And where it never challenges, disagrees with or contradicts the orthodox christian creeds. I have heard people say this before, but i have read both books and i didnt notice any contradictions. However, the book of mormon claims the christian church was established as early as 147 b. The thing that primarily killed my faith is that i read enough of the bible to realize that it teemed with contradictions and thus couldnt possibly have been divinely inspired, aka the infallible words of a perfect god that was dictated to human transcribers. The first concern to consider is its declaration that the book of mormon is another testament of jesus christ. The contradictions between the book of mormon and the bible constitute a most serious obstacle to accepting the book of mormon as latterday scripture that is supplemental to the bible. In some cases, entire passages are duplicated in the book of mormon. Lds church members are taught that the book of mormon bom is scripture, as well as a. The book of mormon quotes 25,000 words from the kjv old testament and over 2,000 words from the kjv new testament. Contradictions between the book of mormon bom and doctrine. Where does the book of mormon contradict the bible. Changes, contradictions, and errors is a musthave resource for anyone who knows or witnesses to mormons. Bible q does the book of mormon contradict the bible. The stick of judah is written by jews, in other words, is the bible.
Ham wrote in the foreword, many people today buy into the assertion that the bible is full of contradictions, but they havent bothered to look into the claim for themselves. Apologetics press the bible versus the book of mormon. The second major principle is that future texts must not contradict the earlier ones. These verses reveal a couple things which contradict mormon doctrine.
More resources on the bible and the book of mormon. Latterday saints believe that god is one, but accept the biblical witness that this is a oneness of purpose, intent, mind, will, and love. Betrayer of christ formal church celebrations of easter in the church of jesus christ of latterday saints often include an easter program during sacrament service with special music and people speaking andor sharing scriptures that relate to the story of easter. Sab, short list of contradictions the annotated bible. There are always good and sensible resolutions to these objections. Why does the book of mormon and book of moses describe god as creating, while the book of abraham describes gods.
In the 1st edition of the book of mormon, 2 nephi 11. This resource is for christians who want to understand the development of mormon theology and how mormon beliefs are often selfcontradictory. Immediately they jump back as if they just saw a rattlesnake. There is a possibility that the spread of cultural traits across the pacific to. Translation errors in the king james bible appearing in the book of mormon summary. Oct 12, 2008 does the book of mormon contradict the bible. Is this really referring to the bible stick of judah and the book of mormon stick of. Below are just some of the contradictions weve found between the bible and the. As one looks to the bible he is struck by many things which testify to its inspiration prophetic accuracy, historical accuracy, scientific accuracy, unity. In the midst of this he contracted this affliction, became destitute, was mortally. In the mormon book doctrine and covenants, a collection of gods socalled revelations to joseph smith, god the father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as mans.
Last time we saw that mormon prophets contradict each other. He is the one who delivered commandments to moses on mount sinai, including the commandments to observe high holy days centered upon the. The book of mormon contains passages from the king james bible summary. Book of mormon greek and latin word chart life after. Below are some of the contradictory and often anachronistic items in the book of. For many people, the belief that the bible contains contradictions and inaccuracies is an excuse for not believing. The book of mormon was buried for centuries until it. In fact, a bible believer would expect there to be contradictions between the two, since the bible never gives any legitimacy to the book of mormon, but actually condemns it cf. This author stands on the authority of the bible as gods holy word. And they are flat out contradictory on two other points. There are more serious contradictions, too, between the book of mormon and the bible. Mormon leaders insist that there are no contradictions in mormonism. But when i began to read the bible in earnest, i noticed contradictions between mormon teachings and statements in the bible.
Mormons believe that jesus christ, as jehovah, is the lord who usually speaks in the old testament. I suspect the reason the book of mormon has this view of faith and knowledge is that the. Sometimes the quotation is explicit, as in the second book of nephi, which contains 18 quoted chapters of the book of isaiah. The mormon claim that the book of mormon is another testament of jesus christ is. Lds church members are taught that the book of mormon bom is scripture, as well as a true record of the inhabitants of the americas from about 2200 bc to 420 ad. The book of mormon teaches that little children are not capable of sin because they do not have a sinful nature moroni 8. O house of jacob, which are called out of the waters of judah, or out of the. The view of faith in the mormon scriptures differs from the bible. Errors and contradictions in acts of the apostles deists. 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. What about the apparent contradictions in the bible. Critics of the book of mormon claim that major portions of it are copied, without attribution, from the bible. Contradictions between the book of mormon and the holy bible.
