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MORMONISM II.

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Mormon Claims Answered
by Marvin W. Cowan

The title of the textbook, Mormon Claims Answered, sums up its message and its purpose. Since its inception, Mormonism has claimed that all other churches are universally apostate (heretical) and that the LDS church alone is the "only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth" (D. & C. 1:30). The purpose of this book is not to attack, ridicule or persecute Mormons, but rather to show that LDS claims against historic Christianity are flawed. The LDS claim that they alone have the keys to salvation would mean that the LDS Church is a necessary "mediator" between God and men and that conflicts with I Tim. 2:5 which declares that Jesus Christ is the only mediator!

(The following is included from the Utah Lighthouse Ministry website.)
Utah Lighthouse Ministry would like to thank Marvin Cowan for graciously
allowing us to post his book Mormon Claims Answered on our website.
A paper copy of this book may be purchased through us. This book is also available in Spanish and Russian.

 

  • Prerequisite: You must have completed the Mormonism I course before you can start this course.

  • TESTING:  All section tests are open book, which means you can use your textbook while taking the section tests.  The Final Test is also an open book test.
      If you fail a test, you SHOULD NOT attempt that test again on the same day.  You should give one day to restudy the textbook, workbook, or Bible, whichever is appropriate, and find all of the correct answers to the questions missed and then retake the test no sooner than the next day.  Continue this process until you pass the test.

  • Course Record: We do NOT keep any records for students who are Monitoring Only.  Therefore, if you want to keep track of your progress you may download and print out a copy of the Course Record Form on which you can record the minimum attendance and other information for this course.

  • Attendance:
    Attendance for the course is 12 weeks.
        Although there are only 10 lessons in the course, two extra weeks are suggested to give the students time to study those lessons that will take more than 1 week per lesson.
    Attendance per Lesson is 1 week.
        Some lessons will take more than one week (one week is equivalent to one hour) of study.
  • Study Instructions:
    1. Open the text book on your computer screen.
    2. At the end of each section, return to this page and take the corresponding Lesson test.  The Lesson tests are listed below on this page after each lesson in the Table of Contents.  Your required attendance for the next lesson does not start until the day after you achieve a passing score on the previous lesson's test.
    3. You must read every scripture referenced in the textbook in your KJV.
        Reading the scriptures as they may be quoted in the textbook is not sufficient to meet this requirement.  To meet the requirement you must look up and read, in your KJV, every scripture referenced in the textbook.

  • Textbook: You must read the textbook in its entirety, proceeding one lesson at a time.  Each lesson is listed individually in the Table of Contents below.  Return to this current page after each lesson to take the corresponding Lesson Test listed after each lesson.

  • Lesson Tests:  (Click the links to go to the tests that correspond with each lesson.)
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    All lesson tests are open book, which means you may use all study materials while taking the tests.
    -    Your attendance for the next lesson does not begin until the day after you have received a passing score on the previous lesson's test.
    -    If you fail a lesson test you should wait one day before retaking the test. This one day is to be used by you to restudy the lesson and/or your KJV, whichever is appropriate, and find the correct answers to every question missed on the lesson test and then retake the test on or after the next day after you failed the test.  Your next lesson attendance begins the day after you pass the retake.

  • 12th week of study:
    After completing the twelve weeks of study required for the entire course you must then submit a request for the password and proceed to the Final Test.

  • You may now proceed with the study by clicking the links to the text materials in the TABLE OF CONTENTS below.
    Stop and take each test as you come to the link to it in the list.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

LESSON ONE
EXPLANATION OF ABBREVIATED BOOK TITLES

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1 - ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF MORMONISM

Stop here and take TEST ONE

 

LESSON TWO
CHAPTER 2 - GOD

Stop here and take TEST TWO

 

LESSON THREE
CHAPTER 3 - THE BIBLE

Stop here and take TEST THREE

 

LESSON FOUR
CHAPTER 4 - THE BOOK OF MORMON

Stop here and take TEST FOUR

 

LESSON FIVE
CHAPTER 5 - MORE LDS SCRIPTURE AND REVELATION

Stop here and take TEST FIVE

 

LESSON SIX
CHAPTER 6 - PRIESTHOOD

Stop here and take TEST SIX

 

LESSON SEVEN
CHAPTER 7 - THE CHURCH

Stop here and take TEST SEVEN

 

LESSON EIGHT
CHAPTER 8 - SALVATION

Stop here and take TEST EIGHT

 

LESSON NINE
CHAPTER 9 - TEMPLE AND TEMPLE ORDINANCES

Stop here and take TEST NINE

 

LESSON TEN
CHAPTER 10 - THE ETERNAL STATE OF MANKIND

(OTHER LDS INFORMATION AVAILABLE from the Utah Lighthouse Ministry. Go to Online Books available from that ministry.)

  • FINAL TEST:
    - You may take the Final Test on or after the first day of the 13th week computed from your Begin Sign In date.
    - Final Test is Open Book which means you can use all of your study materials for reference while taking the test.
    - Please submit a Finish Sign In form before proceeding to retrieve the password and take the Final Test.  This form is only for purposes of attendance.  You will not receive the password by submitting this form.  See the next section for instructions concerning retrieval of password.
    - Once you have completed all sections of the textbook and passed all of the corresponding tests, and found the correct answers to any questions missed on any test, then you will submit a Password Retrieval form to retrieve the Password and, upon receiving the Password, take the Final Test for the course.
    Once you pass the final test do not take it again.
    If you fail the final test then you need to restudy the textbook or Bible, whichever is appropriate, and all of the section tests and then retake the final test on or after the next day.  You may not retake a test on the same day that you failed it.  A minimum wait of one day is required to give you time to restudy the lesson before attempting the test again.  Repeat this process until you pass the Final Test.
    If you miss any questions on the Final Test, whether you pass it or not, then you need to review the
    textbook, workbook, or Bible, whichever is appropriate, and all of the section tests and find the correct answers to the questions you missed.  You may use the copy of the test that was automatically sent to you to verify the correct answers but you must find the answers in the study materials in order to fulfill this requirement.

 

FINAL TEST PROCEDURES

(click on words or picture)
RETRIEVE PASSWORD

You must have this password to gain access to the Final Test.

Passing score is 90%.
There is a 3 hour time limit on the test.
FINAL TEST
Final test is "open book" which means you may use
your study materials while taking the final test.