Is there evidence for the transfiguration of Brigham Young?

James F. Stoddard IV and Aaron R. Halsell The day is Thursday, August 8, 1844. Six weeks to the day have passed since the martyrdom...

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...

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...

Was Joseph Smith involved in witchcraft, magic and the occult?

James F. Stoddard III and L. Hannah Stoddard . . . the fact that there were superstitions among the people in the days of Joseph Smith...

Was the Prophet Joseph Smith commanded to practice plural marriage?

Note: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not currently practice plural marriage. Please see the revelation on this subject. Margaret J. Stoddard Plural marriage...

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...

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....

Are Joseph & Hyrum Smith the two prophets in Revelation 11?...

The Joseph Smith Foundation is excited to release a new documentary exploring the two prophets in Revelation 11! Now available on DVD! The result of 8+ years of research,...

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...
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Why are inverted pentagrams on LDS Mormon Temples?

Latter-day saints are often accused of Satanic worship because the Logan, Salt Lake and Nauvoo temples feature inverted pentagrams on the exterior surface.  There...