By Steven A. Crane,Charles A. Crane
Mormonism, because it is named, needs to stand or fall at the tale of Joseph Smith. He was once both a prophet of God, divinely known as, thoroughly appointed and commissioned, or he used to be one of many greatest frauds this international has ever noticeable. there isn't any heart flooring. If Joseph Smith used to be a deceiver, who willfully tried to deceive the folk, then he may be uncovered; his claims may be refuted, and his doctrines proven to be fake . . . The doctrines of fake academics won't stand the attempt while attempted via the accredited criteria of size, 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 look at 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 nobody who provides a greater personality to the area . . . than Joseph Smith.
--Journal of Discourses, Vol. 14, p. 203.
Combining their learn in Mormonism to writer this paintings, Charles A. Crane and his son, Steven A. Crane, want 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 quite a few 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 number 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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Ashamed of Joseph: Mormon Foundations Crumble by Steven A. Crane,Charles A. Crane