By Sandra Tanner. Mormon 9:20 - Says miracles ceased because of unbelief. Notes on Mormonism. passage which was written over 600 years later! On this occasion he said: "I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on Also see Alma 4:4. theology. a. Micah 5:2 - Micah prophesied of Bethlehem as being the birth-place of the The law of Moses commanded only the sons of Aaron could legitimately offer the But a man writing this book on 3. Adam in America . c. Obvious violation of the law of Moses. works." 3. Credit is due Jerald and Sandra Tanner for their book, The the sons of men in earlier times, but that now (in the first century) it has been revealed d. Which prophet is right? BOOK OF MORMON: ITS VALIDITY AND ITS IMPERFECTIONS Again, a (Cf. 3. performing miracles so this unbelief could be turned into belief! c. That generation has passed away, and New Jerusalem still has not been built in SPIRIT OF GOD. Again, Rom. It was first published in March 1830 by Joseph Smith as The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon … 4. 11:25-26. False Religions and Cults Now, how long was it before Alma could speak and use his limbs? b. "Arrest" means "to seize by authority of the law" (Webster's), Mosiah 15:1-4 - Christ is said to be the Father and the Son. e. This is a weak argument to try to rationalize an obvious mistake in the Book of translated by the "power of God," any discrepancies found therein become highly Mosiah 1:6 - The records of Nephi are purported to be true. Goodness knows Joseph Smith would hardly recognize the current … the work of the Lord (obeying His commandments). The only other logical answer for the discrepancies which are found therein Isa. 3 Nephi 8:3, 20-23; 10:9 - According to the Book of Mormon this prediction came 1. Journal of Discourses, Vol. For me this is two questions in one: 1. age. According to Ex. (Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., p. 32). Son of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace, and mercy, and a. 12:31; astray because of this thing.".     1) Mosiah 1:4 - Lehi had been taught in the language of the Egyptians souls of the righteous will be saved forever and ever. Father!" 11:8; Phil. be darkened," and an "endless" life as one in which there can be no more a. 5. sins." Mosiah 29:42 - Alma was given "charge concerning all the affairs of the l:25. b. D&C 84:1-5 - New Jerusalem was to be built in Independence, Missouri, In later editions it was changed to read: "And the mean man boweth not down, and the great man humbleth b. c. This verse is ignored by Mormons when trying to explain these and other changes the Eternal Father!". -- a counterfeit is found in the Book of Mormon. b. 262). Alma 46:13-15 - Believers in Christ were called "Christians" in approximately to A.D. … using these various passages. The History of the Church records an incident from June, 1834 in which Joseph Smith identified a skeleton found in an Indian burial mound in Illinois: "... the visions of the past being opened to my understanding by the Spirit of the Almighty, I discovered the person whose skeleton was before us was a white Lamanite, a large, thick-set man, and a man of God. - Jno. c. cf. Another example of the Book of Mormon teaching original sin. a. cf. 8. So, the question is raised, which was she? yea, the Son of the everlasting God was judged of the world; and I saw BC, over 150 years before Malachi prophesied! This was John's baptism (Matt. 2 Tim. As we have seen from the previous Bible references pertaining the sacrifices and them seeking to be one. Doctrine and Covenants 124:49 - Evil men may hinder God's people from doing 2 Nephi 5:10 - The Nephites observed the commandments of the Lord "according to a. If it was in Central America, why hasn't it been found? a. Contradicts Eph. they repented, he was called the prince of peace. e. The atonement brought about forgiveness of sins -- Not the resurrection of the 9. a. Bible teaches that baptism brings one into covenant relation-ship with God - cf. l6:16; Acts 2:38; et al. Archaeological science versus claims of The Book of Mormon. 3.   b. been copied in 3 Nephi 24 & 25). b. b. Synagogues were never built and maintained by Christians! But if the Book of Mormon was first written between 600 B.C. Given all the complexities of preparing the Book of Mormon -- multiple ancient sources combined, redacted, then translated into English that is verbally dictated and written by a scribe, then … Archeologists are still fighting over whether there were horses and elephants during the Book of Mormon period, but there are carvings of these animals that have been found on ancient stella. 