Where Are The MAPS IN THE BOOK OF MORMON?


WHERE are the MAPS?

 

Where are the MAPS in the Book of MORMON?


Why are there no maps in the Book of Mormon like there are in the Holy Bible? Joseph Smith said that the Book of Mormon is the most correct book of ANY book on the earth but yet the Book of Mormon has no MAPS to show the location of any of the cities, any of the places of battle, the location of where the plates were buried, and most of all, what area of the State of Missouri was the Garden of Eden.

According to the Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, also known as Mormonism, the Garden of Eden is in the State of Missouri in North America. And America is called the new world while Europe, the Middle East and the land of Israel is called the old world.

BUT almost every other Christian, except for Mormon Christians, believe and teach that the Garden of Eden is in the land occupied by ancient Babylon in the fertile delta of southern Mesopotamia because that is what the Bible ITSELF teaches us. And many Bibles have MAPS showing literally almost every place talked about in the Holy Bible. Now, I agree that I have not seen any map showing the EXACT point where the Garden of Eden was located but the Bible does have maps showing the rivers and countries in the specific area of where the Garden of Eden was located. So let us read and follow the written MAP of the Holy Bible to find the specific geographical area of where God planted the Garden of Eden, ACCORDING to the Bible ITSELF. I will number this as contradiction number TWELVE because this study is Part 4 of the study that began with the study A LETTER TO MORMON CHRISTIANS.


CONTRADICTION #12.


Is the Book of Mormon the most CORRECT book of any book on earth?

Or,

Is the Holy Bible the most CORRECT book of ANY book on earth?

Did God plant the Garden of Eden where Joseph Smith said in the Book of Mormon?

Or,

Did God plant the Garden of Eden where the Holy Spirit TRULY INSPIRED men of old to write down in the Holy Bible?


Please read Genesis 2:7-18.


“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. 

8.  And the LORD God planted a garden EASTWARD IN  Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. 

9.  And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil

10.  And a RIVER went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into FOUR heads

11.  The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasses the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; 

12.  And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone. 

13.  And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasses the whole land of Ethiopia

14.  And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goes toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates

15.  And the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. (So then, the Garden of Eden was a very LARGE garden that God planted in the EASTERN part of EDEN. And the LAND that God calls by the name EDEN has a RIVER running through it and out of it that branches off into FOUR other rivers. And one of those rivers is named the EUPHRATES River which is located over in the Middle East that the Book of Mormon refers to as the OLD World and NOT the New World which is where the state of Missouri is located)

16.  And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden you mayest freely eat: (Including the tree of life which Adam and Eve did NOT eat from. For if they had, they would have received ETERNAL LIFE and God would have NOT guarded the tree of life with a flaming sword to PREVENT Adam or any mortal to eat of the tree of life after Adam sinned by disobeying God’s ONE commandment to NOT eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. An ALREADY eternal being cannot DIE. Only MORTAL beings can die. So Adam did NOT become mortal after he sinned. But rather, Adam was already mortal and God PREVENTS mortal humans to eat of the tree of life UNTIL they are cleansed from all their sins and OVERCOME sin by obeying the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ unto the END. I know that this contradicts what the Mormon Church teaches but is you truly what to know WHY God created mankind then please read the study “UNDERSTANDING WHY?” But for now, let us continue this study to find the TRUE location of the Garden of Eden, ACCORDING to the Holy Bible ITSELF)

17.  But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shalt not eat of it: for in the day that you eat thereof you shall surely die.”


Now, the reason that I named this study “WHERE ARE THE MAPS IN THE BOOK OF MORMONS” is because most Bibles have MAPS in the back of the Bible that show where the Euphrates River is located. And where the Euphrates River is located is WHERE the Garden of Eden is located.

So in just using a MAP, the teaching of the Mormon Church of the Latter-Day Saints is very easily shown to be FALSE. For you see, there is NO such river that is named the Euphrates River is all of America including the State of Missouri. Do your own research by searching a map of rivers in the State of Missouri. You will not find any rivers in Missouri named by any of the names found in Genesis 2:7-18 that are the names of the four rivers in the garden of Eden that come out of Eden. There is the Pison River, the Gihon River, the Hiddekel River, and the Euphrates River that all connect at a single location and BRANCH off in different directions. 

Now, look at a map of the Euphrates River that empties into the Persian Gulf. And right before it empties into the Persian Gulf you can see a single point where the Euphrates River branches into four different directions. First, on the above LINK. Then, click on the map on that website. Then, click on the next page arrow to the right to go to the next map that says 2 of 10. Then, click on the EXPAND map on the upper right corner to enlarge it. Then, look in the area just before the Euphrates River empties into the Persian Gulf and you will find where the EUPHRATES River forms a HEAD that branches into FOUR rivers going in different directions. You will see the country named Assyria just like the Bible ITSELF says in Genesis 2:14.


