An account written by the hand of mormon upon plates taken from the plates of nephi. Jun 11, 2009 a recent word change to the introduction of the book of mormon has once again brought attention to the question regarding the historical reliability of one of mormonisms most sacred texts. What did the book of mormon actually add to the bible that. 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. All men have heard of the mormon bible, but few except the elect have seen it, or, at least, taken the trouble to read it.
Does the fact that the bible states that nothing should be added to. Each reads very much like the bible in type and breadth of thematic concerns and literary forms history, law, psalm. Aug 08, 2012 the latterday saint canon consists of four books. This is reflected in one of their articles of faith which states. There are many sources out there about inconsistencies between the holy bible and the book of mormon. The bible says believers were first called christians after pauls ministry in antioch. The book of mormon shall stand as a testimony against the world, ether 5. The first part of the book of mormon, down to the book of mosiah, was translated directly from the writings of nephi and jacob, with brief entries by others down to sometime between 279 and bc. The bible itself is where christ said that by the mouth of two or more witnesses shall his words be established. The bible and the book of mormon for over 100 years, mormon archaeologists have searched in vain for indisputable proof of book of mormon civilizations. The book was written by many ancient prophets by the spirit of prophecy and revelation. Learn more about how latterday saints use and combine these scriptures. The book of mormon is subtitled another witness of jesus christ because it, too, testifies of the lord.
Im not going to read that book because the bible says that you shouldnt add to or take away from it. Feb 08, 2009 the book of mormon and the bible support each other, and act as a second witness to one another. Joined jun 15, 2015 messages 883 age 25 gender male religious affiliation eastern orthodox political affiliation. This why we do not believe that another testament is acceptable or verifiable today. The verses say, and if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy referring specifically to the book of revelation. What is less well known is that the book of mormon makes a large number of unacknowledged biblical quotes.
Ricks, fasting in the book of mormon and the bible, in the book of mormon. Article citing verses in book of mormon that contradict specific teaching of the bible both cannot be from god. How the bible and the book of mormon work together. The teachings in the book of mormon are not in conflict with the writings of the bible. Another change affirms the teaching that the book of mormon alone contains the fullness of the gospel. The book of mormon is a second witness to the bibles teachings. Immediately they jump back as if they just saw a rattlesnake. How can mormons consider the book of mormon to be an. The prophet jacob in the book of mormon provides the most sublime and succinct answer to this question. The implication here is that the author of the book of mormon read the phrase in the bible, and either unconsciously or consciously worked the surrounding phrases into the text. The prophet joseph smith said, i told the brethren that the book of mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to god by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book joseph smith, history of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints, 7 vols.
In fact, i believe it is fulfilling that purpose as i write this refutation of the book of mormon. At first glance the book of mormon appears to be biblical in heft and style. These verses of scripture have been cited repeatedly by those attempting to discredit the book of mormon, claiming that gods revelation to man is closed. What details in the book of mormon are not in the bible. What is the difference between the bible and the book of. Marriott, whose namesake founding family is active in the mormon church, has been putting both the bible and the book of mormon in its rooms since opening its first hotel in the late 1950s. For 26 consecutive weeks beginning on january 2, 1997, there appeared an accurate and informative series of newspaper articles in the wetumpka herald circulation 4,400 entitled the bible and the book of mormon connecting links. Another testament of jesus christ is a separate book and validates and upholds the bible. On this website, well show you how that works by including lessons from the bible and then telling you what the book of mormon has to say about them.
Ezekiel saw our day and knew of the coming forth of the book of mormon. The bible and the book of mormon both have similar objectives. Fasting in the book of mormon and the bible religious. Apologetics press the bible versus the book of mormon. Bible q does the book of mormon contradict the bible. The main scripture they use to support this claim is ezekiel 37. On a number of occasions, we find that when the book of mormon quotes a biblical passage, other quotations from the same passage are clustered near the original quotation. Contrary to lds church claims, the bible did not prophesy about the book of mormon.
Fred rogers widow joanne rogers talks about the new documentary about him megyn kelly today duration. In terms of theology and doctrine, most of what is in the bible and the book of mormon is unproveable and must be taken on faith. Nov 26, 2017 here are two things there are of course others. The bom added an entire scriptural record of the people of ancient america. It was first published in march 1830 by joseph smith as the book of mormon. As men focus their attention in other areas of research, bits of cultural and linguistic evidence come to the forefront as additional testimonies of the book of mormon. The bible is the stick of judah and the book of mormon is the stick of joseph. The introduction tells you that the book of mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the bible. If the book of mormon is true, then why has the mormon church changed it. Is the book of mormon considered to be another gospel. When the 1920 edition of the book of mormon was being prepared, the preposition with was added in this passage so that readers would not misinterpret the.
The book of mormon is a sacred text of the latter day saint movement, which, according to. Jerusalem is the only city that is found in both the bible and the book of mormon and is one of the most excavated cities in the world. The way you can attempt to answer the question, is the bible really inspireddoes it have a divine originis to see whether the bible has marks of the supernatural. The book of mormon and the bible mormons in transition. The only additions in their version of the king james version of the bible is in the form of footnotes and reference information.
