This book goes along with the bible and testifies that christ is the savior for all people, doesnt matter the color of our skin or our race. Every charge must be established by the evidence of. In this powerful explanation of the origins, meaning, and scriptural expressions of the covenant path, bestselling author dr. The chronological bible and book of mormon, daily on. Members of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints the mormon church use the king james bible as their bible and consider it to be the word of god. It is a collection of journals and histories passed down from one writer to another over a period of about 1,000 years. The book of mormon is known as a second witness for jesus christ, and the bible and book of mormon are carried and used together by the missionaries and members of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints, thus fulfilling the scripture and the sticks whereon thou. Contrary to lds church claims, the bible did not prophesy about the book of mormon. Like the bible, the book of mormon is a book of scripture that teaches about jesus. In the case of each doctrine considered, it is the book of mormon and not the bible that establishes the doctrinal position of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints. Scholars today have varying theories about the true authorship of the book of mormon, but most conclude that smith composed the book himself, possibly with the help of oliver cowdery and sidney rigdon, drawing from information and publications available in his time, including the king james bible, the wonders of nature, and view of the hebrews. Why the bible needs the book of mormon greg trimble.
The bible needed the book of mormon to act as a second witness just a paul tells the corinthians that in the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established. The book of mormon is a sacred text that was published in march 1830 by joseph smith, jr. Book of mormonplagiarism accusationsking james bible. Like the bible, the book of mormon is an ancient record that teaches about jesus.
Both volumes were written by prophets, they are divided into smaller books generally named for their authors, they use similar language, and they witness of christ. At first glance the book of mormon appears to be biblical in heft and style. Both the bible and the book of mormon declare themselves to be ancient, historical, and reliable rules of faiththe very word of god. However, instead of condoning this practice, the book of mormon turns it on its head, showing how the god of israel can allow the dead to speak to the living in a righteous and holy way. A comparison of book of mormon, bible, and traditional. The bible is not a book but a collection of 66 books, written over a span of 1600 years across 3 continents, by over 40 writers inspired by god in 3 languages yet it has one primary theme the glory of god and salvat.
In some cases, entire passages are duplicated in the book of mormon. So much for the book of mormon being a different gospel than the bible the record of this visit is found in the book of 3rd nephi, in the book of mormon. The book of mormon the book of mormon claims to be a volume of holy scripture comparable to the bible. The book of mormon consistently goes beyond the bible in its teachings, but is certainly in harmony with it. Contradictions between the book of mormon and the bible. The first author is the prophet nephi, who left jerusalem with his family in 600 bc and sailed to the americas. The book of mormon is the word of god, like the bible. One passage says that the book of mormon shall establish the truth of the bible and shall make known to all kindreds, tongues. Book of mormon, work accepted as holy scripture, in addition to the bible, in the church of jesus christ of latterday saints and other mormon churches.
Like the bible, the book of mormon is an ancient record of gods teachings to his people the book of mormon prophets lived in the americas from approximately 600 bc to ad 400, and they wrote the histories and the powerful spiritual lessons taught to their people. Fanfic mark twain may have savaged its literary ambitions, but a new novel from avi steinberg tries. There are times where the book of mormon prophets quote those found in the bible, but otherwise the text is unique. How the book of mormon is not like the bible and why we. Each book stands as evidence that god lives and speaks to his children by revelation to his prophets. The book of mormon is another witness of jesus christ and confirms the truths found in the holy bible. The bible the bible teaches that all men have sinned and fallen short of the glory of god. Moody, a methodist from fort worth, texas, said she thumbed through the bible in her hotel room on sept. Since i knew that validity draws fire, it made me want to read it more and dig deeper into the topic. Mormons believe the book of mormon is inspired introduction to the book of mormon. The book of mormon provides the fullest and most authoritative understanding of the atonement of jesus christ to be found anywhere. Its couched in king james english, and it features color renderings of mormon scenes made to look like bible illustrations.
The book of mormon is an entirely different book of scripture. Both books contain gods guidance as revealed to prophets, as well as religious histories of different civilizations. When i started looking around, it seemed like there were people everywhere saying that the book of mormon was a fraud. Different authors contributed to the writing of the holy bible whereas the book of mormon was first published by one man, joseph smith.
Aside from the many theological conflicts with the bible and historical and archeological fact, the writing of the book of. Smith said he has received these plates in 1827 from an angel named. According to smith, the book is originally written in an otherwise unknown language called reformed egyptian on golden plates and it should be of similar importance as the bible. The bible does not say directly from the book of mormon or anything like that. This is, in part, because church members believe the bible was the result of a multiplestep translation process and the book of mormon was not. Does the bible reference the book of mormon answers. The book of mormon compared with the bible watchtower. The bible has stood alone for many yearsbut in the last daysits becoming evident why the bible needs the book of mormon. They do not hold to the essentials of the christian faith, which means that they are not christians. Yet, essential mormon doctrines arent even found in it. Sometimes the quotation is explicit, as in the second book of nephi, which contains 18 quoted chapters of the book of isaiah other significant connections between the two books include book of mormon words and phrases that only appear in.
