Exposing The Mormons (Part 1)
By: Brian A. Yeager
While the Mormon’s have many books, which they erringly look to for their doctrines, the Book of Mormon is their bible. The one I have obtained is blue. The words on the cover say, “The Book Of Mormon; Another Testament Of Jesus Christ”. If you know anything about the truth at all, this title should stand out to you! There is no other testament of Jesus Christ. That makes this book accursed.
The Bible Warns About Another Gospel
When you examine the Book of Mormon, you see what they mean by another testament. It is a testament of their founder Joseph Smith. These quotes are directly from their bible. Please, compare the words of Joseph Smith in this Book of Mormon with the words of the inspired (I Corinthians 2:9-14 and II Timothy 3:15-17) Apostle Paul above. Notice the title page of the Book of Mormon: “Written by way of commandment, and also by the spirit of prophecy and of revelation—Written and sealed up, and hid up unto the Lord, that they might not be destroyed—To come forth by the gift and power of God unto the interpretation thereof—Sealed by the hand of Moroni, and hid up unto the Lord, to come forth in due time by way of the Gentile—The interpretation thereof by the gift of God… And now, if there are faults they are the mistakes of men; wherefore, condemn not the things of God, that ye may be found spotless at the judgment-seat of Christ” (http://scriptures.lds.org/en/bm/ttlpg). The first book in their bible says this: “And I know that the record which I make is true; and I make it with mine own hand; and I make it according to my knowledge” (I Nephi 1:3; http://scriptures.lds.org/en/1_ne/1).
By their own words, that book does not contain the word of God, but the fallible words of men! Those truly inspired would never make such a claim. The truly inspired said they did not speak their own words (II Samuel 23:2, I Corinthians 2:1-5, and I Thessalonians 2:13). God’s word is infallible (Psalms 33:4, Psalms 119:89, Proverbs 22:21, Matthew 5:17-18, Matthew 26:54, and John 10:34-36) and is not interpreted by man (II Peter 1:20-21). Folks, the true word of God was ONCE DELIVERED (Jude 3), not continually revealed. Yet, they still claim their bible is a new revelation. They still claim God had more to say through them. We know that this too is a lie! God did not have more to say through an angel named Moroni. The Scriptures above prove, as do other Scriptures, that God does not have a newer revelation.
What Does God Say About Adding To His Words?
The Mormon bible says: “Wherefore, because that ye have a Bible ye need not suppose that it contains all my words; neither need ye suppose that I have not caused more to be written" (II Nephi 29:10). In this verse the Mormons are claiming that God has more to be written. They are setting their stage so they can keep adding to what God has said through the Scriptures.
From the Old through the New Testament God is very clear that He does not want His words added to! Notice: “Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you… What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it… Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar… For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book” (Deuteronomy 4:2, Deuteronomy 12:32, Proverbs 30:5-6, and Revelation 22:18-19). Not only have they added to God’s word, but they’ve also claimed to reveal something new. This claim is a slap in God’s face!
About This Edition (Oops; We’ve Goofed A Few Times)…
The Lord’s word has no contradictions (Psalms 119:128, Psalms 119:142, and Psalms 119:160). The Mormons claim their new revelation is of God, but it is full of errors. Before the first book of Nephi, you read this in the Book of Mormon: “In or about the year A.D. 421, Moroni, the last of the Nephite prophet-historians, sealed the sacred record and hid it up unto the Lord, to be brought forth in the latter days, as predicted by the voice of God through his ancient prophets. In A.D. 1823, this same Moroni, then a resurrected personage, visited the Prophet Joseph Smith and subsequently delivered the engraved plates to him. About this edition: Some minor errors in the text have been perpetuated in past editions of the Book of Mormon. This edition contains corrections that seem appropriate to bring the material into conformity with prepublication manuscripts and early editions edited by the Prophet Joseph Smith” (http://scriptures.lds.org/en/bm/explanation). (Note: the idea of man becoming an angel is false. We’ll deal with this in another article). Well, they should have cleaned up a little better than they have. The Book of Mormon still contains many errors and even contradictions.
The Bible tells us that Jesus was born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2 and Matthew 2:1). The Book of Mormon says Jerusalem: “But behold, the Spirit hath said this much unto me, saying: Cry unto this people, saying—Repent ye, and prepare the way of the Lord, and walk in his paths, which are straight; for behold, the kingdom of heaven is at hand, and the Son of God cometh upon the face of the earth. And behold, he shall be born of Mary, at Jerusalem which is the land of our forefathers, she being a virgin, a precious and chosen vessel, who shall be overshadowed and conceive by the power of the Holy Ghost, and bring forth a son, yea, even the Son of God” (Alma 7:9-10). The Book of Mormon has the following so-called “Scriptures” occurring “Between 73 and 72 B.C” (http://scriptures.lds.org/en/alma/46): “And those who did belong to the church were faithful; yea, all those who were true believers in Christ took upon them, gladly, the name of Christ, or Christians as they were called, because of their belief in Christ who should come” (Alma 46:15). How did they take the name Christian and become members of the church 72 years before Christ was even born? The term Christian, according to the true Scriptures, was not used until disciples were called Christians in Antioch well after the death of Christ (Acts 11:26). The church of Christ did not exist until Christ died to purchase her (Acts 20:28 and Ephesians 5:25). When Christ died, darkness covered the earth for three hours (Mark 15:33). The Book of Mormon says: “And it came to pass that it did last for the space of three days that there was no light seen; and there was great mourning and howling and weeping among all the people continually; yea, great were the groanings of the people, because of the darkness and the great destruction which had come upon them” (III Nephi 8:23; http://scriptures.lds.org/en/3_ne/8). Many more could be pointed out. One is enough!
I mentioned that the Book of Mormon Contradicts itself. Notice the following examples. Is there a law to punish the disobedient or not? Yes, man has freewill: “Now if a man desired to serve God, it was his privilege; or rather, if he believed in God it was his privilege to serve him; but if he did not believe in him there was no law to punish him” (Alma 30:9; http://scriptures.lds.org/en/alma/30). Now (twenty verses later), there is a contradiction in doctrine: “Now when the high priest and the chief judge saw the hardness of his heart, yea, when they saw that he would revile even against God, they would not make any reply to his words; but they caused that he should be bound; and they delivered him up into the hands of the officers, and sent him to the land of Zarahemla, that he might be brought before Alma, and the chief judge who was governor over all the land” (Alma 30:29; http://scriptures.lds.org/en/alma/30). A lot changed in twenty verses! They said that you must believe and be baptized in one of their scriptures: “And whoso believeth in me, and is baptized, the same shall be saved; and they are they who shall inherit the kingdom of God” (III Nephi 11:33; http://scriptures.lds.org/en/3_ne/11). Yet, earlier the Book of Mormon paints the picture of baptism only being a sign you are already saved: “Therefore, there were ordained of Nephi, men unto this ministry, that all such as should come unto them should be baptized with water, and this as a witness and a testimony before God, and unto the people, that they had repented and received a remission of their sins” (III Nephi 7:25; http://scriptures.lds.org/en/3_ne/7). They err, for they have not the truth (cf. Jeremiah 9:5)!
Often an article ends with more to be said. Such is the case here. We will therefore have more articles on Mormonism. There is much to expose. This article destroys the foundation of Mormonism and we’ve yet to scratch the surface.
Volume 10 – Issue 9 - November 22nd, 2009