Mormonism

Changes to the Book of Mormon

Like many other religions, Mormonism is filled with inconsistencies. Over the years, there were many changes to the Book of Mormon. Here are some examples comparing the 1830 edition to more current editions:

1 Nephi 11:21 – And the angel said unto me, behold the Lam of God, yea even the Eternal Father. Knowest thou the meaning of the tree which thy father saw? (1830)

1 Nephi 11:21 – And the angel said unto me: Behold the Lamb of God yea, even the Son of the Eternal Father! Knowest thou the meaning of the tree which thy father saw? (1931)

1 Nephi 19:20 – For behold, I have workings in the spirit, which doth weary me even that all my joints are weak, for those who are at Jerusalem; for had not the Lord been merciful, to show unto me concerning them, even as he had prophets of old; (1830)

1 Nephi 19:20 – For behold, I have workings in the spirit, which doth weary me even that all my joints are weak, for those who are at Jerusalem; for had not the Lord been merciful, to show unto me concerning them, even as he had prophets of old, I should have perished also. (1964)

Mosiah 21:28 – And now Limhi was again filled with joy on learning from the mouth of Ammon the king Benjamin had a gift from God, whereby he could interpret such engravings; yea, and Ammon also did rejoice. (1830)

Mosiah 21:28 – And now Limhi was again filled with joy on learning from the mouth of Ammon the king Mosiah had a gift from God, whereby he could interpret such engravings; yea, and Ammon also did rejoice. (1964)

Note that these are not simply changes to adapt to current English like translations of the Bible. They completely change the meaning of these verses. Changing a name in a verse is a pretty big change.

Conclusion

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Mormon Temple in San Diego, California

Mormonism is basically a spin-off of Christianity. Its beliefs are based on their own version of the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and Doctrine and Covenants. It is a cult because you have to join their congregation in order to obtain salvation. However, you do not need to join to enter heaven (the lower levels). Their strange beliefs come from the fact that hell, eternal, and the overcomers are misinterpreted in most Christian denominations. As a Christian, it is important to know why each particular belief of Mormons is wrong. For the most part, they simply have incorrect interpretations of the Bible.

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