Is there evidence for the book of mormon in the bible. The book of mormon and the bible mormons in transition. Bible ties to the book of mormon bible reference for lds. More specifically, it is a collection of books the word bible literally means the books written by prophets over centuries. In the case of each doctrine considered, it is the book of mormon and not the bible that establishes the doctrinal position of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints. Many in the world refer to the book of mormon as the mormon bible. In the book of mormon, slightly modified versions of chapters 5, 6, and 7 of matthew are included in the account of jesus appearance in chapters 12, and 14 of 3 nephi. Aug 08, 2012 the bible is therefore not taken as seriously, by mormons, as it is by protestants.
The only bible that joseph smith relied on was the king james version. The book of mormon is a book of holy scripture that as you read, you will be able to feel the influence of gods holy spirit testifying of its truthfulness. The bible says believers were first called christians after pauls ministry in antioch. 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. It attempted to prove that natives had descended from the ancient israelites. 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. The book of mormon doesnt supersede or replace the bible, it compliments it.
The book of mormon, which is regarded by the lds church as another testament of jesus christ, helps the bible in clarifying some precious truths. The book of mormon and the king james bible wikipedia. In verse 15 the lord told ezekiel precisely what to write on the two sticks, and it was not the bible and the book of mormon. Nov 06, 2006 the book of mormon claims to be a volume of holy scripture comparable to the bible. Book of mormon christ is completely accepted in bible he is rejected.
The bible is the first witness and the book of mormon bears a second witness that all the promises, prophecies, and miracles in the bible are true. Contradictions between the book of mormon and the bible. Barley comes up in the book of mormon four different times mosiah 7. The mormon claim that the book of mormon is another testament of jesus christ is. The book of mormon is a proof that gods love is universal and endless, and that it. Typical mormon views of the old testament do not do justice to the complexity of the book. Segments of the book of mormon, namely 2 nephi chapters 7, 8, and 1224, matches nearly wordforword the chapters 50, 5152. The book of mormon claims to be a volume of holy scripture comparable to the bible.
As a companion to the bible, the book of mormon is a witness of jesus christs divinity and his role as the savior of the world. And for those of you who want proof outside the bofm, there is archaeological evidence supporting jesus appearance in the new world, including the ruins of preeuropean christian churches. The bible vs the book of mormon basic mormon beliefs. The book of mormon consistently goes beyond the bible in its teachings, but is certainly in harmony with it. Bible prophecies of the book of mormon book of mormon facts. The bible text is the authorized king james version from 1611 and the book of mormon text is carefully consistent with 1830 version, and is available in both. The bible is therefore not taken as seriously, by mormons, as it is by protestants. The book of morman vs the bible what do the scriptures say. 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.
Why the bible needs the book of mormon greg trimble. Proof the book of mormon isnt true the book of mormon contradicts the bible and was actually a work of fiction written by joseph smith in the 1800s, who copied much of it from the king james version, trying to make it look like an ancient manuscript. Bible ties to the book of mormon bible reference for lds beliefs. Is the book of mormon a direct revelation from god. Mar 06, 2012 the heavy use of the bible in the book of mormon raises some difficult questions about the authenticity of the book of mormon as a translation of ancient historical documents. What is the difference between the bible and the book of. The book of mormon restores plain and precious truths that have been lost from the bible.
Mormon books mormonism, the mormon church, beliefs. The implication here is that the author of the book of mormon read the phrase in the bible, and either unconsciously or consciously worked the surrounding phrases into the text. The book of mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the bible. The bible and the book of mormon have many things in common. Volumes have been written on its distinctive and rhythmic style, and it is still regarded as a triumph of modern english literature. The bible is the first witness and the book of mormon bears a second witness that all the. However, the book of mormon claims the christian church was established as early as 147 b. The book of mormon claims that jesuss atonement provided for the immortality for all people. Additionally, the church has made clear in the 1981 and the 20 editions of the book of mormon in footnote a for 2 nephi 12.
Jul 06, 2011 the bible came first, not the book of mormon. Unless otherwise indicated, bible quotations are taken from the king james version. The fact that there are numerous disagreements between the bible and the book of mormon does not disparage the bible in any way. Dills, a former student at north carolina state university.
Critics wonder why many of the quotes from isaiah in the book of mormon are identical to the king james version. And for those of you who want proof outside the bofm, there is archaeological. The book of mormon is known as a second witness for jesus christ, and the bible and book of mormon are carried and used together by the missionaries and members of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints, thus fulfilling the scripture and the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes. Five compelling archeological evidences for the book of mormon. Buy book of mormon hardcover or softcover book of mormon. In an analysis of each of the examples that tvedtnes presented, wright argues that the support given by tvedtnes was problematic as proof and that in.