The book of mormon teaches that god has flesh and bones and that he has a wife with whom they produce spirit offspring in heaven that will inhabit human bodies on earth. We believe that god has revealed his word to all people in all generations and the book of mormon is simply a record of his dealings with a different nation than that of the bible. The book of mormon emulates the language and style of the king james bible because that is the scriptural style joseph smith, translator of the book of mormon, was familiar with critics of the book of mormon claim that major portions of it are copied, without attribution, from the bible. What is less well known is that the book of mormon makes a large number of unacknowledged biblical quotes. The book of mormon teaches that little children are not capable of sin because they do not have a sinful nature moroni 8. Joseph smith claimed the book of mormon was superior to all books, the bible is not intended to be an exception. The book of mormon contains extensive quotes from isaiah some twentytwo chapters of the prophet are found in the book, in many cases quoted verbatim from the king james version.
This, they say, is a clear prophecy that the bible the stick of judah is to be joined with the book of mormon the stick of joseph to comprise the full revelation of god. If we follow his teachings found in the book of mormon we will find lasting happiness. The book of mormon is not a different version of the bible, it is a different book written by different prophets, teaching the same gospel. Like the bible, the book of mormon has many authors. The book of mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the bible. The book of mormon and the king james bible wikipedia. While the bible is written by and about the people in the land of israel and surrounding areas and takes place from the creation of the world until shortly after the death of jesus. The book of mormon compared with the bible to members of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints the book of mormon is the word of god and is considered to be. The book of mormon claims to be a volume of holy scripture comparable to the bible. What happens when christians, catholics and agnostics read verses from the book of mormon. This podcast, like its sister podcast on the bible, presents these texts in a rough chronological order, so. I noticed that most of the people that condemned the book of mormon the loudest, had never even read the book. Like old scrolls we see in movies from egypt and stuff.
Read saving christianity here read the book of mormon. The contradictions between the book of mormon and the bible constitute a most serious obstacle to accepting the book of mormon as latterday scripture supplemental to the bible. Perhaps the greatest crack in the credibility of the book of mormon is that whole sections were derived directly from the king james version of the bible this despite the fact that according to mormon chronology, the book of mormon predates the king. Both scriptures also have the writings of prophets and apostles, which basically preach about the love, mercy and how to live by the teachings of jesus christ. They try to make themselves appear to be good and they do this and that, but mormonism is a cult which started less. Have you ever wondered how mormonsproperly referred to as. Is this scripture talking about the book of mormon. Church members officially regard the book of mormon as the most correct book of scripture, in that a man would get nearer to god by abiding by its precepts, than any other book.
The book of mormon contains many linguistic similarities to the king james bible kjv. Through living the teachings found in the bible and book of mormon. The holy bible is the sacred text of jews and christians while the book of mormon is the sacred text of the latterday saints movement. The introduction tells you that the book of mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the bible.
Archeology has found zero confirmation of the book of mormon. Members of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints identify the book of mormon as the stick. And whereas the bible is organically linked to the earthly ministry of jesus christ by extensive surviving manuscript evidence going back as far as a. The bible and book of mormon app treats the two volumes of scripture as one, and makes it easier than ever to read, study and share the word of god. It was first published in 1830 in palmyra, new york, and was thereafter widely reprinted and translated. Unless otherwise indicated, bible quotations are taken from the king james version. Quite reasonably, the current introduction to the book of mormon begins, the book of mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the bible. But knowing that the bible is one book stick of judah and the book of mormon is another stick of ephraim. The bible and the book of mormon why christianity is true. Mormons believe the christian bible to be the word of god as far as it is. Both the bible and the book of mormon declare themselves to. More than the bible has been given by god, according to the book, and, of course, the additional revelation is the book of mormon 2 nephi 29.
After the death of christ the church was persecuted and the apostles were killed. The founder of mormonism said the book of mormon was the most correct book of any book, including the bible history of the church, vol. In fact, although the book of mormon quotes heavily from the bible including parts of the bible the supposed ancient book of mormon writers had never seen, it also contradicts the bible. The covenant path in the bible and the book of mormon. Discover how you can come closer to god by reading from its pages. They ignore, of course, the context itself in which god actually gives the interpretation v. The way that people wrote things down at that time was on sticks and paper rolled around it.
The bible, on the other hand has clear tangible archeological proof of every bible city, river, nation, king, ruler, coin, country and hundreds of confirmed bible stories have been confirmed from professional archeological controlled digs. The bible is by definition a collection of books written by various authors that were not necessarily eye witnesses to the events that took place in it. Christ and serves as a companion scripture to the holy bible. Of course, outside of the mormon s own writings, there are no records, no evidence whatsoever of any such visit by jesus to the americas. What does the book of mormon contain that the bible does. The book of mormon s use the term familiar spirits is related to the ancient practice of necromancy that was forbidden by god in the old testament. What is the difference between the bible and the book of. Taylor halverson unfolds how the bible and the book of mormon were written to preserve the covenant path. Every chapter of isaiah in both the bible and the book of mormon is analyzed. These same principles are taught in the bible, but not as clearly as they are in the book of mormon.878 1091 757 1229 1354 137 1329 90 952 1124 1197 335 1198 634 545 1474 550 960 133 717 447 357 179 1011 951 1148 1529 63 1491 881 1146 908 136 1361 1331 1262 255 78 421 174 779 1020 688 755 390