Their king james version bible, as translated by joseph smith, doesnt say that at all. If we compare the historical, prophetical, and doctrinal parts of the book of mormon with the great truths of science and nature, we find no contradictionsno absurditiesnothing unreasonable. 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 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. Each book describes gods interactions with people in a different area of the world.
Clay gorton, the legacy of the brass plates of laban. The name lebanon contains an on ending indicating a place of whiteness perhaps suggesting the color of snow in the mountains. Mormons, while holding that the bible is a part of the canon of scripture, add to it several mormon works. Both the bible and the book of mormon declare themselves to be ancient. 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. The book of mormon contains many linguistic similarities to the king james bible kjv. What is less well known is that the book of mormon makes a large number of unacknowledged biblical quotes. 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. Book of mormon word change christian research institute.
Another change affirms the teaching that the book of mormon alone contains the fullness of the gospel. What is the difference between the bible and the book of. In the book of mormon, slightly modified versions of chapters 5, 6, and 7 of matthew are included in the account of jesus appearance in chapters 12, and 14 of 3 nephi. Contrary to the bible, the book of mormon claims that one son of king zedekiah escaped destruction and came to the americas. The bible vs the book of mormon basic mormon beliefs. While this is not a complete list of terminology differences, it will cover the most basic ones. Bible, book of mormon and lds scripture compared life. Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful.
Whats the difference between the book of mormon and the. 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. 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. The book of mormon has a much greater consistency of style than does the bible, which is much more clearly the work of many authors over a period of centuries. 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. For your free copy of the bible, go to free holy bible and for a. Lebanon is inseparable from the history of phoenicia q.
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 bible and the book of mormon have many things in common. The church of jesus christ of latterday saints, often informally known as the lds church or mormon church, is a nontrinitarian, christian restorationist church that considers itself to be the restoration of the original church founded by jesus christ. Each reads very much like the bible in type and breadth of thematic concerns and literary forms history, law, psalm. Lebanon international resources for latterday saints. Mar 08, 2006 contrary to the bible, the book of mormon claims that one son of king zedekiah escaped destruction and came to the americas. More specifically, it is a collection of books the word bible literally means the books written by prophets over centuries. Following is a short comparison between christian doctrine and mormon doctrine. It is a branch running southward from the caucasus, and at its lower end forking into two parallel ranges, the eastern or anti lebanon, and the western or lebanon proper.
Order the dvd at the book of mormon claims to be a volume of holy scripture comparable to the bible. Critics of the book of mormon claim that major portions of it are copied, without attribution, from the bible. In fact, there is more doctrinal difference between the various translations of the bible than between the kjv bible and the book of mormon. The book of mormon and the king james bible wikipedia.
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. Turn you, and take your journey, and go to the mount of the amorites, and unto all the places nigh thereunto, in the plain, in the hills, and in the vale, and in the south, and by the sea side, to the land of the canaanites, and unto lebanon, unto the great river, the river euphrates. As above, you can use wikipedia, or, the lost books of the bible 5. Book of mormonplagiarism accusationsking james bible. This book is an outgrowth of those articles and the public reaction which the articles engendered. Here are 7 major differences between mormons and christian theology. It is a branch running southward from the caucasus, and at its lower end forking into two parallel ranges, the eastern or antilebanon, and the western or lebanon proper. How the bible and the book of mormon work together.
Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. But to achieve exaltation or godhood it is available only to mormons who obey the teachings specific to the book of mormon. The book of morman vs the bible what do the scriptures say. Salt lakes position is likely due to the absence of the book of mormon in bible gateways searchable. The book of mormon, the doctrines of the covenant, and the pearl of great price.
Sometimes the quotation is explicit, as in the second book of nephi, which contains 18 quoted chapters of the book of isaiah. Each testifies that jesus christ is the savior of the world. What is the book of mormon, and how does it compare to the. Read to learn about how these two books of scripture complient each other. I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book. Christianity christians hold that the bible is the sole infallible authority for life and faith. Lebanon, the baqaa, and the western slopes of the antilebanon range. Why the bible needs the book of mormon greg trimble. The book of mormon is a second witness to the bibles teachings. Jul 23, 2018 watch this footage of a conversation between jeff durbin and some mormons outside of the mormon temple in mesa, arizona. However, the book of mormon claims the christian church was established as early as 147 b. For a more detailed look at terminology differences, see the counterfeit gospel of mormonism.
The following list of christian terms will be defined by lds sources and then by biblical quotes. Contradictions between bible and book of mormon 2 timothy 3. The significant difference between the bible and the book of mormon is the period and place of writing. Apologetics press the bible versus the book of mormon. 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 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. The main scripture they use to support this claim is ezekiel 37. The egyptian language was a very corrupt language from idol. The book of mormon is basically just another testament to the bible for us mormons. 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. Contradictions between the bible and book of mormon life. 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.
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. Oct 11, 2017 does the bible reference the 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. Whats the difference between the book of mormon and the bible. The mormon claim that the book of mormon is another testament of jesus christ is. Although gorton should be given credit for including what is. One of the most consistent parallels between the book of mormon and the septuagint is the citation of isaiah 53 in mosiah 14. Islam and mormonism have been compared to one another ever since the earliest origins of the. Lebanon, the baqaa, and the western slopes of the anti lebanon range.
The book of mormon claims that jesuss atonement provided for the immortality for all people. 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 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. The book of mormon vs the bible christian research institute. Do you know how to show a mormon person the difference in reliability between the bible and the book of mormon. Volumes have been written on its distinctive and rhythmic style, and it is still regarded as a triumph of modern english literature.
