Be Ye Therefore Perfect – Eventually?!?

Written by Mark Cares This is a title of a talk (without the question and exclamation marks) given at the recent LDS general conference (Oct... (more)

Don’t Make the Fruit the Root

Written by Mark Cares An important point in any discussion between Mormons and Christians is recognizing the different role each assigns goo... (more)

A Mormon’s View of Luther

Written by Mark Cares “Most of the things that Luther was against, Mormons would be for.” Craig Harline emphasized this in a recent podc... (more)

To Be or to Believe

Written by Mark Cares Last week I wrote about a vision President Nelson’s grandfather supposedly had of his father, President’s Nelson g... (more)

OPEN THE HEAVENS

Written by Mark Cares This is part of a title of an article in this month’s Ensign (Oct. 2017). It was written by President Russell M. Nel... (more)

Feelings when Touring a Mormon Temple

Written by Mark Cares In a couple of weeks, the new LDS temple in Meridian, Idaho will be open to the public for tours. Understandably, quit... (more)

An Enlightening Glimpse into a Mormon’s View of Judgment Day

Written by Mark Cares How do you think of Judgment Day? How do you picture it? How especially do you view your interaction with Jesus? Befor... (more)

Keeping the Commandments Perfectly

Written by Mark Cares Mormonism places great emphasis on keeping the commandments. It talks about it often, implying that people can keep th... (more)

President Monson, Where’s Jesus?

Written by Mark Cares In the latest Ensign (September, 2017), Thomas S. Monson, the president of the LDS Church, summarizes the influence hi... (more)

The Torture of Mormon Excommunication

Written by Mark Cares About two weeks ago, James J. Humula, a General Authority of the LDS Church, was excommunicated. The LDS Church didn... (more)

Mormonism’s Wobbly Foundation of Fickle Feelings

Written by Mark Cares Mormons believe that Holy Spirit communicates through a person’s feelings. The latest issue of the Ensign (August, 2... (more)

Giving Us Piano Lessons or Making Us Pianists?

Written by Mark Cares Giving us piano lessons or making us pianists? What is a better description of what God has done for us? I ask this be... (more)

I Believe the Same Thing

Written by Mark Cares “I believe the same thing.” This is how many Mormons responded as we went door to door in Utah sharing God’s Wor... (more)

Be A Proactive Witness

Written by Mark Cares It happens almost every time I make a presentation to a group of Christians. When I encourage them to witness to Mormo... (more)

It’s true: The Bible does teach two ways to heaven

Written by Mark Cares (I’m reposting a blog that I originally posted early last year. I’m doing this because this week I have been respo... (more)

Mormonism’s Version of Chinese Water Torture

Written by Mark Cares Chinese water torture involves restraining a person and dripping drops of water slowly and steadily on the person’s ... (more)

Are Christians Spoiled Children?

Written by Mark Cares Without saying it in so many words, this is the perspective more than one Mormon has shared with me. They have put it ... (more)

Revelation above Reason or Reason above Revelation?

Written by Mark Cares This is a question many haven’t considered, but one everyone, consciously or unconsciously, has answered. What takes... (more)

The Just Shall Live by Faith – LDS Style

Written by Mark Cares “The Just Shall Live by Faith” is the title of the First Presidency’s message in the current issue (April, 2017)... (more)

Celebrate Easter by Being Guilt-Free

Written by Mark Cares I have often wondered if guilt is a God-pleasing emotion for a believer. Let me explain. I’m using the word “guilt... (more)