7 thoughts on “Yet another ten quick questions for Mormons.

  1. I like video #4 about the sincere prayer of a JW vs the sincere prayer of a Mormon. I went to look at the comments on that video on Youtube, and I found this from a Mormon:

    “The prayer they [the Jehovah's Witnesses] had was to know what to put in the book. A prayer for the book of mormon is to know it’s truth.”

    Don’t you see? God answered the JWs prayer by telling them to put false information into their book, because they didn’t word the question correctly.

  2. Interesting questions about the contradictions in a false religion, but those who are blinded to the Truth cannot be won over by evidentiary apologetics. Mormons – like all people – need the biblical gospel.

  3. In reply to #4. The difference I believe is that Mormon’s believe the sincere prayer that brought about the Book of Mormon was from a translation. It sounds like to me and I could be wrong that you are speaking about a sincere prayer for the Jehovah Witnesses to put teachings and not translations in their book. If Joseph Smith “wrote” the Book of Mormon like the Jehovah Witnesses wrote that book then Joseph Smith needs to go down as a literary genius. In his one book he created more new words that Shakespeare. That is just one interesting literary achievement in the Book of Mormon. So if it was written then he was a genius, but it seems to contradict itself to think he was crazy and that he could have never translated the book. Those assumptions contradict themselves, only because he would then have to go down as one of the best literary fiction writers of all time. Just a few thoughts. Thanks for the platform.

  4. Brian,

    Smith was very intelligent, but it doesn’t take a genius to plagiarize the KJV Bible. It doesn’t taken a genius to write enough “it came to pass” to drive anyone totally crazy. Making up words is easy enough that grade school kids do it all the time. As literature, the BOM is poorly written (except where it copies the KJV – which I wonder how “Reformed Egyptian” translated into English comes out exactly like Hebrew and Greek translated into 1611 English, which was already obsolete in 1611! —- oh, and including the italicized words from the KJV which the KJV translators put in there and were not in the original text ——– How do you explain that!). As literature it is also extremely boring. It is loaded with anachronisms which prove it was a product of early 19th century imagination. It contradicts the Bible as well as the D&C. It has no archaeological, historical or manuscript evidence to support it.

    I have never seen any reviews from those in the literature profession which ever claimed the BOM was a literary achievement in any sense of the word.

  5. I was wondering if Manfred thinks that Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) do not understand and follow “the biblical gospel”. I would be willing to engage him in a diologue on that subject if he would tells us what he thinks.

  6. Jose – The biblical Gospel cannot be “followed”, it must be believed. People who think the Book of Mormon (or other key Mormon distinctives) is True, do not believe the biblical Gospel by definition. Same as with other cults who follow their own heretical beliefs.

  7. Mormon Gospel: “It embraces all of the laws, principles, doctrines, rites, ordinance, acts, powers, authorities, and keys necessary to save and exalt men in the highest heaven hereafter.” Bruce McConkie, “Mormon Doctrine,” p.331

    Christian Gospel: “Now brothers, I want to clarify for you the gospel I proclaimed to you…For I passed on to you as most important what I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…” St. Paul, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4.

    I’d say there is a big difference between the two gospels.

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