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This class is part of an evangelism and apologetics course taught at Criswell College by James Walker. The training is designed to equip Christians to engage members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Students completing this course will be trained and equipped to discuss the truth claims of the Book of Mormon as compared to the Bible. Issues discussed include epistimology, geography, archaeology, anachronisms, and DNA. Special emphasis will be given to false prophecy, polygamy, polytheism, and changes in the Book of Mormon.
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Introduction to the Course
Speaking the Truth in Love [08:13]
What is the best way to begin a conversation with your LDS friend? In this lesson James provides an introduction on how to accomplish this.
Using the Witnessing Manual (Course Notes) [02:18]
This short lesson shows how to use the manual in a gospel conversation; and provides the most important instruction before engaging with your LDS friend.
The Golden Plates [06:50]
Joseph Smith claimed to receive the Golden Tablets from the angel Moroni. This lesson delves into the issues surrounding the story.
Geography, Archeology, Anachronisms and the Book of Mormon [06:16]
The Book of Mormon has a number of geographical, archeological and anachronistic problems. In this lesson James highlights a few of these issues.
DNA & the Book of Mormon [08:15]
One of the biggest problems the Book of Mormon has is the claim that native Americans are actually Jews. This lesson examines the DNA evidence.
Historical and Doctrinal Issues
Jerusalem or Bethlehem? [8:28]
Was Jesus born in Jerusalem or Bethlehem? This lesson investigates the Book of Mormon’s teaching that Jesus was born in Jerusalem.
One God or Many? [9:10]
This lesson examines the teachings of the BOM that state in some places there is only one true God; yet in other places that there are multiple true gods.
One Wife or Many? [11:40]
One of the most notable issues before Mormons is the issue of polygamy. This lesson looks into the changing of the teaching and why it is important for LDS.
The Fullness of the Gospel? [8:23]
Joseph Smith claimed that the BOM contained the fullness of the gospel; but is that true? This lesson explores the claim and consideres the evidence.
Corrections in the Book of Mormon
Changes in the Book of Mormon [11:35]
Many Mormos are unaware of the 4,000+ changes in the Book of Mormon. This lesson looks into some of those changes and how they effect the Book of Mormon.
King Benjamin and King Mosiah [8:42]
While many of the changes are grammatical and not worth making a big deal about; this lesson looks at a significant change in the BOM regarding two kings.
White and Delightsome [5:33]
The Mormon church has a long history of racism. In this lesson the most important issue regarding race in the BOM is discussed and the changes are examined.
Theological Corrections [5:36]
In addition to the changes that have already been studied there are a number of theological corrections that have been made in the Book of Mormon.