One would think that the Gospel restored by Joseph Smith should at least somewhat reflect the teachings of the early Christian Church. It turns out to have more than just a few similarities.
Barry Bickmore gives a presentation on this same topic: similarities between the restored church and the early Christian church.
I heard about Blake from Brett McDonald (creator of LDS Truth Claims videos). Brett shared a paper Blake wrote on ex nihilo creation. I’ll link it here:
I emailed Blake a few questions. He responded immediately. He suggested, among other things, that I check out resources at his web site.
He has so many books and podcasts. I immediately saw this:
How Many Gods Are There?
Take a look and follow this scholar!