There is one thing that should make any Christian very upset, and that is to see people plagiarize the Bible. Not only this but when people change how beautiful the verses are in their original form and then blatantly changed it to fit a person’s personal beliefs. This is telling God that they don’t care about what He’s spoken, but what they believe is what is most important. This is true all throughout the Book of Mormon, which many Mormons do not realize. One of these verses from the Bible that is plagiarized is in 1 Nephi, chapter 21, verse 1. Almost an entire paragraph was added to verse 1 of Isaiah, chapter 49. For you to see this, I will keep the numbers in the verses below for you to see what Joseph Smith did to corrupt this chapter in Isaiah. It reads, “1 Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The Lord hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. 2 And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me; 3 And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.” (Isaiah 49:1-3) This is how these verses are meant to read.
You have just read Isaiah, chapter 49, verses 1 through 3. This is in its pure form, when compared to the plagiarized version in the Book of Mormon that reads, “1 And again: Hearken, O ye house of Israel, all ye that are broken off and are driven out because of the wickedness of the pastors of my people; yea, all ye that are broken off, that are scattered abroad, who are of my people, O house of Israel. Listen, O isles, unto me, and hearken ye people from far; the Lord hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. 2 And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me; 3 And said unto me: Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.” (1 Nephi 21:1-3) Notice the sentences in bold that were added to the text like nothing. Speaking of this corruption, we need Solomons’s reminder of what happened. He said, “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.” (Proverbs 30:5,6) Truly, Joseph Smith is in hot water with God, being a blatant liar. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people in Mormonism will repent and get right with You today. There is still time for them to come out of darkness and be saved. Your light is just around the corner, but false beliefs are keeping them from entering. I feel sorry that they have been lied to since the beginning by their initial prophet Joseph Smith. He didn’t start a religion but a cult that leads people to hell. Lord, how have these people fallen for the lies of their many false prophets? It doesn’t matter that they look religious on the outside, what they believe in and do in their evil temples are despicable and an abomination in Your sight. I can’t stand to even think about what they are doing for dead people. This evil practice needs to be exposed, lest more people die and go to hell. I have seen Mormons leave this cult, but it was like pulling teeth at times for some. Thankfully, the Holy Spirit is with me, and they were convicted of their sins. I am only Your servant, God. Use me to bring more people out of a lifestyle that is dark and going nowhere. May those who are blind see. May their hard hearts be softened. You can do all things, God. I believe in You and Your mighty power to heal and change our lives. I love You. Amen.