Laughing at God by Changing Identities of Biblical Names

17 March

“We can also intentionally deceive others by a gesture or a look, by silence, or by telling only part of the truth.” – Gospel Principles, p 181.

The quote above comes from an LDS teaching manual. Ironically, holding back the truth is one of the trademarks in Mormonism.

As I’ve always said, I publish these things not out of animosity, nor to bash the Mormon people. On the contrary, my heart hurts for them, and they deserve to have the truth presented in a manner that glorifies the Lord.

It’s painfully obvious Joe Smith took names in the Bible, tweaked them a bit, and inserted them into his own version of the gospel he dubbed ‘The Book of Mormon’. What breaks my heart about his nefarious deed is the effect it’s had on many levels.

Tom Sawyer once said the Book of Mormon is chloroform in print, and he was absolutely right. It’s bad enough Smith lied about God, but then taking it a step further he changed the meanings of biblical names and words, to confuse the unsuspecting.

This was done with their redundant use which only served as fuel to dumb down even the most astute. Coupled with the presence of spiritual warfare, the ability to recall who was who, etc., becomes more difficult the longer someone stays in the Church. In the world of warfare, his moves were brilliant, if you will. However, God has a way of making the wise look not so smart in the end.

Laughing at God

It’s shocking to me that Smith would use the name of godly people like Aminadab, and totally twist a man’s identity around to portray him as someone who worked against God. For those who don’t know, Aminadab was Aaron’s father-in-law, and helped carry the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. The men involved with that feat were required to be the most upright, or he’d be killed on the spot.

It was as if Smith was laughing in God’s face when he trashed this man’s name in the Book of Mormon.

The comparisons of names, and phrases in our last segment here can be found below, as well as in the image on the left. More in-depth info can be accessed with the links to the original articles also provided below.

Demonic and Ungodly Names in the Book of Mormon 4

Demonic and Ungodly Names in the Book of Mormon 5

If you’re a Christian, we pray you’ll use this as a tool to lovingly witness to the Mormon in  your life! If you’re LDS, please take the time to research what we’ve presented here. If you find anything that isn’t correct, we want to hear from you! I don’t want anything on our sites to be wrong and will fix them straightaway to provide the correct info.

With Love in Christ;


1 Cor 1:18

Aminadab – Aaron’s father-in-law, helped carry Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. Exodus 6:231 Chron 15:11-15.

Aminadab – dissenter who talked to the spirits of Nephi & Lehi 500+ yrs after they died. Helaman 5:36, 38-41.

Ethem – city/fortress where Israelites stopped after fleeing Egypt c. BC 1446. Close to the Red Sea, probably city of Pithom. Exodus 13:20.

Ethem – evil Jaredite king. Supposedly lived c. BC 800 Ether 11:11.

Lehi – place name meaning chin or jawbone where Samson slew more than 1,000 Philistines with jawbone of a donkey c. BC 1075 Judges 15:16-17.

Lehi – prophet, father of the Nephite nation. Supposedly fled Israel c. BC 600 1 Nephi 1:4.

ETHER – city of inheritance in Judah for tribe of Simeon, c. BC 1407 – Numbers 32:37Judges 15:20 21, 42.

Ether – prophet who witnessed destruction of Jaredites, c. BC 550 Ether 1:1-2.

LEMUEL – Proverbs 31:1, 4 mentions the name King Lemuel, thought to be loving nickname for Solomon. It’s Hebrew, closely assoc. with the name Laei (Numbers 3:24), meaning ‘consecrated to God’ c. BC 950.

Lemuel – sided with evil brother Laman, married a daughter of Ishmael, c. BC 600. Rebelled against Nephites 1 Nephi 3:28.

LIAHONA – Bible, n/a

Liahona – brass navigational device. Its function dependent upon user’s mood, and behavior. Suddenly appeared c. BC 600 at tent door of Lehi, 400+ yrs before China invented the compass. 1 Nephi 16:10.

MORMO – Wikipedia – Greek mythological spirit who bit misbehaving children. Was consort of goddess Hecate. Name of Mormo also signified a female vampire-like creature in children’s books to keep them from misbehaving.

Mormon – one of the last Nephites who died c. 421 AD. Names the Book of Mormon after himself Mormon 1:1.

HELAM/HELAMAN – place name of city west of the Euphrates where David defeated Assyrians (Ammon & Aram) in BC 995 2 Samuel 10:16.

Helaman – 3 men named Helaman w/ brief mentions, no historical info. 1 man named Helam w/ no info. 2 cities in BoM named Helam w/ no maps, or identifying info. Dates range from BC 600 – BC 123. Mosiah 18:16Mosiah 23:26Mosiah 23:35.

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