What Does ANOTHER TESTAMENT TRULY MEAN?



WHAT DOES ANOTHER TESTAMENT 

TRULY MEAN?



The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints has a book called The Book of Mormon, Another Testament Of Jesus Christ, that the Mormon Church says is the RESTORED gospel of Jesus Christ. All images of the book of Mormon are copyrighted so please do your own research by searching images of pictures of the Book of Mormon to see on the cover of the Book of Mormon the words Another Testament of Jesus Christ.

Now, the Mormons say that they believe in the same Jesus that others Christians believe in but yet they place the Book of Mormon ABOVE the Holy Bible much like the Roman Catholic Chruch places church TRADITION ABOVE the Holy Bible. Now, both church denominations say that THEY are the ONE and ONLY TRUE church. And both church denominations deny that they place other writings of men ABOVE the Holy Bible by saying that it is a new revelation from God. And, therefore, to THEM, it is equal to Scripture. And both church denominations say that they are a Christian church but yet they both follow ANOTHER gospel of Jesus Christ that Jesus HIMSELF did NOT teach.

So then, if it is true that Mormons are true Biblical Christians, then they would also believe and obey the SAME GOSPEL that all other Christians from other BIBLICAL church denominations believe and obey.

But, in TRUTH, they do NOT believe in the SAME TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ written in the New Testament of the Holy Bible. And the Mormon Church boldly proclaims that they believe and obey ANOTHER TESTAMENT OF Jesus Christ. Every Mormon knows this because it is printed right on the cover of The Book Of Mormon. Right under the title, it says Another Testament Of Jesus Christ which literally means ANOTHER GOSPEL of Jesus Christ.

So how do we know for sure if the Mormon Church is teaching a DIFFERENT gospel of Jesus Christ from the TRUE Gospel that Jesus HIMSELF taught? For you see, Jesus taught HIS TRUE Gospel to his original twelve Apostles and all his other disciples in the early church of the first century which is long before corruption entered into the church in the fourth and fifth centuries?

Well, the only way anyone can know for sure if their church denomination is teaching them the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ is to go back to the ORIGINAL TRUE Gospel and COMPARE any NEW revelation with the ORIGINAL true Gospel of Jesus Christ. Some Mormons have been taught that the Bible itself has been corrupted and that none of the translations of the Bible can be trusted.

Now stop and think about that very serious accusation that all of the translations of the Holy Bible have become so corrupted that NO translation of the Bible can be trusted. If so be that the King James Bible was so corrupted that it could not be trusted they why did Joseph Smith QUOTE word for word directly from the King James translation of the Bible hundreds of times when he wrote the Book of Mormon? Keep in mind that the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible did not yet exist at the time Joseph Smith wrote the Book of Mormon.

Almost all of the church denominations that say that they are the one and only true church go back to the original Greek and Hebrew manuscripts and translate their OWN translation of the Bible. The Roman Catholic Church has its own AUTHORIZED translation of the Bible. And the Jehovah’s Witnesses have their OWN translation of the Bible called the New World Translation. Now the reason that they make CHANGES in previous translations is so that they can better support their own church doctrines. For you see, WITHOUT those CHANGES their church doctrine would be DESTROYED by the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Now when John Smith translated his OWN translation with his OWN NAME on it he did NOT go back to the ORIGINAL Greek and Hebrew manuscripts. But rather he used the King James Translation almost entirely and only CHANGED the parts that would hopefully support his new revelation from the angel named Moroni. Here is a quote from an official Mormon website. The emphasis is mine in all the quotes. I will give links to all the quotes that I use from official Mormon websites so that all my Mormon readers can verify that I am teaching them the TRUTH.


 Joseph Smith Bible Translation. Paragraph 3.


Joseph’s translation was NOT carried out in the traditional sense. He didn’t consult Greek and Hebrew texts or use lexicons to create a new English version. Rather, he used the King James Version of the Bible as his starting point and made additions and changes as he was directed by the Holy Ghost.”


Now that is what Almighty God calls ADDING and TAKING AWAY from his word that he himself has commanded. And that is a very serious thing to do. I hope all Mormons come to realize just how serious God takes to those who add or take away from HIS word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible.


