The devil has done a work through the Book of Mormon, which is to rename instances of LORD to Lord. This is done in a way that the “L” is still capitalized, so no harm, no foul, right? Actually, yes. This is a big change to the Bible, for it begins to remove the actual name for God and instead treats God as something less special, like other false gods. I am speaking of “YHWH” or Yahweh, which is the Hebrew interpretation for “LORD”. YHWH is the most holy name of the Almighty God. So the question is, why would Joseph Smith purposely do this when his KJV Bible at the time had passages with “LORD” in all caps? You will find an example of these verses in the Bible in its pure form first. It is written, “10 Moreover the LORD spake again unto Ahaz, saying, 11 Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above. 12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the LORD. 13 And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also? 14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:10-14) This is speaking of Jesus, Immanuel, who is God with us.
Now that we have read what the Bible actually says, let’s see how Joseph Smith purposely removed the divinity of God by changing “LORD” to “Lord”. The Book of Mormon reads, “10 Moreover, the Lord spake again unto Ahaz, saying: 11 Ask thee a sign of the Lord thy God; ask it either in the depths, or in the heights above. 12 But Ahaz said: I will not ask, neither will I tempt the Lord. 13 And he said: Hear ye now, O house of David; is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also? 14 Therefore, the Lord himself shall give you a sign — Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and shall bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” (2 Nephi 17:10-14) Notice the purposeful changes to the words of Isaiah. I say on purpose, for the KJV Bible was right with Joseph Smith and still decided God’s Name in these passages should not be said. You will find this in every passage from the book of Isaiah that is copied and pasted into the Book of Mormon. What is in all caps for “LORD” has been removed. The Bible is sacred and there are curses upon people who change it in order to cause His people to go astray. Here is the truth, the Book of Mormon is false. It is not of God and never has been. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will learn to understand the Bible. Not just from other people, but through the power of the Holy Spirit. Speak to their heart, they stop relying on every ounce of doctrine they hear from people and their church. May people know the importance of searching the scriptures for themselves. I love Solomon’s desire to only gain wisdom from You instead of anything else that he could have received. Truly, you are not a genie, for that is the world’s way of putting You in a box. I rebuke that type of evil thinking. I know that You are able to hear our prayers in the good and bad times of our lives. No matter how many times we reach out to You in our Bible study, prayer, worship, and doing Your will, there are answers. Maybe not in our time, but in Yours. All I desire is to know Your will for my everyday life. This way I will continue in Your ways all my days. As You speak to me I listen. This way I can rear up my family in the same things and tell others also. Thank You for teaching me these many years. I don’t know how much time I have left on this earth, but in the time I do have I will go out and serve You with all my heart, mind, and strength. I love You, Lord. You deserve our praise. Amen.
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