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Nick Jones: Part 3 of 3 - Nick tells what he went through coming out of Mormonism into the Christian culture. He shares about his current ministry to reach Latter-day Saints with the biblical gospel. Aired December 20, 2011.
Nick Jones: Part 2 of 3 - Nick tells about asking a Pastor for his daughter's hand in marriage. After the marriage, Nick began reading the Bible for the first time. He tells of God changing him through the Bible. Aired December 12, 2011.
Nick Jones: Part 1 of 3 - Nick Jones was born and raised in an inactive LDS home. He even was more active than his parents because his grandmother wpuld take him to the local ward. Nick tells why he wanted to be LDS. He also shares about his families part in founding the Mesa area in Arizona. Aired December 6, 2011.
Chris and Jamie Hohnbaum: Part 4 of 4 - Chris and Jamie conclude by expressing their new found love for the grace of Jesus. Their new beliefs cured the nagging problem of perfection required by the teachings of the LDS church. Now their hope in Jesus is sure and is no longer a question of whether they will be good enough to see God. Aired October 3, 2011.
Chris and Jamie Hohnbaum: Part 3 of 4 - After ten years of trying to convince Jamie about Mormonism, Chris decided to divorce Jamie due to their irreconcilable faith differences. After realizing that divorce was a mistake and remarrying, Jamie decided to prove that the Christians were wrong by attending Chris’s local Christian Church. Aired September 19, 2011.
Chris and Jamie Hohnbaum: Part 2 of 4 - Chris researched LDS church history, believing he would be able to prove the truth of Mormonism. As he looked at one early LDS book after another, he realized there were some serious problems. Aired September 12, 2011.
Chris and Jamie Hohnbaum: Part 1 or 4 - Chris and Jamie (James) tell of their experiences within Mormonism, Jamie being raised in the LDS church, and Chris a convert from Methodism. Jamie relates how her mother was sealed (married) to her father after her father passed away. Aired September 7, 2011.
Lowell Johnson: Part 4 of 4 - Lowell concludes his testimony by sharing about how long it took to develop a personal relationship with Jesus after Mormonism. His journey takes twists and turns and a few surprises. Aired August 9, 2011.
Lowell Johnson: Part 3 of 4 - Lowell continues telling about leaving the Mormon church, as he had some strange experiences with his bishop and stake president upon requesting his name to be removed from LDS church records. He also tells how difficult it was leaving the Mormon culture, though he no longer believed in Mormonism. Aired August 2, 2011.
Lowell Johnson: Part 2 of 4 - Lowell story continues with what doubts he had that caused him to struggle with remaining a Latter-day Saint. By faithfully serving a LDS mission he hoped he would be able to overcome his doubts and gain a strong testimony. Lowell figured there would be good answers to the questions that he raised with church leaders. Not only did they disappoint him with no answers, but they they asked him to ignore his own questions. Aired July 25, 2011.
Lowell Johnson: Part 1 of 4 - Having grown up Catholic, Lowell tells of converting to the LDS Church after his Grandmother did, of meeting with the LDS missionaries, and of his mother's resistance Lowell’s decision to join the Mormon Church. Aired July 18, 2011.
Heath Macy: Part 2 of 2 - Heath and Karen share reasons why Mormon doctrine created doubts in Heath's mind regarding the truth of the LDS church, and why he began to believe in Christianity and the Bible. Heath explains strategies he uses to reach LDS for Christ. Aired June 6, 2011.
Heath Macy: Part 1 of 2 - Heath and Karen Macy share how Heath journeyed from Mormonism to a new relationship with Jesus, describing his youth, personal Mormon experiences and his unsuccessful attempts to gain a Mormon testimony. Yet, without an affirming experience, he still believed in Mormonism and had no reason to question his faith until Karen considered joining the LDS church and started asking difficult questions about Mormonism. Aired May 30, 2011.
Jeff Durbin: Part 2 of 2 - Jeff and Andy continue with effective methods for sharing the biblical Jesus with Latter-day Saints. Both discuss the evidences for accurate Bible translations and how to challenge Latter-day Saints to explore the evidence for the Bible. Jeff suggests right and wrong ways to witness to Mormons. Aired May 24, 2011.
Jeff Durbin: Part 1 of 2 - Though he has never been LDS, Jeff Durbin is a highly experienced Mormonism apologist. Jeff starts this interview by describing his conversion to Christ and how he became involved in ministry to Latter-day Saints and other unbiblical faiths, which led to his interest in apologetics. Currently the pastor of a local church, Jeff actively seeks opportunities to interact with Mormons. He and Andy discuss differences between Mormonism and Christianity, plus effective ways to witness to Latter-day Saints. Aired May 16, 2011.
Questions and Answers: Volume 3, Part 2 - Andy and Roger dissect the various scriptures Andy used on his missionary to convert Christians, and provides biblical responses to those and other scriptures that Mormons use. He also identifies certain scriptures that he stopped using on his mission because he realized they were out of context. Aired May 9, 2011.
Questions and Answers: Volume 3, Part 1 - Andy and Roger explore Bible scriptures used by Latter-day Saints. Andy describes some scriptures that he used on his LDS mission to confound Christians. He also explains what the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible did to change the meaning of the Bible. Then, Andy tells how his research led him to overwhelming evidence for the reliability of Bible translations. Aired May 4, 2011.
Go to June, 2010 for Volume 2 of the Questions and Answers programs.