The book of mormon appears to do this very thing in at least three instances. These include endowments, celestial marriage, and specific tithing. It is written in biblical language, the language of the prophets. If you are sensitive to the holy spirit, he can tell you the truth of all things through honest and sincere study and prayer. For example, there are no serious commentaries on a book of the bible, by a mormon, that i know of. The church of jesus christ of latterday saints believes the book of mormon is a. This is another passage of scripture that the mormon says substantiates the coming forth of the book of mormon. Son of man, take a stick and write on it, for judah, and the people of israel associated with him.
The book of mormon incorporates text which seems to be taken from the king james version, including passages which are now. These claims have historically been taken on faith. A comparison of book of mormon, bible, and traditional. The best support for the authenticity of the book of mormon is the testimony of the holy spirit.
The book of mormon is another testament of jesus christ. Think joseph smith could have gotten that right by sheer chance. The book of mormon is the only explanation for this scripture. Obviously, this was supposed to have occurred before christ came. The bible is the stick of judah and the book of mormon is the stick of joseph. One of the most interesting examples of this phenomenon is found in alma 18 and 19, the story of king lamonis healing. But the real burden of proof of its authenticity lies with each reader.
To say that the book of mormon contains the truth is like saying that you found a diamond ring in a trash can. Furthermore, it was not ezekiel who wrote either the whole bible or the book of mormon. Translation errors in the king james bible appearing in the book of mormon summary. For example, the savior mentioned the other sheep he had. The bible is not a book but a collection of 66 books, written over a span of 1600 years across 3 continents, by over 40 writers inspired by god in 3 languages yet it has one primary theme the glory of god and salvat. As men focus their attention in other areas of research, bits of cultural and linguistic evidence come to the forefront as additional testimonies of the book of mormon. The prophet joseph smith said, i told the brethren 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 joseph smith, history of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints, 7 vols. The bible and book of mormon for android apk download. Multitude feels wounds in book of mormon 3 nephi 11. The book of mormon, journal editions can help with both your daily study and your journaling efforts. The heavy use of the bible in the book of mormon raises some difficult questions about the authenticity of the book of mormon as a translation of ancient historical documents. Mormon prooftexts from the bible christian research.
An american, james adair, wrote a book a history of the american indians in 1775. Each will lead individuals closer to christ who follow the principles contained in their pages. The king james version of the bible is, in all likelihood, the most successful of all the english translations. How is the book of mormon not an addition to the bible. The book of mormon has him appearing in the americas after his ascension 3 nephi 10. Early in the book of mormon, the lehite tribes are numbered at seven, consisting of the nephites, jacobites, josephites, zoramites, lamanites, lemuelites, and ishmaelites. But to achieve exaltation or godhood it is available only to mormons who obey the teachings specific to the book of mormon. Thus, more fodder for book of mormon criticism and ridicule. And where it never challenges, disagrees with or contradicts the orthodox christian creeds. Editions of the scriptures can also be purchased in one large book with the bible both old and new testaments included.
How could there be so many witnesses of the book of mormon and the plates and not one of them deny their testimony even when some of them became bitter toward joseph smith. No,revelation was the last book of the bible,and the verse in revelation 22. The bible needed the book of mormon to act as a second witness just a paul tells the corinthians that in the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established. So much for the book of mormon being a different gospel than the bible the record of this visit is found in the book of 3rd nephi, in the book of mormon. Sometimes the quotation is explicit, as in the second book of nephi, which contains 18 quoted chapters of the book of isaiah other significant connections between the two books include book of mormon words and phrases. What are the best evidences to support the authenticity of the book.
When we study the book of mormon, our understanding of the doctrines in the bible is clarified. Obviously, the lds interpretation does not fit the context of this passage. Church members officially regard the book of mormon as the most correct book of scripture, in that a man would get nearer to god by abiding by its precepts, than any other book. Not only does the book of mormon contain a large number of unacknowledged quotes, but it appears that in several cases, a biblical passage inspired a book of mormon narrative. But is there any evidence to support them one way or the other. Book of mormon numerology rational faiths mormon blog. Mormon prooftexts from the bible christian research institute. The bible and the book of mormon work closely together to fulfill a common. It contains a history of gods dealings with the ancient world since the days of adam until after christs death and resurrection, and continue reading the bible vs the book of mormon. The book claims that nephi quoted the prophet isaiah from the brass plates which were brought with them out of jerusalem. The book of mormon, doctrine and covenants, and pearl of great price are shorter books than the bible, so they are often combined and bound together in one book, which members of the church call the triple combination.