Please read Revelation 22:16-19.

 

I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. 

17.  And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will let him take the water of life freely. 

18.  For I testify unto EVERY MAN that hears the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall ADD unto these things, God shall ADD unto him the PLAGUES that are written in this book

19.  And if any man shall TAKE AWAY from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall TAKE AWAY his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”

 

 

Now, I hope the Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints does not DIRECTLY add or take and words from the actual Book of Revelation or anywhere else in the Bible. But in TRUTH, if the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ is CHANGED in any way by EVEN ADDING other BOOKS to the teaching of how to be saved and calling those other books “SCRIPTURE” is ADDING the God’s word. If those other books as just “COMMENTARIES” then people would know that those books are interpretations and opinions of what the verses in the Holy Bible mean to Joseph Smith. S then, by calling the books that the Mormon Church uses as being scripture they are ADDING to the word of God EVEN IF what they add aggress PERFECTLY with what the Bible itself teaches. And if those books add things to answer questions like, why mankind is here, what happens when we die, who is Jesus, or ANY other subject that the Bible itself teaches or does NOT teach then the Mormon Church is ADDING to the word of Almighty God. They are CHANGING the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ to ANOTHER gospel of Jesus Christ that the very Apostles of Jesus Christ di NOT teach.


Please read Galatians 1:6-10.

 

“I marvel that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto ANOTHER gospel: (And ANOTHER Testament of Jesus Christ IS ANOTHER gospel that the very Apostles of Jesus did NOT preach)

7.  Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. (In other words, ANOTHER Testament of Jesus Christ is a PERVERTED gospel because it is a DIFFERENT gospel from what the very Apostles of Jesus taught in the New Testament of the Holy Bible)

8.  But though WE (The Apostle of Jesus Christ), or an ANGEL from heaven, preach ANY OTHER gospel unto you than that which WE have preached unto you, let him be accursed

9.  As we said before, so say I now AGAIN, If any man preaches any other gospel unto you than that you have received, (From us, the very eyewitness of the death and resurrection of Jesus) let him be accursed

10.  For do I now persuade men or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.”

 


Why do you think Paul wrote this very serious WARNING to Christians? It is so that we can TEST new revelations against what is written in the ONLY word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible. Now, I am sharing the true gospel of Jesus Christ with you, just as it is written in the Bible itself because I care about your soul. I know that you sincerely believe that the Mormon church is the ONLY TRUE church but what the Mormon church teaches does NOT agree with what the Bible ITSELF teaches.

I want you to THINK how seriously God takes to those who ADD or TAKE AWAY from his word to change what HE, Almighty God the Father, intended to say. I mean, you can be PERFECT in every other way in the eyes of God, morally. But if you are teaching a DIFFERENT gospel than what the very Apostles of Jesus taught in the New Testament of the Bible, then God’s word says to let them be ACCURSED. And we just read that God will TAKE AWAY their name OUT of the book of life of those adding or taking away from HIS word. So then, if EVERYTHING that is written in the books that are used by the Mormon church is NOT found in the Bible ITSELF then that is ADDING to the Bible something that the BIBLE ITSELF does NOT teach. Are you aware of how SERIOUS it is to have your name to be REMOVED from the book of LIFE by ADDING to God’s word something that God himself does NOT teach in his word that CHANGES what HE has spoken?

According to Revelation 20:11-15, it means that if your name is NOT FOUND in the book of life then you will be cast into the lake of fire to be destroyed on the Day of Judgment. And if God himself removes your name then your name for ADDING things that are not found in HIS word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, then YOUR name will NOT be found in the book of life. In other words, you are depending SOLELY upon YOUR church denomination as being the ONE and ONLY TRUE church even though you KNOW that Joseph Smith ADDED the Book of Mormons, The Pearl of Great Price, and Doctrine and Covenants, And therefore, you will be judged for your faith in the gospel of Joseph Smith because it is DIFFERENT from the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ. For you see, if even one word in ANY of those ADDED books CHANGES the true gospel of Jesus Christ or any other teaching in the Bible then those Mormon books are ADDING and TAKING AWAY from the very word of Almighty God himself.

