The Bible and The Book of Mormon - A Response

This post is a response to a comment left under the heading: "The Bible and The Book of Mormon - A Genealogy" contained within my blog. The statement goes as such:
"You stated that You believe the bible to be the Holy Inspired word of god with full truth and Righteousness, and yet Everyone knows that King James hired his scribes to rewrite the bible so that all the members of his kingdom can read it. When they rewrote it, they left out parts that makes the bible contradict itself. Do you not think God would know that this would happened to his book and set up a second witness to the teachings of Jesus Christ?"

First of all, thank you for the comment.

Second, the answer to your question.
That's right, I did say "Inspired" Word of God. The King James Version is just that-a version.
No, I do not think God had any intention to have more writings to be a witness to Jesus Christ. A second witness to the Christ is not necessary, due to the fact that all of the necessary witnesses to the Lord and Savior are in their fullness contained within the context of the Bible.
The Book of Mormon is a grave attempt to deceive people into thinking that God failed in the first book, therefore, a second book must come forward. Joseph Smith was a dreamer and a plagiarist. How so many people can be deceived by such a man shows that a lot of humans do not really want to know God.
God is spirit, life is spiritual, and the understanding of His Holy Word, the Bible, can only be known through the spiritual mind.

"The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned." (1 Corinthians 2:14, NIV)

Besides, the Book of Mormon was supposed to have been written before King James' time. Like, 600 years before Christ! The Book of Mormon has undergone over 3,000 changes since Joseph Smith wrote it. The last revision was but just a year or so ago.
Here are a couple of questions for you; Why would the Book of Mormon be written in the style of King James if the language of the BOM was Reformed Egyptian? Does Reformed Egyptian translate into King James?

3 comments:

jer1414 January 7, 2010 at 10:38 AM  

I really liked this post and it brought several questions to mind. First, doesn't the BoM state in the intro that it "as well as the Bible contain the fulness of the gospel"? Here is an admission that the Bible contains the "fulness" - so why are 2 fulness' necessary? Also if the Bible can be "rewritten" incorrectly, how about the BoM? There are over 2000 known changes to the BoM and those outside of M'ism do not recognize it even as historical or factual - while even non-Christians recognize the Bible as a valid, accurate historical document and it has been proven time and time again and will continue to be - as it is written "For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven." (Psalm 119:89) Would God not protect His Word? There is so much evidence for the Bible being God's true word to us - I pray that Mormons would trust the Bible and be brought near to the truth through it.

handmaiden January 7, 2010 at 8:54 PM  

Hi jer1414,
A very interesting point. I underlined that sentence in the intro some time back and wrote in the sideline: "Mormons don't believe that the Bible is the full word of God."
Here is the first paragraph in the Introduction of the BOM: "The Book of Mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the Bible. It is a record of God's dealings with the ancient inhabitants of the Americas and contains, as does the Bible, the fulness of the everlasting gospel.
As you can see, there is a very large contradiction right out of the starting gate. The BOM was written with huge errors in it. I think if the original transcript had to be corrected by an English teacher, it would have gotten an "F" for failure.
There are almost 4,000 errors that have been corrected, and yet, the LDS scholars stand firm on the insertion that the BOM has had no problems with it. I think those people live with their heads in places where they shouldn't be.
God will always stand by His original words--whether through His original prophets, His own mouth, or the Christ. It is all the same.
I pray for the same message--Mormons, read your Bibles, throw your BOM"S away, put your trust in the Lord that the Bible DOES have all the fulness you need.

Godhead September 29, 2010 at 2:09 PM  

You have to wonder why such an infallible book needs so many revisions. The book of Mormon obviously does not stand up to what the Mormons claim it to be. Also the KJV Bible was based on earlier English translation, and what not overwritten by King James to suit anybody. It is a decent and accurate English translation. What that person said was just Mormon propaganda. The KJV was based on the Wytcliff translation of the New Testament. Or was it Tyndale or both? Fact is the KJV translation is based on some earlier English translations. The Muslims say that the Bible has been mistranslated over time, and yet we have manuscripts going back of the OT dating before Christ was born, that are no different to what we have in our Bibles. And surviving NT manuscripts that some go back to the second century. We also have the writings of the Apostolic fathers from the 1st century to the 3rd, who quotes profusely from the NT. Putting them within the early Christian Church. There is no evidence of transnational tampering's with the Bible. Claims like that are only made by cults who disagree with what the Bible teaches. Its a biased opinion only and just has no foundation in any historical facts.

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1.I believe in God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit as one God without beginning or end.
2.I believe the Bible to be the Holy Inspired word of God with full truth and righteousness. No other writing is.
3.I believe that the work of the Lord comes first. Before any temporal thing or person.
4.I believe that grace is a gift and Christ gives that gift freely to all who believe.
5.I believe that the beauty of a woman is contained inside of her and not by what she looks like on the outside.
6.I believe that marriage is sacred and represents the Godhead on earth; two are one just as three are one.
7.I believe that love is more powerful than any other power. Remember, God is love.
8.I believe that tithing is not a part of God's new covenant, free will offerings are. And that doesn't mean just money.
9.I believe that the Aaronic, Levitical, and Melchizedek priesthoods are abolished and Christs Holy Priesthood whom Christ is the "Great High Priest" is eternal.
10.I believe that every believer is a priest in the "Priesthood of Believers".
11.I believe that when two are one, nobody is to separate the one.
12.I believe that Christ is the only way to heaven.
13.I believe that our bodies are temples, not man made buildings.
14.I believe that liars make fools out of others and the liar hates the fool.
15.I believe that all believers are in authority to preach the gospel.
16.I believe that the word 'organization' to describe Christs body is evil and has no place with God.
17.I believe the Americas are not the land of Zion and Christ will return to His origonal land-Israel in the Middle East.
18.I believe that God has set out correct ways of worshiping Him, not man.
19.I believe in holding to the truths of the Bible and not mans understanding of it.
20.I believe that the world is full of evil and Satan can easily gain control over the minds of those who do not profess Christ of the Bible to be their only Messiah.
21.I believe that Saints are those who know the real Savior, Jesus Christ, of whom the Bible speaks of; not the jesus of a cult.