Isaiah 40:8; “The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.”
As promised, here are some of the outrageous things LDS Authorities have said about various subject matters, and today we’re looking at how the Mormon Church regards the Holy Bible.
For the life of me, I cannot figure out how these men arbitrarily make the comments they do, and not feel any shame. Whenever I read their blasphemous statements my mind goes back to when I was a child, and believing everything that came out of my leaders’ mouths. I distinctly recall being told time and again, to read my Bible, and trust in Jesus. I truly believed them and did just as they directed me to do!
Looking back at that time, and seeing the truth now is nothing short of heartbreaking for me. It’s hard to fathom how this many people could be so misled, and in turn, mislead others to do the same. Praise God His power is much stronger than the deceiver! 1 John 4:4
When, not if, the Mormon gives his/her laundry list of what’s wrong with the Bible, always be sure to ask them to qualify their info. Where does it say the Bible would be lost, what extraneous proof is there that Bible documents were wrong, or corrupted? Who did it? When did it happen. Where are documents telling you this is so? How did it happen? What reputable sources can you provide that corroborates this info?
Lastly, Paul made it abundantly clear, the full gospel had been preached and revealed in Romans 15:19, so what parts of the gospel are missing?
It’s so very sad they’ve taken the stance on their wholesale rejection of His word. I can’t imagine living without the assurances I have in Isaiah 40:8, or Romans 15:19, not to mention the rest of the Bible! It’s where every Christian anchors themselves, and it’s the guidepost on knowing where they’re at spiritually with the Lord.
Please, don’t forget to pray for the Mormon people!
Let’s take a look at some of the opinions Mormons have of the Bible –
Uninspired, Apostate Christianity Voted on Canon
Pamphlets: Latter-day Tracts, p. 35-36; “DIVINE AUTHENTICITY OF THE BOOK OF MORMON, NUMBER 2 … After revelation ceased to be given, and, consequently, the Church of Christ ceased its existence on the earth, many of the first apostates pretended that scripture and tradition were a sufficient guide, and that nothing new was needed. …
…These general councils are considered infallible, not because they are inspired with the word of God direct to themselves, for this power they deny, but because they suppose the Holy Ghost assists them to find out ancient tradition. …
…Now to see what the councils on their part are to do: I must tell you, that their chief business is to examine the points in controversy; hearing all that occurs for the one side and the other, and permitting several replies, if any remain, in due time to be made. After this diligence is used, they consider what seems most conformable to the word of God, and every one’s vote is passed upon this particular.” – Orson Pratt
Somehow, Mr. Pratt didn’t have a hard time making disparaging remarks about the process of early Christian church councils and how they met diligently to ensure the word of God was intact for believers. Furthermore, the circumstances of this situation was much different than what he’s portrayed them to be.
The early Church was voting to endorse letters of the apostles that were already in circulation. The Holy Spirit had already done the work of accepting what would be in God’s word – not the other way around!
In the meantime, while Mr. Pratt was busy saying such things, he knew full well the Mormon Church had adopted the process of voting on whether or not, something was scripture. It begs the question –
If Smith prophesied God had told him something, why were they voting on it?
The Articles of Faith, p. 5; “The written works adopted by the voteof the Church as authoritative guides in faith and doctrine, are four,—the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price.” – James Talmage
Unfounded Assumptions of Biblical Perfection
Mormon Doctrine, pp. 82-83; “These writings in their original form were perfect scripture; they were the mind and will of the Lord, his voice to his chosen people and to all who would hear it…That they have not come down to us in their perfect form is well known in the Church and by all reputable scholars…One of the great heresies of modern Christendom is the unfounded assumption that the Bible contains all of the inspired teachings now extant among men.” – Bruce McConkie
Copyists’ Deliberate Tampering
As Translated Correctly, p.4; “Many insertions were made, some of them slanted for selfish purposes, while at times deliberate falsifications and fabrications were perpetrated…” – Mark E. Petersen
Those Who Rely On Bible Alone are Confused & Stumble
Ensign, ‘Come Hear the Voice of the Lord,’ December 1985, p. 55; “The Bible of the Old World has come to us from the manuscripts of antiquity—manuscripts which passed through the hands of uninspired men who changed many parts to suit their own doctrinal ideas. Deletions were common…As a consequence, those who rely upon it alone stumble and are confused and divide themselves among many churches, all based on this or that interpretation of the Bible.” – Bruce R. McConkie
Christians Stumble Over Bible’s Salvation Message
Doctrines of Salvation 1:278; “There is not one principle pertaining to the salvation of men that is so clearly stated in the Bible, as it has come down to us, that men do not stumble over — not one thing. There is not one principle they can be united on that has been so clearly stated that they do not find their interpretations of it conflicting.” – Joseph Fielding Smith