Adam’s Road Band members finish their testimonies. When Micah realized that Mormonism was not true, he felt frustrated that his Mormon life had been a waste. However, his new understanding of God’s love helped inspire the band to write the song, Walk by the Mountainside. Adam’s Road performs Walk by the Mountainside, Saved by Grace, and Enemy of the Cross. Aired March 22, 2011.
Adam's Road Band: Part 4 of 5 - Micah, Joseph, Matt, and Steve continue to share about the hope they have in Jesus today compared to what they believed as Latter-day Saints. They share how some of their new beliefs are reflected in their music. You have to listen to this episode because we are treated to their music as they share their testimonies. Aired March 14, 2011.
Adam's Road Band: Part 3 of 5 - Joseph, Matt, and Steve continue to tell about how they came to faith in Jesus, alone. Joseph was rejected by his LDS girlfriend and was ostracized by his family because of his new faith. Micah explains how Adam’s Road band was started by the band members. Aired March 7, 2011.
Adam's Road Band: Part 2 of 5 - Adam’s Road continues to share testimonies. Micah was sent home for his belief in Jesus, alone, and Micah’s family began examining his reasons. As a result Micah’ brother Matt also came to believe that all he needed was Jesus. Matt relates how his LDS girlfriend reacted to his new faith in Jesus. Aired February 28, 2011.
Adam's Road Band: Part 1 of 5 - Adam’s Road Band shares testimonies of how each of the band members left Mormonism. Micah Wilder was the first to tell his story. While serving his mission in Florida, he was challenged by a Christian pastor to read the New Testament as a child. Micah took that challenge to prove the pastor wrong about Micah's Mormon beliefs. But, as he read, God used His Word to change Micah's mind. Aired February 21, 2011.
David and Crystal Knight: Part 4 of 4 - David tells of the day he accepted Jesus’ gift of everlasting life to became a born-again believer. His research into the Bible's manuscripts gave him a faith in the accuracy of the Bible translations. Crystal explains the struggle they had trying to fit into the Christian culture after Mormonism. Aired February 16, 2011.
David and Crystal Knight: Part 3 of 4 - Crystal explains her beliefs about Joseph Smith. She did not actually believe in Mormonism, but felt trapped by her family's devotion. When Crystal met David she hoped to draw him away from his Mormon faith. Aired February 8, 2011.
David and Crystal Knight: Part 2 of 4 - David and Crystal tell more of their experience, living their Mormon lives. David tells more of what he observed in his mission president from Chile. Though his mission experiences challenged his LDS faith, he continued to believe in the church. David explains that his first substantial doubts came years after his mission and marriage to Crystal, due to his personal study of the Book of Abraham, found in the Pearl of Great Price. David tells how he, after his mission, met and married Crystal, a non-Mormon. Crystal tells about her motivation for allowing herself to be baptized Mormoin, and for marrying David. Aired January 31, 2011.
David and Crystal Knight: Part 1 of 4 - David shares how actively involved he and his family were in Mormonism, being the Mormon ideal. He had the ususal Mormon testimony and served an LDS Mission to Chile. He then explains how encounters with his Mission president led to doubts about LDS leadership. Aired January 24, 2011.
Questions and Answers: Volume 2, Part 2 - Andy finishes answering questions about Mormonism. What does the Mormon church teach about the Trinity? Do Mormons believe that Jesus created the universe, bu Himself? Do Mormons believe that God can hear all of our prayers, when he is merely an exalted man? What is Kolob? What do Mormons believe about heaven? What does it mean to be damned in Mormonism? Why do Mormons focus on "Families Together Forever"? Aired June 4, 2010.
Questions and Answers: Volume 2, Part 1 - Yes, we did it again. More questions about Mormonism are answered by Andy. Why do fundamentalists practice polygamy? How did Joseph Smith practice polygamy? Why did the 1890 manifesto not end the practice of polygamy among the fundamentalist Mormons? How can intelligent people believe in Mormonism? What is the pre-existence? Do Mormons believe in the trinity? How do Mormons deal with verses in the Bible that contradicts Mormonism? Aired May 31, 2010.
Go to February 26, 2010 for the first Questions and Answers program.
Marilyn Scroggins: Part 3 of 3 - Marilyn finishes her story by describing differences she discovered between Mormonism and Biblical Christianity, after her conversion. She tells of her Mormon family's negative reaction when she left Mormonism, but thought even worse of her when Marilyn converted to biblical Christianity. Aired February 19, 2010.
Marilyn Scroggins: Part 2 of 3 - Marilyn explains how her Bishop's reaction to her experience, caused her to question the validity of Mormonism. The Bishop asked who was more important to follow: the prophet of the LDS church, or to follow a command from Jesus. Marilyn proclaimed she would follow Jesus. The Bishop slammed his fist on the table and told her that her answer was wrong...the only true command from Jesus would come from the prophet... Aired February 13, 2010.
Marilyn Scroggins: Part 1 of 3 - Marilyn Scroggins begins her story with her strong Mormon heritage, and a faith in Mormonism she never questioned. She speaks of her family pride, and the strong relationships she developed as a Mormon. Her life took a turn because of a strong spiritual experience that shook her to her core. Aired February 5, 2010.
Andy and the "The Bible vs Joseph Smith" DVD: - Weeks prior to the airing of this program, Concerned Christians mailed out 6,000 of The Bible vs. Joseph Smith DVDs to homes in Gilbert and Show Low, Arizona. Andy and Roger discuss how this video supports the Bible, and Andy expresses the faith and hope he gained from his new belief in the Bible. Aired January 20, 2011.
