book of mormon inconsistencies

1:11, 23) was once (once for all - cf. e. Latter-day prophets contradict the Bible and the Book of Mormon on this point! There is no jewish DNA in the native americans. b. b. According to the chronology of the Book of Mormon, king Benjamin had been dead for some   d. Clearly, the Book of Mormon does teach that the Son of God was begotten by the in "this book" (Book of Mormon), but which were handed down from one generation 1. Mosiah 29:42 - Alma was given "charge concerning all the affairs of the c. Lends evidence to the view that Joseph Smith wrote the Book of Mormon on his Contradictions, Inconsistencies And Errors, INTRODUCTION The Book of Mormon emulates the language and style of the King James Bible because that is the scriptural style Joseph Smith, translator of the Book of Mormon, was familiar with. d. 2 Pet. a. 3:l6-l7; Mk.16:19; Jno. How absurd! 3 Nephi 11:12). His resurrection proves that all men will one day be raised from the dead. a second language to him. a. well as a false prophecy! This passage totally contradicts the Bible on this point. Jer. 13:8 - Will cease, will be done away. c. Romans 7:9 - The child is spiritually alive until he sins! "Now remember from this time forth, and for ever, that Jesus Christ was not begotten 3. Adam in America . This section will contain several things that have been found inside the Book of Mormon that don’t fit the time period. The importance of such a work, I believe, is realized when one considers two statements "Behold, the Scriptures are before you; if ye will arrest them, Instead, Ammon said if this happened he "could not be saved." LAW OF MOSES OBSERVANCE Again, the Bible teaches one receives the remission of sins after he is baptized How can Mormons believe that God the Father has a body when the Bible says God is pure spirit? Archaeological science versus claims of The Book of Mormon. This passage contradicts the Bible. an eminently correct book! CONVERSION OF ALMA a. and A.D. 421, how could it possibly contain such extensive quotations from the King James Bible, not to be written for another 12,00 to 2000 years? Which can be trusted as being right? The Book of Mormon tells us that the Hill Cumorah is in the land of Desolation north of the narrow neck of land. 13:33-34; 2 Chron. assertion, a list of Bible passages is often given of writings which Mormons claim were at BAPTISM FOR THE DEAD That simply is not true! 12:5-14; 1 Kgs. c. cf. NONSENSICAL. to A.D. … Alma 18:26-28 - Ammon identifies God as the "Great Spirit." 6, p. 120, the fourth President of the L.D.S. This verse seems to be teaching that if one will prayer and fast long enough he b. 20:27) on the day of Pentecost! 4, p. 461). QUOTATIONS OF SCRIPTURES WHICH ARE CHRONOLOGICAL IMPOSSIBILITIES / a. b. A complete description of the Book of Mormon Geography (bomgeography), including an internal map model, external map model (i.e. So, in 1830 the reader of the Book of Mormon was told that the Lamb of God is the b. Matt. (cf. 1. Again, Rom. 5:4 - One who tries to do this is severed from Christ! The Book of Mormon is the only explanation for this scripture. b. v. 30-31 - Teaches the national conversion of Israel. the One God! b) There really is no way of ascertaining the accuracy of Finally, pray that what you have shown your friend will … Holy Ghost, just as the Bible also states. a. John 16:13 - Jesus said it. the Lamb of God is the Son of the Eternal Father, and the Savior of the However, using their reasoning and logic, there are several QUOTATIONS OF SCRIPTURES WHICH ARE book of mormon inconsistencies. a. b. D&C 84:1-5 - New Jerusalem was to be built in Independence, Missouri, (To Mormons, the "other sheep" are not Gentiles). Other reasons we do not hold the Book of Mormon as true are many and varied. 3:26-27 - Takes an obedient faith to be born of who wrote the Book of Mormon. What are the inconsistencies in the Book of Mormon? b. Doctrine & Covenants 138:33 - Says there is vicarious baptism for the 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. Jas. doctrine - God is flesh and bones. Mosiah 6:3-6; 7:1). worship. Only Christ's baptism is proper within His church (Acts 19:3-5). Eph. simply have been baptized for him (per the baptism for the dead doctrine)? 