What do cults like to do? They undermine the importance of the Bible by saying that their new teachings are more relevant to the people today. This has happened in Mormonism with their additional supposed scriptures like the “Doctrine and Covenants” and even conference talks. A specific person in this cult has made a bold claim that says that their book of Mormon is the most correct book on earth. How people would get nearer to God through this book than any other book. This came from the mouth of Joseph Smith, their first prophet, which they believe. He said, “I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book” (History of the Church, 4:461). Notice how this book is the keystone of their religion and not the Bible. It was always Satan’s plan to have people doubt the Bible, while bringing people’s attention to other books. The devil did this well with the Book of Mormon, as people in this cult doubt the validity of the Bible. Their own man-made teachings trump the Bible and they are just fine with that, which is crazy.
What we just read, from the mouth of Joseph Smith, is straight-up demonic. I can see that this was spoken through the influence of the devil. He is right that these people are drawing closer to the god of this world, which is Satan. Let me just say that I have compared and contrasted the Book of Mormon with the Bible and found tons of contradictions. Those can be found HERE. What the Book of Mormon does is create new doctrines that the Bible speaks against. Some of the teachings even speak against the teaching of the Mormon church, which is fascinating. This is easily seen by comparing and contrasting the verses mentioned on the contradictions page. The Bible warned us about people having a form of godliness in the last days. The same people deny God’s teachings and would rather learn from their current prophets, along with their other forms of scripture, than the Bible. Paul said, that “having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” (2 Timothy 3:5) I have to wonder why people cannot see the red flags in this religious organization. The truth is, those who put their trust in the words of the Bible have no part in cults like Mormonism. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that more people in the Mormon church will learn to appreciate Your words in the Bible. Only then will they stop undermining its value, while thinking their current teachings are more important. It is sad to hear them say that the Bible is true as far as it is translated correctly. How their modern-day revelations are more important to any teaching found in the Bible. God, I have spoken to so many people in this religion that say that they would rather believe in what their prophets say, even if it contradicts Your words in scripture. How their faith is more in line with their additional books of scripture and conference talks, than what You have left us in the Bible. Lord, these people are so blinded to the point of not being able to see the importance of studying the Bible daily. If only You could open their eyes to Your truth in the Bible. Only then would they see that their beliefs are not in line with Your Words, while allowing You to remove anything from their belief system that is false. This is all I ask. May Your presence move among them with the help of Your true witnesses on earth. I believe in You, Jesus. I love You, Lord. I give You the glory and the praise. Amen.