Printed in canada first edition, isbn 9780981146720. Examining the book of mormon a christian view probe. An account written by the hand of mormon upon plates taken from the plates of nephi, who claimed that it had been. For example, in 3 nephi 1214, the book of mormon presents jesus preaching the sermon on the mount, no more than about a year after his resurrection, nearly verbatim as. What archaeological evidence might be considered the minimal irrefutable proof needed to convince a nonbelieving world of the authenticity of the. Book of mormontranslation errors from the kjv fairmormon.
All the text of the book of mormonas well as large, lined marginswill give you a large canvas to express your thoughts, document insights youve received, or create your own visual art illuminations, or calligraphy, enhancing your daily study and creating a record that will endure. Both the bible and the book of mormon declare themselves to be ancient, historical, and reliable rules of faiththe very word of god. It is very likely that the king james bible may have been used as a model for the translation of the book of mormon, but the authorship of the book is attributed to the man mormon, who is reported to have compiled the book around 400 a. The problem with the book of mormon isnt where it contradicts the christian bible, but where it agrees with the bible but shouldnt. In some cases, entire passages are duplicated in the book of mormon. The bible and the book of mormon for over 100 years, mormon archaeologists have searched in vain for indisputable proof of book of mormon civilizations. Members of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints otherwise known as mormons. Mormons recognize it as divinely inspired and equal in authority to the bible, but others have reason to doubt its claims. Each testifies that jesus christ is the savior of the world. It was first published in march 1830 by joseph smith as the book of mormon.
May 27, 2002 some people believe the book of mormon is a new revelation from god given to joseph smith. Apologetics press the bible versus the book of mormon. Truly, the only things that are different about the two are where they were written, who the stories are. The purpose of the book is to convince the jew and the gentile that jesus is the christ. Book of mormon prophecies of christ specific bible prophecies veiled actually nonexistent unless scripture misquoted or prophecies stretched to have two meanings. The book of mormon contains many linguistic similarities to the king james bible kjv. The bible itself serves as a witness of the book of mormon, and to this is. The book of mormon contradicts the bible according to alma 7. The book of mormon the book of mormon claims to be a volume of holy scripture comparable to the bible. For over 100 years, mormon archaeologists have searched in vain for indisputable proof of book of mormon civilizations. It is a record of gods dealings with ancient inhabitants of the americas and contains the fulness of the everlasting gospel. Some people believe the book of mormon is a new revelation from god given to joseph smith. And other sheep i have, which are not of this fold.
The book was written by many ancient prophets by the spirit of prophecy and revelation. Subtitled another testament of jesus christ, it recounts the story story of an israelite family who immigrated to and fully populated the american continents. Book of mormonarchaeologycompared to the bible fairmormon. Besides, the book of mormon was written on gold plates and not sticks or scrolls. Sometimes the quotation is explicit, as in the second book of nephi, which contains 18 quoted chapters of the book of isaiah. Comparison with the king james bible in english shows that there are differences in more than half of the 433 verses of isaiah quoted in the book of mormon, while about 200 verses have the same wording as the. This is, in part, because church members believe the bible was the result of a multiplestep translation process and the book of mormon was not. The book of mormon for more than 170 years, the church of jesus christ of latterday saints has declared the book of mormon to be a scriptural and literal history. The bible and book of mormon app, from the church of jesus christ, treats the two volumes of scripture as one, and makes it easier than ever to read, study and share the word of god. On a number of occasions, we find that when the book of mormon quotes a biblical passage, other quotations from the same passage are clustered near the original quotation. Both the bible and the book of mormon declare themselves to be ancient, historical, and reliable rules of. For example, critics of mormonism have shown convincing proof that the book of mormon is a synthesis of earlier works written by other men, of the vivid imaginings of joseph smith, and of plagiarisms from the king james bible. In addition to these chapters, many other phrases from matthew appear in the book of mormon text, as shown below. Mormon apostle orson pratt wrote in 1851, the book of mormon claims to be a divinely inspired record.229 1371 491 974 789 1122 420 235 1043 444 1193 9 1404 242 1382 330 732 1545 1530 201 375 441 1200 1026 1280 1022 82 941 875 29 1222 432 561 1005 869