By Steven A. Crane,Charles A. Crane
Mormonism, because it is named, needs to stand or fall at the tale of Joseph Smith. He used to be both a prophet of God, divinely referred to as, correctly appointed and commissioned, or he was once one of many greatest frauds this global has ever visible. there isn't any center floor. If Joseph Smith used to be a deceiver, who willfully tried to lie to the folk, then he may be uncovered; his claims might be refuted, and his doctrines proven to be fake . . . The doctrines of fake academics won't stand the try out whilst attempted by way of the approved criteria of size, 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Well, now research the nature of the Savior, and look at the nature of these who've written the outdated and New testomony; after which evaluate them with the nature of Joseph Smith, the founding father of this paintings .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 no one who provides 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 convey 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 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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Ashamed of Joseph: Mormon Foundations Crumble by Steven A. Crane,Charles A. Crane