Why is an Olive Tree Growing in a Vineyard?

10 October

Jacob 5:341; “For behold, thus saith the Lord, I will liken thee, O house of Israel, like unto a tame olive-tree, which a man took and nourished in his vineyard; and it grew, and waxed old, and began to decay. 41 And it came to pass that the Lord of the vineyard wept, and said unto the servant: What could I have done more for my vineyard?”

Isaiah 5:4; “What could have been done more to my vineyard, That I have not done in it? Wherefore,  when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, Brought it forth wild grapes?”

The passage in Isaiah is known as the Song of the Vineyard. It’s a love song by Isaiah to the people, but his song turns more into a parable asking why they betrayed the Lord.

As you can see in the BoM narrative, Joseph Smith took some of this and some of that, to incorporate into his gospel. From the looks of it, things didn’t go quite as planned. Hmm…

The Mormon prophet Zenos’ warning used Paul’s imagery of how the Gentiles would be grafted into the body of believers with the Jews from Romans chapter eleven, but somehow he’s forgotten he was talking about vineyards, not olive trees.

How do you trust a so-called inspired book from your god if it contains major mistakes like this?

Oh, what a tangled web we weave…

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