He earned His salvation by good works
He was one of many gods
He is separate from God
He was a married polygamist
Mary had sex and conceived Jesus
Is this the Jesus of the King James Version?
How can they substitute a false Christ?
How can Mormons use Christian terms but they reject the KJV Bible meaning for that term?
“...when they knew God, they
glorified him not as God ...but became
vain in their imaginations, and their
foolish heart was darkened.
Professing themselves to be wise, they
became fools ...and even as they did
not like to retain God in their
knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind...” Romans 1: 21,22,28
ONCE UPON A TIME...
(a brief history of the early Mormon pioneers who went to America)
After the Tower of Babel about 2100BC, a group went to Central America and were destroyed by corruption.
Another group left Jerusalem around 600BC, before the Babylonian invasion and went to Peru.
These were supposedly the righteous Jews who had Jesus appear to them to give them the gospel, baptism, communion and other mystical ceremonies.
They split into two groups - The Nephites and the Lamanites (American Indians) who wiped out the Nephites. The Lamanites were then cursed with dark skin.
In 1827 Joseph Smith claimed to have dug up golden plates written in Reformed Egyptian hieroglyphics (Roman letters mixed with Greek and Hebrew) and with his Urim and Thummim spectacles, translated them into English in 1830 as the Book of Mormon.
ERRORS OF MORMONISM
1. Taking the word of a 15 year old boy (not knowing the gospel 1 Cor 15:1- 4) saying that the gospel had never been preached from 96AD to 1827AD.
2. Brigham Young ordered the massacre of 150 non-Mormon immigrants.
3. Joseph Smith dug for treasure with divining rods; immoral, polygamous and a liar.
4. Roman letters were unknown in 570BC till centuries later when Rome became a world power in 67BC.
5. Professor C. Anthon pronounced the Reformed Egyptian hieroglyphics as perfectly false.
6. Jews only ever wrote in Hebrew. Devout Jews would never write the name of “YHWH” in Egyptian.
7. Jeremiah contradicts the Book of Mormon by saying the only safe way to escape Nebuchadnezzar was by submitting.
8. There are no rivers emptying into the Red Sea as stated in the book of Mormon; old men women and children couldn’t walk 175 miles from Jerusalem to the Red Sea in 3 days; 6 people then cross 1400 miles of desert and then build a ship to carry them 2/3 the way around the world in rough seas.
9. American Indians are Mongoloids not Semites as the Book of Mormon claims.
10. “Reformed Egyptian” has no similarity to Mayan characters.
11. Early Americans didn’t know of metals for swords, shields, chariots to be used in wars. They were farmers.
12. There were no great cities of population as mentioned in the Book of Mormon.
13. There was no coinage system in Ancient America as outlined in the Book of Mormon: Why? No metal discovered till gold was - after 600AD!
14. Silk and fine linen never grown in America as stated in Book of Mormon.
15. Impossible to have Nephites build synagogues (“after the manner of Solomon”) in America. Why? They’d left before the first one was built in Jerusalem. They wouldn’t have known how to build one or what it looked like. They also wouldn’t have the number of workers required - hundreds of thousands. Nephi had 12 adults. Why have a temple built for several millions of worshippers for only 20 people?
16. Quetzalcoatl (The Feathered Serpent) is equated with Jesus. Can’t be, why? It appeared 1000 years after Jesus. There is no evidence to say that Jesus went to America.
17. The Book of Mormon mistakes Christ’s crucifixion as 3 days rather than 3 hours.
18. Joseph Smith claimed that Elijah (OT) and Elias (NT) were different people. They are the same person.
19. The Book of Mormon has Jesus being born at Jerusalem not Bethlehem.
20. How can Helaman 12:26 written in 6BC quote John 5:29, which wasn’t written till 85AD?
21. How can parts of the Book of Mormon written in 570BC quote from the KJV (word for word) which wasn’t written till 1611?
22. How can the book of Mormon (written 570BC) quote seventeen full chapters of Isaiah word for word from the KJV 1611 which was written in 1611?
23. Joseph Smith’s Book of Abraham found to be a complete fraud.
24. The Book of Mormon has been changed in 3000 places from the 1830 edition.
25. The 3 witnesses that appear in the front of the Book of Mormon later became thieves and counterfeiters.
26. There were 11 false prophecies by Joseph Smith.
FALSE DEFINITIONS USED BY MORMONS
1. Christianity: a damnable religion. (heresy)
2. God: Had the body of a man but progressed to become God (heresy)
3. Jesus Christ: A man who progressed to become a god; a created being; earned his salvation by good works; one of many gods; conceived by physical sex; had a lot of wives. (All heresies)
4. Holy Ghost: a man with a spiritual body. (heresy)
5. The Trinity: Three separate gods (heresy)
6. The Gospel: Mormon theology (heresy)
7. Born Again: Baptism Into Mormonism (heresy)
8. Atonement: the way for an individual to earn their own salvation. (heresy)
9. True salvation: Being exalted to a god to rule and sexual procreation of spirit children (heresy)
10. Eternal life and redemption: Being saved by good works. (heresy)
11. Heaven: there are three kingdoms of glory (heresy)
12. Hell: similar to purgatory (heresy)
13. The Scriptures: Book of Mormon, Doctrines and Covenants, Pearl of Great Price and the KJV as far as it is correctly translated.
QUESTIONS TO ASK MORMONS
1. How can Joseph Smith be a true prophet of God when he repeatedly fails the test of a true prophet in the Bible?
2. What does your conscience and common sense tell you when you understand the 27 monumental blunders previously cited and 13 false definitions given above?
3. Does it worry you that the supposedly perfect Book of Mormon underwent major changes and 3000 minor ones since 1830?
4. How do you explain the 27,000 words plagiarized from the KJV which wasn’t written till 1611? The Book of Mormon being written in 570BC.
5. Why has no archeological
evidence ever been found to support the Book of Mormon’s alleged
persons, silk, coins, metals, wars, weapons, kings or palaces in North
Prominent Mormon archeologist T. S. Ferguson quit the Mormon church because of the weight of archeological evidence against Mormonism. The Bureau of American Ethnology writes: “There is no evidence whatever of any migration from Israel to America.”
6. How do you explain the plagiarism in the Book of Mormon taken from Ethan Smith’s “View of the Hebrews” (1823), a book that was available to Joseph Smith?
7. Why does the Book of Mormon contradict and conflict with hundreds of truths in the Bible?
8. How can early Mormon prophets deny and contradict modern Mormon prophets and vice versa?
9. Does it worry you that the Book of Mormon was translated by occult means?
10. Why after 25 years has the Mormon church never responded or answered to Jerald and Sandra Tanner’s research? (Write to them at: Utah Lighthouse Ministry, Box 1884, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84110.)
11. Why is it that even the highest Mormons don’t know where they’ll go when they die?
12. If you died tonight, do you know 100% for sure that you would go to be with Jesus Christ forever in heaven?
Would you like to make sure?
“Dear Lord, I’m a sinner and deserve nothing but your wrath in hell forever. I repent of my involvement in Mormonism as a false religion. Please forgive me of my sins. I believe that Jesus died for my sins - no more to pay!
Thank you God for saving me.”
The above paper and points have been a summary from Keith Piper’s excellent book “Answers”. He can be contacted at: P.O. Box 188, Cherrybrook, NSW, 2126, Australia.
By Harley Hitchcock