Are horses an anachronism in the Book of Mormon? Have pre-Columbian...

In his Letter to a CES Director, Jeremy Runnells asks why horses are mentioned in the Book of Mormon when, supposedly, no horses existed...

Latter-day prophets testify of the Prophet Joseph Smith’s greatness

Currently among Latter-day Saints, there is a great contention about how we should view Joseph Smith.  An increasing number are voicing their feelings that...

Was Joseph Smith Sr. a weak and failed father? A “Rough...

Bradley K. Young Was Joseph Smith Sr. an “unmoored” and “oft-defeated” father who lived a life, “blighted by shame?” This is the picture Richard L....

Lessons learned from the MTC President Sex Abuse Scandal

L. Hannah Stoddard and James F. Stoddard III, Republished from Joseph Smith Foundation Papers. Please read this first: Dealing with real Church history and issues that...
How did Joseph Smith translate the plates from which the Book of Mormon came forth?

How did Joseph Smith translate the plates from which the Book...

Margaret J. Stoddard A New Narrative Progressive LDS historians are trying to change the historical narrative regarding the translation process. They claim: For most of...

Did Joseph Smith marry a 14-year-old girl?

To many Latter-day Saints, Joseph Smith’s sealing to fourteen-year-old Helen Mar Kimball in 1843 is one of the most "troublesome" aspects of early LDS...

Is there real evidence Christ visited North America?

You’ve doubtless heard of evidences for Christ in Central and South America. Did you know there are far more evidences for the appearance of...

Why did Joseph Smith marry women who were already married to...

How could Joseph Smith’s polyandrous marriages be explained? L. Hannah Stoddard and James F. Stoddard III Note: LDS Answers encourages civil, constructive, online discussion examining the important...

A Response to the Erroneously Attributed “1910 First Presidency Message”

In response to the recent article, "Why have the Presidents of the Church consistently taught against Darwinism?" a reader suggested that a supposed 1910 First...

10 books for studying Joseph Smith

Are you searching for reliable sources to enrich your study of the Prophet Joseph Smith? Do you feel a desire to become better acquainted with...