By Steven A. Crane,Charles A. Crane
Mormonism, because it is termed, needs to stand or fall at the tale of Joseph Smith. He used to be both a prophet of God, divinely known as, correctly appointed and commissioned, or he was once one of many largest frauds this international has ever obvious. there is not any center floor. If Joseph Smith used to be a deceiver, who willfully tried to misinform the folk, then he might be uncovered; his claims could be refuted, and his doctrines proven to be fake . . . The doctrines of fake lecturers won't stand the try out while attempted by way of the authorised criteria of dimension, the Scriptures.
--Doctrines of Salvation, 1:188.
Brigham younger, Prophet and moment President provided this challenge:
Well, now study the nature of the Savior, and think about 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 locate nobody 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, want to settle for the problem and express 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 university for almost decades.
Steven A. Crane (DMin, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) has written various 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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