Book Of Mormon Contradictions

Author: Paul Gee

Chapter 20 (BOMC)

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The Book of Mormon teaches that there is only one true God in the heavens.  How can this be when their church teaches that there are multiple Gods? See for yourself the contradiction in this book and their own doctrines. Certainly, they must hate these verses in Alma, chapter 11. It is written, “and Zeezrom said unto him: Thou sayest there is a true and living God? And Amulek said: Yea, there is a true and living God. Now Zeezrom said: Is there more than one God? And he answered, No. Now Zeezrom said unto him again: How knowest thou these things? And he said: An angel hath made them known unto me.” (Alma 11:26-31) Therefore, there is only one true God. This collides with what Joseph Smith taught. “You have got to learn how to be Gods yourselves; to be kings and priests to God, the same as all Gods have done; by going from a small degree to another, from grace to grace, from exaltation to exaltation, until you are able to sit in glory as doth those who sit enthroned in everlasting power.” (Discourse, 7 April 1844, as Reported by Times and Seasons) Did the author of the Book of Mormon just declare that we got to learn to be Gods as other Gods have done before us?  This is complete heresy and a contradiction to his own book, which is crazy.

When Joseph Smith wrote the Book of Mormon, with the help of his friends, they believed in the one true God, and Him alone. However, this changed shortly after starting the Mormon church. The truth is, there is only one true God, and the Bible teaches this. As Christians, we teach from the Bible, whereas Mormons teach from other books more often.  God’s Word says, “ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.” (Isaiah 43:10) “Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?” (James 2:19,20) Therefore, if Mormons ever tell you that we can be exalted to Godhood, then they don't understand the Bible.  Explain to them that the Bible tell a different story. For example, in Isaiah, chapter 43, and James, chapter 2, there is only one true God. This is important to know when talking to cult members. They are lost but cannot see this.  Only when we step out in faith and share the truth of God with them, things change. This takes courage, but with God on our side, there is boldness, and words given to speak.

Bible Teachings On God:
There is only one true God. There is no one besides Him.
"Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no saviour. I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, that I am God." (Isaiah 43:10-12)

"Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God. And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the things that are coming, and shall come, let them shew unto them. Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any." (Isaiah 44:6-8)

"I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the Lord, and there is none else." (Isaiah 45:5,6)

Mormon Church “False Teachings” On God:
There are other Gods besides God. All Mormons can become a god after this life if they are righteous enough. If they are found worthy to reach the highest heaven, they become gods. They are given into polygamy and can procreate their own worlds in heaven. (Doctrine and Covenants 132)

If anyone says there are other Gods, or that they can become one, then they do not understand the Bible. These teachings are false and are not found in the Word of God. These ideas are man-made and are blasphemy to God’s words. Do we strive to know God’s words and live by them? Or do we live by man-made ideas that lead to death and separation from God? Tear down all false teachings in your lives and come to know the one true God that saves. Test your faith with what the Bible says and you will know the truth of God. Those that are in the faith have God in their lives. All other gods, and ideas of gods, are cast down. The God of Israel is lifted up instead in worship. They live for Him and in His holiness, they are made righteous. Amen.

Let us pray:
Oh Lord, help me and others in the faith to be an even better witness to the Mormons. Not only do I live in a state where Mormonism is prevalent, but LDS missionaries message me often. I once thought that this was a wonderful thing, although it can be hard to get the truth across. There are many opportunities to share the gospel with them, although it is difficult. God, I did not realize how blind these people really are to the truth. What they do is share their false teachings with us, but when we tell them what the Bible says, they are often done.  These individuals close up inside, and the conversation goes south. Therefore, may we have more fruitful opportunities with these cult members. If people I converse with will not hear Your truth, then I will move on to talk to other Mormons who are searching for truth. I am asking that You put people on my path who are seeking the truth. Those who want to learn. I love to speak Your truth to different crowds, but especially love to do one-on-one conversations with people. Wherever You will lead me, I will go. Open my mouth and I will speak. I am Your willing servant. Lead me this day and forever. I will do what You say. I love You, Lord. I give You praise and all the glory. You deserve it. Amen.

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