Chip and Jamie Thompson: Part 3 of 3 - Chip and Jamie conclude with explaining why sharing biblical Christianity within Utah is so necessary. Chip relates some of their experiences with sharing the biblical Jesus with local Latter-day Saints. Chip lays out how to start a ministry designed to reach Mormons. Aired December 20, 2010.
Chip and Jamie Thompson: Part 2 of 3 - Chip and Jamie recount experiences of sharing the biblical Jesus with Latter-day Saints in the Mormon-dominated community of Ephraim, Utah. Inside their college house, located kitty-corner from Snow College, they set up a Starbuck's-style coffee shop; Jamie explains the reasoning behind opening a coffee shop in a Mormon community. Chip discusses the annual Mormon Miracle Pageant and talks about the Christians who travel there every year to witness to Mormons. Aired December 13, 2010.
Chip and Jamie Thompson: Part 1 of 3 - Chip and Jamie Thompson share how they became Christian missionaries in the small LDS towns of Manti and Ephraim, Utah. As youth pastors at a Utah retreat, another youth leader challenged them to count the number of Christian churches they saw on their way back to Arizona. They were shocked to find that there were none to count. That reality dramatically changed the course of their ministry. Aired December 6, 2010.
Mike and Christina: Part 2 of 2 - Mike and Christina conclude with what it was like to attend Bible-based churches after Mormonism. They stumbled across Judy Robertson's book, Out of Mormonism, and learned about Concerned Christians' mission. Concerned Christians answered their questions about Mormonism and the Bible. Aired November 29, 2010.
Mike and Christina: Part 1 of 2 - Christina was a multi-generational Latter-day Saint, and Mike converted to be with Christina. Mike tells how doubt crept in after he and his wife were sealed in the Mesa, Arizona Temple. Christina prayed to know what she should do about Mormonism and her husband's beginning to stray from it. Aired November 22, 2010.
Litonya Allen Price: Part 3 of 3 - Litonya concludes her testimony by telling how Mormonism lulls people into a false sense of eternal security. Andy and Litonya discuss the differences between biblical and Mormon teachings about the birth of Jesus. Litonya explains why her new relationship with Jesus causes her to share that hope with everyone. Aired November 15, 2010.
Litonya Allen Price: Part 2 of 3 - Following bad experiences with her LDS bishop, Litonya describes her break from religion. After the death of her brother, Litonya began experimenting with drugs trying to find a way to escape the pain. Litonya explains that, after sobering up, her decisions led her to her first marriage and experimenting with Buddhism. Aired November 8, 2010.
Litonya Allen Price: Part 1 of 3 - Litonya begins her testimony by explaining her Mormon background and family life. She believed in Mormonism because of the wonderful family and friends she found in her ward. But, because of some embarrassing bishop’s interview questions, she began to question if Mormonism was true. Aired November 1, 2010.
Paul and Leslie Trask: Part 3 of 3 - Paul and Leslie conclude by describing how family and friends treated them for accepting the Jesus of the Bible after leaving the Community of Christ church. Paul and Leslie explain why their new relationship with the biblical Jesus gave them new hope and explain why they could not find that same hope in the Jesus of the Community of Christ church. Aired October 25, 2010.
Paul and Leslie Trask: Part 2 of 3 - Paul tells his struggle with living life as a Reorganized Latter-day Saint after the 1984 reorganization. He and Leslie show major doctrinal differences between the RLDS (CoC) and mainstream Utah Mormonism. Paul tells how his research into the early teachings of Joseph Smith caused him to question Mormonism's origin. Aired October 18, 2010.
Paul and Leslie Trask: Part 1 of 3 - Paul & Leslie were members of a branch of Mormonism called the Reorganized Latter-day Saints (RLDS, now known as the Community of Christ since its 1984 reorganization) before becoming biblical Christians. Paul highlights differences between the church of Emma Smith (co-founder of the RLDS) and Utah Mormonism. He tells of his conversion to Mormonism and of later becoming an RLDS pastor. Aired October 11, 2010.
Art Vanick on Glenn Beck: Part 3 of 3 - Art, Andy, and Roger conclude their discussion about Glenn Beck’s rally in Washington D.C. We discuss how some Christian groups are losing their ability to distinguish between the truth and the need for Christian unity. Each takes time to explain. Christians should be sounding the alarm about heresy. Aired October 4, 2010.
Art Vanick on Glenn Beck: Part 2 of 3 - Art, Andy, and Roger continue their conversation about Glenn Beck’s rally in Washington. Art and Andy discuss the evidence for the Bible compared to the claim of Mormonism that the Bible was corrupted in history. Roger points out some Mormon teachings taught at the rally. Aired September 27, 2010.
ArtVanick on Glenn Beck: Part 1 of 3 - Art Vanick, co-author of The Spalding Enigma, Who Really Wrote The Book of Mormon, makes an appearance on Out of Mormonism to address the Glenn Beck Restoring Honor Rally. Andy, Art, and Roger discuss the ramifications from a biblical Christian perspective. Do Christians understand that Mormonism is different than biblical Christianity? Aired September 20, 2010.
