Thank you for wanting to search out the truth for yourself,
Whenever you study a topic like this you will run across a lot of scholarly and unscholarly people that have very strong opinions, and they don't always agree on everything. When you do a Google search you run across every sort of article. Some Christian apologists, (and it seems especially so of many that specialize in studying and exposing aberrant groups or cults.) will often expect everyone to agree on every point, and label those that disagree as heretical. I think this is an "over reaction" to the general lack of Bible Study that is indeed in many parts of the Church today, or it may be plain old spiritual pride. They don't all do this, but some do.
Paul said that some things were grey and should be left up to individual conscience. Some practices are optional. It is the essential core beliefs that are important to defend. I wish all Christians focused on those, but they don't.
These are just a sample of the volume of material that is available. There are hundreds or thousands more than what are listed here. I did a quick search and listed a few here. Google can find a lot more if that's not enough.
Articles on Jehovah's Witnesses
Who is GREATER-the Father or the Son?- Is Jesus an angel, a man or deity?
Independent thinkers?- Are Jehovah's Witnesses really allowed to pursue truth?
144,000 mediators or One- Refuting the Jehovah's Witness teaching on the 144,000 going to heaven mediating for the great crowd.
Who are they and what do they want?-What do they teach that they won't tell you until you join.
And the Word was What?- Jehovah's Witnesses and their unique and intentional distortion of Jn1:1 in their NWT. Johannes Greber and his influence on their translation.
Scholars on Jn.1:1- What do Greek scholars think of the Jehovah's Witness rendering of "the word was a god"?
Tacking in the wind- How they are never wrong.
No Christmas for A JW- What do they think of people celebrating Christ's birth
The Jesus of the Watchtower-Who is the Jesus they present to their members?
Watchtower and Believers- Are there any?
Denying the Creation Account - Do J.W's believe in the biblical creation account or synthesize it with evolution?
What does and does not happen to you when you join the Jehovah Witnesses what is it like to join and live in Jehovah's Organization.
Forbidding Blood Transfusions- Their teaching of eternal life forbids saving physical life
Blood Transfusions-What really is a transfusion
JeHoVaH's Name is? Is this the authentic name of God they have inserted in their NWT.
Flesh and Blood cannot inherit the Kingdom- Did Jesus rise as a spirit named Michael?
Is the Light getting Brighter?- What about all the changes in the Watchtowers history, are they getting closer to the truth?
A Lie for a Lie- What happens to the old light that is replaced with the new
Is Jesus Michael the Archangel-proving from the bible he is not!
The Watchtower and Pagan Pyramids-Did the Watchtower once promote what they now would call paganism?
Who is Your mediator-Christ is the mediator of the 144,000 only, a mock conversation as a outline to make sense out of this teaching to a Jehovah's Witness.
The 144,000 - Who are they and where are they?
Shepherd of the Sheep- who is the shepherd of the church? Is he the same shepherd over the Watchtower society?
Singing the Song of the Lamb-who is The real song of praise sung in heaven by the saints to?
Angelic Direction for the Society- Who does the society receive their directions from today ?
Mighty or Almighty God ?- Is Jesus only a mighty god compared to Jehovah ?
Lying to the Public- What they say is not what they do.
If he is NOT God then ?-Proofs of what he said from his own mouth and what it means
Communication with a dead Pastor- Did the society ever hear from their beloved pastor after he died?
Jehovah Witness Children- what happens to the children in this religion
What did the Apostles preach- Looking at the evidence of the sermons the apostles proclaimed.
The Secret Coming of Jesus- did Jesus come in 1914 ?What they don't want you to know about 1874.
The many Gods of Jehovah Witnesses- Do they really believe there is only one God the father?
Watchtower proclaims themselves as false prophets- The history of date settings that all came to nothing.
Answering the knock at your door- What to do when they come to your house.
Whose testimony do you have?- Who does the Bible witness of?
Resurrection or recreation?- What happens when we die according to the Watchtower?
The Way of Salvation- How does a Jehovah's Witness receive salvation? Or do they?
This Directory lists articles on the LDS Church, Mormonism
For some great info on video and a challenge to all Mormons I highly recommend you watch these video trailers (you will want to get the videos after you watch these.)
Which god[s] do Mormons worship- is Adam the Father of Jesus Christ and all mankind?
Why the Mormon Church is NOT the TRUE church Jesus Christ started
Contradictions in Mormonism- How does the book of
Mormon stand up today to its original copy
Mormonism's Teaching on Pre-existence (pt.1)-Looking at the gods plan of salvation; from intelligence to being birthed as pre-existent spirits in heaven to becoming man to progression of Godhood .
Luciferís Fall in Heaven, Mans Exaltation on Earth (pt.2)- Are we and Jesus the brother of Lucifer ? The Jesus of Mormonism or the Jesus of the Bible.
Moroni, Other Sheep, and Two Sticks add up to Zero- Mormonism's proof of being another Testament of Christ.
Interview with a Mormon representative - Kent Dunford agreed to appear on the Let Us Reason program for our questions on Mormonism.
Mormons use TV media to promote Christians Holy Book
Adding to the Bible- Joseph Smiths additions to the KJV.
Which version of the vision should Mormons believe? A look at all the confusing elements and stories of Joseph Smith's vision as told by himself and the prophets of the church.
Polygamy revisited- A Biblical study on polygamy from the Bible compared to the Mormon's perspective.
A Mormons pre-existence- Looking at the Gods plan for salvation. From mans intelligence to being birthed as pre-existent spirits in heaven to Godhood from the Mormon perspective
I bear you MY testimony- What is true testimony of God's saving grace to be his child and the differences in Mormonism.
You said What when?- LDS tries to change their position on the blacks being curse.
What's in a name?- The necessity of the correct name of the Mormon Church.
Are you living the Celestial law? - Are Mormons achieving what they are teaching?
Making sense out of nonsense- The straw man argument of praying to receive and answer on the Book of Mormon.
RLDS -Reformed church- The teachings of the Reformed Church of Latter Day Saints
Basics of Mormonism- A Condensed overview of their teachings.
What do they actually mean when they say- How do we interpret what they teach?
Image and Likeness of God or man?- Whose image is man made in and what does it mean? Are we physically like God?
Adams test- Did Adam fail or succeed by eating the forbidden fruit?
In the Beginning MAN- Which came first man or God?
The virgin birth ?-What do Mormons mean by Mary is a virgin?
We're Christians too- Mormons now wanted to be accepted as Christians where before they mocked them!
The Confusion of Mormonism- The current state they were and are in.
Polygamy a Revelation from God ?-Where do these teachings come from and who changes their mind?
Baptizing live people for dead people to be saved-Can Mormons save people who are dead by being baptized in their place?
Why do you say the things you do?- Who attacked which Church first?
Its in Black and White-The new revelation given for the blacks to have the priesthood.
History of the Mormon Church- The timeline of their history.
What Ye think of the Scriptures-Their book of Mormon, is it a compliment or competitor to the bible? What do Mormons think of the bible , really?
How was the Book of Mormon translated? -By the power of God? The Urim and Thummim we are told. Not really.
Can I get a Witness for the book of Mormon?-What happened to the Witnesses? While they say Christianity was in apostasy, they too have an apostasy.
If you feel we have made misquoted or misrepresented Mormonism please contact us at Let Us Reason Ministries,
For more information on Mormonism and its history from those who once practiced the religion go to Utah Lighthouse Ministry- > www.utlm.org