Alma 7:10; “And behold, he shall be born of Mary, at Jerusalem which is the land of our forefathers, she being a virgin, a precious and chosen vessel, who shall be overshadowed and conceive by the power of the Holy Ghost, and bring forth a son, yea, even the Son of God.”

1 Nephi 1:4; “For it came to pass in the commencement of the first year of the reign of Zedekiah, king of Judah, (my father, Lehi, having dwelt at Jerusalem in all his days); and in that same year there came many prophets, prophesying unto the people that they must repent, or the great city Jerusalem must be destroyed.”

Micah 5:2; “But thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, Though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; Whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”

Luke 2:4; “And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Beth-lehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:).”

The sickening feeling of my stomach falling to my feet was a mainstay for several years after leaving Mormonism, and this was one of the facts that further solidified my resolve to walk completely away from my beloved heritage.

No matter where you look, the evidence is stacked against Joe Smith’s gospel. One thing after another contradicts itself. In fact, after 50+ years I’ve yet to find any topic he left unscathed.

Mormons will try to explain away the problem in Alma 7:10 by stating Jerusalem, and Bethlehem are in the same general vicinity. You’ll want to lovingly ask why Nephi pointed out Jerusalem is a city, and why the Bible clearly contradicts the premise of Jesus being born in Jerusalem.

And for the record, the two places are 6 miles apart. Moreover, each was prophesied about numerous times throughout the Bible, negating any chance they were looked upon as one ‘general area’.

With Love in Christ;

Michelle

1 Cor 1:18