Lori Poland: Part 4 of 4 - Lori concludes her testimony by sharing her struggle with the biblical concept of God when she realized that it conflicted with her Mormon concept. She began to realize her need to follow the truth. Lori expresses why her new relationship with Jesus has given her freedom from fear. Aired September 13, 2010.
Lori Poland: Part 3 of 4 - Lori began studying LDS church history and biblical Christian apologetic books to find the truth about God. She didn't want me to know that she was researching, and that she began finding cracks in the Mormon faith. Her life seemed to be falling into chaos and despair as more truth was uncovered. Aired September 6, 2010.
Lori Poland: Part 2 of 4 - Lori shares her first experience in the temple just before our marriage. She was quite active in missionary outreach as a youth guide. She tells about how she learned of my marital unfaithfulness because of my personal spiritual deception. Our next few years of reconciliation were filled with my doubts about Mormonism. Lori tells how my doubts became her own as she searched for answers to save her marriage. Aired August 30, 2010.
Lori Poland: Part 1 of 4 - My wife, Lori, tells her side of our story of leaving Mormonism for a relationship with Jesus. Her family history stretches deep into the early Mormon church. She explains her background and tells why she believed in Mormonism. Then, Lori tells how she met me, and some of our early dating experiences. Aired August 23, 2010.
Pamela Bader: Part 2 of 2 - Pam concludes her story by sharing how the Bible transformed her beliefs about Jesus. She explains how her new faith caused her Mormon friends and family members to reject her. She and I discuss the power of the cross in biblical Christianity. Aired August 16, 2010.
Pamela Bader: Part 1 of 2 - Pam explains what she believed about Bible believing Christians while she was being raised LDS. She reveals how bad experiences with church leaders and Mormon peers caused her to question Mormonism. Pam left Mormonism. Next, she talks about her hesitancy to explore biblical Christianity because of her Mormon upbringing. Aired August 9, 2010.
Mitz Nelson: Part 2 of 2 - ” Aired August 3, 2010.
Mitz Nelson: Part 1 of 2 - Mitz Nelson tells why the Mormon-held belief that "families can be together forever" helped her cling to her Mormon faith at the time when her husband was researching evidence for the textual preservation of the Bible. Mitz was confident that searching for the truth would result in support for Mormonism, not biblical Christianity. She describes her anger at her husband, as she perceived he must be doing his research in the wrong places. Mitz was torn between her love for her husband and her love for Mormonism. As her husband was gradually transformed into a Bible believing Christian, God used him to bring Mitz out of Mormonism. Aired July 26, 2010.
Peter Ellsworth: Part 2 of 2 - Peter tells why becoming a Bible believing Christian means rejection from those still in Mormonism. He brings to light how LDS doctrine teaches that those who have a “testimony”od Mormonism, then leave it, are the only ones who go to Hell. Peter also discusses the difficulty most former Mormons experience as they transition into Christian churches and culture. Aired July 19, 2010.
Peter Ellsworth: Part 1 of 2 - Peter tells about his family converted to Mormonism from biblical Christianity. As he was raised LDS, he wanted a stronger testimony. So, he signed up to serve a LDS mission with the hope that he would gain just that. Peter’s mission experience raised doubt in the integrity of the missionaries with whom he served, and he ultimately chose to leave his mission early, though he still believed in Mormonism. Yet, Peter was judged by those in his Ward because of his early departure from his mission. Back at home, Peter began hanging out with Bible believing Christians and began having discussions with them, which helped change his views about the nature of God. Aired July 12, 2010.
Kim Gilbert: Part 2 of 2 - Kim concludes her testimony, explaining some of the pressures she experienced in Mormonism. She shares how her Christian life is so different from her prior Mormon life. Kim also discusses the fact that many Christians don't understand how Mormonism leads people away from the biblical Jesus. Aired July 5, 2010.
Kim Gilbert: Part 1 of 2 - Kim shares her life in Mormonism as a Jack Mormon. She believed in the teachings, but did not regularly attend meetings. Raised in the small, but highly Mormon-populated town of Manti, Utah, Kim relates how members of the LDS church judged her for her uncommitted lifestyle. Feeling isolated, she began searching for the truth. Aired June 28, 2010.
Zachary Charles: Part 2 of 2 - Zach concludes his story, explaining his new relationship with Jesus. Before he was saved, Zach viewed God as a bully with a magnifying glass. His new understanding of God has given Zach a deep appreciation for the love of God. Aired June 21, 2010.
Zachary Charles: Part 1 of 2 - Zach tells about his journey from Mormonism into biblical Christianity. His extended family history stretched to the foundation of Mormonism. Zach parents and grandmother taught him to believe in Joseph Smith. During his teens he made some choices that landed him in a state-run group home. As his problems continued to develope, he explored other beliefs. For a time Zach embraced Wicca, atheism, and Buddhism. Although he searched everywhere for answers, his life changed when he began reading the Bible. Aired June 14, 2010.
Chuck and Susana Clawson: Part 3 of 3 - Chuck and Susana conclude by explaining their new relationship with Jesus. They had left Mormonism but did not have a saving relationship with Jesus although they were attending a Christian Church. They describe how God caused them to know Him through the word of God and Christian friends. Aired May 23, 2010.
Chuck and Susana Clawson: Part 2 of 3 - Chuck and Susana moved to Missouri. Events at their new Ward led them to “temporarily” attend a local Christian church, which led to questions they ponered, which began to draw them from Mormonism to a new relationship with Jesus. Also, a tract given to Susana caused her to question her faith in Joseph Smith. Aired May 16, 2010.
