Jesus in BC Era
Deuteronomy 18:15 “The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken”.
Luke 24:27 “And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.”
The Mormon Church has made a business out of confusing members of its congregation. Our LDS reference today is a small example of how they’ve gone about doing this.
The Bible is the story of God’s relationship with His creation from the beginning of time. However, it’s important we pay attention to details. It’s true, the gospel was given even to Abraham, but Abraham was never given the priesthood, nor did he know about Jesus Christ.
As you study God’s word you’ll find how He’s always offered a message of hope, and salvation for mankind through sacrifices. This was accomplished through the works of a priest.
The first time we see the word priest used wasn’t until Melchizedek offered sacrifices to God in Abraham’s presence — Genesis 14:18–20.
Abraham was given a message of redemption for mankind by the shedding of blood, otherwise known as a covenant. At this time, however, it was still a foreshadowing of what was to come. The priesthood spoken of in the Bible in its fullest sense, wasn’t instituted until the days of Moses — Exodus 25. Moreover, it goes without saying, people didn’t know about Jesus until He was born, c. BC 4-6.
LDS canon is obviously replete with anachronisms. Case in point is how the BoM uses the name of Jesus, and Jesus Christ as early as BC 600. You won’t find this in the Bible simply because no one knew Jesus’ name until God revealed it to Joseph when Mary was pregnant — Matthew 1:21.
It may seem Mr. Taylor’s words are inconsequential. However, what he said adds to the state of confusion Mormons still find themselves in on a daily basis. If you’re a Christian, please, take a few moments to share this precious truth with the Mormon you know!
Pray for Jesus’ intervention, and for Mormons to stop and think about what’s being said!
With Love in Christ;