You remember the testimony which i bore in the name of the lord jesus, concerning the great work which he has brought forth in the last days. Today, as many of you know, he is a member of the mormon church. They present this as evidence that joseph smith wrote the book of mormon by plagiarizing the authorized king james version of the bible. The book of mormon, journal edition, provides the space you need to write down the thoughts and inspiration you receive as you read and study the scriptures. Dear gramps, where in the bible does it say that there is a book of mormon in addition to the bible. The bible and book of mormon for android apk download. 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. Do you know how to show a mormon person the difference in reliability between the bible and the book of mormon. Lukewarm is not some spiritual condition in between hot and cold at all. Unless otherwise indicated, bible quotations are taken from the king james version. 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 pages bespeak faith and testimony of jesus christ and an absolute belief in the historicity of the book of mormon account. Some people believe the book of mormon is a new revelation from god given to joseph smith.
An american, james adair, wrote a book a history of the american indians in 1775. 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. The book of mormon has him appearing in the americas after his ascension 3 nephi 10. Blue shortest purple average about 27 verses red longest jacob chapter 5 is definitely the longest. With extended margins for notes and reflection, this new format will allow you to write your thoughts directly in your scriptures and easily find them again in times of need. Lack of heart a final missing element in the book of mormon is heart.
An overview list of bible references about lds church beliefs. This is a difficult concept to convey, but one that is very real nonetheless. The book of mormon and the king james bible wikipedia. The lord covenanted with enos to bring forth the book of mormon to the lamanites, enos 1. The amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of god, says this. Contradictions between the book of mormon and the bible. 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. The bible often uses water as symbolizing of faith, salvation, and provision. It contains cross references to all the standard works, including the latterday saint edition of the king james version of the bible and its topical guide and bible dictionary.
The book of mormon reference companion deseret book. Bible quotations are from the new american standard version. Im investigating the mormon church, and am confused by the. The bible the bible teaches that all men have sinned and fallen short of the glory of god. Indeed, the faithful mormon wife of a lukewarm mormon man will leave him behind in an inferior place while she goes on and is sealed to a more devout mormon gentleman. Lukewarm the church of jesus christ of latterday saints. Therefore, the water arrived foul, dirty, and tepid lukewarm, just like the people in the church. Jul 16, 20 heres the book of mormon chapters categorized by length. Heres the book of mormon chapters categorized by length. Order the dvd at the book of mormon claims to be a volume of holy scripture comparable to the bible. One of the most familiar passages in scripture is rev 3. The only way you can have your family with you is if each one of them has lived a sterling mormon life.
Smith, they will say, translated the book of mormon from golden plates he dug up in a hill in new york in the early 1800s. Lehi, the first prophet of book of mormon, was a descendant of the tribe of joseph. The book of mormon false testament learn the bible. Never before has a reference work of this scope been created to help both the. 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. The text of the lds churchs englishlanguage bible is the authorized king james version. Why did jesus speak so strongly against lukewarm faith.
The book of mormon contains many linguistic similarities to the king james bible kjv. For the twelve million members of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints worldwide six million in the united states. What the book of mormon tells us about jesus christ religious. 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.
The work of eight editors including a graphics editor who has assembled hundreds of fine color pictures has led to an attractive tome of over nine hundred entries by over one hundred contributors on the peoples, places, doctrines, books. So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, i will spit you out of my mouth. The book of mormon contains many linguistic similarities to the king james bible. Mormon prophets have taught that jesus was conceived by sexual intercourse physical union between god the father and mary. So, i add these references to the book of mormon because they should help support the bible references mentioned here that help to directly answer your question. In the book of mormon, a good reminder from king benjamin is that we are all beggars mosiah 4. It became tepid and calcified or, quoting from revelation 3. 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 by definition a collection of books written by various authors that were not necessarily eye witnesses to the events that took place in it. The book of mormon is a second witness for jesus christ. Dear lauren, the references to the book of mormon in the bible are rather obscure and need a little interpretation. There are references to stories that some bible scholars view with skepticism, such as the tower of babel and story of jonah. 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. 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.
The lds edition of the bible is a version of the bible published by the church of jesus christ of latterday saints lds church in english, spanish and portuguese. To me, this interpretation of the verses makes a lot more sense. Examining the book of mormon a christian view probe. The book of mormon and the bible mormons in transition. Buy book of mormon hardcover or softcover book of mormon. Not only did he rise from the grave with a live, warm, physical body, but. Critics of the book of mormon claim that major portions of it are copied, without attribution, from the bible. The bible has stood alone for many yearsbut in the last daysits becoming evident why the bible needs the book of mormon.
