What Mormonism really teaches about the Bible.

bible.jpg In response to a question by Dan, I’ve decided to post the following comments from Mormons on what they think of the Bible:

We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. Joseph Smith, Pearl of Great Price, Page 60

 

I believe the Bible as it read when it came from the pen of the original writers. Ignorant translators, careless transcribers, or designing and corrupt priests have committed many errors. Joseph Smith, History of the Church , Volume 6, Page 57

 

 

The scriptures are a mixture of very strange doctrines to the Christian world, who are blindly led by the blind. Joseph Smith, History of the Church , Volume 6, Page 478

 

It was apparent that many important points touching the salvation of men, had been taken from the Bible, or lost before it was compiled. Joseph Smith, Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Page 10

 

This congregation heard brother O. Pratt scan the validity of the Bible, and I thought by the time he got through, that you would scarcely think a Bible worth picking up and carrying home, should you find one in the streets. Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, Volume 3, Page 116

 

The Bible is not a sufficient guide; it is only the history of the people who lived 1800 years ago. Orson Hyde, Journal of Discourses, Volume 2, Page 75

 

The Bible has been robbed of its plainness; many sacred books having been lost, others rejected by the Romish Church, and what few we have left, were copied and re-copied so many times, that it is admitted that almost every verse has been corrupted and mutilated to that degree that scarcely any two of them read alike. Orson Pratt, The Seer, Page 213

 

Latter-day Saints and Muslims acknowledge that writings in the Bible, while inspired and truthful, underwent some changes as they passed through the hands of careless scribes and translators and conniving priests. David Stewart, A Message of Friendship: Muslims and Latter-day Saints, Page 4

0 thoughts on “What Mormonism really teaches about the Bible.

  1. and yet, some will say…
    “well that was then. Today we don’t believe this.”
    or
    “you are taking it all out of context”
    or
    “you are lying, stop picking on us, we don’t do that to you”
    or
    “we are just as much a Christian as you are”
    or
    “can’t we all just get along?”

    Nice post!! Accurate post!! A much needed post!!

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  2. Latter-day Saints and Muslims acknowledge that writings in the Bible, while inspired and truthful, underwent some changes as they passed through the hands of careless scribes and translators and conniving priests. David Stewart, A Message of Friendship: Muslims and Latter-day Saints, Page 4

    You know, the paralells between Mormonism and Islam are staggering. They were both started when illiterate, uneducated men (Joseph Smith, Mo-ham-head) were ALONE (Joseph in the woods, Mo-ham-head in a cave), and were visited by beings that were exceedingly bright in appearance (God the Father and Jesus to Joseph; Gabriel to Mo-ham-head). Both religions claim their founders were “prophets of God”, both claim that the Bible has been twisted and altered, and, now, both are claiming to worship the same God as we Christians do.

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