joseph Smith used to be a deceiver, who willfully tried to misinform the folks, then he will be uncovered; his claims might be refuted, and his doctrines proven to be fake . . . The doctrines of fake lecturers won't stand the try out whilst attempted through the authorized criteria of dimension, the Scriptures.
--Doctrines of Salvation, 1:188.
Brigham younger, Prophet and moment President provided this challenge:
Well, now learn the nature of the Savior, and consider the nature of these who've written the previous and New testomony; after which evaluate them with the nature of Joseph Smith, the founding father of this paintings . . . and you'll find that his personality stands as reasonable as that of any man's pointed out within the Bible. we will be able to locate no one who offers a greater personality to the area . . . than Joseph Smith.
--Journal of Discourses, Vol. 14, p. 203.
Combining their study in Mormonism to writer this paintings, Charles A. Crane and his son, Steven A. Crane, wish to settle for the problem and exhibit why many, even one of the LDS religion, are Ashamed of Joseph.
Charles A. Crane (DMin, Luther-Rice Seminary) has written various books and articles in this topic, together with, Christianity & Mormonism. He served as President of Boise Bible collage for almost decades.
Steven A. Crane (DMin, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) has written a variety of articles and books together with Is Mormonism Now Christian? and Marveling with Mark. He serves because the Senior Minister at Eagle Christian Church.
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