Chuck and Susana Clawson: Part 1 of 3 - Chuck and Susana tell about their Mormon life before they left it. Chuck tells about his mission experience and how he met Susana while he was in Buenos Aires. Susana was an active member that helped Chuck to reactivate members in the local branch. After returning from his mission, Chuck continued to stay in touch with Susana. Susana also tells how she was converted to Mormonism. Aired May 9, 2010.
Dennis Morris: Part 3 of 3 - Dennis concludes his story by telling of gaining a relationship with Jesus. He shares differences between Mormonism and his current beliefs. He expresses the need to share the love of Jesus with Mormons rather than browbeat them. Aired April 30, 2010.
Dennis Morris: Part 2 of 3 - Dennis tells how his mother also began doubting her Mormon beliefs. Her doubts and her later death drove Dennis into drug use and rebellion against his father and Mormonism. After a drug overdose, Dennis sought to find the truth about God. Aired April 26, 2010.
Dennis Morris: Part 1 of 3 - Dennis begins his story by telling how very active his family was in the LDS faith. His mother was relief society president and his father a strong priesthood holder. Dennis shares about his participation in baptisms for the dead, and why Mormons believe such "work for the dead" is so important. Despite the fact that Dennis and his family were very active in the church, as Dennis approached the time to leave on a mission he began to question his faith. Aired April 19, 2010.
REPEAT from June 28, 2009: Duane Strohmeyer - Duane tells of his life growing up in Snowflake, Arizona, which 95% Mormon. He speaks of feeling like he grew up in a Mormon bubble. Duane explains that, although he was a "jack" Mormon, he strongly believed in Joseph Smith. But, after his marriage to a Christian Mennonite woman, God led him out of Mormonism. Aired April 9, 2010.
Russ East: Part 3 of 3 - Russ finishes his testimony by telling why he believes it is very important to do missionary outreach to Mormons in Utah. Russ has been hosting mission trips to Utah for ten years providing opportunities for Christians and Mormons to interact with each other. Each mission trip provides valuable experience to youth helping them to understand their own biblical beliefs in comparison to Mormonism. Aired April 5, 2010.
Russ East: Part 2 of 3 - Russ tells of his mother and father accepting biblical Christianity. They all started attending a small Christian church and Russ went forward to receive Jesus. Russ told his father after the service and his father revealed that he had accepted Jesus a year earlier, but didn't tell anyone for fear that Russ’s mother would divorce him. Aired March 28, 2010.
Russ East: Part 1 of 3 - Russ tells his Mormon family's stories and how they struggled in Mormonism. His family had not yet gone through the temple to be sealed together, so he worried that they would not be together forever. Russ explains how good he felt after his father baptized him into the LDS church, but later wondered about his relationship with the Mormon God because of his struggle with simple sins. Soon after, Russ’s family started investigating biblical Christianity and Russ describes his first encounter with the biblical Jesus. Aired March 19, 2010.
Ryan Henrie: Part 2 of 2 - Ryan concludes his story by giving reasons why he became a biblical Christian. He talks about the archeological evidence for the Bible and the lack of it for the Book of Mormon. Ryan also contrasts the differences between the LDS version of God vs. the biblical God. Aired March 15, 2010.
Ryan Henrie: Part 1 of 2 - Ryan belonged to a multi-generational LDS home. Ryan’s father was very open with his children about the deeper doctrines contained within Mormonism. Ryan found that he had doubts about the doctrines his father taught him, and later went inactive as a result. He began attending the LDS church again when his daughter wanted to be baptized at eight years old. As Ryan became actively involved, he heard an answer in Sunday school that caused him to start looking outside Mormonism for truth. Aired March 8, 2010.
Marily Scroggins: Part 3 of 3 - Marilyn finishes her story by telling about differences she discovered between Mormonism and Biblical Christianity after she converted. She explains how her Mormon family thought it was terrible when she left Mormonism, but they believed that it was worse when Marilyn converted to biblical Christianity. Aired February 19, 2010.
Marilyn Scroggins: Part 2 of 3 - Marilyn explains how her bishop reacted to her spiritual experience that told her to question the validity of Mormonism. The bishop asked who was more important to follow, the prophet of the LDS church or to follow a command from Jesus. Marilyn exclaimed she would follow Jesus. The bishop slammed his fist on the table and told Marilyn that answer was wrong because the only true command from Jesus would come from the prophet... Aired February 13, 2010.
Marilyin Scroggins: Part 1 of 3 - Marilyn Scroggins begins her story by telling of her strong Mormon heritage. Mormonism was a belief she never questioned. She tells of her family pride and strong relationships she developed while she was a Mormon. Her life started to change because of a strong spiritual experience that shook her to the core. Aired February 5, 2010.
Dustin and Megan Spear: Part 2 of 2 - Dustin describes some of the differences he discovered in his investigation between Mormonism and Christianity. He tells of the struggle he encountered from his LDS family as he told them he was leaving Mormonism. He explains his new found relationship with Jesus and the hope he could not find within Mormonism. Aired January 8, 2010.
Dustin and Megan Spear: Part 1 of 2 - Dustin shares about his beliefs growing up LDS. He explains how he rebelled against his LDS morals as a youth and later viewed himself as an atheist. When he became a father, he started cleaning up his life and seeking God within his Mormon faith. Dustin was exposed to biblical Christianity through dating Megan. Megan tells of their struggle to choose a church after their marriage. Aired January 5, 2010.
