A Simple Comparison…
Many people call us asking for help to witness to their loved ones. We have a list of several insights we’ve posted on our site and blog here to aid in helping those who’ve been caught in the snares of Mormonism. In addition to the 20 helps we thought it’d be handy for our readers to also have a side-by-side comparison of the Bible, Book of Mormon and other LDS teachings.
Notice how the Mormon writings will both agree and contradict each other as well as the Bible. This is important to point out to your loved one when you have the opportunity to share the gospel with them.
Above all, know that we’re praying for you and would love to hear of your updates!
With Love in Christ, Michelle
|Bible||Book of Mormon||LDS Teachings|
|Romans 3:23; “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”||2 Nephi 2:21; “…For he gave commandment that all men must repent; for he showed unto all men that they were lost, because of the transgression of their parents.”||Article of Faith 2 – “We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam’s transgressions”.
|Trinity||John 10:33; “The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.”
|Mosiah 16:15; “Teach them that redemption cometh through Christ the Lord, who is the very Eternal Father. Amen.”||Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 372; “Many men say there is one God; the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost are only one God. I say that is a strange God anyhow—three in one, and one in three! It is a curious organization.”|
|Colossians 1:16; “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him.”
|Mosiah 5:15; “…Christ, the Lord God Omnipotent, may seal you his… that ye may have everlasting salvation and eternal life…and mercy of him who created all things, in heaven and in earth, who is God above all. Amen.”||Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 350; “Now, the word create came from the word baurau which does not mean to create out of nothing; it means to organize; the same as a man would organize materials and build a ship.”|
|Church||Revelation 7:9; “After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands.”
|1 Nephi 14:12; “And it came to pass that I beheld the church of the Lamb of God, and its numbers were few, because of the wickedness and abominations of the whore who sat upon many waters; nevertheless, I beheld that the church of the Lamb, who were the saints of God, were also upon all the face of the earth; and their dominions upon the face of the earth were small, because of the wickedness of the great whore whom I saw.”
|Joseph Smith Translation Revelation 7:9; “After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands.”
|Matthew 16:18; “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
|Moroni 7:32; “And by so doing, the Lord God prepareth the way that the residue of men may have faith in Christ, that the Holy Ghost may have place in their hearts, according to the power thereof…”
|Joseph Smith-History:19; “I was answered that I must join none of them, for they were all wrong; and the Personage who addressed me said that all their creeds were an abomination in his sight.”|
|Hell||Matthew 10:28; “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
|2 Nephi 28:22; “And behold, others he flattereth away, and telleth them there is no hell; and he saith unto them: I am no devil, for there is none—and thus he whispereth in their ears, until he grasps them with his awful chains, from whence there is no deliverance.”||Mormon Doctrine, 234; “Eternal damnation is the opposite of eternal life, and all those who do not gain eternal life, or exaltation in the highest heaven within the celestial kingdom, are partakers of eternal damnation. Their eternal condemnation is to have limitations imposed upon them so that they cannot progress to the state of godhood and gain a fullness of all things.”|
|Bible||2 Timothy 3:16; “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”||1 Nephi 13:39; “And after it had come forth unto them I beheld other books, which came forth by the power of the Lamb, from the Gentiles unto them, unto the convincing of the Gentiles and the remnant of the seed of my brethren, and also the Jews who were scattered upon all the face of the earth, that the records of the prophets and of the twelve apostles of the Lamb are true.”||Articles of Faith, 214; “The historical and other data upon which is based the current Christian faith as to the genuineness of the Biblical record are accepted as unreservedly by the Latter-day Saints as by the members of any sect; and in literalness of interpretation this Church probably excels. Nevertheless, the Church announces a reservation in the case of erroneous translation.”|