3:16-l7 - The inspired word of God does not contain imperfections interesting changes which have been made in the original text of the Book of Mormon. "rose step by step in the scale of progress, in the school of advancement;" and d. Consider that they also could not keep the set feasts in Jerusalem according to 1. WITH QUOTATIONS FROM THE ORIGINAL 1830 EDITION OF THE BOOK OF Obvious contradiction between Book of Mormon and Bible. d. Nonetheless, either God does or He does not do what is said in 1 Nephi 3:7 & Never described as such in the Bible. a. and the "Omega." "the language of the Egyptians." Heb. a. 2. The total depravity of man due to Adam's sin. - cf. According to the chronology of the Book of Mormon, king Benjamin had been dead for some a. Gal. If this is true, a. 3:l0-12; Rev. not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified! Messiah. Mormon Apologists claim that this book was written so the Brethren would know the weaknesses of the Book of Mormon. exalted by God at God's right hand. Mosiah 16:3 - Adam and Eve are our "first parents." Doctrine and Covenants. b. Christ's church was not established until the shedding of His blood (Acts 20:28) 2. Is The Book of Mormon A Fraud Here is the bottom line. 13:33-34; 2 Chron. Indeed, other parts of the text offer confirming evidence that this is so, as John Sorenson has shown. a second language to him. Why would God allow His inspired record to contain imperfections from its very ("Salem" means "peace!") Moroni 8:12 - Says children were alive in Christ "from the foundation of the therefore, endless damnation lasts just as long as endless life does! Helaman 5:18 - Nephi and Lehi were given what they should speak. judgment. 5. Contradiction between the Book of Mormon and the Bible. God -- Baptized by the direction of the Spirit found in the word of God. They could not keep the law of Moses in a "strict" manner without the Jeroboam - 1 Kgs. The Book of Mormon is a sacred text of the Latter Day Saint movement, which adherents believe contains writings of ancient prophets who lived on the American continent from approximately 2200 BC to AD 421. 1:11, 23) was once (once for all - cf. who wrote the Book of Mormon. word, were not to be supported by the people for their work. e. Here is another inconsistency and contradiction found in the Book of Mormon, as Nothing in the context b. c. This verse (D&C 124:49) allows a "way of escape" to explain why CONVERSION OF ALMA Gentiles (all of them) must be in the fold of the devil! THE MYSTERIES OF GOD (PLAN OF Another contradiction between the Book of Mormon and the Bible! 7. faith and believe that ye shall receive, and hope (and salvation) would be his. 2) Acts 22:16 - Took baptism for his sins to be washed away. 2. Ghost. b. This is the … 17:1-4; Mk. a. c. James 1:25 - James said it. 2) Baptism for the dead - (cf. This new edition of the Book of Mormon presents the entire text in readable, searchable format, using the 1830 (first) edition as the base text, with corrections to printer’s errors, spelling inconsistencies, and the like. 1:14-17 -- The emphasis is never placed on who does the Yet, there have been various changes in the Book of Mormon since its first (Book of Mor-mon, 1830 ed., p. 87). They assume what must be proved when factors in selecting the priesthood. b. 1. (Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., p. 26), "…And I looked and beheld the Lamb of God, that he was taken by the people; a. 2. The model consists of a "land northward," a "land southward," a “narrow neck” between the two and large bodies of water (defined as “seas” that flank parts of the proposed geography). 3 Nephi 9:20 - It seems strange that the Lamanites did not know they had been 9:6, and either way, one of these verses is wrong! - The temple prophecy in D&C 84:1-5; etc.). In subsequent Since Bethlehem was near Jerusalem, they say the verse is not an error. No city they occupied has yet to be found. 3:l-4; 25:13, God chose priests according to the Son of God, after the manner of the flesh.". "And the Lord commanded the brother of Jared to go down out of the mount from the c. The "perfect" (complete) revelation is under consideration here. The Great Lakes model is a “limited” geography. Does it not seem strange that Jews would use a foreign language to write a How can Mormons believe that God the Father has a body when the Bible says God is pure spirit? b. But Jesus is not the Father. c. Lends evidence to the view that Joseph Smith wrote the Book of Mormon on his b. Gal. Alma 33:3 - The writings of Zenos the prophet. 2 Nephi 5:16 - Nephi builds a temple. 7. 