Crucifixion of Christ and Sacrifices: Bible v. Book of Mormon
Mosiah 2:3; “And they also took of the firstlings of their flocks, that they might offer sacrifice and burnt offerings according to the law of Moses.”
Alma 10:3; “And Aminadi was a descendant of Nephi, who was the son of Lehi, who came out of the land of Jerusalem, who was a descendant of Manasseh, who was the son of Joseph who was sold into Egypt by the hands of his brethren.”
Mosiah 2, not to be confused with his father Mosiah 1, was supposedly a righteous, god-fearing Nephite who lived c. BC 124.
The narrative from the Book of Mormon wants readers to believe they followed the laws of Moses, and performed the required temple sacrifices just as their forefathers did before them.
The problem with this scenario is the claim they’re descendants of Manasseh. No one but Levites, in particular Aaron’s sons, were to perform temple sacrifices.
Numbers 3:6-7; “Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister unto him. 7 And they shall keep his charge, and the charge of the whole congregation before the tabernacle of the congregation, to do the service of the tabernacle.”
Hebrews 7:12-14; “For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law. 13 For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar. 14 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.”
This subject matter is the perfect segue to share the significance of our dear sweet Jesus’ sacrifice! We have multiple articles to share with Mormon friends. You can start with sharing info on how there are 59 Bible verses about the fulfillment of the OT prophecies! You can find it at The Crucifixion of Jesus.
Another major problem in Mormonism is how they do not observe Good Friday. See link for more info.
We pray you and your loved ones have a peaceful time the rest of this week reflecting upon Christ Jesus and Him crucified.
With Love in Christ;
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