It does not tear it down, but it testifies of the bible s truthfulness. Both the bible and the book of mormon declare themselves to be ancient. The book of mormon was written for the intent that we may believe the bible, morm. The church of jesus christ of latterday saints or mormons claim that, along with the bible, the book of mormon 1 is a revelation from god. The bible has stood alone for many yearsbut in the last daysits becoming evident why the bible needs the book of mormon. The bible and book of mormon app, from the church of jesus christ, treats the two volumes of scripture as one, and makes it easier than ever to read, study and share the word of god. The book of revelation is the closing book for gods revelation through his prophets to the. He stated that while the church affirms the book of mormon as scripture, and makes it available for study and use in.
Contradictions between the book of mormon and the bible. How do we know that the bible is the word of god, and not the apocrypha, the quran, the book of mormon, etc answer. The book of mormon talks about it at much greater length e. Sometimes the quotation is explicit, as in the second book of nephi, which contains 18 quoted chapters of the book of isaiah. The book of mormon is a separate book taking place on a different continent.
It does not replace the bible, nor does it pretend to be the bible its just another cultures testimony of christ, and his teachings. The book of mormon contains many linguistic similarities to the king james bible kjv. The mormon church teaches that the bible has been corrupted and does not contain the fullness of the gospel. This is a difficult concept to convey, but one that is very real nonetheless. The book of mormon contradicts itself and the bible. In some cases, entire passages are duplicated in the book of mormon. But the bible teaches that salvation is by grace alone ephesians 2.
Volumes have been written on its distinctive and rhythmic style, and it is still regarded as a triumph of modern english literature. Book of mormonplagiarism accusationsking james bible. Lack of heart a final missing element in the book of mormon is heart. 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. When we study the book of mormon, our understanding of the doctrines in the bible is clarified. The bible is full of proof that it came by the inspiration of god. So youre talking to someone and you ask them if you could give them a book of mormon. Do the mormons believe the bible to be the infallible word of god.
Although there is a mormon version of the bible, it is the same unchanged king james translation used by millions worldwide. He arranged for them to be published as the book of mormon. Mormon is a prophet in the book of mormon, who collected and transcribed the records of his people on the american continent. The book of morman vs the bible what do the scriptures say. The book of mormon false testament learn the bible. Book of mormon difficulties, contradictions and explanations. If you accept the book of mormon you must place your faith in one man, joseph smith, and accept that everything he says is the absolute and eternal truth. It is important for you to know this so you will understand what a startling thing it was for me to observe what i observed in the book of mormon. The book of mormon is completely devoid of such proof. Believe it or not the archaeological achilles heel of the book of mormon is not the multiple cities it discusses that have never been found, but rather the one city it mentions that is actually real.
Taylor shows some great connections between the bible and the book of mormon for example comparing king noah with deuteronomy 17. Paul tells us not to accept any other gospels apart from the one he has preached. Simply put, if both the bible and the book of mormon were inspired by god, then they never would contradict each other. Again the book of mormon contradicts the bible, because it has many aspects of salvation being practiced long before they were truly in effect. Plucked from the bible as i was reading the book of mormon i noticed that over and over biblical phrases were used, many reproduced verbatim from the bible. It is a record of gods dealings with ancient inhabitants of the americas and contains the fulness of the everlasting gospel. If that is considered adding to the bible, then most denominations are guilty. On the other hand, the book of mormon easily is exposed as fiction when compared to and contrasted with the bible, which mormons claim is the word of god. The bible and book of mormon for android apk download.
Nov, 2009 the writers of the bible didnt know anything about the people living on the other side of the world. 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 christ. The book of mormon and the king james bible wikipedia. The bible and the book of mormon work together to invite all people to follow jesus christ and be saved through his grace. Covenantal kingship in the book of mormon meridian magazine. The purpose of the book is to convince the jew and the gentile that jesus is the christ. As part of this effort, a new edition was printed with the added subtitle another testament of jesus christ. What is the difference between the bible and the book of mormon. The word of yahweh was addressed to me as follows, son of man, take a stick and write on it, judah and those israelites loyal to. The bible and the book of mormon why christianity is true. The book of mormon is a sacred text of the latter day saint movement, which, according to adherents, contains writings of ancient prophets who lived on the american continent from approximately 2200 bc to ad 421.
Nov 06, 2006 order the dvd at the book of mormon claims to be a volume of holy scripture comparable to the bible. Jul 12, 2017 was the book of mormon a great american novel. See more ideas about book of mormon, scripture study and lds scriptures. It does, however, testify of the truths contained in the bible. The book of mormon is the word of god, like the bible. The bible is the first witness and the book of mormon bears a second witness that all the promises, prophecies, and miracles in the bible are true. You mormons are trying to add scripture to the bible and are cursed for it. The mormon claim that the book of mormon is another testament of jesus christ is.
This book is an outgrowth of those articles and the public reaction which the articles engendered. Do you know how to show a mormon person the difference in reliability between the bible and the book of mormon. They present this as evidence that joseph smith wrote the book of mormon by plagiarizing the authorized king james version of the bible. Mar 06, 2012 the point of this passage is that when the book of mormon was published in the nineteenth century, gentiles that is, traditional christians would object to the claim that the book of mormon is scripture and insist that the bible is the only scripture that we have or need.
