Why doesn’t LDS Church Believe the Book of Mormon?

23 May

Luke 21:8; “And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.”

Today we have two questions concerning a passage in the Book of Mormon text.

Mosiah 13:34; “Have they not said that God himself should come down among the children of men, and take upon him the form of man, and go forth in mighty power upon the face of the earth?”

1.Who was Mosiah talking about in Mosiah 13:34? It was supposedly 148 BC.

How did Mosiah know God would appear in human flesh?

2.Mormons don’t believe Jesus is God, rather, they believe Jesus is ‘a god’. In light of         this, how do they justify what it says in Mosiah?

Jesus is “a” God

Joseph Fielding Smith, 10th prophet of the Church, declared Jesus was only ‘a god’ in Doctrines of Salvation 1:32;

“Our Savior was a God before he was born into this world, and he brought with him that same status when he came here. He was as much a God when he was born into the world as he was before. But as far as this life is concerned it appears that he had to start just as all other children do and gain his knowledge line upon line.”

1 Timothy 3:16 points out Jesus is God manifest in the flesh. It’s a little too convenient for someone living in 148 BC to come up with the same words people were using 200 years later in c. 65 AD, and on a different continent no less.

The following verses clearly point out Jesus is in fact, God, not ‘a god’.

John 8:58; “Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”

Exodus 3:14; “And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.”

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