Lukewarm stands in opposition to both hot and cold, and that is most likely how the laodiceans would have heard jesuss message to them. How understanding words meanings can unlock the book of. Book of mormonplagiarism accusationsking james bible. Distinctive beliefs of the mormon church catholic answers. 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. So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, i will spit you out of my. The book of mormon was written for the intent that we may believe the bible, morm. Otherwise, a spouse, parent, or child may be locked forever in a lower heaven. I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. Members of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints believe the holy bible and the book of mormon. Aaron aaron, descendants of aaronic priesthood abarim abase abate abba.
The book of mormon reference companion strives to do for the book of mormon what generations of encyclopedic bible dictionaries have done for the bible. The words of the amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of gods creation. 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. Mormons recognize it as divinely inspired and equal in authority to the bible, but others have reason to doubt its claims. In fact, i believe it is fulfilling that purpose as i write this refutation of the book of mormon. The mormon claim that the book of mormon is another testament of jesus christ is. The bible is the stick of judah and the book of mormon is the stick of joseph. The mormon church teaches that man was a preexistent spiritand that mankind is of the same species as god. If you are lukewarm, i will vomit you out of my mouth. The lords words will hiss forth unto the ends of the earth, 2 ne. This book is an outgrowth of those articles and the public reaction which the articles engendered. 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. He who overcomes will retain his name in the book of life, reach godhood, and. Simply put, if both the bible and the book of mormon were inspired by god, then they never would contradict each other.
Why the bible needs the book of mormon greg trimble. In some cases, entire passages are duplicated in the book of mormon. Bible references that support mormon doctrines and beliefs. Water is essential to our physical living just as jesus is essential to our spiritual living. The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and i will never blot his name out of the book of life.
I heard part of a sermon about this the other day on our local christian radio station, and i think i must be one. For information on sources of mormon quotations, see the section titled mormon documents. The book of mormon reference companion was created by a family of faithful people from varying backgrounds who love the book of mormon and believe it is the word of god. The book of mormon and the bible will grow together, 2 ne. This triple combination includes the 20 edition of the book of mormon, doctrine and covenants, and pearl of great price bound in one book. What is less well known is that the book of mormon makes a large number of unacknowledged biblical quotes. The book of mormon contains passages from the king james bible summary. The book of mormon upholds the stories and teachings of the holy bible. Printed in canada first edition, isbn 9780981146720. Both the bible and the book of mormon declare themselves to be ancient. Bible verses related to lukewarm from the king james version kjv by relevance sort by book order revelation 3.
Sometimes the quotation is explicit, as in the second book of nephi, which contains 18 quoted chapters of the book of isaiah. Page 1 bible book of mormon cross references genesis 1. Bible references supporting the beliefs of the lds church. 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. Yet a careful and specific study of the words found in scripture and their origins. See more ideas about book of mormon, scripture study and lds scriptures.
If there are differences between the bible and the book of mormon, they reject the bible. So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, i will spit you out of my mouth. Apologetics press the bible versus the book of mormon. Bible scriptures, bible quotes, mormon quotes, end times prophecy, revelation 12, bible truth, god jesus, jehovah, trust god.
Other significant connections between the two books include book of mormon words and phrases that only appear in their kjv usage, perpetuation of bible passages considered by some scholars to have been mistranslated in the. The book of morman vs the bible what do the scriptures say. 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. What do we know about this church from these verses. When mormon missionaries properly called latter day saints or simply lds come to your door, they will often offer a free copy of the book of mormon and tell you about its author, joseph smith. 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. It attempted to prove that natives had descended from the ancient israelites. You know my manner of communication, how that in weakness and simplicity, i declared to you what the lord had brought forth by the ministering of his holy angels to me for this generation. Bible and book of mormon repentance and forgiveness. I needed to know the chapter size so i could plan reading sections for a bookofmormonreadathon. The stick of joseph referred to is the book of mormon. Bible ties to the book of mormon bible reference for lds. The stick of judah is obviously the bible, since the jews are through the tribe of judah.
Each reads very much like the bible in type and breadth of thematic concerns and literary forms history, law, psalm. The book of mormon reference companion religious studies. Today the bible and book of mormon are companion books in the hands and before the eyes of people today. Below is a collection of scriptures about water that will renew your faith and encourage your heart to trust in gods provision. So, because you are lukewarmneither hot nor coldi am about to spit you. Christianity revelation furthermore, in sharp distinction to orthodox christian theology, mormons do not believe that the bible is the infallible repository for redemptive revelation. 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. See the largest lds book of mormon scripture reference selection with titles from lds authors ed j. Finally, the notion of infallibility in scripture is misleading, because while god does inspire true scripture, imperfect but holy men write it down. 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 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.620 527 1644 1241 1191 591 1198 192 773 1654 1104 1463 743 785 595 1021 141 820 510 1310 1412 1072 776 1311 967 19 431 1243 548 87 144 876 863 1410 651 1074 1147 1321 591