Please read Genesis 2:14 again.


“And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goes toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.”


So the Bible itself is the most CORRECT book of ANY book of the earth because it is supported by physical PROOF.

Well, that was contradiction number TWELVE.


CONTRADICTION #12.


Was the Garden of Eden in the State of Missouri in the United States of America in ancient times before the country of the United States was formed as Joseph Smith claimed and the Mormon Church still teaches because they still use the Book of Mormon as their most correct book of any book on earth?

OR,

Was the Garden of Eden in southern Mesopotamia in area of the world now known as the Middle East just like the MAPS clearly PROVE what the Bible ITSELF teaches us?


Lets us move on to contradiction number THIRTEEN.



CONTRADICTION #13.


This contradiction will also be one of using simple LOGIC to show that Joseph Smith did NOT think things THROUGH when he wrote his fictious book that he titled “The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ”. 

Now, WHY do I call the Book of Mormon a fictitious book? I do not mean to sound anti-Mormon but rather I am anti-FALSE teaching of EVERY church denomination no matter what the NAME of the church denomination. I have even exposed the error of the church denomination that I was born and raised in from a bay to age 23 which is when I became a TRUE born-again Christian. So then, the reason that I say that the Book of Mormon is a fictitious book is that ANY and EVER book that gives HISTORICAL details as being real historical facts that cannot be documented by OTHER sources is a fictitious book. And the Book of Mormon has NO MAPS and no archeological evidence, and no outside the Mormon Church sources to support the PLACES, the PEOPLE, or the TECHNOLOGY at that time that the events recorded in the Book of Mormon took place.

But on the other hand, the accounts in the Bible have MUCH archeological evidence to support the PLACES, the PEOPLE, and archeological ARTIFACTS as PROOF that the events in the Bible ITSELF not only took place but WHERE they took place.

So by mere LACK of DOCUMENTED physical evidence from OTHER sources outside of the Mormon Church, such as MAPS, the Book of Mormon can only be trusted by BLIND faith.

Where the Bible ITSELF can be trusted by FAITH AND much physical evidence as well that is outside of the Bible itself. Please see the study “HISTORICAL EVIDENCE FOR JESUS!”

So then, to those Mormon Christians who still believe in the Book of Mormon using only your FAITH, I implore you to use some simple LOGIC as well, lest or for fear that, on the Day of Judgment you be found guilty of being the BLIND following the BLIND. You may think that it is noble and humble just to have BLIND faith. But that is not HOW Jesus wants us to believe and follow him. Jesus wants us to follow HIM and his teaching OVER the traditions of MEN. And that OFFENDS some people. But Jesus offended the RELIGIOUS people of his day more than once. And this is what he said to his disciples when they came to him privately and said, You OFFENDED the Pharisees by what you said to them, Jesus.


Please read Matthew 15:12-14.


“Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended after they heard this saying? 

13.  But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father has not planted, shall be rooted up

14.  Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.” 


The ones that the Father plants are the TRUE born-again Christians that are not Christians in NAME ONLY to just call themselves Christian because they attend some church denomination. Please read the study “WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE BORN AGAIN?”

And the BLIND following the BLIND is those who do NOT TEST to see if what they are being taught is the truth or not the truth. They simply believe what they believe just because someone told them to read the Book of Mormon and pray for a FEELING in their bosom that would let them know that the Book of Mormon is true.

But God wants us to use LOGIC and the Holy Bible to TEST and see if what you are being taught is true or not true. And that is why the Holy Spirit will lead us to QUESTION what we are being taught when we read and study the Bible for OURSELVES. And that is all that I am asking ANY Christians to do. Read and study the Bible for yourself to see if those QUESTIONS are from God or if those questions are from Satan.

So here under contradiction #13, we will simply ask ourselves QUESTIONS to ponder upon.


QUESTION #1.


If so be that it was the Holy Spirit who revealed things to Joseph Smith then why would the Holy Spirit tell Joseph Smith to write down for Noah to not use windows of GLASS on the Ark when glass WINDOWS had not yet been INVENTED yet? 


Please read the HISTORICAL evidence.


Romans were the first known to use glass for windows. In 100 AD, in Alexandria, cast glass windows started to appear. The glass was nothing more than blown glass jars flattened into sheets, making the glass difficult to see through. Techniques were developed to shear one side of the flattened blown glass to produce a thinner more rectangular shape. The blown glass later led to the creation of the stained glass window.

Around 532 AD, early Christian and Byzantine churches used pierced marble frames, enclosing panes of glass. The Islamic mosque builders took it a step further by using thin marble to create pattern designs and allowing color to be used. It wasn’t until the 12th and 13th centuries in western and northern Europe that the stained glass practice reached full expansion. Using strips of lead, called cames, European glaziers shaped the lead into patterns to separate the different colors, creating the elaborate stained glass windows seen in churches.

