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Doctrinal Evidences That Mormons Are Christians

A Refutation of Misleading Statements Circulated by Anti-Mormon Critics
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In Doctrinal Evidences that Mormons Are Christians seventy-two doctrinal themes concerning Latter-day Saint belief in Jesus Christ are referenced from Biblical scriptures and latter-day focuses on Jesus’ position as the Only Begotten Doctrinal Evidences That Mormons Are Christians book, his function as Redeemer, and as Creator of this earth and all that is in it.

Comparisons of New and Old Testament passages clearly show that. Both the Book of Mormon as scripture and Joseph Smith as a prophet bear witness to Jesus Christ as Savior. The Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price bear that same great witness, as do all of the modern prophets and apostles.

In the past forty years Book of Mormon scholars have produced much textual evidence for a vorlage of ancient Near Eastern descent for the received text of the Book of Mormon. Yet most of this material has provided only necessary and not sufficient evidence for this vorlage.

In order for material in the Book of Mormon to be sufficient evidence for an ancient Near Eastern vorlage, as I am using. Christianity and Mormonism are similar in the sense that both faith systems claim to be rooted in history; the Bible in the ancient history of the Middle East, the Book of Mormon in the ancient history of the North American continent.

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Both sets of writings claim to be written by men who were eyewitnesses to the events they recorded. Evidence for Christianity. Home; Calendar. Calendar; Announcements; Articles. Apologetics.

Apologetics; Jesus; Miracles. These are not found in the Book of Mormon. In fact, there is really very little in that book that is doctrinally disagreeable to orthodox Christians. The real meat of Mormonism is found in their other scriptures, The Doctrine and Covenants and The Pearl of Great Price.

These books, however, Mormons do not hand out at the door—and for good reason. That is, Latter-day Saints are not Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, or Protestant.

Latter-day Saints do not believe scripture consists of the Holy Bible alone but have an expanded canon of scripture that includes the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price.

Each of these is examined below. First, I am slightly surprised that you've never seen Mormons use the Book of Mormon to teach/establish doctrine. (Talk to the missionaries; I bet they'll use the Book of Mormon quite extensively.) This was a bit tricky to think of at first, since the Bible does indeed mention the main, important doctrines.

Smith allegedly translated these golden plates into English and that is what is now known as the Book of Mormon. This wasn’t printed until Smith claims that inJohn the Baptist gave to him the Aaronic Priesthood, establishing Joseph Smith as the leader of the Doctrinal Evidences That Mormons Are Christians book movement.

The Doctrine of God. Christianity. Mormonism is obviously not the biblical version of Christianity.

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It is not Christian, and Mormons serve a different god than Christians - a god that does not exist. Paul talks about this in Gal."when you did not know God, you were slaves to those which by nature are no gods." Only the God of the Bible exists.

The Book of Mormon says quite the opposite. Mormons claim that Jesus was a created being and NOT God. They also claim that Lucifer is his brother – and that we too are His brothers and sisters in a very literal way; the offspring of god and his goddess.

Anachronistic Christian Doctrine in the Book of Mormon Posted by churchistrue Jacob Arminius, father of the Arminianism Movement notable for challenging the limited atonement and unconditional election doctrines of Calvinism, influenced Christian debate in the centuries leading up to the Book of Mormon.

To represent the Mormon position fairly and accurately, in addition to the Mormon scriptures (Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price), we have relied on several well-known Mormon doctrinal publications currently published by the LDS Church, including its official magazine Ensign.

A key factor in Christian apologetics, which the Mormons would agree to, is the fact that the Bible is the oldest revelation originating hundreds of years before the BOM.

This point should be well established at the prologue of your discussion with the Mormons. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon church) professes to be a Christian church. However, a careful comparison of basic doctrinal positions of that church to those of historical, biblical Christianity reveal many radical differences.

Reflecting this restorationist perspective, the Book of Mormon castigates those Christians who think the Bible is all the scripture needed (1 Nephi ) and rejects the notion that the age of miracles is past (e.g., Mormon 9). Mormon is allegedly a prophet-historian who was the native American believed by Mormons to have written the Book of Mormon - the main religious text of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormonism).

Mormonism is a religion less than two centuries old, but in this short time it has managed to accrue a long list of embarrassments which the church leaders would prefer. In this article we will investigate the teaching of Mormonism regarding the doctrine of God and compare it with biblical teaching.

