Doctrines of the Book of Mormon compared to the Bible and Mormon Teachings

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.:THE BOOK OF MORMON VS THE BIBLE AND LDS DOCTRINE Reference Chart

HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE BOOK OF MORMON VS. THE BIBLE

ISAIAH 8:20: “…if they speak not according to this word…there is no light in them.”

BIBLICAL RECORD
BOOK OF MORMON RECORD
At the tower of Babel the Lord confounded “the language of all the earth.”—Genesis 11:9
At the tower of Babel the Lord confounded the language of the earth except the language of Jared, his brothers, their friends, and their families: Ether 1:35-37
Christ’s Church and the Gospel would never completely disappear from the earth, thus having to be restored: Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 3:21; Jude 3; Hebrews 12:28. The Word of God will “never pass away”: Matthew 24:35; 1 Peter 1:24-25; Isaiah 40:8
“the great and abominable church” has “taken away from the gospel of the lamb many parts which are plain and most precious….” and “…there are many plain and precious things taken away from the book, which is the book of the Lamb of God.” —1 Nephi 13:26, 28
Jesus the Messiah was born in Bethlehem—not Jerusalem. “Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea….” —Matthew 2:1 (see Micah 5:2)
“And behold, he shall be born of Mary, at Jerusalem which is the land of our forefathers….” —Alma 7:10 Note: Jerusalem is not the land, but is a city in Judea as was also Bethlehem. (see 1 Nephi 1:4)
Believers in Christ “were called Christians first in Antioch.” —Acts 11:26 (This is long after Christ’s ascension into heaven.)
The book of Alma, which is claimed to have been written in 73 B.C. calls believers “Christians”: Alma 46:15
Hebrews states that Melchisedec was “without father, without mother….” —Hebrews 7:3
The book of Alma says that Melchisedec “did reign under his father.” —Alma 13:18
The Bible clearly teaches that the fall of Adam resulted in sorrow for mankind: Genesis 3:9-19; Psalm 51:5; Romans 5:12
2 Nephi 2:22-25 states that Adam’s fall was necessary for mankind to have children and therefore have “joy.”

.:THE BOOK OF MORMON VS. LDS DOCTRINE

“…a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book”—Joseph Smith, Jr.

BOOK OF MORMON—TEACHING
LDS DOCTRINE
ONLY ONE GOD: Alma 11:26-29, 44; 2 Nephi 11:7; 31:21; 3 Nephi 11:27, 36; Testimony of the Three Witnesses
GOD THE FATHER IS ONE OF MANY GODS: “…it is evident…that a plurality of Gods exists.”McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p. 576
GOD IS UNCHANGEABLE: Moroni 7:22; 8:18; 3 Nephi 24:6; Mormon 9:9, 19
GOD WAS ONCE A MAN WHO BECAME GOD: “Mormon prophets have continually taught the sublime truth that God the Eternal Father was once a mortal man….He became God…through obedience…” Hunter, The Gospel Through The Ages, p 104
GOD IS A SPIRIT—NOT FLESH AND BONES: Alma 18:24-28; 22:9-11; 31:15
GOD IS AN EXALTED MAN: “The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s…” Doctrine and Covenants, 130:22
GOD HAS ALWAYS BEEN GOD FROM ALL ETERNITY: Mosiah 3:5; Moroni 8:18
GOD HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN GOD: “We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity. I will refute that idea, and take away the veil, so that you may see…”Joseph Smith quoted in Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, by Joseph Fielding Smith, p. 345
GOD DWELLS IN THE HEART OF THE RIGHTEOUS: Alma 34:36
GOD DOES NOT DWELL IN A MAN’S HEART: “…the idea that the Father and the Son dwell in a man’s heart is an old sectarian notion, and is false.”Doctrine and Covenants, 130:3
REFUTES BAPTISM FOR THE DEAD—NO SECOND CHANCE: Alma 34:32-35; 2 Nephi 9:36; Mosiah 15:26
BAPTISM FOR THE DEAD IS AN ORDINANCE OF THE CHURCH: Doctrine and Covenants, 124, 128
POLYGAMY CONDEMNED: Jacob 1:15; 2:24, 27-28; 3:5; Mosiah 11:2,4 Ether 10:5,7
POLYGAMY = A PRINCIPLE TO BE PRACTICED IN HEAVEN: Doctrine and Covenants, 132:61, 62

For more information see:

bullets SHOULD WE TRUST THE BIBLE? —A Response to Mormonism’s Attack Upon the Bible’s Accuracy

bullets A List of Historical, Archaeological, and Geographical Errors in the Book of Mormon

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