A great side by side comparison of the gospel presented in the Book of Mormon vs. the true gospel found in the Bible. Please check it out and pass it along to your LDS friends!
Courtesy of Adams Road Band
Mormons, what do you do with these Bible verses that demonstrate that people are not children of God in their natural state, but children of the devil, and must be ‘adopted’ by accepting the biblical Gospel in order to be considered a child of God?
- You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44)
- By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother. (1 John 3:10)
- He predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, (Ephesians 1:5)
- But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, (John 1:12)
- As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. (Ephesians 2:1-3)
— Bill McKeever in response to the Mormon Church claiming to be Christian.
— The Teachings of Lorenzo Snow, ed. Clyde J. Williams , 1.
— Isaiah 43:10
— Dr. Lynn. K Wilder, former LDS and BYU Professor
Anonymous said: As I read through your questions, I find a few things that you are extremely uneducated on. In one question, you said the Bible was translated very correctly. Actually that is false. Throughout much of the Old Testament, there are hundreds of errors in the translation. So the Bible is not error free. In fact, it is far from it. In the original Hebrew script, there are hundreds of similarities between the Gospel of our fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and the Mormon church.
The guy in this video does a much better job of articulating answers to your concerns than I could ever do to save my life.
Now that we established the accuracy of the Bible, can we talk about some of the many 4,000 changes to the Book of Mormon?
— Joseph Smith, History of the Church, Vol. 6, pp. 408-409
Anonymous said: Hm, I think I understand but like, when he originally mentioned being mormon, he said it was a load of rubbish..I personally would consider him as atheist but then again, I am very confused about the whole situation. Also, sorry for being a bother, but could you try and explain what a missionary is?
No bother at all!
I’m assuming you’re asking what a Mormon missionary is?
They’re young men generally aged 19-21(sometimes females 21 and up and retired elderly couples) who are sent out by the LDS church to different parts of the world to spead the LDS gospel.
I’m not too familiar with the process, but when they turn 19 or so, they send in a missionary application. After pending, and by recommendation they receive a letter package from the Church headquarters in SLC. The package includes their mission assignment and MTC reporting date.
The date indicates when they’re to report to the Missionary Training Centre(MTC) in Provo. Basically—it’s spiritual bootcamp. They are put to rigorous training where they will learn about and study the LDS gospel. Those who are assigned a language speaking mission will have to learn to preach the gospel in that particular language.
The missionaries typically stay in the MTC for about 6 weeks - 3 months depending on if you are learning a new language.
Once their training is complete, they head out to wherever they are assigned and will serve there until their two years is up.
During the mission, they will follow a very strict set of rules. (You can read about them online) Basically, every missionary’s primary goal is to find people who are willing to listen to their message and get them baptized into the church.
In areas with a large Mormon concentration like Utah or Idaho, serving a mission is pretty much expected from you.
If you talk to Mormon woman, especially those who are serious about progressing in their faith—will not marry a guy unless he’s a returned missionary. Also within the Mormon culture, if you don’t serve a mission your level of respect won’t be as high as those who did.