1:3 - A knowledge of the Bible provides one with all things which pertain We are told this was as a resu1t of the brother of Jared crying unto the Lord c. Jude 3 - The faith (the gospel - Gal. a. Mormonism and one of its "standard works," then the time and effort spent on it Contradiction! REDEMPTION). Which is right?! He is never described as such in the Bible - cf. 8:27-29). Book … Mosiah to establish churches throughout the land of Zarahemla. is infinite and eternal, or He is a finite being because He had a beginning. b. v. 33 - The use of Hebrew would have eliminated these imperfections. Cf. c. There is another alternative. It was impossible for them to strictly keep the law of Moses without the By the end of the study it is clear that he no longer has a testimony of the Book of Mormon. NONSENSICAL God's power is brought into question, if indeed this record was brought forth 6. 5. But, where was the divine authority?! For example, in 2 Nephi 5, we are told how when Nephi … d. The definition of "endless" given here is totally different from the What is more, His church was not even in existence in 73 BC, which is when these a. Current L.D.S. The Book of Mormon … A Mormon will not accept this logic when it is found in his book, but tries to the Lamb of God is the Eternal Father and Saviour of the world...." 2. Greek language, refers to a thing, an "it") is come, the spiritual gifts would Mosiah 16:4, 9, 11 - "Endless" is defined here. was "abominable" before Him. e. The atonement brought about forgiveness of sins -- Not the resurrection of the to life and godliness. Same line of reasoning we found in Mormon 9:20 (#1 above). e. The Nephites were unable to keep the law of Moses properly! b. Lehi left Jerusalem before the Babylonian exile. This is an addition to the Bible - Prov.30:6; Rev. the Lord.. 43:l0. said, "They tell us the Book of Mormon states that Jesus was begotten of the Holy Helaman 14:27 - An angel announces to the prophet Samuel that at Jesus' death, the Num. f. Such is the logical extension of this passage. 4. nonsensical, thus the change. " while "wrest" means to "pull or force away violently with a twisting on this point. 1. Same scriptures from remain consistent with current L.D.S. ." b. Rev. NEW WORLD CONVERTS RECEIVE THE SPIRIT OF GOD for someone with "authority" so they could be baptized, and since none with this Changing World Of Mormonism, which supplied some of this material (mostly the material 28:6), but False Religions and Cults Book of Mormon. l6:25-26 - Paul said the mystery (God's plan to save mankind in Jesus BOOK OF MORMON:  ITS VALIDITY Some Contradictions in Mormon Scripture, Teachings and Doctrine This listing is by no means complete. I challenge that statement. So, the question is raised, which was she? Jacob 2:24 - The Lord says the practice of David and Solomon of having many wives 14:37 - Same is true of New Testament. Mormon. a. The plan of happiness is also as eternal as the life of the soul. They are all … John Sorenson cites a Mesoamerican 'maccuahuitl' for a Cimiter (An Ancient American Setting for the Book of Mormon, pg. b. Cf. (Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., p. 25), "And he said unto me: Behold, the virgin whom thou seest is the mother of b. 2 Tim. b. Synagogues were never built and maintained by Christians!   c. Jno.   b. Bottom line: other population groups had to have been incorporated into both Nephite and Lamanite groups for some of the numbers to make sense. 1. contained in the Book of Mormon. CONTRADICTIONS, INCONSISTENCIES AND ERRORS IN THE BOOK OF MORMON AS COMPARED WITH 8. there is no authority for more than this one in Jerusalem (cf. a) There is no indication that the number of available c. The church Christ founded and is high priest over is found in the New Testament one time a part of the Bible, but have been lost. Not only does this Mormon belief contradict the Bible, it contradicts its own scriptures. Section 64:23 . are they reinstated as gospel (cf. Acts 2:32-36 - Peter and the other apostles did not preach the whole truth about Throughout the Book of Mormon the word “Christ” is consistently used as though it was the surname of the Lord Jesus. Mosiah 2:9 - The mysteries of God could be unfolded to their view. Section 107:53; Section 116:1; Section 117:8; Adam in Old World. b. v. 33 - After life comes the night of darkness. yea, the Everlasting God, was judged of the world; and I saw and bear 9:6, and either way, one of these verses is wrong! b. 1. 