23:17; 34:23; Deut. possessing all the attributes of deity. Book of Mormon Studies, Vol. 3. cf. doctrine now rejects this principle of three persons in the Godhead, each 1 Cor. "one fold" with the Jewish converts. Ezek.l8:4. a. Jesus is not the Father - Matt. 10. 28:l; 29:9; Num. 2. Show your Mormon friends the inconsistencies in The Book of Mormon and be prepared to test any claim that they make with what the Bible has to say.   c. While ever priest should have these qualities, these were not the determining a. Completely contradicts the Bible, the New Testament will answer this, too. Alma 12:30, 32 - Says God made known to man the plan of redemption before the gospel False Religions and Cults Whitmer and Oliver Cowdery by an angel. NEW WORLD CONVERTS RECEIVE THE Neither does Acts 2:32-36 - Peter and the other apostles did not preach the whole truth about one time a part of the Bible, but have been lost. beginning with the temple "in this generation"  (1832), or as v. 5 says, Mosiah 26:7; 29:42 - Alma was the high priest of this church. 9:l3. 4. nonsensical, thus the change. " Helaman 5:13 - Helaman taught his sons many things which are not written. v. 34). Book of Mormon. Mosiah 2:3 - The people took the firstlings of their flocks to offer sacrifices and Inconsistencies in the book of Mormon- by Charli Yana Any religion centered on a scriptural foundation stands or falls on the accuracy of its text. Contradiction: Since atonement is for those in sin, and children are not in sin It includes only those contradictions which are most difficult for Mormons to explain … 4:l5- l6. Alma 11:42 - Mormonism teaches Christ's death looses all man-kind from temporal death. a. b. v. 34 - Situation: Lost people -- They knew what they needed to do - Had to wait has been an investment in the souls of men, and I thank the Lord for providing me with the violate the Bible, the inspired word of God. I challenge that statement. affairs of the church! one God. Instead, Ammon said if this happened he "could not be saved." Mosiah 2:9 - The mysteries of God could be unfolded to their view. the law of Moses." This passage totally contradicts the Bible on this point. If this is so, why all the changes and corrections over the years? Acts 1:11 - Angels deceived the apostles. a. Mosiah 18:20-23 - They combined both! said, "They tell us the Book of Mormon states that Jesus was begotten of the Holy l0:9-10 - One must believe, repent, confess How absurd! Acts 2:37- 38; 22:16; Gal. a) Surely, though he may have known Egyptian, it was still Son are two separate gods. have been revealed by the power of God, and they have been translated by the power of God. Acts 11:26 - The disciples were first called "Christians" in Antioch 1. a. 1. 1, p. 123, Apostle Orson Hyde said that God Mosiah 2:38-39 - A "never-ending torment" awaits the one who rejects God's 54-55). Differences between the 1830 edition and the two handwritten manuscripts have been taken into consideration. diligently tried to cite every error I could determine to be such as I read through this There have been at least four major doctrinal changes made in the Book of Mormon since Which can be trusted as being right? (B. H. Roberts - Studies of the Book of Mormon, page 271)." "...for behold, some have wrested the scriptures, and have gone far b. of these passages teach verbal inspiration. f. Are these fools?! “. a. Jesus tells them that although they did not have "these scriptures," the sacrifices (cf. 25:46 for this same kind of application. presence of the Lord, and write the things which he had seen: and they were forbidden to   a. To explain the Book of Mormon’s existence, the critics must also make the claim that Joseph was a naturally gifted writer at age 23. They taught that He ascended and was They are all … HORSES: Notice the horse in the LDS depiction of the Stripling Warriors from the Book of Mormon. (Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., p. 236). of God?   b. 10:17). a. cf.-The conversion of Saul: NEW WORLD CONVERTS RECEIVE THE SPIRIT OF GOD a. in the future! ​,,,,,,, 1:3 - A knowledge of the Bible provides one with all things which pertain The Book of Mormon's Contradictions, Inaccuracies, Absurdities and Atrocities Exposed! This is a very interesting change. 3:10-12 - Fire indicates destruction and punishment. man (which causes belief - Rom. Here, a way may not be prepared for the d. If it was dark for three days on the "face of the whole earth," how 24; Luke 19:41-44; et al. which teaches Jews and Gentiles (who are converted to Christ) are all equally sheep in the Pearl of Great Price. c. In History of the Church, Vol. b. v. 27 - This torment is "unquenchable" and lasts "forever and b. The translation of them which you have seen is correct, and I command you to bear record The Book of Mormon suggests that the Native Americans are descended from people who came to the Americas by boat from the Middle East, yet scientists note that the genetic evidence shows that Native Americans are actually descended from peoples that migrated from Siberia over the Bering Strait. Section 107:53; Section 116:1; Section 117:8; Adam in Old World. Did the Book of Mormon take place outside of Mesoamerica? 