The Book of Mormon, for starters,
is not the “Mormon Bible.” It is not a replacement for the Bible, but
simply Another Testament of Jesus Christ.
Note the words at the beginning of the Book of Mormon introduction by the church that state that the Book of Mormon is comparable to the Bible. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
regularly read the Bible at home, during Sunday school, and during church. The Book of Mormon is a record of the people of
the ancient Americas
(For those of you might not understand, that is South America, Central America,
and North America all together). The people were part of the 10 lost tribes of Israel
that any smart Christian knows about. The Book of Mormon has many prophets, as does the Bible. Many “Mormons”
argue, including me, that it is a fact that there were more people in the world
during the later half of the Old Testament and during all of the New Testament. Why would God leave them out?
The Book of Mormon starts off about 600 years
before the birth of Christ and ends around 421 years after his death. Some Prophets in the Book of Mormon prophecy of the
birth of the messiah, and foretell the events that will take place. In the Book of Mormon, the people clearly realize that
Jesus Christ was born in another land apart from theirs. Jesus rose from the dead 3 days after he died, Sunday, and we believe
that after he left the earth, he came to visit the people the Book of Mormon teaches about. The two civilizations in the Book
of Mormon are the Nephites and the Lamanites. Constant feuding between the two peoples regularly happened, and the Lamanites
eventually wiped out the Nephite nation. The Lamanites eventually became what is known as the Native Americans. To this day some Native American tribes speak of a great white god who
came down in their past and promised to return in the future. In the Book of Mormon, Jesus Christ did just that. If you read
in Ezekiel 37:15-17 it says:
15 The word of the Lord came again unto me, saying,
16 Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, for Judah (The Bible), and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, for Joseph, the stick of
Ephraim(The Book of Mormon), and for all the house of Israel his
17 And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand.
of Mormon was translated by the Prophet Joseph Smith from metal plates which had upon them the record of the Nephites and
the Lamanites. You can choose whether or not to believe this yourself. To sum it all up:
were prophets of God in ancient America whose writings were
preserved. They prophesied of Christ’s birth, death, resurrection and then, his appearance to their people. Their ancient,
sacred writings were compiled by the prophet Mormon. Mormon gave the record to his son; Moroni
(More-own-eye) who hid them away around 421 A.D. Joseph Smith received the ancient record from the Angel Moroni on September 23, 1827. Joseph translated it by the gift and power of God. It was published
as the Book of Mormon in 1829.
KJV Bible references:
|The Nephites feeling the hands of Jesus, just as Jesus' apostles did in Luke 24:36-39
Isn't their evidence that horses were non-existant in the ancient Americas, yet there were horses in the Book
The Book of Mormon never claims that the horse was universally known or used in the New World. For example, Book of Mormon
references to horses suggest that they may have been relatively uncommon, being limited only to certain regions during specific
periods of Book of Mormon history. One horse specimen, discovered in Florida, was carbon-dated to about 100 B.C. Other horse
remains have been found in precolumbian archaeological contexts in Mesoamerica (at Loltun and Mayapan), but these have not
as yet been carbon dated.
DNA evidence proves the Book of Mormon false.
The science of DNA is great but it is based on the fallibility of man not on the works of God. Why is there a continual
fixation to discredit a religion that promotes the belief that Jesus Christ is our Savior, positive conservative moral character,
and strong heterosexual family values? I just don't get it.Doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints teaches
that the Israelites are Gods chosen people, as per covenants made in the Old Testament, and in order for mankind to receive
the blessings under these covenants, a person needs to be a direct descendant of the house of Israel or be adopted into it
to receive the covenant blessings. A strong argument can be made that Lehi could have been adopted into the house of Israel.
He was a merchant and well traveled and it is believed that he could have been born in Babylon. The fact is he could have
been a descendent from any number of nationalities, we just don’t know, maybe he was Arabic or Aramaic. If the belief
that all mankind originated from Adam and Eve, why don’t we all have a genetic tie? Does this simple question go to
disprove the belief that Adam and Eve are the original parents of all mankind? Not for me it doesn’t.There is also an
account, in the Book of Mormon, of an ancient people that were guided to the Americas, by the hand of God, shortly after the
scattering of people after the destruction of the Tower of Babil, how many other groups also made their way to America is
any bodies guess.Does this article disprove the Mormon teaching that the Native Americans are not direct descendants of the
House of Israel? If I adopted a Chinese boy that marries a Chinese girl, as do all their descendants, and they continue to
carry on with my German surname and teach their children that they are direct descendent of me and have access to a promised
inheritance along with my genetically born children, does that mean they are teaching a lie? No it doesn't. My understanding
of the scriptures is that God rewards his children based on how well they follow and believe in his commandments not on the
genetic make up of his blood.For me this article only goes to prove that a belief in God, Jesus Christ, Their Prophets and
teachings, and a personal relationship with God through prayer are more important to gaining knowledge than the science of
man.If mankind had all the answers to the Universe there would be no need for us to be on this earth and have to rely on faith.