Glaring Book of Mormon Mess-up: Who was Mosiah?

02 November

BoMMosiah 2:32; “But, O my people, beware lest there shall arise contentions among you, and ye list to obey the evil spirit, which was spoken of by my father Mosiah.” [emp. added]

Numbers 32:23; “But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.”

Moses assured  the Israelites if they obeyed God, things would go well for them.

Preparation was a key element in the role of an obedient servant and preparation in this scenario meant donning the armor given to them before they crossed the Jordan into the Promised Land. It wasn’t mandated to be mean, or controlling. Rather, it was for their protection because God didn’t want harm coming upon them.

The significant thing in this verse is when Moses said your sin will find you out. If they didn’t obey, it’d be obvious they hadn’t done so!

In this Mormon verse King Benjamin was speaking. He asked the people why contentions were present among them, and said his father Mosiah had warned them about evil spirits.

The problem?

Mosiah was Benjamin’s son, not his father.

Oops.

It’s obvious Smith’s sin of making up scripture has been found out!

How inspired is this? Can the Book of Mormon truly be the ‘most correct book on the face of the earth’ if something like this is in its script?

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One Response to “Glaring Book of Mormon Mess-up: Who was Mosiah?”

  1. Erica November 3, 2015 at 5:37 am #

    I can see how you could get confused on this ot anyone in this case.
    So let’s break it down. The book of mosiah us written by mosiah the son of King Benjamin. Mosiah is recording, in this chapter, his father’s words (who is king benjamin). Thus mosiah (whowrote the book of mosiah) was named after his grandfather who was a king as well. So in mosiah 2:32 king benjamin is truly referring to his father who was also named mosiah. It’s not odd to name a child after their grandparent (aka your dad or mom). But can easily get confused esp taken put of context with no background and esp if yiu are trying to prove something wrong it could be easy to deceive many in this way and simply be confused yourself or not know this as well.

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