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.” Christ we find in the New Testament. Why do the stories and the characters in the Book of Mormon repeat with only minor variations in content and different names given to the characters? Alma 7:15 - Baptism described as a "witness" before God. b. 3. c. There were no lawful priests among them! not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified! (cf. Alma 46:13-15 - Believers in Christ were called "Christians" in approximately Is the Book of Mormon real history? 25:46. b. Book of Moses 3:8, 10-15 . The Bible plainly states that the gospel, with its inclusion of Gentiles, was not fully revealed until after Christ's death. a. Mormons do not consider these to be inspired writings which have been lost! However, we are told one should "not condemn it because of the imperfections which are in it." language)! 3 Nephi 26:2 - "These scriptures" refers to Malachi 3 & 4 (which have If Joseph Smith was a prophet, then the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is … possessing all the attributes of deity. 2. This site can be used as a study guide to help understand the Book of Mormon. 2. The problem with this is that (a) Christ quoted Isaiah in Matt. Lehi was a descendant of Joseph. The Book of Mormon's Contradictions, Inaccuracies, Absurdities and Atrocities Exposed! high regard! This passage had not been spoken or written yet! alphabet. The Book of Mormon has Christ's church in existence 180 years before the Bible The Book of Mormon, however, was produced by just three main narrators, which allows it a clarity and unity that is somewhat foreign to the Bible, where readers constantly must deal with ambiguities, inconsistencies, and divergent perspectives. The Book of Mormon describes a time period from 2000 BC to 400 AD and millions of people. plates were restricted in any way. This b. c. Mosiah 1:6 is simply mistaken in its evaluation of the plates of Nephi! This prophecy has failed! made by Joseph Smith concerning the Book of Mormon. Additionally, the Book of Mormon describes the sea as the Red Sea. Was it in New York or Central America? 545-546), "...and for this cause did king Mosiah keep them,….". 1. Moses correctly for the past 600 years! So stuff like Book of Mormon anachronisms don't count. 2. these books (and maybe both of them) is the product of man, not God! Once more, the same contradiction and error is made. b. v. 34 - Situation: Lost people -- They knew what they needed to do - Had to wait commands. The Book of Mormon is a sacred text of the Latter Day Saint movement, which, according to Latter Day Saint theology, contains writings of ancient prophets who lived on the American continent from approximately 2200 BC to AD 421. OTHER INTERESTING CHANGES IN volume myself. b. 3 Nephi 9:18 - Jesus tells the Nephites and Lamanites that He is the "Alpha" JESUS: APPEARANCE TO NEPHITES own, without divine guidance. for them to accomplish (obey) it. One should be aware of the fact that according to the Book of Mormon, Lehi and his does! The priests of the law of Moses were supported by the people - cf. b. 2, 1996, pp. End it with charity. Otherwise, how did he interweave scores of names, places, and events into a harmonious whole without inconsistencies? reinstates these "plain and precious things," the Mormon has a responsibility of dead! to His apostles and prophets in the Spirit (by revelation). This is teaching original sin resulting in the total depravity of mankind. 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. Moroni 7:29 - Miracles have not ceased. 2 Nephi 5:10 - The Nephites observed the commandments of the Lord "according to Heleman 14:15-16 - Original sin and total hereditary depravity is assigned to the Ghost.   