So that is contradiction number EIGHT, adding to God’s word to CAUSE CONTRADICTIONS with the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ written in the New Testament of the Holy Bible.

 

CONTRADICTION #8.


Joseph Smith said that the Bible was corrupted and that is why he wrote his OWN translation of the Bible WITH his OWN NAME on it.

But the leaders of the Mormon Church say that there is enough ACCURACY in all translations of the Bible for people to be SAVED. Please read the official position and belief of the Mormon Church in regard to the King James Verison and all other English translations of the Holy Bible. Here is a quote from a Mormon article called “The Word of God” in the article What the Bible means to Latter-Day Saints. The Emphasis is mine.

 

The Word of God

“Because the Latter-day Saints are bold enough in today’s world to announce an open canon of scripture, some traditional Christians are quick to suggest that the Bible does not occupy a prominent place among us. They could not, of course, be more wrong. Elder M. Russell Ballard declared:

Brothers and sisters, I am sure many of you have had the experience of hearing people say that “Mormons are not Christians because they have their own Bible, the Book of Mormon.” To anyone harboring this misconception, we say that we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and the author of our salvation and that we believe, revere, and love the Holy Bible. We DO HAVE ADDITIONAL SACRED SCRIPTURE, including the Book of Mormon, but it supports the Bible, never substituting for it. . . .

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe that “all scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable” (2 Timothy 3:16). We love the Bible and other scriptures. That may be surprising to some who may not be aware of our belief in the Bible as the revealed word of God. It is one of the pillars of our faith, a powerful witness of the Savior and of Christ’s ongoing influence in the lives of those who worship and follow Him. The more we read and study the Bible and its teachings, the more clearly we see the doctrinal underpinnings of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. We tend to love the scriptures that we spend time with. We may need to balance our study in order to love and understand all scripture.

You young people especially, do not discount or devalue the Holy Bible. It is the sacred, holy record of the Lord’s life. The Bible contains hundreds of pages more than all of our other scripture combined. It is the bedrock of ALL Christianity. We do not criticize or belittle anyone’s beliefs. Our great responsibility as Christians is to share all that God has revealed with all of His sons and daughters.

Those who join this Church do not give up their faith in the Bible—they strengthen it. The Book of Mormon does not dilute nor diminish nor de-emphasize the Bible. On the contrary, it expands, extends, and exalts it. The Book of Mormon testifies of the Bible, and both testify of Christ. [1]

Careful observers of Mormonism are quick to point out that the Book of Mormon itself explains that “plain and precious” truths were taken away or kept back from the Bible before it was compiled (see 1 Nephi 13:20–40). In addition, one of our articles of faith states, “We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly” (Articles of Faith 1:8). The question is not whether there have been scribal errors through the centuries—there have been. The question is not whether the Bible is the word of God—it is. The question is not whether the Bible can be relied upon with confidence if in fact there have been errors in the text—it can. One Christian scholar, Timothy Paul Jones, has written: “Supposing that God did inspire the original New Testament writings and that he protected those writings from error—are the available copies of the New Testament manuscripts sufficiently accurate for us to grasp the truth that God intended in the first century? I believe that the answer to this question is YES. The ancient manuscripts were not copied perfectly. Yet they were copied with enough accuracy for us to comprehend what the original authors INTENDED.” [2]

 

 

So then, the official position of the Mormon Church AFFIRMS that the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints believes that all of the available translations of the Bible were copied with ENOUGH ACCURACY for us to comprehend what the ORIGINAL authors INTENDED. But I still want my Mormon readers to COMPARE your own Bible, the Joseph’s Smith Translation, with the King James Version, especially with the verses that I quote in this study and in other studies that I have on Mormonism.

Let us move on to contradiction number NINE.

 

CONTRADICTION #9.


Under contradict #9, I want to show my Mormon readers that in many places the Joseph Smith Translation of the King James Bible agrees perfectly with the King James Version. But in other areas, the Joseph Smith Bible CONTRADICTS the Authorized King James Version of the Holy Bible.