Heidi Westmoreland: Part 2 of 2 - Heidi describes the difficulty in accepting her fiance's conversion to Christ. Although she felt separated from Mormonism she still believed in and defended it. Clay (her boyfriend, and later her husband) showed her the differences between Christianity and Mormonism. Clay's questions forced her to research to find the truth. After a year of research, she left Mormonism and embraced a belief in Jesus. Although her family rejects her new beliefs, Heidi says that her relationship with Jesus has never been better. Aired December 26, 2009.
Heidi Westmoreland: Part 1 of 2 - Heidi describes her experience as a Mormon. Her Mother and Father were both respected in the church. Her siblings were good Mormons living as they should. She describes choices she made and how they caused her family and friends to treat her differently. The judgement of family and friends, and new found "freedom of choice" caused her to make more bad decisions. She describes how she met her husband and his conversion to Christianity. Aired December 21, 2009.
REPEAT from May 21, 2009: Brian Mackert: Part 1 of 3 - Brian concludes his story with more twists and turns. He became an atheist, then joined the mainstream Mormon church, turned back to atheism, married a Baptist girl and finally received the Biblical Jesus. Today, God is using Brian in prison ministry as a Baptist minister. His story shows that God can save anyone. Aired December 11, 2009.
REPEAT from May 14, 2009: Brian Mackert: Part 2 of 3 - In this episode, Brian explains why the mainstream Mormon church cannot successfully separate itself from its polygamous past. In addition, he explains what blood atonement is and why he felt righteous justification in planning to kill his own father. As Brian's story takes surprising twists and turns, he relates how his journey out of Mormonism began when he became one of fundamentalism's lost boys. Aired December 7, 2009.
REPEAT from May 7, 2009: Brian Mackert: Part 1 of 3 - Brian describes his journey out of fundamentalist Mormonism (FLDS: Fundamentalist Latter-day Saints - polygamy). His story was not anything I expected. He grew up in Salt Lake City rather than some remote compound. He played football with Warren Jeffs as a kid right there in the Salt Lake Valley. In this episode, Brian explains why fundamentalist Mormons still practice polygamy. He also addresses the question, "Who is more closely following the teachings of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, the Fundamentalists or the mainstream LDS church?" Brian also describes what life was like in a polygamous household. Aired November 30, 2009.
Matt Poland:Part 2 of 2 - Matt tells why he believes Latter-day saints are deceived by their feelings. Matt explains that the devil would not be a very good liar if people could recognize by their feelings that he was a demon. Matt demonstrates why his new belief in Christianity is based on objective truth. Aired November 23, 2009.
Matt Poland: Part 1 of 2 - My brother, Matt Poland, tells his perspective on growing up in our Mormon family. We reminisce about our childhoods and some of the things we learned from our devout LDS parents. Matt explains the strong support we experienced, both in our LDS family and the LDS community. After Mattâ€™s marriage, he became involved in discussions with a Christian at work about Mormonism. He felt confident he was right about Mormonism, but, could not convince his co-worker. Later, he was confronted with questions he could not answer, which prompted him to do his own search for the truth. Aired November 16, 2009.
Jim and Judy Robertson: Part 3 of 3 - Jim and Judy conclude their story by explaining why they started the ministry at Concerned Christians. Both believe that the relationship they have with the Biblical Jesus has given them hope that the Mormon Jesus could not give. Aired November 6, 2009.
Jim and Judy Robertson: Part 2 of 3 - Judy believes the reason why she joined the Mormon faith was because she and Jim did not fully understand Mormonism or the teachings of the Bible. After they joined the church, Jim and Judy began finding teachings within the Bible that contradicted the teachings of Mormonism. Neither Jim or Judy told the other the things they were finding because each believed the other would leave them for questioning the beliefs of Mormonism. Aired November 2, 2009.
Jim and Judy Robertson: Part 1 of 3 - Concerned Christians' founders, Jim and Judy Robertson, share their testimony of joining the Mormon church. Jim's Lutheran upbringing and Judy's Disciples of Christ upbringing were not enough to prepare them for avoiding the pitfall of Mormonism. At the time of their conversion to Mormonism, Jim and Judy were active participants in a Lutheran church in Arkansas, and neither had any intention of joining the LDS church until Jim met some LDS friends and business associates in Arizona. Being impressed with their lifestyle, Jim, and then Judy, became curious about their beliefs. Aired October 26, 2009.
Tony Amodeo: Part 2 of 2 - Tony's divorce from his Mormon wife led him to find a Christian roommate. Tony was embarrassed by the divorce and felt like he could hide out from the Mormons in his Ward, at his Christian friend's apartment. Tony began attending church with his friend hoping to become a better Mormon. As Tony continued to attend the Christian church he started to realize that Mormonism was not Biblical. Aired October 2, 2009.
Tony Amodeo: Part 1 of 2 - Tony grew up in New York State and was a good Catholic. As he headed to college he was exposed to evangelical Christians who badgered him to say the sinner's prayer. Tony obliged them so that they would leave him alone. Later, his roommate exposed him to Mormonism. The Mormons asked Tony questions about heaven that he could not answer and provided answers that felt good to Tony. Tony was very impressed by the life the Mormons led; they seemed so happy. So, Tony joined their church and showed fanatic devotion to the faith. Yet God had other plans for Tony. Aired September 28, 2009.