Mormon doctrine is derived from four primary sources. The first is the Bible; the second are the sacred texts of Mormonism, the Book of Mormon, The Doctrine and Covenants, and The Pearl of Great Price.

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It alone is recognized as Scripture by the Christian church, and cannot be and should not be “added to” with other so-called inspired works such as the Book of Mormon, Pearl of Great Price, Doctrine and Covenants, etc. The Bible alone is the inspired written Word of God, and no other. However, the Book of Mormon not only lacks the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, it is also full of lies.

Many Mormon beliefs contradict key principles of the Christian faith. They preach that God was once a man who became exalted after living a righteous life and doing good works (Teachings of. Mormonism is a common term used to describe the teachings and doctrine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Mormons is a commonly used term for the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. So in short, members are called “Mormons” and their faith “Mormonism”.

But what does it mean to be a Mormon. And where does the word Mormon come. I’ve repeatedly described my simultaneous investigation of Christianity and Mormonism.

The four-part investigative template I used to examine the reliability of the Christian Gospels and the Book of Mormon caused me to embrace the former while rejecting the latter.

Perhaps the most powerful evidence I discovered related to the untrustworthy nature of Joseph Smith (the founder of Mormonism.

Four Holy Books of Mormonism “These four volumes are the standard, the measuring rods, the gauges by which all things are judged. Since they are the will, mind, and, voice of God, they are true. The truth of all things is measured by the scriptures” (Bruce McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, ).

Is Mormonism Christian. Attribute. Mormonism. Christianity. Mormonism. Teaches that a plurality of gods exist or Polytheism Bible: Teaches Monotheism that there is only one God. “ a plurality of Gods exist there is an infinite number of holy personages, drawn from worlds without number, who have passed on to exaltation and are thus gods.” (Mormon Doctrine p.

) According to that which was ordained in. First, while Smith referred to the Book of Mormon as “the most correct of any book on earth and the keystone of our religion,” its flaws run the gamut from the serious to the silly. In the category of serious, the Book of Mormon contains modalistic language that militates against the biblical doctrine of the Trinity (Ether ).

No Mormon is allowed to drink a hot beverage. ‘hot drinks are not for the body or belly’ -Doctrine and Covenants 9. Mormons should bathe in alcohol.

‘strong drinks are not for the belly, but for the washing of your bodies’ – Doctrine and Covenants 7; The practice of converting dead people to Mormonism. CHRISTIAN: “I find it interesting that you believe that you must add works to faith for reminds me of something I read in the Book of Mormon.2 Nephi says: ‘For we labor diligently to write, to persuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do.’.

The Book of Mormon, conversely, lacks even meager support for its historical or theological contents. Christians respect Mormons’ lifestyles and affirm their rights to believe and propagate their faith.

However, The Book of Mormon is not “another testament of Jesus Christ” nor is Mormonism an authentically Christian movement.

Notes 1. Mormon Church doctrine or beliefs not supported by the Book of Mormon include: plurality of Gods, progression of God, mother in heaven, baptisms for the dead, eternal marriage, temple endowments, apostles, polygamy (not tied to salvation), pre-existence, priesthood authority, high priest after Jesus, temple building after Jesus, word of wisdom.

Mormonism and Christianity have a complex theological, historical, and sociological relationship. Mormons express the doctrines of Mormonism using standard biblical terminology and have similar views about the nature of Jesus' atonement, bodily resurrection, and Second Coming as traditional heless, most Mormons do not accept the Trinitarian views of orthodox Nicene.

While Mormon scholars admit valid challenges to Mormonism from archaeology and the Book of Abraham, they say the evidences of Mormonism’s truthfulness is the Book of Mormon itself, God’s confirmation in your spirit, and the number of changed lives. Each and every aspect of my life has a direct tie-in to the doctrines taught in the Book of Mormon.

The book has a profound doctrinal truth that cannot be argued or dismissed. IF the Book of Mormon is from God, Joseph Smith was the Prophet of the restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ.THE Book of Mormon is an account of the “former inhabitants of this continent” that contains “the fulness of the everlasting delivered by the Savior to the ancient inhabitants,” (Joseph Smith-History, ) who were the “other sheep” Jesus spoke of during His ministry in Jerusalem.