Here is a very IMPORTANT passage of Scripture that Joseph Smith obviously agrees with because he did not change a single word. Let us read the King James Version first and then we will compare the JSB. to the KJV.


John 12:47-50 from the KJV.


“He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. 

49.  For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. 

50.  And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.” 



John 12:47-50 from the JSB.


“He that rejecteth me and receiveth not my words hath one that judgeth him; the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

John 12:49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment--what I should say and what I should speak.

John 12:50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting; whatsoever I speak, therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.”



So then, according to Joseph Smith Translation and ALL other translations of the Bible we will be JUDGED BY the word that Jesus spoke to his very Apostles and disciples to teach us which are written down FOR us to read for ourselves in the New Testament of ANY and EVERY translation of the Bible that has been translated DIRECTLY from the Greek and Hebrew manuscripts.

According to the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith did NOT USE any of the Greek and Hebrew manuscripts to translate the Joseph Smith Bible. In fact, Joseph Smith did not use any Lexicons to understand the true meanings of the Greek and Hebrew words on the manuscripts. Rather Joseph Smith wrote down his OWN version of what he PERSONALLY believed at that time what the King James Bible ITSELF is teaching. For you see, IF it was TRULY revelation directly from the Holy Spirit then there would be absolutely NO contradiction IN the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible ITSELF. What I mean by this is that the Joseph Smith Translation would NOT contradict ITSELF if so be that it was dictated directly to Joseph Smith BY the Holy Spirit. And there would ALSO be NO contradictions BETWEEN the JST and KJV Bible.

I have another study in the works called “THE JOSEPH SMITH BIBLE CONTRADICTIONS” which covers many places where the JST contradicts itself and where the JST also contradicts the KJV. So in this study, I will only show one such contradiction for each category. One contradiction where the JST contradicts ITSELF. And one contradiction where the JST contradicts the KJV.


Please read Genesis 1:2,3 where the JST contradicts itself.


Genesis 1:2,3 from the Joseph Smith Bible.


“ I am the Beginning and the End, the Almighty God. BY mine Only Begotten I created these things.

Gen 1:3 Yea, in the beginning I created the heaven and the earth upon which thou standest.”


Genesis 1:6 from the Joseph Smith Translation.


And I, God, SAID, Let there be light; and there was light.”


God SPOKE whatever he created into existence. So God created everything that exists BY his SPOKEN word that came forth OUT FROM his MOUTH. So right from the start, Joseph Smith CONTRADICTS himself because the Joseph Smith Bible is his OWN Bible with his OWN NAME on it which he CLAIMS was translated from the KJV by the revelation of the Holy Spirit.

Well, God is NOT the author of confusion. And, therefore, any TRUE and CORRECT translation of the Bible will NOT contradict itself. But the JST contradicts ITSELF. So, therefore, the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible can NOT be inspired by Almighty God.

Let us now read John 1:1-3 from the Joseph Smith Translation of the KJV of the Bible to see how it contradicts ITSELF AGAIN in Genesis 1:6 when that verse is compared to the CHANGE that Joseph Smith himself made in John 11-3. I say, Joseph Smith, HIMSELF made the changes on his OWN without the Holy Spirit because that Holy Spirit would never contradict himself.


John 1:1-3 from the Joseph Smith Translation.


“In the beginning was the gospel preached through the Son. And the gospel was the word, and the word was with the Son, and the Son was with God, and the Son was of God.

John 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.

John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made which was made.”


In verse 2 it says, the SAME was in the beginning WITH God. WHO was WITH God in verse 1. The SON was WITH God. So then, the word “same” in verse 2 refers back to the SON. Then verse 3 says, all things were made by HIM. WHO does the pronoun HIM refer to. If you say God then you contradict Genesis 1:2,3. And if you say the SON then that contradicts Genesis 1:6 because it was Almighty God who SPOKE the word and SAID let there be light. Read it again.


Genesis 1:6 from the Joseph Smith Translation.


And I, God, SAID, Let there be light; and there was light.”


God SPOKE whatever he created into existence. So God created everything that exists BY his SPOKEN word that came forth OUT FROM his MOUTH.