Justin and Christy Carlson: Part 3 of 3 - Justin and Christy conclude their story by explaining the best way to witness to those lost in Mormonism. Justin felt that some of the lies told by well meaning Christians only helped Justin to join the LDS church. Christy expresses the hope she gained by embracing Biblical Christianity. Aired September 21, 2009.
Justin and Christy Carlson: Part 2 of 3 - Justin describes how his investigation into early Mormon history uncovered some doctrines that surprised and troubled him, along with the fact that the Mormon church appeared to be covering them up. As he became more distressed, he began sharing these problems with Christy. She believed she would find the answers to Justin's concerns. As she began to investigate further she was surprised to find that his concerns were valid. Christy came to realize that the LDS church was not true. Aired September 11, 2009.
Justin and Christy Carlson: Part 1 of 3 - Justin was a convert to Mormonism, though raised by Christian parents in an evangelical home and church. He describes his curiosity with Mormonism and how friendships made with Mormons caused him to investigate and join the LDS Church. Christy was born and raised LDS. Aired September 7, 2009.
Sherry Benson - Sherry Benson tells how she struggled with the idea in Mormonism that she would have to get married someday to obtain eternal life. She could not bear the thought that she would have to have kids and do the Mormon family thing. She needed time to think. So, she took a break from going to church and looking for a husband to save her. Her plans unexpectedly changed when she was exposed to biblical Christianity through the Bible book of Job. Aired August 30, 2009.
Mike Freestone: Part 2 of 2 - Mike had a problem. He was attending a rock concert and felt the Holy Ghost of Mormonism. He knew that feeling from church but knew that could not be the Holy Ghost at a rock concert. Mike began to wonder if he had been deceived by his feelings because all he believed was based on that feeling. Mike has left Mormonism and describes the struggles he believes most Mormons go through when they leave. Aired August 21, 2009.
Mike Freestone: Part 1 of 2 - Mike's story illustrates the price many Mormons face when confronted with the truth. Mike sought to find the answers to his questions about Mormonism from church leaders, so that he could be a good Mormon. When his church leaders could not answer his questions, he was surprised to find the answers in Christianity. Aired August 17, 2009.
John and Noni Lee: Part 2 of 2 - John and Noni compare and contrast their lives as Mormons vs. Bible-believing Christians. They, also describe their families reactions to their decision to leave the church. They provide insight into how Mormons react to early Mormon history, and changes in both Mormon history and doctrine. Aired August 7, 2009.
John and Noni Lee: Part 1 of 2 - Besides their journey out of Mormonism, John and Noni discuss the LDS temple ceremony and why Mormons feel they must not talk about it. John served as a veil worker in the Mesa, Arizona Temple before he and his wife left Mormonism. Aired July 31, 2009.
Duane Strohmeyer: Duane tells about life growing up in Snowflake, Arizona, which is 95% Mormon. He relates how he felt like he grew up in a Mormon bubble. He explains that although he was a "jack" Mormon, he strongly believed in Joseph Smith. After his marriage to a Christian Mennonite woman, Duane explains how God bagen leading him out of Mormonism. Aired June 28, 2009.
Eric and Cassie Secore: Part 2 of 2 - Eric and Cassie describe how they met and fell in love. Eric and Cassie felt that they should be married but never resolved the issue of their beliefs until after. Cassie felt she could covert Eric to Mormonism. Eric believed that God led him to marry Cassie. God used their relationship to reveal the truth to Cassie. Aired June 20, 2009.
Eric and Cassie Secore: Part 1 of 2 - Eric and Cassie Secor explain how they met and how Cassie left Mormonism. Eric was never LDS and tells of his life before he met Cassie. He was married to an LDS woman and was taking the missionary disscussions when he was converted to Biblical Christianity. His LDS wife was disappointed to learn that he would not accept Joseph Smith as a prophet.Aired June 12, 2009. Aired June 12, 2009.
REPEAT from February 6, 2009: Andy Poland: Part 2 of 2 - Andy Poland wraps up his testimony, explaining why leaving Mormonism made it difficult for him to become a Bible-believing Christian. Jim and Judy Robertson of Concerned Christians helped him develop a faith in the Biblical Jesus. At the Concerned Christians' Thursday night meeting several Christians prayed for Andy's active Mormon wife- asking God to send Lori to the following week's meeting. Andy could not believe it when Lori actually decided to attend. Andy's new faith in Christ has radically changed his life, giving him hope rather than fear. Aired June 4, 2009.
REPEAT from February 5, 2009: Andy Poland: Part 1 of 2 - Andy Poland, the host of Out of Mormonism and general manager of Concerned Christians, tells his story of how he left the Mormon church. He also explains the ministry of Concerned Christian and how Jim and Judy Robertson started it. Andy tells how Concerned Christians reached out to Him and his family during their transition out of Mormonism. Aired May 28, 2009.
Brian Mackert: Part 1 of 3 - Brian concludes his story with more twists and turns. He became an atheist, then joined the mainstream Mormon church, turned back to atheism, married a Baptist girl and finally received the Biblical Jesus. Today, God is using Brian in prison ministry as a Baptist minister. His story shows that God can save anyone. Aired May 21, 2009.
Brian Mackert: Part 2 of 3 - In this episode, Brian explains why the mainstream Mormon church cannot successfully separate itself from its polygamous past. In addition, he explains what blood atonement is and why he felt righteous justification in planning to kill his own father. As Brian's story takes surprising twists and turns, he relates how his journey out of Mormonism began when he became one of fundamentalism's lost boys. Aired May 14, 2009.
