By Steven A. Crane,Charles A. Crane
Mormonism, because it is termed, needs to stand or fall at the tale of Joseph Smith. He was once both a prophet of God, divinely known as, safely appointed and commissioned, or he was once one of many greatest frauds this international has ever visible. there isn't any heart flooring. If Joseph Smith used to be a deceiver, who willfully tried to deceive the folk, then he can be uncovered; his claims can be refuted, and his doctrines proven to be fake . . . The doctrines of fake lecturers won't stand the try while attempted through the permitted criteria of dimension, the Scriptures.
--Doctrines of Salvation, 1:188.
Brigham younger, Prophet and moment President provided this challenge:
Well, now research the nature of the Savior, and consider the nature of these who've written the previous and New testomony; after which examine 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 realm . . . than Joseph Smith.
--Journal of Discourses, Vol. 14, p. 203.
Combining their examine 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 a variety of 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 quite a few 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