The apostle Paul lived around the timeframe of Jesus and many years after, having died around 64AD. His writings came after Jesus was resurrected and were directed toward Christ’s church. He lived in and traveled around the cities of Israel. Whereas, a man supposedly named Moroni, of which we have no facts, lived around 400AD. The Book of Mormon claims that its people resided in America, which is not even close to Israel. So would Moroni know about Paul and his writings? No. In their precious LDS book we see a copycat of 1 Corinthians, chapter 13, when compared to Moroni, chapter 7. What you will see below is Joseph Smith’s attempt to add a filler to his book. These verses read, “charity suffereth long, and is kind, and cenvieth not, and is not puffed up, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, and rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in the truth, beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, if ye have not charity, ye are nothing, for charity never faileth. Wherefore, cleave unto charity, which is the greatest of all, for all things must fail.” (Moroni 7:45,46) What you see above is Joseph Smith plagiarizing the Bible.
Let’s see how the verses in Moroni, chapter 7, are one big plagiarism to what we see in 1 Corinthians, chapter 13. Paul wrote, “charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-8) The verses in Moroni might sound beautiful as it speaks about charity, but something just is not right. #1 Moroni did not know Paul. #2 They lived on two different continents. #3 They lived in different timeframes. #4 What is written is practically a copy of the verses from Paul. Even if Mormons claim that God spoke the same things to Moroni, it would be written in the voice of a different man. No person speaks the same way. And now we have proof of a forgery in the Book of Mormon. You can take it or leave it as proof that this book is false. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will repent of their sins and get right with You. Not only this, but bring things to people’s remembrance when it comes to their sins. If what people are doing is severe in Your eyes, make it known. Our conscience can only do so much, but when You are involved God, anything is possible. I have even seen LDS members come out of their cult because of their false beliefs convictions. You have made this known to me back in 2012 and I am so grateful that I left it behind at this point in my life. I would have never known You if I had stayed behind in my comfortable religious lifestyle. What is sad, Lord, is that I know people who stay in a false religion like this in order to not jeopardize their marriage. They feel it is better to not cause their spouse to want to divorce them because of their new found beliefs. As this can be difficult to come clean about, we must do this if we what You are telling us is true. Sure, some people may laugh and scoff at us if we left an LDS mission in order to follow You, Jesus, and no longer religion. Families have been divided because of people leaving their traditions, while turning to You. I am grateful for this. Praise God. I love You, Lord. Amen.