Doctrines of Salvation I:188 “If Joseph’s claims and declarations were built upon fraud and deceit, there would appear many errors and contradictions, which would be easy to detect. The doctrines of false teachers will not stand the test when tried by the accepted standards of measurement, the scriptures.” — Joseph Fielding Smith
2 Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness”.
2 Timothy 4:3-4 “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”
The problem with our LDS reference today is probably self evident. When/if something contradictory is pointed out the Mormon will tell you the Bible — which is scripture — has been translated incorrectly.
If you point out Mormon canon, and their inspired doctrines contradict each other, they’ll say it wasn’t recorded properly. They’ve encased themselves in a no-fail litmus test which they believe, shields them from having to take personal responsibility for what they believe.
As you share the truth with a Mormon, remember to do so in love so they can see your concern. Mormons have an uncanny ability to sense the level of your sincerity.
Our job as Christians is to share the gospel with all nations as Jesus told us to do – Matthew 28:19.
The words of Joseph Fielding Smith served as another false promise to calm nerves of members who might be confronted with the truth.
With Love in Christ;