The book of mormon and the king james bible wikipedia. Oct 30, 2012 this video covers but a few of the many contradiction between the book of mormon and the word of truth, the holy bible. The gnostic gospels, including thomas, mary and judas, among others, were not included in the new testament for a number of reasons. When indians accept mormon teachings they will become, white and delightsome people 2 nephi 30. Lds church members are taught that the book of mormon bom is scripture, as well as.
The death of judas is often seen as irreconcilable between the two accounts in the bible matthew 27. Self contradictions of the bible freedom from religion foundation. Feb 26, 2005 in all this reading i have never come across a single contradiction between the bible and the bom. Posted in september, witnessing tip of the day, tagged contradictions in book of mormon, false doctrines of mormonism, moroni 8. 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. What is the biblical basis for believing in the book of mormon. The bible and the book of mormon support each other.
Errors and contradictions in acts of the apostles deists, tradition, book of mormon user name. The book of mormon was published in 1830 by joseph smith, founder of the church of jesus christ of latter day saints. Apr, 2010 these minor contradictions arent so minor when we realise that even they mean that the book of mormon contradicts the bible, and therefore the book of mormon isnt a revelation from god. If his joseph smiths claims and declarations were built upon fraud and deceit, there would appear many errors and contradictions, which would be easy to detect. Jul 06, 2011 the contradictions between the book of mormon and the bible constitute a most serious obstacle to accepting the book of mormon as latterday scripture supplemental to the bible.
This brief tract will examine another book which claims inspiration, the book of mormon and how it measures up to the test of unity. In terms of theology and doctrine, most of what is in the bible and the book of mormon is unproveable and must be taken on faith. What are the key differences between mormonism and christianity. There are also contradictions within the book of mormon itself. Critics wonder why many of the quotes from isaiah in the book of mormon are identical to the king james version. So youre talking to someone and you ask them if you could give them a book of mormon. They actually feel the book of mormon to be superior to the bible since they believe many precious and important parts of the bible were supposedly deleted from the bible by the catholics. Contradictions about the contradictions as listed in the sab book by topic a short list in the quran in the book of mormon. Three simple ways to show contradictions in the mormon belief of god. Well, were letting the book speak for itself and here it is showing joseph smith lying to the people once again. Contradictions between the book of mormon and the bible.
I have heard, and found wanting, many of the supposed contradictions that prove the bible could not be the word of god. Apr 12, 2008 contradictions in the bible due to translation. Bethlehem ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of judah, yet. Contradictions in the book of mormon the annotated bible. To the lds church, the book of mormon is a holy and divinely inspired text. Disproves mormonism using the bible, mormon scripture, statistical analysis and common sense. You mormons are trying to add scripture to the bible and are cursed for it. Joseph smith said 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, history of the church, vol. But i did a little studying on that one and bethlehem was like a. However, the book of mormon maintains that this knowledge was had in 545 b. Book of mormon difficulties, contradictions and explanations. Three simple ways to show contradictions in the mormon belief. The book of mormon contains many linguistic similarities to the king james bible kjv. Article citing verses in book of mormon that contradict specific teaching of the bible both cannot be from god.
Contradictions in the book of mormon with the bible. Jan 31, 20 heres a helpful look at the problems facing mormon claims in light of clear contradictions between the bible and the book of mormon. Im not going to read that book because the bible says that you shouldnt add to or take away from it. Contradictions in the bible short list who was josephs father. The bible and the book of mormon both have similar objectives. The contradictions between the book of mormon and the bible constitute a most serious obstacle to accepting the book of mormon as latterday scripture supplemental to the bible. Were precious things found in great abundance by the nephites in america. Supposed contradictions in the bible, christianity, 219 replies re the matter of shaky faith and bible contradictions, christianity, 54 replies catholic position on the book of mormon, christianity, 8 replies news, beer and bible launches in mormon community. Evidence for jesus christs resurrection always be ready. An account written by the hand of mormon upon plates taken from the plates of nephi, who claimed that it had been. I pray that you search these many contradictions out for yourself so that.
Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Why were the books of enoch, thomas, mary and judas. They present this as evidence that joseph smith wrote the book of mormon by plagiarizing the authorized king james version of the bible. Book of mormon commentary using a testimony of jesus christ. Most importantly because they did not provide the founding churches enough power to be intermediaries between huma. Some critics of the bible suggest that we cant know the real truth about jesus because the early christians purposely left other gospels out of the new testament that give us a fuller picture of who jesus was. Mormons will tell you the same thing when you raise problems with the bom. Book of mormon kjv bible contradictions some latter day. The book of mormon is supposed to be a history of real people living in a real place.
The book of mormon is a sacred text of the latter day saint movement, which adherents believe contains writings of ancient prophets who lived on the american continent from approximately 2200 bc to ad 421. The only one i noticed was that in the bible it says jesus was born in bethlehem and in the bom it says he was born in jerusalem. It has been my experience that, after a little research, all the alleged contradictions and inaccuracies are totally explainable. Havent books of the bible been lost and even tampered with down through the centuries.
They point to the discovery of writings known as the gospel of thomas, the gospel of judas, and the gospel of mary magdalene as examples. This video covers but a few of the many contradiction between the book of mormon and the word of truth, the holy bible. Book of mormonplagiarism accusationsking james bible. But, how do you determine whether the bible or the historical record is true or accurate. The book of morman vs the bible what do the scriptures say. There was no greek or latin upon the plates from which i, through the grace of god, translated the book of mormon let the language of that book speak for itself.
At first, smith taught the extreme unity between the father and the son so that the father was the son and the son was the father. The companion volume to this book is demolishing supposed bible contradictions volume 2. Heres a helpful look at the problems facing mormon claims in light of clear contradictions between the bible and the book of mormon. However, a close look at its key book, the book of mormon, reveals many concerning contradictions between its teachings and the bible. Top 20 most damning bible contradictions bob seidensticker. These minor contradictions arent so minor when we realise that even they mean that the book of mormon contradicts the bible, and therefore the book of mormon isnt a revelation from god there are more serious contradictions, too, between the book of mormon and the bible. Can someone learn about god by reading the book of mormon.
Book of mormon kjv bible contradictions some beliefs. Demolishing supposed bible contradictions volume 1. I had always believed that the book of mormon and the bible complemented each other. Three simple ways to show contradictions in the mormon. The problem with the book of mormon isnt where it contradicts the christian bible, but where it agrees with the bible but shouldnt.
The women spread the word of the empty tomb or did they. Interesting to notein no gospel story does any person witness jesus rise from the dead. Apr 05, 2008 contradictions in the bible due to translation. Oh, i have found contradictions between interpretation, but applying that rule means the ot contradicts the new in many places. It is interesting that our critics are often willing to go to great lengths to resolve apparent contradictions or other problems in the bible, but are unwilling to even think carefully about the many alleged contradictions and problems they find in the book of mormon. For the twelve million members of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints worldwide six million in the united states. Contradictions between bible and book of mormon 2 timothy 3. Below are just some of the contradictions weve found between the bible. The bible says believers were first called christians after pauls ministry in antioch. Below is the modern map of the area of smiths youth. What makes the bible any different than the hindu vedas, quran, or book of mormon. In all this reading i have never come across a single contradiction between the bible and the bom. Book of mormontranslation errors from the kjv fairmormon.
Many such people have not actually read the bible for themselves. The book of mormon has him appearing in the americas after his ascension 3 nephi 10. The simple truth of the matter is that the book of mormon contradicts the bible in many areas. For the first 150 years of mormonisms existence, everyone thought it was a story about a people who left the middle east and came to south or central america, and who fought wars clear up into new york state where. Points out the contradictions between the bible and book of mormon as well as errors in translation in the king james version kjv of the bible that were copied into the book of mormon. Book of mormon made alterations in some biblical passages it incorpo rated justified. 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. If the book of mormon is from god as it claims, then it too should bear the marks of inspiration, but instead of unity the book of mormon has many contradictions within its pages. Contradictions between the bible and book of mormon life. The bible plainly states that the gospel, with its inclusion of gentiles, was not.133 1278 534 1582 535 819 1628 1183 698 964 506 1504 1208 112 189 769 349 1617 808 1632 1138 1046 804 1107 71 1511 902 434 78 1293 719 85 1522 77 748 560 357 1228 621 472 140 1014 989 798