Deception By Design: The Mormon Story

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Product Code: XB330
Title: Deception By Design: The Mormon Story
Author: Allen F. Harrod
Publisher: WestBow Press
Price: $35.00
Date: 2011
Pages: 457
Additional Info: Revised Edition


From back cover:

Deception By Design...

...provides a comprehensive study of Mormonism
...exposes the surprising source of Joseph Smith's "conversion" story
...reveals the immense influence of others on Smith's beliefs
...equips evangelical Christians with principals for witnessing to Mormons.

"Allen Harrod has written a wonderfully helpful and insightful book on Mormonism. It is both original in its research, as well as in its offering helpful conclusions and applications regarding the nature and history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints". —Dr. R. Philip Roberts, president, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

"Deception by Design represents the best book I have seen in terms of explicating the beliefs and theology of Mormonism and at the same time providing superb approaches to presenting the claims of Christ to Mormons". —Dr. Paige Patterson, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Table of Contents


Part One: Exhibiting The Prophet Of Mormonsim

  1. A Prophet In Palmyra
  2. Times and Seasons
  3. Occult Practices
  4. Who Was Joseph Smith?
  5. The Indian Question
  6. Influences On Joseph Smith
  7. Kingdom Of A Conflicting Character

Part Two: Exploring The Past Of Mormons

  1. The First Vision
  2. Golden Plates
  3. Key Figures Join The Prophet
  4. Church Moves To Ohio
  5. Migration To Missouri
  6. Relocation In Illinois
  7. The White Horse Prophecy
  8. Fatal Decision At Nauvoo
  9. Westward Bound
  10. Factions Of The Faithful
  11. Mountain Meadows Massacre

Part Three: Examining The Philosophy Of Mormons

  1. A Church In Transition
  2. Book Of Mormon In The Critic's Den
  3. New Revelations
  4. Heterodox Doctrines
  5. Kingdom Of The Clandestine

Part Four: Exposing The Problems Of Mormons

  1. Changing Church Name And Changing Church History
  2. Revising The Revelations And Doctrining The Doctrine

Part Five: Establishing The Presentation To Mormons

  1. Are Mormons Christians?
  2. Seven Suggestions In Witnessing To Mormons
  3. Twenty-Five Troubling Questions For Mormons
  • Appendix A
  • Appendix B
  • Appendix C


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