It was written to testify that jesus is the christ. After his resurrection, christ visited the book of mormon peoples, whom he described to his original apostles as other sheep which are not of this fold john 10. We believe both to be holy scriptures which are given us by god. How do we know that the bible is the word of god, and not. 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 writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes. The book of mormon upholds the stories and teachings of the holy bible. The book of mormon restores plain and precious truths that have been lost from the bible. From among them, he chose 12 apostles and organized his church. The mormon church uses the king james translation of the bible and the book of revelation, and has made no changes to the text. Why is some of the book of mormon identical to the bible. I warn every one who hears the words of the prophecy of this book.
To avoid circular reasoning, the first question we must ask is. 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. The rest of the book was written by mormon and moroni, who lived in the forth century ad after their written language had been significantly modified. The mormon parts are the parts that were not originalthe footnotes, chapter summaries, and. As mormons, we study both the bible and the book of mormon extensively both personally and in church meetings. The rendering of this scripture is even clearer in 2 nephi 3. The book of mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the bible. The book of mormon is a second witness for jesus christ. When in discussion with mormons i bring up the concept of the closure of scripture and how we are not to add to the word ie. Unless otherwise indicated, bible quotations are taken from the king james version. Its couched in king james english, and it features color renderings of mormon scenes made to look like bible illustrations. The book of mormon has him appearing in the americas after his ascension 3 nephi 10. 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. As many people today drift from god and religion, having more than one witness of gods.
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. For the first 150 years of mormonisms existence, everyone thought it was a story about a people who left the middle east and came to south or central america, and who fought wars clear up into new york state where. Much of the biblical and book of mormon narratives are dominated by how this question was asked and answered. It is an abridgment by an ancient prophet named mormon of the records of ancient inhabitants of the americas. 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.
Below is the modern map of the area of smiths youth. Joseph smith did not write the book of mormon, he translated it. Yet, essential mormon doctrines arent even found in it. There are references to stories that some bible scholars view with skepticism, such as the tower of babel and story of jonah. Why do you only add the phrase, as far as it is translated correctly to describe the bible and not after the book of mormon when in fact there are far more translating errors in the book of mormon than the bible. As a companion to the bible, the book of mormon is a witness of jesus christs divinity and his role as the savior of the world. The covenant path in the bible and the book of mormon.
What is the biblical basis for believing in the book of mormon. Why the bible needs the book of mormon greg trimble. However, the book of mormon fails the tests that the bible gives to identify genuine revelations from god. Part of why i beleive the book of mormon, and everything else in the church of jesus christ of latter day saints is how it tells of how i lived before i was born. The book of mormon contains passages from the king james bible summary. 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. Both books contain gods guidance as revealed to prophets, as well as religious histories of different civilizations. Jul 06, 2011 the bible came first, not the book of mormon.
We believe the bible to be the word of god as far as it is translated correctly pearl of. Critics of the book of mormon claim that major portions of it are copied, without attribution, from the bible. The book of mormon compliments and supports the bible. Skeptics and most archeologists believe that the book of mormon is a hoax, and that it was written in the early 19th century by joseph smith or some other individuals. Does the bible reference the book of mormon answers. However, we have found in our research and scriptural study that there are many consistencies between the holy bible and book of mormon.
Bible ties to the book of mormon bible reference for lds. The king james version of the bible is, in all likelihood, the most successful of all the english translations. Printed in canada first edition, isbn 9780981146720. Of course, it would be easy for joseph smith to include these things in the book of mormon, if in fact it was first written in his own day, rather than many centuries earlier as he claimed it had been. The bible mentions the necessity of being born again and gives a few examples like paul.
The question of which if any religious text is the true word of god is of utmost importance. The book of mormon is supposed to be a history of real people living in a real place. Why do mormons have more scriptures than the bible. However, the book of mormon claims the christian church was established as early as 147 b. Book of mormon word change christian research institute.
The bible the bible teaches that all men have sinned and fallen short of the glory of god. How do mormons interpret the warning in revelation about. Considering its a seperate book from the bible, and has never nor will ever be combined into the bible. Apr, 2010 yes, the book of mormon contradicts the bible. The book of mormon contradicts itself and other inspired mormon writings. Comparing the bible to the book of mormon, with compilation. 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. Does the fact that the bible states that nothing should be added to or taken away from the book mean that the book of mormon is false. It is very likely that the king james bible may have been used as a model for the translation of the book of mormon, but the authorship of the book is attributed to the man mormon, who is reported to have compiled the book around 400 a. Book of mormon one of the four volumes of scripture accepted by the church of jesus christ of latterday saints. How can mormons consider the book of mormon to be an extension of the bible.562 770 201 1521 1167 61 1313 1188 822 688 1414 355 1494 981 75 1304 979 100 168 978 842 1356 487 145 31 557 199 1292 222 1194 1468 635 209 1276 137 850 4 697 1271 694 1389 174 1015 265 1132 732 1388 1043