In a wordbyword study, i have found some form of the lords name mentioned an average of every 1. At first glance the book of mormon appears to be biblical in heft and style. The bible presents the history of israel and the beginnings of christianity. Despite what your pastor told you, mormon s do believe in the bible and our beliefs are in there, when you look at other verses besides john 3. These include the prophets isaiah and malachi from the old testament, and the sermon on the mount matthew 57 from the new. The bible mentions many places that are mentioned in other documents. Bible references supporting the beliefs of the lds church. The prophet joseph smith was raised up so that the lords words could be had again among the children of men. Why is the passover mentioned 71 times in the bible, but 0 times in the book of mormon. How many times is faith mentioned in the book of mormon. The only beverage mentioned in the book of mormon is wine.
The book of mormon explicitly quotes the prophet isaiah. 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. Its couched in king james english, and it features color renderings of mormon scenes made to look like bible illustrations. Mckay has said that he has always thought that the purpose of the book of job was to emphasize the fact that the testimony of the spiritthe testimony of the gospel, is beyond the power of satans temptation or any physical influence dedication of. Book of mormon prophets, book of mormon stories, scripture study, bible, lds seminary, lds faith, lds books, learning a second language, lds scriptures book of mormon central book of mormon knowhys jesus in the old testament. 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. Today the bible and book of mormon are companion books in the hands and before the eyes of people today. Some book of mormon prophets capital p were responsible for leading gods church with priesthood keys, like moses had been in the bible. Many christian scholars believe that the book of mormon, at least in part, is a plagiarized version of the king james bible. In elijah and moses case, translation allowed them to perform something special during the ministry of christ, for which they needed physical bodies. This they solemnly did, more than i had ever realized. Joseph smith is the founder of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints. The lord told the bible prophet ezekiel that the stick of judah the bible and the stick of joseph the book of mormon will be joined together and they shall become one in thine hand ezekiel 37. Also, many of the cities mentioned in the bible have been excavated.
As mentioned above, the book of mormon is a book of scripture kept by the ancient inhabitants of north america and covers a span of 1,000 years. What mormon leaders and prophets have said about the bible, how they compare it to the book of mormon. Mostly because of their size, the latter prophets are subdivided into the major prophets isaiah, jeremiah, and ezekiel, and the twelve minor prophets, whose writings could all be included in one large scroll which came to be known in greek as the dodecapropheton, the twelve prophet book. Joseph smith claimed that the book of mormon is the most correct book on earth, adding that man would become closer to god by following its precepts than by obeying any other book history of the church, vol. All told, the book of mormon mentions prophets or prophecy over 350 times. The book of mormon prophet jacob cites the prophet zenos as the source of the allegory of the olive tree that he shares in jacob 5. What was the purpose in moroni taking the plates back. Points out the contradictions between the bible and book of mormon as well as errors in translation in the king james version kjv of the bible that were copied into the book of mormon. A comparison of book of mormon, bible, and traditional. Visit book of mormon central at follow us on facebook behold, my brethren, do ye not remember to have read the words of the prophet zenos jacob 5. Why is the name of christ mentioned in the book of mormon before christs birth when it isnt mentioned in the bible until the new testament.
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. Smith claims that the prophet who last contributed to the work returned to earth as an angel and told him where to find it. Also included are the high priests mentioned and the missionaries. This angel then helped smith translate the work from reformed egyptian characters into english. There are 263 mentions of the word faith in the book of mormon text, not counting introduction, chapter headings, or footnotes. The book of mormon people were supposed to be israelites led by a prophet of god. Jacob asks sherem if he denies that christ will come.
The book of mormon prophet priest jacob cites the prophet zenos as the source of the allegory of the olive tree that he shares in jacob 5. If there are differences between the bible and the book of mormon, they reject the bible. While the bible details events in the eastern hemisphere, the book of mormon documents the lives of the inhabitants of the ancient americas. Descriptions of jesus christ in the book of mormon jump to subtopic. Lehi, the first prophet of book of mormon, was a descendant of the tribe of joseph. As already noted, there is a large amount of acknowledged, quoted material in the book of mormon. The introduction tells you that the book of mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the bible.
Disproves mormonism using the bible, mormon scripture, statistical analysis and common sense. Why did brigham young teach that adam is our father and our god when both the bible and the book of mormon mormon 9. Since the book of mormon is the fulfillment of biblical prophecy then joseph smith is indeed a prophet. Why the bible needs the book of mormon greg trimble. This book is an outgrowth of those articles and the public reaction which the articles engendered. A prophet, named mormon, organized the thousand years of history into a book. They have a copy of the teachings of the prophets with them that, as stated in 1 nephi 5.