They present this as evidence that joseph smith wrote the book of mormon by plagiarizing the authorized king james version of the bible. 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. In several cases, the plagiarism is proof that joseph smith was the author of the book of mormon, since the source of. Unless otherwise indicated, bible quotations are taken from the king james version. Isaiah 29 and the book of mormon byu scholarsarchive. Again the book of mormon contradicts the bible, because it has many aspects of salvation being practiced long before they were truly in effect. The mormon church distributes free copies of the king james version of the bible and the book of mormon. Jul 06, 2011 the bible came first, not the book of mormon. The bible prophesied that jesus would be born in bethlehem. New study says salt lake city, not providence, is least into the bible. Contradictions between the book of mormon and the bible. The book of mormon and the bible mormons in transition. These include endowments, celestial marriage, and specific tithing. Bible, book of mormon and lds scripture compared life after.
Notice how the mormon writings will both agree and contradict each other as well as the bible. Members of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints believe the holy bible and the book of mormon. The book of mormon is another testament of jesus christ. As a point of comparison we may look at the same isaiah passage as found in the dead sea scrolls, translated from hebrew into english by two contemporary scholars, theodor gasler and geza. The book of mormon has him appearing in the americas after his ascension 3 nephi 10. Even seemingly innocuous details, such as geographical features, technology, animals, and fauna can have a profound impact on a holy books claim to historical, and theological, accuracy. In the bible, only marks gospel has sentences frequently begin with and, whereas sentences frequently begin with and in any book within the book of mormon.
In some cases, entire passages are duplicated in the book of mormon. Why is some of the book of mormon identical to the bible. It contains a history of gods dealings with the ancient world since the days of adam until after christs death and resurrection, and continue reading the bible vs the book of mormon. Truly, the only things that are different about the two are where they were written, who the stories are. 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 bible says believers were first called christians after pauls ministry in antioch. 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. The book of mormon is about the history of two great civilizations of people who lived in the ancient americas. What is the difference between the bible and the book of mormon. The gn lebanon is the name of a mountainous region north of israel mentioned four times in the isaiah section of the book of mormon but not mentioned as a separate pn or gn in the book of mormon. Doctrinally, there is no difference between the bible and the book of mormon. In addition to the book of mormon, mormons believe the doctrine and. Its coming forth was an essential part of the history of mormonism. Many different traditional christian groups operate in lebanon, the largest being.
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. In addition to the 20 helps we thought itd be handy for our readers to also have a sidebyside comparison of the bible, book of mormon and other lds teachings. The book of mormon contains passages from the king james bible summary. List differences between the bible and the book of mormon. The bible has stood alone for many yearsbut in the last daysits becoming evident why the bible needs 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. Read the book of mormon, compare it to the bible, then, as james and christ suggest, ask. For your free copy of the bible, go to free holy bible and for a free book of mormon, go to free book of mormon. Aug 08, 2012 the latterday saint canon consists of four books. The book of mormon is a sacred record that mormons, or latterday saints, consider to be scripture in addition to the bible see bible and book of mormon. The king james version of the bible is, in all likelihood, the most successful of all the english translations. How does the book of mormons and the bible compare. Bible verses related to lebanon from the king james version kjv by relevance sort by book order isaiah 29. Another testament of jesus christ are two volumes of scripture that testify of the divinity and earthly ministry of the savior, jesus christ. Nov 06, 2006 order the dvd at the book of mormon claims to be a volume of holy scripture comparable to the bible. In addition to these chapters, many other phrases from matthew appear in the book of mormon text, as shown below. 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. May 29, 2011 the book of mormon is basically just another testament to the bible for us mormons. Simply put, if both the bible and the book of mormon were inspired by god, then they never would contradict each other.
Watch this footage of a conversation between jeff durbin and some mormons outside of the mormon temple in mesa, arizona. Reasons to believe asserts that religious claims can, and should, be put to the test. While this difference provides some interesting challenges for the modern reader in. What is the difference between the bible, the book of.
Bible ties to the book of mormon bible reference for lds. 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. The church of jesus christ of latterday saints wikipedia. Differences between the kjv and the book of mormon occur in verses 6,8, and 12. Ive presented this information in a summarized way before, but felt that seeing the full text side by side would give the reader a much greater appreciation of the extent that joseph smith plagiarized from the king james bible. Printed in canada first edition, isbn 9780981146720.
Different authors contributed to the writing of the holy bible whereas the book of mormon was first published by one man, joseph smith. Exlatter day saint families on youtube shine a little more light on the theological and practical inconsistencies of the historical and current leaders and prophets, but this documentary really just gives a black and white comparison of the two books. See more ideas about book of mormon, scripture study and lds scriptures. Each will lead individuals closer to christ who follow the principles contained in their pages. Comparison of the mormon and muslim prophets still occurs today.
The purpose of the book is to convince the jew and the gentile that jesus is the christ. The testimony of the prophet joseph smith, book of mormon selections. What is the biblical basis for believing in the book of mormon. 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. While claiming to follow the bible, are they actually contradicting the word of god. The church is headquartered in salt lake city, utah, in the united states, and has established congregations and built temples worldwide. The adoption of biblical archaisms in the book of mormon and other. Both islam and mormonism believe that the christian religion as originally.504 31 800 934 1662 749 3 766 102 59 1343 266 38 905 548 175 183 943 1093 1362 1317 652 1548 1322 1241 965 935 1045 1326 1089 354 1642 220 1389 430 1470 915 1165 1222 800 1092 1149 579 228