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4 "Divine" Mormon Books

Learning about Mormonism will help us better understand Christianity and give us a heart to pray for those deceived by Mormon doctrines. In Part 1 we discovered that Mormons believe the most important book on earth is the Book of Mormon.

Mormons also believe: There are 4 Divine Books

Mormons believe the Bible is one of 4 divine books, and the Bible is the only one that isn't reliable. Smith taught that Christianity was corrupted after the death of the Apostles and Smith judged the current Bible (all translations) untrustworthy.

In Contrast, the Bible teaches: 

The Bible is all we need to understand Salvation and godliness:

2 Timothy 3:15-17: “from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

The Bible will not pass away:
Matthew 24:35: "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away."

The Bible judges us. We don't judge the Bible:
Hebrews 4:12: For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

Think on this: 
According to Mormons, the Bible was corrupted after the Apostles died, yet God waited 17 centuries (until the time of Joseph Smith) before sharing the "true Gospel" with mankind. That means millions of people who lived during those 1700 years never had the benefit of God's Word to guide them.

Besides this troubling question, there is an inconsistency in Smith's claims: ANCIENT COPIES OF THE NEW TESTAMENT ARE AVAILABLE AND THESE ANCIENT MANUSCRIPTS ARE IN AGREEMENT WITH OUR MODERN BIBLE TRANSLATIONS:
"Almost all biblical scholars agree that the New Testament documents were all written before the close of the First Century. If Jesus was crucified in 30 A.D., then that means that the entire New Testament was completed within 70 years. This is important because it means there were plenty of people around when the New Testament documents were penned who could have contested the writings. In other words, those who wrote the documents knew that if they were inaccurate, plenty of people would have pointed it out. But, we have absolutely no ancient documents contemporary with the First Century that contest the New Testament texts." 
FROM CHRISTIAN APOLOGETIC AND RESEARCH MINISTRY


In Part 3, we'll discuss Joseph Smith's "Inspired Version of the Bible" often called the Joseph Smith Version.
Source: Mormon Research Ministry

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