The book of mormon is a true volume of scripture, prophesied in the bible, and brought forth by god. The book of mormon was written by joseph smith in march 1830. The bible has stood alone for many yearsbut in the last daysits becoming evident why the bible needs the book of mormon. His words were likely present on the plates of brass, although they are not found in the old testament today. In total, approximately 30 percent of the book of isaiah is quoted in the book of mormon one source counts 478 verses in the book of mormon which are quoted from isaiah. 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. Jacob, the son of lehi, said that he had many revelations and the spirit of prophecy jacob 4. Ive included this under the joseph smith and the book of mormon references because the two go hand in hand. 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. Comparisons made by mormon leaders between the bible and book of mormon. Mormons have distinctive beliefs on what a prophet is.
It follows a prophet not mentioned in the bible named lehi, and his family, as they leave isreal, and eventually travel to somewhere in the americas. There are thousands of artifacts relating to the people mentioned in the bible. It contains 19 chapters of the kjv of isaiah in their entirety, along with parts of a few other chapters. The mormon church claims that the sticks mentioned in this passage refer to scrolls, which in ancient times were wrapped around sticks. The book of mormon and the king james bible wikipedia. Through the instrumentality of the holy ghost, these prophets also knew that their writings were to bear testimony that jesus is the christ.
Mormonism topical index what mormons think of the bible. It can also be shown that the book of mormon contains an extraordinary number of unacknowledged biblical quotes. He claims that he was called as a prophet after following the bible s injunction to ask god, as found in james 1. Essentially, the book of mormon starts at about the time that isreal was being scattered. Here, the prophets included are those who, according to the narrative, inherited the plates of nephi and who otherwise are called prophets within the text. Contradictions between the book of mormon and the bible. The stick of joseph referred to is the book of mormon. But the book of mormon also shows that individuals can act as prophets or prophetesses lowercase p, as miriam, deborah, or huldah, in the bible did, receiving a divine commission to preach and testify, even though they werent presiding church authorities. Many of the cities, towns, and sites mentioned in scripture have been found by archaeologists, and many of these locations are still in existence today. The bible says believers were first called christians after pauls ministry in antioch. Similarly, what ever happened to the parchment written by john of the new testament. The book of mormon prophets explain that moses was translated, and three of the book of mormon apostles were also translated. 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. Is anything known of the prophet zenos outside of the book.
List of major and minor prophets of the old testament. The book of mormon teaches that little children are not capable of sin because they do not have a sinful nature moroni 8. The nephites often appointed as their chief captains some one that had the spirit of revelation and also prophecy 3 nephi 3. How did book of mormon characters get the priesthood when they werent from the tribe of levi. They then say that the stick of judah refers to the bible, and the stick of joseph refers to the book of mormon. Mormonism is a religion less than two centuries old, but in this short time it has managed to accrue a long list of embarrassments which the church leaders would prefer were kept. Prophecies about joseph smith bible references for lds. Top 10 embarrassments of the mormon religion listverse. Bible references that support mormon doctrines and beliefs. The book was written by many ancient prophets by the spirit of prophecy and revelation. Their words, written on gold plates, were quoted and abridged by a prophethistorian named mormon. This is a list of some of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints doctrines and beliefs and the bible passages that support them. Who is joseph smith and was he mentioned in the bible. Okay, but wouldnt the bible have mentioned something about the book of mormon.
The joseph smith translation of the bible is a direct fulfillment of that prophecy. 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. Since you had received three different answers, i verified by counting myself, and i got the same answer as the one d. However, the book of mormon claims the christian church was established as early as 147 b. The quotations of zenoss prophecies throughout the book of mormon demonstrate that the writings of zenos were popular among the nephites. Sherem, the first freethought martyr in the book of mormon see the story of korihor for another, tells jacob he is misleading the people in by telling them ca. In fact there are more lost, altered and changed sections in the book of mormon when you compare the original 1830 book of mormon to the current edition, than the few variant readings in the new testament. Replace book of mormon with the bible and smith would have told the truth. 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. Order the dvd at the book of mormon claims to be a volume of holy scripture comparable to the bible.952 581 792 1668 60 1412 310 422 1078 92 1168 570 387 541 962 1257 1164 881 740 641 2 1619 1346 1151 1477 1607 38 771 279 1171 520 1018 126 4 495 881 1159 510 1218 842