It would be over a millennium before a window glass became transparent enough to see through like it is today — allowing any homeowner to have a beautiful, decorative glass picture window to view outside and let light into their home.”

Now, let us read in Ether 2:22.23 and Ether 3:1 in the Book of Mormon where the Jaredites ask God about putting a WINDOW in the barges so that they would not have to cross the deep waters in DARKNESS.


Ether 2:22,23.


“And he cried again unto the Lord saying: O Lord, behold I have done even as thou hast commanded me; and I have prepared the vessels for my people, and behold there is no light in them. Behold, O Lord, wilt thou suffer that we shall cross this great water in darkness?

23 And the Lord said unto the brother of Jared: What will ye that I should do that ye may have light in your vessels? For behold, ye cannot have windows, for they will be dashed in pieces; neither shall ye take fire with you, for ye shall not go by the light of fire.”


Now, Mormon apologist will TRY to explain this contradiction between the Book of Mormon with historical FACT by first arguing that the pronoun “THEY” is referring to the barges themselves and NOT to the windows being dashed to pieces. But simple sentence structure says that the word “they” is referring back to the WINDOWS for THEY, referring to the WINDOWS will be dashed to pieces. And anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear knows in their HEART that this is true because the Jaradites where asking God to let them have widows in the barges so that they could have LIGHT in the barges, So in the next chapter of Ether we see that they melted down some rocks to make sheet or blocks of TRANSPARENT GLASS and they went to petition the Lord to ask his permission to use the TRANSPARENT GLASS blocks or sheets for LIGHT in the barges.


Please read Ether 3:1,2-6


1 And it came to pass that the brother of Jared, (now the number of the vessels which had been prepared was eight) went forth unto the amount, which they called the mount bShelem, because of its exceeding height, and did cmolten out of a rock sixteen small stones; and they were white and clear, even as transparent dglass; and he did carry them in his hands upon the top of the mount, and cried again unto the Lord, saying:...

...3 Behold, O Lord, thou hast smitten us because of our iniquity, and hast driven us forth, and for these many years we have been in the wilderness; nevertheless, thou hast been amerciful unto us. O Lord, look upon me in pity, and turn away thine anger from this thy people, and suffer not that they shall go forth across this raging deep in darkness; but behold these bthings which I have molten out of the rock.

4 And I know, O Lord, that thou hast all apower, and can do whatsoever thou wilt for the benefit of man; therefore touch these stones, O Lord, with thy bfinger, and prepare them that they may shine forth in darkness; and they shall shine forth unto us in the vessels which we have prepared, that we may have clight while we shall cross the sea.

5 Behold, O Lord, thou canst do this. We know that thou art able to show forth great power, which alooks small unto the understanding of men.

6 And it came to pass that when the brother of Jared had said these words, behold, the aLord stretched forth his hand and touched the stones one by one with his bfinger. And the cveil was taken from off the eyes of the brother of Jared, and he saw the finger of the Lord; and it was as the finger of a man, like unto flesh and blood; and the brother of Jared dfell down before the Lord, for he was struck with efear.”


Always remember the GOAL that Joseph Smith set out to PROVE was that God was a MAN before he became a God. So he fabricates these elaborate stories so that he can interject his theories about who God is and who Jesus is and how Jesus is God and the Father is God. And if they are the same God surely both have bodies of flesh and bone seeing that Jesus has a body of flesh and bone and Jesus is called God by his God and Father in Hebrews 1:8,9.

Back to the main point. Using simple logic, the Jaredites asked for light in the barges. God answered you cannot have WINDOWS. Why not Lord? Because they will be dashed to pieces. So the Jaredites made something that we would today call GLASS. And obviously, they made it thick and strong so that it would not be dashed to pieces. But just to make sure, before they installed these transparent “glass” WINDOWS in the barges, they went and asked God to put his finger upon them to makes sure it was alright to use them to bring light into them in the barges.

Now, you can try and argue each and every contradiction away and cling to the revelations of Joseph Smith, trusting your very ETERNAL LIFE into his teachings, which CONTRADICTS the teaching of Jesus HIMSELF. And that will be between YOU and God on the Day of Judgment. But please remember the words of Joseph Smith HIMSELF when he set out to try and prove that God was once a MAN.

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.”

 

 

 Well, when Joseph Smith FAILED the prove all other Christians wrong by using the BIBLE to try and prove that God was a MAN Joseph Smith coincidentally and conveniently began to have visions. And when he lusted after other women Jesus Smith CONVENIENTLY had some more visions with the Lord telling him he could have more wives but they must be Virgins and not promised to another man. But later Joseph Smith married women who are already married to other men. Anyway, You can also read similar wording of what you just read in the King Follett Discourse 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.