And John 1:1, according to Joseph Smith, says that the GOSPEL was the WORD and the word was with the SON and the SON was with God. The SON did NOT SPEAK the WORD in Genesis 1:6. It was Almighty God who spoke the WORD out from his mouth to create all things.

So by adding words to the King James Version, Joseph Smith PROVED HIMSELF to be a FALSE prophet and a false teacher. The ONLY possible way for Jesus, the SON OF God, to be the creator of all THINGS is for the WORD in John 1:1 to be a LITERAL Spirit being named the Word who was a PART of God that God  HIMSELF somehow SPOKE a separated Spirit being out from HIMSELF. But in TRUTH the Greek word translated BY him can also mean FOR him. For the TRUE SOUND Biblical meaning of John 1:23 please read the study “WHAT DOES JOHN 1:1:1-5,15 TRULY MEAN?” Let us move on to contradiction number TEN.


CONTRADICTION #10.


Now, every Mormon who has been a Mormon for very long knows that the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Dat Saints teaches that Almighty God was once a MAN who was exalted to become a God. And they also teach that Almighty God has a body of flesh and bones and his Son, Jesus has a body of flesh and bone.

But Jesus himself says that God is a SPIRIT and other verses say that God is INVISIBLE and he can NOT be SEEN. And men have SEEN the physical body of flesh and bones that Jesus has right now up in heaven. So the body of flesh and bones is NOT INVISIBLE like a SPIRIT. We will look at the King James Bible verse first this time and then look at the Mormon scriptures that CONTRADICT both the KJV and the Joseph Smith Translation.


Please read John 24:37-40 from the King James Version.

And also COMPARE with Joseph Smith Translation


“But they were terrified and affrighted and supposed that they had seen a SPIRIT

38.  And he said unto them, Why are you troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? 

39.  Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and SEE; for a SPIRIT has NOT flesh and bones, as you SEE me HAVE

40.  And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.” 



Now read John where Jesus HIMSELF says that God is a SPIRIT. And who would know better, Jesus himself or John Smith? Only ONE can be right! Either Jesus is lying or Joseph Smith was listening to the WRONG spirit when he said that Almighty God has a body of flesh and bones.


John 4:24.


God is a SPIRIT: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”


Now, Joseph Smith CHANGED John 4:24 to be verse 26 and CHANGED God IS a SPIRIT to say God PROMISED us his SPIRIT. And he did so because he NEEDED this verse to say ANYTHING BUT God IS a SPIRIT. WOE! Unto to Joseph Smith for ADDING to God's word to CHANGE God’s word into a LIE to deceive people.


John 4:26 from the Joseph Smith Translation.


“For unto such hath God promised his Spirit. And they who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.”


Also, Numbers 23:19 says that God is NOT a MAN and NEITHER is God the SON OF MAN. And that means that God was NEVER a MAN because that contradicts the very word of Almighty God himself who says that neither is he the SON OF man. And in order for God to have once been a man then he had to be the SON OF another MAN.


Numbers 23:19 from the King James Version.

Also, COMPARE Numbers 23:19 from the JST.


God is NOT a MAN, that he should lie; NEITHER the SON OF MAN, that he should repent: has he said, and shall he not do it? Or has he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”


The ONLY reason that Joseph Smith began RE-WRITING the Old Testament was to ADD verses to the Bible to try and support his THEORY that Jesus came to America to preach the gospel. That theory has been around a long time but it was pure speculation of WHERE Jesus was from age 12 to age 29. So all Joseph Smith did was to change the theory around that form age 12 to age 27 Jesus was in America preaching the gospel and claim that Jesus went to America after his resurrection. We will talk more about why that theory does not work Scripturally either in another study. But for now, I want you to see that Joseph Smith NEEDED to make CHANGES in the Bible to try and support his theory.

You see, way before Joseph Smith was even close to supposedly translation the King James Version to correct errors he suddenly received a revelation to stop with the Old Testament for now and get busy on the New Testament. And do you know WHY? It was NOT because the Holy Spirit was leading him. It was because Christians were DESTROYING his made up revelation with verses of Scripture from the New Testament such as John 1:1-3 and John 4:24. And, therefore, he NEEDED to CHANGE those verse as quickly as possible before he started losing his followers. Here are the “Mormon” scriptures that wrongly teach that Almighty God was a MAN and that he has a body of flesh and bones.