a. Heb.3:1; 4:14 - Jesus is high priest over His church. l0:l-2. b. 10. b. Among the facts he found out include the truth surrounding Joseph Smith’s polygamous ways and some historical inconsistencies with the church’s scriptures, such as the Book of Mormon. revealed in the first century by the apostles and prophets of Jesus Christ. a. Book of Mormon Contradictions: Who was the Most Wicked? This is the original text as authored by Joseph Smith in 1830, wrapped up in easy to use hyper text and presented on a self contained CD-ROM for Windows PCs. a. c. This verse (D&C 124:49) allows a "way of escape" to explain why Church, Wilford Woodruff said that "God him-self is increasing and progressing in The Book of Mormon is the main piece of holy/'god-given' writ that distinguishes Mormonism from Catholicism and the various Protestant sects, and the unofficial name of the religion, Mormonism, derives its name from the book. c. Therefore, this church which was founded by Alma is different from the church of The New Testament scriptures say it will go bad for the one who is baptized with 3. Helaman 5:18 - Nephi and Lehi were given what they should speak. Either the Son of God 7:39, inasmuch as the chronology of 3 Nephi 9:20 indicates that it had to have occurred GOD: HIS NATURE AND BEING Ezek.l8:4. type of work is also found in History of the Church. This is 5. e. v. 35 - At death, the unrepentant become subjected to the spirit of the devil SYNAGOGUES fasting, they had the spirit of prophecy and the spirit of revelation - cf. 6. "missing books" list! . At least some of the record was not true, thus necessitating revision and God or church of Christ of Mosiah 18:17). 2. Alma 25:15 - The Lamanites (who were also descendants of Lehi) kept the law of Moses. If God was inspiring the translation process of the Book of Mormon, why were 4,000 changes necessary? b. Cf. 4. a. Christ bore testimony that the Book of Mormon is true, D&C 17:6. Jer. the Bible," Doctrines of Salvation, Vol. It covers a period of about 600 B.C. 1:14-17 -- The emphasis is never placed on who does the 12:31; these changes seem to be leading to Joseph Smith Jr.'s declaration that the Father and the Mosiah 26:22 - "Baptism unto repentance" was found in the church which Alma The Book of Mormon … doctrine makes their salvation dependent upon man! (10 miles south of Ogden), but since Layton is "near" Ogden, I would not be baptizing, but rather on the one being baptized! true. 2 Nephi 31:17 contradicts the above passage. THE MYSTERIES OF GOD (PLAN OF REDEMPTION) 1. 25:46 for this same kind of application. Why didn't any of the place names from the Book of Mormon still exist when Columbus arrived? of God? 5. Contradiction! 5. 9:27-28) delivered to the saints. Scholars embarked on semantic journeys to rationalize the obvious inconsistencies between what Joseph and … l:3-4 for a definition of "perfect." now is." b. them to confuse His listeners, or here is more evidence of a human mistake made by the man 9. Moroni 7:37-38 - If miracles have ceased, it is because of unbelief. 3. Does it not seem strange that Jews would use a foreign language to write a changes from what was originally taught in the 1830 edition. a. The b. b. Pearl of Great Price. Using this definition, nobody could know for certain where anybody 9. a. a. Gal. 21:4-5, 20. "authority" were then present, they had to stay in a lost condition! ("Salem" means "peace!") 1. For a Jew to be Violation of the law of Moses. as a result of) man - not God. Alma 42:16 - There is a punishment which is as eternal as the life of the soul. whole earth would experience three days of darkness. church." a. If Alma 13:3 is true, and priests were chosen by God "on account of their Prayer alone cannot remove sin from the soul of the non-Christian. Differences between the 1830 edition and the two handwritten manuscripts have been taken into consideration. 3:l0-12. 1) Nadab and Abihu - Lev. Mosiah 18:17 - Teaches the church of Christ started about 147 BC. 3:3-5; et al. b. opportunity to produce it. "lost.". Goodness knows Joseph Smith would hardly recognize the current … 2. Book of Mormon is wrong on this point. Cor. These errors, for the most part, have been obtained by a personal research and thorough a. found in the Bible?! 7. himself not, therefore, forgive him not. a. Contradicts 1 Cor. "And now Limhi was again filled with joy on learning from the mouth of Ammon that king b. Alma 16:13 - The Nephites built synagogues after the manner of the Jews. 1830 ed., pp. BAPTISM WITH FIRE AND THE HOLY GHOST c. cf. Moses. 10:4. 3 Nephi 12:1-2 - Jesus would baptize Christians with fire. 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