Brian Mackert: Part 1 of 3 - Brian describes his journey out of fundamentalist Mormonism (FLDS: Fundamentalist Latter-day Saints - polygamy). His story was not anything I expected. He grew up in Salt Lake City rather than some remote compound. He played football with Warren Jeffs as a kid right there in the Salt Lake Valley. In this episode, Brian explains why fundamentalist Mormons still practice polygamy. He also addresses the question, "Who is more closely following the teachings of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, the Fundamentalists or the mainstream LDS church?" Brian also describes what life was like in a polygamous household. Aired May 7, 2009.
Kristine: Part 2 of 2 - Coming to Christ does not always mean being confronted with the incorrect doctrine of Mormonism. Kristine explains that she found a loving relationship with Christ, because Christians in her life demonstrated the love of God. Kristine finally understood what free grace was when her Christian pastor explained unconditional love from the biblical Book of James. Since she has come to faith in Jesus her new life has meaning and direction that she could not find in Mormonism. Aired May 1, 2009.
Kristine: Part 1 of 2 - Kristine describes her life as a Mormon, living in an ideal Mormon family that was very active in the church. But, life began to change when her mother and father divorced. Kristine began to question whether her family would make it to the LDS Celestial kingdom. Her reaction was to try even harder to be good enough to be exalted there. Although she tried very hard to be perfect, she found that she could not measure up. Aired April 27, 2009.
Ted Shaffer: Part 2 of 2 - Ted describes the tipping point that caused him to leave his Mormon beliefs and embrace Christianity. A conference at his church talking about Mormonism. Also, his brother gaining faith in Jesus had a profound change in Ted's life. Robin describes the surprise she felt as she saw Ted go forward during an alter call after twenty years of praying for him. In addition, Ted describes how he became involved with the ministry at Concerned Christians. Aired April 10, 2009.
Ted Shaffer: Part 1 of 2 - Ted tells how the Boy Scouts of America is a major part of the Mormon church and was in his life as a Mormon. As He began attending college he met his Robin, a young Chriatian lady, who would become his wife. Ted kept the fact that he was a Mormon from Robin until after they were married for two years, until she discovered his Mormon scriptures in his truck and confronted him. Robin's discovery shook their marriage. Aired April 3, 2009.
Heidi Westmoreland: Part 2 of 2 - Heidi describes the difficulty in accepting her fiance's conversion to Christianity. Although she felt separated from Mormonism she still believed in and defended Mormonism, as Clay showed her the differences between Christianity and Mormonism. Clay's questions forced her to do research to find the truth. After a year of research, she left Mormonism and embraced a belief in Jesus. Although her family rejects her new beliefs, Heidi says that her relationship with Jesus has never been better. Aired March 26, 2009.
Heidi Westmoreland: Part 1 of 2 - Heidi describes growing up, how her Mother and Father were both respected Mormons. Her siblings were also living as Mormons should. Heidi describes bad choices she made and how her family and friends treated her differently as a result. The judgement of family and friends and new found, albeit wordly freedom caused her to make more bad decisions. She describes how she met her husband, and how his conversion to Christ dramatically affected her. Aired March 20, 2009.
John and Noni Lee: Part 2 of 2 - John and Noni compare and contrast their lives as Mormons vs. biblical Christians. They also describe their family's reactions to their decision to leave the church. They provide insight into how Mormons react to early Mormon history and doctrine, particularly the changes. Aired March 12, 2009.
John and Noni Lee: Part 1 of 2 - Former LDS, John and Noni discuss the LDS temple ceremony and why Mormons must not talk about it. John served as a veil worker in the Mesa, Arizon temple before he and his wife left Mormonism. Aired March 6, 2009.
Amy Snow: Part 3 of 3 - Amy concludes her testimony by describing the hope she now feels as a Christian verses the fear she felt as a Mormon. Amy says that she could never go back to being a Mormon and expresses her gratitude to God for saving her. Aired February 26, 2009.
Amy Snow: Part 2 of 3 - Amy describes her research into Bible translations. Her research gave her reasons to trust the Bible, and helped her belief in Jesus. The results of Amy's research suprised her, since Mormon history problems were so extensive. Aired February 19, 2009.
Amy Snow: Part 1 of 3 - Amy tells how she defended Joseph Smith and the LDS Church until she could no longer do so. She tells of her heartache as she left the LDS faith. Aired February 12, 2009.
Andy Poland: Part 2 of 2 - Andy Poland wraps up his testimony, explaining why leaving Mormonism made it difficult for him to become a Bible-believing Christian. Jim and Judy Robertson of Concerned Christians helped him develop a faith in the Biblical Jesus. At the Concerned Christians' Thursday night meeting several Christians prayed for Andy's active Mormon wife- asking God to send Lori to the following week's meeting. Andy could not believe it when Lori actually decided to attend. Andy's new faith in Christ has radically changed his life, giving him hope rather than fear. Aired February 6, 2009.
Andy Poland: Part 1 of 2 - Andy, the host of Out of Mormonism and general manager of Concerned Christians, tells his story of how he left the Mormon church. He also explains the ministry of Concerned Christian and how Jim and Judy Robertson started it. Andy tells how Concerned Christians reached out to Him and his family during their transition out of Mormonism. Aired February 5, 2009.