Please read Documents and Covenants 130:22.

 

The aFather has a bbody of flesh and bones as tangible as MAN’s; the Son also; but the Holy Ghost has not a body of flesh and bones, but is a personage of cSpirit. Were it not so, the Holy Ghost could not ddwell in us.”


Please read in King Follett Discourse where Joseph Smith is doing the speaking. You can start at paragraph six under the heading The Character of God and read down through paragraph 2 under the heading God and Exalted Man. I will only quote a few paragraphs that clearly show my readers that Joseph Smith was trying to PROVE his own belief that God was was a MAN that he ALREADY had.


Kings Follet Discourse.


My first object is to FIND OUT the character of the only wise and true God, and what kind of a being He is; and if I am so fortunate as to be the man to comprehend God, and explain or convey the principles to your hearts, so that the Spirit seals them upon you, then let every man and woman henceforth sit in silence, put their hands on their mouths, and never lift their hands or voices, or say anything against the man of God or the servants of God again. But if I FAIL to do it, it becomes my duty to renounce all further pretensions to revelations and inspirations, or to be a prophet; and I should be like the rest of the world—a false teacher,... 

...No man is authorized to take away life in consequence of difference of religion, which all laws and governments ought to tolerate and protect, right or wrong. Every man has a natural, and, in our country, a constitutional right to be a false prophet, as well as a true prophet. If I show, verily, that I have the truth of God,...

...I will prove that the world is wrong, by showing what God is. I am going to inquire after God; for I want you all to know Him, and to be familiar with Him; and if I am bringing you to a knowledge of Him, all persecutions against me ought to cease. You will then know that I am His servant; for I speak as one having authority.


God an Exalted Man


I will go back to the beginning before the world was, to show what kind of a being God is. What sort of a being was God in the beginning? Open your ears and hear, all ye ends of the earth, for I am going to prove it to you BY the Bible, and to tell you the designs of God in relation to the human race, and why He interferes with the affairs of man.

God HIMSELF was once as we are now, and is an exalted MAN, and sits enthroned in yonder heavens! That is the great secret. If the veil were rent today, and the great God who holds this world in its orbit, and who upholds all worlds and all things by His power, was to make himself visible—I say, if you were to see him today, you would see him like a man in form—like yourselves in all the person, image, and very form as a man; for Adam was created in the very fashion, image and likeness of God, and received instruction from, and walked, talked and conversed with Him, as one man talks and communes with another.”



 You can also read similar wording of the same thing in the Journal of Discourses 6:3-4. Or read in Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 345-346, and History of the Church, vol. 6, 305-307.


“I am going to tell you how God came to be God. We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity. I will refute that idea, and take away the veil, so that you may see. … It is the first principle of the Gospel to know for a certainty the character of God and to know...that he was once a MAN like us....” 



Remember that Joseph Smith himself said that he would PROVE that God was a MAN to stop the persecution against him. And that he would prove it BY the BIBLE. Let us read that again just in case you read right over it.


I will go back to the beginning before the world was, to show what kind of a being God is. What sort of a being was God in the beginning? Open your ears and hear, all ye ends of the earth, for I am going to prove it to you BY the Bible,”


But the authorized King James Version PROVES Joseph Smith to be WRONG and that is WHY he NEEDED to come up with his OWN translation of the Bible which would have taken decades and a thorough knowledge of both the Greek and the Hebrew language. So Joseph Smith claimed that it was the Holy Spirit that helped him to CORRECTLY translate the King James Version. But all he did was to PROVE that he is a FALSE teacher and a FALSE prophet who PERVERTED the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ to DECEIVE many people because the Joseph Smith Translation contradicts ITSELF in many places. So if it were true that the Holy Spirit helped Joseph Smith translation a CORRECT the King James Version then there would be absolutely NO contradictions in the JST with ITSELF. Let us move on to contradiction ELEVEN.




CONTRADICTION #11.


How to tell the TRUE church from FALSE church denominations.