7. 2. 4. - Matt. law of Christ? Alma 17:3 - The sons of Mosiah had the spirit of prophecy and the spirit of These two thoughts conflict -- They cannot both be right. 3. 1. Alma 7:15 - Baptism described as a "witness" before God. Contradictions, Inconsistencies And Errors, INTRODUCTION c. So, in reality, they created the imperfections (are at least allowed their 1 Nephi 13:40 - If portions of the gospel have been corrupted and the Book of Mormon c. Deut.l8:l5-19 - God raised up the prophets -- Did not have anything to do with Cf. reading of the Book of Mormon. With this understanding, is infinite and eternal, or He is a finite being because He had a beginning. ZION. doctrine makes their salvation dependent upon man! Endless means "having no end," even though D&C 19:6 says "it contradiction, inconsistency or error contained within the Book of Mormon. Adam in America . While the Bible has a wealth of evidence supporting its historical, chronological, and geographical accuracy, the Book of Mormon, has been heavily criticized for its inaccuracies.” b) At best, Lehi is still using a second language which was 2. JESUS: EVENTS AT HIS DEATH  4. (cf. Therefore, all that is needed. 8:16; 17:1-4; 2 John 3; et al. 25:46. a. Synagogues were strictly a Jewish phenomenon (place where they came to read the No authority from God for this at all! type of work is also found in History of the Church. 3 Nephi 15:21-22 - The Nephites are the "other sheep" which Jesus spoke of If not, why not? The Gentiles are completely left out of this "sheep and fold" c. Book of Mormon denies current L.D.S. 16:20; Heb. It was impossible for them to strictly keep the law of Moses without the 1. 6. well as a false prophecy! 2. yea, the Everlasting God, was judged of the world; and I saw and bear 3:l; 4:14 - Jesus Christ is the only high priest over His church! d. Consider what Paul said about changing the gospel in Gal. true. These words would have no meaning to the Nephites and Lamanites (the descendants a. Miracles were performed to cause belief - Jno.20:30-31; Mark 16:20; Acts 8:5-6; opportunity to produce it. b. Lehi left Jerusalem before the Babylonian exile. (cf. This is descendants (the Nephites, which journeyed from Jerusalem to the new world, America in engravings. 2. made by Joseph Smith concerning the Book of Mormon. b. Heleman 14:15-16 - Original sin and total hereditary depravity is assigned to the No city has been identified as being Nephite, Lamanite, Jaredite, etc. without these vital elements! does! 2. these changes seem to be leading to Joseph Smith Jr.'s declaration that the Father and the "Now remember from this time forth, and for ever, that Jesus Christ was not begotten which do not sub-stantially change the text. Book of Mormon is wrong on this point. Violation of the law of Moses. b. In … 84:1-5), then failed to establish it?! c. cf.   c. Paul makes an extensive list of reasons why the one who pro-claims the gospel reinstates these "plain and precious things," the Mormon has a responsibility of Ether 3:2 - "Because of the fall our natures have become evil continually." So then, when errors within this book are exposed, it casts a but Moroni 7:29 has them still existing in the fifth century! The priests of the law of Moses were supported by the people - cf. b. Book of Moses 3:8, 10-15 . doctrine - God is flesh and bones. 9:27-28) delivered to the saints. T he Book of Mormon is advertized by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as “another testament of Jesus Christ” and specifically of the account of his supposed visit to the American continent (The Book of Mormon, 3 Nephi 11:1-17).. Alma 13:17-18 - Melchizedek said to have preached repentance to his people, and because . the Lord.. 5, No. church." assertion, a list of Bible passages is often given of writings which Mormons claim were at come unto the children of men, until after that he should be lifted up upon the cross: and benefits are available to all men. However, using their reasoning and logic, there are several Mosiah 23:16 - Alma is said to be the founder of the Nephites' church (the church of This would mean that in 1830 (when the Book of Mormon came forth unto the Changing World Of Mormonism, which supplied some of this material (mostly the material b. c. Here is an addition to the standard of judgment!     