The Book of Mormon vs The Bible

by Jack H. Williams

Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 7:21)

Isnít it sad that, as the above passage points out, not all who profess to be followers of Jesus Christ are actually following Him. Tragically the above passage points out that one may even be deceiving self into believing they are right, when they are in reality following a false way. One such organization in which we find such people is Mormonism. Recently I heard that their membership now exceeds six million! The group itself was formed in 1836 by Joseph Smith, Jr. The religion of Mormonism (and those groups associated with it ... Reorganized Latter Day Saints, Temple Lot Church of Christ, etc.) is based on Joseph Smithís claim to have received golden plates from an angel of God (Moroni), which plates it is claimed he translated by the "gift and power of God" (title page to the Book of Mormon). The purpose of this tract is to examine the Book of Mormon, to see if it is in fact what it claims to beóof divine origin. In this examination we will follow the premise that truth harmonizes with truth; that is, if these words are of divine origin, they should all agree with the Bible. If, as the Mormons often claim, the Bible and the Book of Mormon are completely compatible there should be no contradictions. Let us see if such is true.

Priests of Aaron or Joseph?

Complete or Not?

Beginning in Jerusalem or Not?

"Will Build" or "Already There"?

Jerusalem or Bethlehem?

Father or No Father?

Called Christians First in Antioch or First In The Americaís?

Zedekiahís Sons Slain or Not?

3 Days or 3 Hours?

"Until" or Go For Visits?

More could be said about how the Book of Mormon does not agree with the Bible, but this is sufficient to show that one cannot take both as being the Word of God. The Mormon claim that the Book of Mormon is "another testament of Jesus Christ" is false. It is a book that contradicts the Bible. God has given us "all things pertaining to life and godliness" (2 Peter 1:3). These things are found in the inspired word of God, the Holy Bible.

Mormonism - Book of Mormon vs The Bible by Jack H. Williams © 1999

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