Major Chronology Problems in Book of Abraham

03 February

Abraham 3:24“And there stood one among them that was like unto God, and he said unto those who were with him: We will go down, for there is space there, and we will take of these materials, and we will make an earth whereon these may dwell”.

Genesis 1:1; “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”

Genesis 2:7; “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”

Today we’re checking out the text in one of Joe Smith’s prophetic canons: the Book of Abraham. There are more than a few major problems in this passage, so let’s take a look!

1.From the looks of things, God already created the earth, and man too!

2.Abraham 3:24 tells us that God and Jesus were discussing how they’d go ‘down there’ and organize the earth, however, Abraham 3:1 tells us God had already given Abraham the Urim and Thummim when he was in Ur.

3.The Urim and Thummim weren’t used by Abraham. Not ever.

4.The Urim and Thummim were two stones believed to be in the breastplate Aaron wore when he’d go in the temple and perform sacrifices.

5.Abraham never held the priesthood.

6.God created the earth out of nothing. He didn’t gather materials to organize the earth, like a gardener does when he broadcasts seed.

7.Abram lived c. BC 2091, and Aaron lived 500 years later c. BC 1500. See Bible Timeline.

Abraham 3:1; “And I, Abraham, had the Urim and Thummim, which the Lord my God had given unto me, in Ur of the Chaldees”.

Please share this all important info with a Mormon! Ask for their opinion about the timing, and use demonstrative evidence to lovingly share the truth with them. When you do this with a heartfelt sincerity they’ll respond in kind.

With Love in Christ;


1 Cor 1:18

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