The Book of Mormon states that a man named Mulek is the lone surviving son of King Zedekiah. However, after doing a simple word search for the man “Mulek” in all the Bible we find nothing. Even if he did exist and survived, then we would hear about a son surviving the sword by the hand of the king of Babylon. This is in the times of the prophet Jeremiah, when the king of Babylon killed the king’s sons and even gauged out his eyes. So if there was a son that survived wouldn’t that be recorded in the Bible? Of course it would. Now, for you to understand what really happened to these sons and the king, it is written, “but the Chaldeans’ army pursued after them, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho: and when they had taken him, they brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath, where he gave judgment upon him. Then the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah in Riblah before his eyes: also the king of Babylon slew all the nobles of Judah. Moreover he put out Zedekiah’s eyes, and bound him with chains, to carry him to Babylon.” (Jeremiah 39:5-7)
The Bible states that all the sons of King Zedekiah were killed. However, the Book of Mormon says a son survived. Both can’t be right. There is no room for error here. Therefore, the story of Mulek in the Book of Mormon cannot be trusted, for it denies what the Bible says. The Book of Mormon reads, “and it came to pass that they became exceedingly rich, both the Lamanites and the Nephites; and they did have an exceeding plenty of gold, and of silver, and of all manner of precious metals, both in the land south and in the land north. Now the land south was called Lehi, and the land north was called Mulek, which was after the son of Zedekiah; for the Lord did bring Mulek into the land north, and Lehi into the land south.” (Helaman 6:9,10) To believe this story of king Zedekiah and his son is to reject the validity of the Bible. And if we reject this story in Helaman, we must reject everything in the Book of Mormon. I am speaking the truth. This is just one of many contradictions in the Book of Mormon, which makes it false. What the Book of Mormon does is try to undermine what the Bible has already stated. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that Mormons will stop reading the Book of Mormon. It is because of this one book that many of these people now doubt the validity of the Bible. When asked if they believe that the Bible is true, they can simply answer, “as far as it is translated correctly”. This is very sad. I once thought the same way those many years ago when I was stuck in that cult. I didn’t know this at the time, God, but now I know how dark my life really was. I didn’t have You in it, but a belief system that made me think I was saved, even though there were continual doubts in my mind. These same doubts led me out of this cult once and for all, for I could not continue to believe something that could cause me to feel depressed about my life and my future. Sure, Lord, I could have gone ashiest as many Mormons do, but then I would be running from my first love, which is You, Jesus. I knew then that You were real, although I never made You my Lord and Savior and allow You to teach me. Thankfully, You came in and removed all the darkness that Your light could be ushered in. I love You, Jesus. I trust in You, God. Amen.
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