Joseph Smith, Jr. also translated a scroll with Egyptian characters on it and said it was the Book of Abraham (written by the same Abraham in Genesis)! That too was falsefied in recent years, but remains part of the Pearl of Great Price! Sadly, Mormons believe the truth of God has been rediscovered and restored by Joseph Smith since the Great Apostasy. In 1827, they believe Joseph Smith Jr. found (at the Hill Cumorah in New York), with the help of the angel Moroni, the golden tablets translated into the Book of Mormon - named after Mormon, who originally wrote it down.
And those who receive it [the Book of Mormon, v.8] in faith, and work righteousness, shall receive a crown of eternal life; But those who harden their hearts in unbelief, and reject it, it shall turn to their own condemnation (Doctrine and Covenants 20:14,15).But remember, the Book of Mormon condemns the founder of Mormonism, Joseph Smith, Jr.! Furthermore, Mormonism is unlike any other religion. They teach all Christian creeds are all an abomination. By teaching that way, they exclude themselves from being similar to real Christians!
**To read more about what the Latter Day Saints believe and the exact quotes, click LDS Beliefs.
"Tell them this: 'These gods, who did not make the heavens and the earth, will perish from the earth and from under the heavens.'" (Jer 10:11)Mormons hope to be a God someday themselves, but their doctrine is again a major contradiction to God's eternal truth, for all gods who didn't make the heavens and the earth will perish! So are the Latter Day Saints real Christians? They certainly have beautiful temples, but does that mean they are Christians? The evidence to the contrary is clear and overwhelming.
Witnessing to Mormons by proving Joseph Smith is a false prophet and the Book of Mormon is NOT Scripture is easier than many may think. Examine the evidence for yourself and make your own conclusions. Be assured, their view of salvation and eternal life do not mean the same as set forth in the Bible!
Sadly, Mormons have religious zeal, but not based on knowledge (Romans 10:2).
He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my SON. (Rev 21:7)
And I, the Lord God, spake unto Moses, saying: That Satan, whom thou hast commanded in the name of mine Only Begotten, is the same which was from the beginning, and he came before me, saying - Behold, here am I, send me, I will be thy son, and I will redeem all mankind, that one soul shall not be lost, and surely I will do it; wherefore give me thine honor. But, behold, my Beloved Son, which was my Beloved and Chosen from the beginning, said unto me - Father, thy will be done, and the glory be thine forever.When witnessing to Mormons remember, Lucifer to them is the spirit brother of Jesus who presented a plan of redemption to become the Savior of the world, but it was rejected by the Father and he became the devil!
Wherefore, because that Satan rebelled against me, and sought to destroy the agency of man, which I, the Lord God, had given him, and also, that I should give unto him mine own power; by the power of mind Only Begotten, I caused that he should be cast down; And he became Satan, yea, even the devil, the father of all lies, to deceive and to blind men, and to lead them captive at his will, even as many as would not hearken unto my voice. (Moses 4:1-4)
If you have ever dialoged with or witnessed to a Mormon, usually it isn't too long before they want you to pray about the Book of Mormon.
The Mormon church (LDS) has many non-Mormons deceived about their own identity and beliefs. Their real beliefs are NOT readily revealed by the Mormon missionaries, who want to convert you!
Oftentimes when a Mormon is trying to defend his own unique beliefs or destroy the faith of a Bible believer, that Mormon will bring up baptism for the dead.
A false prophet who preached "another gospel" (Gal. 1:8,9), violated the Word of Wisdom, contradicted the Book of Mormon, etc.
This book contradicts Doctrine and Covenants, refutes Mormon doctrine, condemns Joseph Smith for polygamy, contains a false prophecy, etc.
Christianity has been under attack by their false prophets and false doctrines for over 100 years.
Does water baptism save, according to the Bible?
Miracles come through two sources -- God and the devil.
Eternal life to a Mormon is much different than for a Christian. Here is proof.
Mormons and Catholics have over a dozen similar doctrines!All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION, NIV, Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.