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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...