The TRUE church has the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ. And the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ has NO PRIESTHOOD in this PRESENT world. The TRUE church has only Jesus as their ONE high priest.


The FALSE churches follow ANOTHER gospel or ANOTHER Testament of Jesus Christ which is a DIFFERENT gospel than what Jesus HIMSELF taught in the New Testament of the Holy Bible. A FALSE church HAS a PRIESTHOOD IN this PRESENT world. And ONLY a FEW chosen men can become priests.


But in the TRUE church, EVERY faithful believer in Jesus Christ SHALL be a king and priest unto God in the world TO COME and NOT just a few chosen ones become priests.


Please read Revelation 1:5-7.


“And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the PRINCE of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, 

6.  And has made us kings AND priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 

7.  Behold, he comes with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.”


I want you to pay close attention and notice that our PRINCE is COMING and WHEN he come Jesus will rule the earth as the King of kings and the Lord of Lords. But right now Jesus is our PRINCE. And LIKEWISE, we are NOT YET ruling as Kings with Jesus over the earth. And LIKEWISE, we are NO YET priests unto God. We are LIKENED to a royal priesthood right now but we have not yet been made kings AND priests unto God. Also, notice that EVERY true and faithful believer in Jesus Christ will become Kings and priests unto God WHEN Jesus returns to the earth to set up his kingdom on the earth.


Please read Revelation 5:9-13.


“And they sang a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain, and have redeemed us to God by your blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 

10.  And have made us unto our God kings AND priests: and we SHALL reign on the earth. (So in the SAME way that we have NOT YET actually RECEIVED eternal life as yet. So, ALSO, are we NOT YET actually standing in the office as kings AND priests. But rather, we have the PROMISE abiding in us that in the world to come we SHALL receive eternal life and we SHALL be Kings AND priest unto God. You see even Jesus himself did not become our HIGH priest UNTIL he received ETERNAL LIFE. Please read Hebrews 5:4-10 and Hebrews 7:14-28 to see that priests under the New Covenant written in the New Testament of the Holy Bible must have ETERNAL LIFE. Jesus became our high priest AFTER God gave him ETERNAL LIFE to be having in himself. Therefore, both the Mormon Church and that Roman Catholic Church is following ANOTHER Testament that CONTRADICTS the one and only TRUE Testament of Jesus Christ that saves us to the uttermost WITHOUT the WORKS of ceremonial priestly laws contained in ordinances. The ONLY works require to receive eternal life in the world to come is to BELIEVE and OBEY the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ written in the New Testament of the Holy Bible. So the ONLY book you need to read and study is the HOLY BIBLE. So burn all your Mormon books and read and study ONLY the Holy Bible and teaching that AGREE 100% with the WHOLE word of Almighty God that is ALREADY written down in the Bible by the time the LAST revelation was given to the church, the Book of Revelation written by the last Apostle to remain alive, the Apostle John)

11.  And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; 

12.  Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain TO receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing. 

13.  And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto him that sits upon the throne, and unto the Lamb forever and ever.”


Our kingship AND priesthood are yet FUTURE in the world to come AFTER we RECEIVE eternal life WHEN Jesus returns in clouds of glory to rule and reign a the King of Kings and the Lord of lords over the mortals down on the surface of the earth DURING the Millennium or the 1000 year reign of Jesus. Being made kings AND priest is and inseparable event. We are made both ings AND priest at the SAME time AT the COMING of Jesus to rule and reign with Jesus in the world TO COME.


Please read Revelation 20:6.


“Blessed and holy is he that has part in the FIRST resurrection: on such the second death has no power, (BECAUSE they all will RECEIVE eternal life at that point in time at the COMING of Jesus. And thus, the second death will no longer have any more power over them) but they SHALL BE priests of God and of Christ, and SHALL reign with him a thousand years.”


So then, the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ says that we SHALL BE priests in the FUTURE during the 1000 year reign of Jesus.

