Mark 7:7 “Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”
Jesus’ warning is a good reminder of what pseudo-Christian groups have done to lead people away from Him. These groups will assign and malign His precious word by using all, or part of what He teaches in an effort to drag everyone down with them.
Those who’ve done this typically don’t stop at just God’s word, oh no! They’ll also dip into stealing the works of others as well.
Case in point is, of course, Joseph Smith. Spiritually discerning Christians will want to take away all their fluffy plagiarisms to see what they really think. For me personally, the best summation of what Smith was up to can be found at the beginning of his escapades.
Joseph Smith History 1:33; “He called me by name, and said unto me that he was a messenger sent from the presence of God to me, and that his name was Moroni; that God had a work for me to do; and that my name should be had for good and evil among all nations, kindreds, and tongues, or that it should be both good and evil spoken of among all people.”
Here we have not just one, but two warnings, of his evil intent! We ask: is this really something a God-fearing person would brag about? Are there any examples in the Bible of an author introducing himself in this manner?
More evidence of Smith’s evil deeds…
Over the past few weeks we’ve looked at several probable resources Joseph Smith stole from to compile the Book of Mormon narrative. (See list at end of article.) For today we’re listing another probable ‘coincidence’ found in the Palmyra Register. Palmyra, as you know, was Smith’s hometown, and there are plenty of records indicating the paper was purchased by his father on many occasions.
This particular edition speaks of two Indian tribes fighting to the death, in order to exterminate one of the tribes completely out of existence. It sounds like it served as the framework of ideas in the Nephite, and Lamanite saga.
We’ve included an excerpt of it here –
‘Both parties fought desperately. The Wabash warriors came off conquerors, having seven men left alive at sunset, and their adversaries but five. The mounds are still to be seen where it is said the slain were buried.’
To read it in full click on the image, or see Palmyra Register, Vol. I, No. 10, January 28, 1818.
Here’s a list of recent articles looking at Joe Smith’s ‘handiwork’, aka, the Book of Mormon. You can see this list, and other coincidences at ‘Coincidences in Mormonism’.
When you share the true Gospel with Mormons, be sure to point out how it’s the doctrines of demons with proof of your resources.
With Love in Christ;