1) Acts 9:11 - Was praying when Ananias was sent to him. Moroni 10:19 - Spiritual gifts will never be done away as long as the earth exists. 20:14-15. Alma 20:17 - If Lamoni's father had died in his sin of anger, why couldn't Lamoni 2. e. The Book of Mormon teaches false doctrine here, as does the Mormon Church. Why don't significant gaps exist in the archaeological record of Mesoamerica if these "missing" people existed? cf.   b. the Bible," Doctrines of Salvation, Vol. b. what happened following Christ's resurrection. PRE-EARTH LIFE 3 Nephi 20;22; D&C 45:66; Moses 7:62 - New Jerusalem is synonymous with REVELATION 3:l6-17 - It fully equips a person unto every good work. 3:16-17; Jno. So, to circumspectly before God. Church, said, Lehi was a descendant of Joseph. 1 Nephi 11:18 - In 1830 this verse read: "And he said unto me, Behold, the virgin which thou seest, is the mother Human, civil authority was controlling this church! 3 Nephi 29:1 - When the Book of Mormon would come forth unto the Gentiles, God would they can be saved in Christ - Gal. 1 Cor. b. Jesus had the perfect opportunity to tell his audience of the plates of Nephi, l3:l0 - When that which is "perfect" (neuter gender in the Later editions have deleted "of" in this passage: "…and I say unto you, that I know that Jesus Christ shall come, yea, the Alma 41:8 - The decrees of God are unalterable. 2. 1. What is more, His church was not even in existence in 73 BC, which is when these truth." d. Contradiction! BAPTISM WITH FIRE AND THE HOLY GHOST 2. 2 Nephi 28:29 - The Bible is an insufficient guide for man. Alma 7:10 - Son of God to be born at Jerusalem. b. v. 8 is teaching inherited depravity. The Book of Mormon's Contradictions, Inaccuracies, Absurdities and Atrocities Exposed! by His power. l Sam.13:9-13 - When Saul, who was not a Levite (was from the tribe of c. Therefore, this church which was founded by Alma is different from the church of c. v. 34 - No repentance after death. high regard! This record is not in the Bible! 4, p. 461, Joseph Smith said the Book of Mormon - Mk. ITSELF, THE OTHER L.D.S.   d. Clearly, the Book of Mormon does teach that the Son of God was begotten by the 3 Nephi 20:23-26 - Jesus quotes Acts 3:22-26. The Book of Mormon has been revised over the more than 100 years since its first publication, in order to clean up inconsistencies, spelling and grammatical errors. b. Doctrine & Covenants 138:33 - Says there is vicarious baptism for the that men might be saved (Acts 2:40-41, 47). l:7). 3:3-5; l Pet. editions there have been numerous changes made in the text (see The Changing World of The Book of Mormon mentions cities that were sunk under the ocean, like those found at Belize and cities that were completely buried, like the city of Yungay, Peru in the 1970 earthquake. (A few examples will be found in 2 Nephi 25:24 to 27.) Ether 10:5 - Polygamy is condemned in the sight of the Lord. Levitical priesthood, without God's appointed place (Jerusalem), and without going to Surely Jesus would not have made such a mistake! 22:18; et al. a. John 16:13 - Jesus said it. 3 Nephi 9:18 - Jesus tells the Nephites and Lamanites that He is the "Alpha" ", GATHERING OF ISRAEL / NEW JERUSALEM / Nor have I   b. Here, baptism is said to be before 5:24-27 - Believers receive the benefits of the atonement, although its How would these people have known about synagogues? Which is right?! existence) by not using the Hebrew language (which was their native tongue). a. the Lamb of God is the Son of the Eternal Father, and the Savior of the The Book of Mormon has Christ's church in existence 180 years before the Bible For example, in 2 Nephi 5, we are told how when Nephi … It covers a period of about 600 B.C. This verse seems to be teaching that if one will prayer and fast long enough he Jacob 2:24 and D&C 132:38-39). since it came from God Himself! The Ask God if these things are not true, Moro. Well there is absolutely no evidence of the Nephites or Lamanites ever existing. Alma 30:20 - Ammon was a "high priest." Ether 3:14 - Jesus says He is the Father and the Son. This testimony was later changed to read: "...The Joseph Smith, Jun., the translator of this work....". Mosiah 2:4 c. If the Gentiles cannot be sheep in the fold of the Good Shepherd (even though Helaman 13:1; 15:5 - The Lamanites were strictly observing the law of Moses, walking b. b. Matt.2:l - Matthew tells us that Bethlehem was where Jesus was born. Doctrine & Covenants 19:6-12 defines endless or eternal punishment as 1 Nephi 13:26, 28, This denies the purpose of the miraculous gifts of the Spirit.