Exaggerated Bible Events in Book of Mormon

09 September

david-and-goliath-bible-story-1Today we’re looking at stories in the Book of Mormon that are so similar to biblical events, they just can’t be ignored. Why does it seem as if Smith had to have bigger and better stories than anyone else?

You’ll see in one BoM story how Ammon was chosen to be a servant of king Lamoni, where he saved the flocks of the king, and single-handedly slew approaching enemies. It’s very reminiscent of when David became a servant of King Saul, and killed Goliath.

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Ammon kills the enemy with his mighty power and a sling –

Alma 17:36; “But Ammon stood forth and began to cast stones at them with his sling; yea, with mighty power he did sling stones amongst them; and thus he slew a certain number of them insomuch that they began to be astonished at his power; nevertheless they were angry because of the slain of their brethren, and they were determined that he should fall; therefore, seeing that they could not hit him with their stones, they came forth with clubs to slay him.”

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David kills Goliath with God’s help and a sling –

1 Samuel 17:50; “So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.”

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Raised the dead, cast out devils. Just like Ammon, Nephi alone fulfilled every role Jesus told his disciples to do. After his brother was stoned to death, just like Stephen was, Nephi raised him from the dead just like Peter did with Tabitha. See Acts 7:58-60, 9:36-40.

3 Nephi 7:19; “And in the name of Jesus did he [Nephi] cast out devils and unclean spirits; and even his brother did he raise from the dead, after he had been stoned and suffered death by the people.” – 30-33 AD

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Raised the dead, cast out devils

Matthew 10:8; “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.”

Question:

Do the BoM stories sound reasonable to you?

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