That those churches that HAVE a PRIESTHOOD NOW in this PRESENT world are NOT obeying the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ to wait for Jesus to highly exalt us to RECEIVE our PROMISE of kingship AND priesthood IN the world yet to come, the 1000 year reign of Jesus. So ANY and every church denomination that HAS a PRIESTHOOD in this PRESENT world if following ANOTHER gospel or ANOTHER Testament of Jesus Christ which is a DIFFERENT gospel that Jesus did NOT teach, And the Apostle Paul said, let them who follow ANOTHER gospel to be ACCURSED.


Please read, again, Galatians 1:6-10.

 

“I marvel that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto ANOTHER gospel: (And ANOTHER Testament of Jesus Christ IS ANOTHER gospel that the very Apostles of Jesus did NOT preach)

7.  Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. (In other words, ANOTHER Testament of Jesus Christ is a PERVERTED gospel because it is a DIFFERENT gospel form what the very Apostles of Jesus taught in the New Testament of the Holy Bible)

8.  But though WE (The Apostle of Jesus Christ), or an ANGEL from heaven, preach ANY OTHER gospel unto you than that which WE have preached unto you, let him be accursed

9.  As we said before, so say I now AGAIN, If any man preaches any other gospel unto you than that you have received, (From us, the very eyewitness of the death and resurrection of Jesus) let him be accursed

10.  For do I now persuade men or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.”

 


Why do you think Paul wrote this very serious WARNING to Christians? It is so that we can TEST new revelations against what is written in the ONLY word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible. Now, again, I am sharing the true gospel of Jesus Christ with you, just as it is written in the Bible itself because I care about your soul. I know that you sincerely believe that the Mormon Church is the ONLY TRUE church but what the Mormon Church teaches does NOT agree with what the Bible ITSELF teaches. 

I do not want to overwhelm you with too much information to process all at one time so we will continue with the many contradicts in the Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of the Latte-Day Saints in Part 4 of this study that began with the study “A LETTER TO MORMON CHRISTIANS” where I sowed three major contradictions in the Mormon Chruch contradicting itself. Then in Part 2 of this study, a letter to Mormon Christians, that I titled “THE MOST CORRECT BOOK ON THE EARTH!”, I showed  4 more contradictions in the Mormon Church contradicting itself and contradicting the Bible as well. And in this study, you have seen contradictions 8-11 which is only the tip of the iceberg so to speak. For you see, there are over 3,900 changes, ALONE, made just to the Book of Mormon, ANOTHER Testament of Jesus Christ, from the day that Joseph Smith first published the Book of Mormon.

So I implore all my Mormon readers to continue reading Part 4 of this study, a letter to Mormon Christians, so that you can prove to yourselves that the Mormon Church has deceived you to follow and obey a FALSE gospel of Jesus Christ. I have titled Part 4 as “WHERE ARE THE MAPS IN THE BOOK OF MORMON?” I thought that I would change things up a bit by using simple LOGIC to get you to THINK for YOURSELVES about how ILLOGICAL some of the things that are taught in the Mormon Church are when you really STOP and think them through for yourself.

But Be assured that there are MANY more contradictions in the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints. We have barely scratched the surface. But I will save those many contradictions in the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints for Part 3 os this study. If you have not yet read Part 1 of this study then I implore you to do so. For Part 1 please click on this link “A LETTER TO MORMON CHRISTIANS”. And to continue reading contradiction #8 plus several more in Part 3 please click on this link “WHAT DOES ANOTHER TESTAMENT TRULY MEAN?”

Also, in closing, here is a LINK to many other online resources to help Mormon see the TRUTH that Mormonism is NOT sound Biblical Christians and that they are being DECEIVED by the contradictory teachings of the Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Days Saints. This LINK also has some pointers on how to EFFECTIVELY witness to Mormons. If you are a Christian who thinks that they will never come across a Mormon in PERSON you can still witness to Mormons all over the world on the Internet. So avail yourself to some of the best witnessing material available. Please understand that I do not agree with all their teachings but they do have many thought-provoking questions that all Mormons should be asking themselves for their very eternal life is at stake. Read all the studies that I have under the heading >>>MORMONISM<<< and also check ou this LINK of ONLINE RESOURCES for WITNESSING to MORMONS

 

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God in his ONLY word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible.

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.

 

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