Where do we go from here? Mormonism has the burden of proof, challenging Christianity which has an established Bible, an established Jesus Christ, and an established church order.
To date, Mormonism has not proved its case.
We keep asking, “What proofs do you have?” And the answers are inconsistent and “Change the subject-ish.”
So here… let’s not change the subject.
You not only cannot prove Mormonism’s doctrines just from the Bible, you can easily disprove it! I’ve answered MANY points.
Would Jews from the year 600 BC switch their language from Hebrew to Egyptian? Despite arguing in circles, the answer has to be “No”. I’m going to say very strongly, that if there were NO peoples around but Jews (as the Book of Mormon maintains), then Jews would have dropped Egyptian VERY quickly. The only way (I feel like I need to write this a dozen times in a row for this to sink in) that Jews would have lost Hebrew would be for a VERY SMALL community of Jews to have moved to a land where there was a large population speaking another language.
That’s it. If they all moved to America and there WERE no native American tribes…. then we’d have millions of native americans wearing tallis, tefillin in morning prayers, and spoke Hebrew.
That’s a bottom line. There’s no more discussing it.
Why fight so hard over it?
Because it utterly destroys the Golden Plate story.
There can’t have been an angel Moroni. He’d have been a ghost, a resurrected dead man, or a (by Mormon theology) god.
So, let’s tackle the god thing, once and for all.
Okay, how’s it work? You know, the god thing.
How does a human being, who has an origin and starting point, become a god, a supreme being who is without origin and starting point?
I’ve got an impossibility here. Let’s say I converted to Mormonism, got a Temple Recommend, re-married in the Mormon Temple, yadda-yadda, and die. My birthdate was in 1964. So, how can I, who appeared on this earth in 1964, have no origin? How can I, a finite being (watch me stretch out my arms…. argh!) become infinite?
I’m sitting on my couch right now, typing away. how do I become Omnipresent? The Bible says God is Omnipresent. How do I accomplish this when I’m under six feet tall and 160 something pounds? (none of your business exactly how many!!!)
My iq is in the middle of the 170’s. That’s barely stupid level for a God. Matter of fact, that’s short bus category for a god. How do I become Omniscient, all knowing?
I can bench press… noneya. (hah!). So, how do I become all powerful, Omnipotent?
The Bible says God is all these things.
The LDS “church” says God has an origin, parents, and was once a man. That’s a blasphemy. And the LDS “church” is utterly wrong. Because the Bible says something different.
And that’s the point. In every major doctrine of the LDS, the Mormons say one thing, the Bible says something different. Wow, it’s absolutely amazing how consistent it is that the LDS church says one thing and the Bible another!
so finally, I have to ask this question…
Really? You guys fell for that nonsense? “I can become a god!!!” You REALLY believe that?
Or are you laying there at night, before you fall asleep, having a surge of panic thinking, “I hope I’m not wrong. I hope I’m not risking my eternal soul for this!!!”
You are. You have denied the Trinity by reducing it to a “Well, there’s millions of gods!” How is that NOT Paganism???
You have denied the Lord Jesus Christ by worshiping a false Jesus, not the Jesus of the Bible. You have added to the word of God by adding three books to it. “Uh, it just happens that Joseph Smith bought a manuscript that had been wrapped in a mummy and it just so happens to be the GREATEST archaeological find of all time!”
That’s like the guys that try to tell a judge, “yes, my license is suspended! But I took a chance a drove that ONE TIME and the police pulled me over that ONE TIME!!!”
I’d have given Smith credit for trying if he’d first bought a dozen manuscripts, found them to be prayers for eternal life or last will and testaments, plus a new fudge recipe, and THEN tried the Doctrines and Covenants story!
But to buy ONE manuscript and have that be the ONE???
Really? you believe that?
I’m reasoning with you, pleading with you, begging you… repent now. Reject Mormonism and reject Joseph Smith now, before it’s too late. Accept the real Jesus Christ, the Jesus of the Bible.
Because if you die without Him, there’s no nope for you.
This may be the last warning you get.