A Ready Reply: Answering Challenging Questions About the Gospel

A Ready Reply provides clear, complete answers to various challenges non-Mormons have raised about the LDS Church. Questions come from anti-Mormon antagonists. Some are maliciously presented by those who seek to discredit the LDS Church; others come from individuals who just want to know the truth. A Ready Reply answers questions about LDS doctrines on the Atonement, forgiveness of sins, salvation by grace, baptism as an essential Christian ordinance, errors in the Bible, the marital status of Jesus Christ, and many other topics. A Ready Reply is a fascinating book for personal reading enjoyment, and is an important reference work for missionaries and other teachers of gospel subjects.

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    by Michael T. Griffith

    A Ready Reply provides clear, complete answers to various challenges non-Mormons have raised about the LDS Church. Are LDS temple ordinances derived from Masonic ceremonies? Are Joseph Smith’s seer stones evidence that Mormonism is based in occultic practices? Is there bad grammar in the first edition of the Book of Mormon? Questions such as these come from anti-Mormon antagonists. Some are maliciously presented by those who seek to discredit the LDS Church; others come from individuals who just want to know the truth. The author shows that Masonic rites are derived from ancient sources that contained remnants of true temple worship, and that they are similar to sacred early Christian initiation ceremonies which form the basis for the modern LDS temple service. The Prophet Joseph, he shows, was no different than Biblical prophets, when the same rules of prophetic utterance and fulfillment are applied equally. The author suggests that grammatical criticisms of the Book of Mormon should also be applied to several New Testament books and accepted Greek Testament translations, which also contain many grammatical errors. The charge of occult practices evaporates under serious scriptural research, in view of the recorded actions of the apostles of the early Church and the Savior himself. Other chapters also answer questions about LDS doctrines on the Atonement, blood atonement, forgiveness of sins, salvation by grace, baptism as an essential Christian ordinance, errors in the Bible, and the marital status of Jesus Christ. A Ready Reply is a fascinating book for personal reading enjoyment, and is an important reference work for missionaries and other teachers of gospel subjects.

    Chapters include:

    1. Mormonism, Masonry, and the Changes in the Endowment Ceremony
    2. Vindicating Prophecy: A Reply to the Change that Joseph Smith Delivered False Prophecies
    3. Bad Grammar in Scripture?
    4. The Atonement, Blood Atonement, and the Forgiveness of Sins
    5. Mormonism and the Occult?
    6. How Are We Saved?
    7. Can Genuine Christians Fall Away?
    8. Is Baptism Essential for Salvation?
    9. Another Look at The Godmakers
    10. Is the Bible Inerrant and Complete?
    11. Is the Mormon Clergy Really an Unpaid Clergy?
    12. Was Jesus Married?

    6” x 9” hardback

    130 pages