Religion Today

Issues of faith and spirituality that matter to LDS, Mormons, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
2021-10-17 Religion Today – How to Answer Difficult Gospel Questions – Martin Tanner’s Debate with a Former Latter-day Saint as an Illustration   (19:59) October 16, 2021
How do you find answers to difficult Gospel Questions?  In this episode of Religion Today Host Martin Tanner uses his 2018 debate with a former Latter-day Saint who left the Church over questions he could not answer in the Book of Mormon, to show how to be patient and how to look to find answers […]
2021-10-10 Religion Today – God Loves You No Matter Your Flaws and Imperfections – God’s Love is Always There for You No Matter What   (19:59) October 10, 2021
Many people have the idea, and have even been taught, that God’s love is conditional; that God loves the righteous more than the unrighteous; that he loves people with problems less and good people more.  In this episode of Religion Today, host Martin Tanner explains from the experiences of Joseph Smith, the teachings of Church […]
2021-10-03 Religion Today – Was there Baptism Before Christianity – Is Baptism in the Book of Mormon Before Christianity aa Error   (19:59) October 03, 2021
What was John the Baptist doing when he baptized people?  His baptism was not a Christian ritual.  After all, he was baptizing before Jesus’ ministry began.  Is Baptism in the Book of Mormon before the time of Christ an error and proof it is not of God?  In this episode of Religion Today, host Martin […]
2021-09-26 Religion Today – Touching Near-Death Experiences from a 6 year old boy and a 14 year old girl   (20:00) September 25, 2021
The near-death experiences of a 6-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl are shared by host Martin Tanner in this touching episode.  Both saw Jesus and one saw Heavenly Father.  Both experiences will help listeners understand how all are loved by God, how all can be forgiven, what is important in life, and that the Second […]
2021-09-19 Religion Today – Race in Judaism, Christianity, and in the LDS Faith   (20:00) September 19, 2021
Several critics emailed to ask whether host Martin Tanner believes Brigham Young was racist.  In this broadcast, Martin Tanner answers and responds to a broader question by explaining why neither The LDS Church and Joseph Smith were ahead of their time in having Blacks, Native Americans and others treated like all other visitors and members, […]
2021-09-12 Religion Today – Radical Islamic Religious Beliefs Caused 9-11, Not Western Politics or Foreign Policy   (19:59) September 12, 2021
The day after the 20th anniversary of 9-11, Religion Today Host Martin Tanner explains why the interpretation of 109 verses in the Quran by Radical Muslims, like the Taliban, ISIS, Al Quada, etc. caused 9-11, not U.S. foreign policy or U.S. involvement in the Middle-East, as some erroneously claim.  Learn why 99% of all terrorist […]
2021-09-05 Religion Today – The Church Will Not be Led Astray, is Not Off Track, or In a State of Apostasy   (19:57) September 05, 2021
Recently Religion Today Show host Martin Tanner has received many emails concerned about the future:  Is the Constitution hanging by a threat?  Is the Church off track?  Is there a need for yet another restoration?  In this episode of Religion Today Martin Tanner explains from the Old and New Testaments, in clear language, why there […]
2021-08-29 Religion Today – Responding to Those Who Say Latter-day Saints Should Not be Considered Real Christians   (19:58) August 28, 2021
Religion Today host Martin Tanner explains how to respond to claims that members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe in a different God, a different Jesus and have a different view of salvation that is found in the New Testament.
2021-08-22 Religion Today – Humor in the Bible – Does God Have a Sense of Humor   (20:00) August 21, 2021
Have you wondered whether God and Jesus have a sense of humor?  In this episode of Religion Today, host Martin Tanner give some examples of the hundreds of places in the Bible where humor is appropriately used by God, Jesus, the Apostle Paul, Prophet Elijah and others to make an appropriate point.  Because we read […]
2021-08-15 Religion Today – The Greek Septuagint Bible, and How Jesus, the New Testament Writers and Early Christians Used It   (20:00) August 14, 2021
Did you know that Jesus, the Apostles and New Testament writers all read the scriptures the Greek (the Septuagint version of the Bible)?  In this episode of Religion Today, the host Martin Tanner explains why Jesus, the Apostles and Early Christians all read the Old Testament in Greek (the Septuagint Bible) and quotes from it.  […]
2021-08-08 Religion Today – Prayer, How to Overcome Doubts About it and How to Make it More Effective   (19:59) August 07, 2021
Prayer is communication with Heavenly Father.  If God knows all, why should we pray?  How can we overcome doubts about prayer and whether God listens?  In this Religion Today episode, host Martin Tanner answers these and other questions about prayer.  Prayer is important for everyone.,  If points us in the right direction, by re-orienting our […]
2021-08-01 Religion Today – Near-Death Experiences, LDS and other Religious Beliefs   (19:56) July 31, 2021
Religion Today host Martin Tanner explains why even though the first book on Near-death Experiences (NDEs) wasn’t published until 1975, a careful study shows NDEs have been known much earlier:  (1) in the 1800s in the LDS Faith, (2) in the Middle Ages, (3) in the first millennium after Christ, (4) in the New Testament, […]
2021-07-25 Religion Today – Baptism for the Dead in Early Christianity and as Restored in the LDS Faith   (19:57) July 24, 2021
In this episode of Religion Today host Martin Tanner explores the meaning of vicarious “Baptism for the Dead” by early Christians in Corinth as mentioned by the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:29.  Harvard scholar and professor Krister Stendahl, later head of the Lutheran Church in Sweden, and the New English Translation of the Bible […]
2021-07-18 Religion Today – To be an Apostle Must One See Jesus and Was This a Requirement to be an Ancient Apostle   (20:00) July 17, 2021
Was it a requirement to be an Ancient Apostle to see Jesus Christ before and after his resurrection?  To be a modern Apostle, must one see Jesus Christ?  Is is possible for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to fall away and the Gospel be restored yet again in the future?  Religion Today […]
2021-07-11 Religion Today – The Joseph Smith Translation – What it is and How to Better Understand it   (19:58) July 11, 2021
What is the “Joseph Smith Translation” also known as the “Inspired Version”?  Was it ever finished?  What are the six kinds of changes Joseph Smith made to the Bible when he made the JST?  Which Bible translation did Joseph Smith use when making the JST?  In this episode of Religion Today, host Martin Tanner answers […]
2021-07-04 Religion Today – The U.S., the Founding Fathers, freedom versus socialism, False Claims of Systemic Racism, etc   (19:59) July 03, 2021
Dr. Thomas Sowell, PhD, of the Stanford Hoover Institution, a black conservative, famously said blacks were not enslaved because they were black, but because they were available.  Whites have enslaved whites.  Asians have enslaved Asians.  Blacks have enslaved blacks.  The U.S. is not a racist country.  On the contrary, based on Christian values, European Christians […]
2021-06-27 Religion Today – What is in the Doctrine and Covenants, What is Not, and Why   (19:59) June 26, 2021
The Doctrine and Covenants was first published in 1835 as successor to the Book of Commandments.  The first title of the book “Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of the Latter Day Saints: Carefully Selected from the Revelations of God”.  In this episode of Religion Today, host Martin Tanner explains the little known story of […]
2021-06-20 Religion Today – How Men and Fathers Are Marginalized in Society and the Consequences   (19:58) June 19, 2021
In this Religion Today episode, broadcast on Fathers’ Day, host Martin Tanner describes how men and fathers have been marginalized and in society.  TV commercials and shows, such as the Simpsons, often depict women, mothers and girls as bright, wise, honest and thoughtful, while depicting men, fathers and boys and dumb, lazy, dishonest and angry. […]
2021-06-13 Religion Today – Science and Religion, the Age of the Earth, Evolution, etc   (19:59) June 12, 2021
True science and true religion must be compatible, not incompatible. In this episode of Religion Today host Martin Tanner gives a few examples of problems found in the Bible and some religious traditions, along with ways to reconcile them.  He described misconceptions most people have regarding Doctrine and Covenants Section 77 and the age of […]
2021-06-03 Religion Today – Prof. Dan Peterson on the Interpreter Foundation’s the Witnesses film   (20:00) June 05, 2021
The Interpreter Foundation’s new film “Witnesses” is now playing in over 350 movie theaters in the United States.  Witnesses is about the original three witnesses, Oliver Cowdery, David Whitmer and Martin Harris.  In this episode of Religion Today, host Martin Tanner explains how this film is an uplifting, yet complete film, including trials and doubts […]