I fully realize that knowing the location of the Garden of Eden is not an issue for salvation. And that is how Mormon apologists try to reason away the REAL issue which is that the Book of Mormon and the other books used by the Mormon church to teach doctrine that IS necessary for salvation CONTRADICTS what the Bible ITSELF teaches. So how can a person truly TRUST any of the added Mormon books for their salvation when those same Mormon books contradict the Bible in OTHER areas as well as in the area of what is required by God to be SAVED. So I implore all my Mormon readers to NOT try and explain away these many contradictions between Mormonism and TRUE SOUND Biblical Christianity. And I am NOT talking about Trinitarian Christians being Biblical Christians because they are NOT SOUND Biblical Christians either. Let us move on to question number two.


QUESTION #2.


If the Garden of Eden was in Jackson County Missouri or anywhere else in America then how did the people of the new world get to the old world?


Here are the answers that are given by Mormons to explain away this question.


Members and others sometimes ask how Abraham, Moses and other near eastern Bible prophets ended up in the Old World if Adam and Eden were in the Americas. A variety of approaches have been suggested for this issue:[10]

1. Some have conceptualized the earth as having only one landmass (e.g., Pangaea) even into historical time, which was only separated in the days of Peleg (Genesis 10:25).


Think how FAR the center of the America continent would STILL be to Jerusalem even if the world was indeed one united landmass. The Garden of Eden would be thousands of miles away. Not impossible but definitely not as CLOSE as the Euphrates River is to Jerusalem.


2. Those who accept a universal Noachian flood simply see Noah floating from a New World site to Ararat in the Old.


A little more believable but there are still many other problems with this theory. For you see, this theory requires the traveling back to America then back to Jerusalem and then back again to America if so be that Jackson county Missouri is the Promised Land for Israel to possess.


3. Those who accept a "limited flood" theory see a similar process occurring whereby Noah traveled down rivers or from sea coasts with the flood's arrival. (This would, in effect, be a reversal of the Book of Mormon's Old World to New World migrations).


This theory also has a lot of extremely long-distance traveling of thousand of needless miles when it is so evident that the Euphrates River is in the Middle East and Jerusalem is in the Middle East.


4. Since there is evidence for human migration over the Siberia-Alaska land bridge from Old to New World, some have postulated travel in the opposite direction.


This theory goes against all the DNA evidence of the DIRECTION of migration. Nice try though.


5. It has been suggested that the Lord gave a second site the name of Adam-ondi-Ahman in the Americas, while the original site was located elsewhere, in the Old World (see discussion above). In this model, early Church leaders assumed that there was only one Adam-ondi-Ahman, when there were (in fact) two.


And that theory just plain outright calls Joseph Smith a MISTAKEN prophet. Can you not see my dear Mormons that EVEN the apologetics of your elders CONTRADICT their own words?


6. Some have seen the concept of Eden as a symbolic idea which acted to "sacralize" the Americas for a new gospel dispensation, without having reference to actual geographic realities. Early members then made this concept more literal than intended.


Then why did the early Mormon specifically name the specific place of where they sincerely believed the Garden of Eden to be by saying more than once that it was in Jackson county Missouri if so be that the Garen of Eden was a concept and not a literal place. That theory calls God himself a liar because how do you cast people out of a concept?


7. Some see Eden as a place which was always "separate" from the fallen world around it, and so regard questions about the present "location" of Eden as non-sensical.


Wow! Can you not see that the Mormon apologists are trying to defend something that can NOT be defended. So they resort to DISTRACTING the Mormon Christians with so many different thoughts and theories just to keep from dealing with all the CONTRADICTIONS themselves. They do not want to face that the Mormon Church is NOT the ONE and ONLY TRUE church any more than you do. Think about theory 7. What they are saying is that there were ALREADY people on the earth BEFORE Adam was created. And God planted or fence off an area of the world to create a RIGHTEOUS people and then give them a test that he knew they would fail and ALSO FALL. Now THAT is non-sensical!


8. Many, perhaps most, members consider the matter of relatively little importance, and have no strong feelings about the issue at all.


Good try. But the REAL issue is about CONTRADICTION. If the Bible ITSELF says that the garment the Jesus wore was red and one of the books that the Mormon Church uses says that the garment Jesus wore was blue, then that is a CONTRADICTION and NOT a so-called CORRECTION. And it does not matter how small or how trivial the CONTRADICTION is. So the heart of the whole Christian verse Mormon Christian controversy is to break down the walls of DIVISION so we can all come together on SOUND Biblical teaching.

So the ONE answer that the Mormon Church left out is the possibility that Joseph Smith was WRONG. Even Joseph Smith said IF he was WRONG please do not KILL him.


Please read 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,...

 

Can you not see that Joseph Smith ALREADY had his theories of who God is and who Jesus is and it DIFFERED from other Christians. Can you not see that these other Christians were ridiculing Joseph Smith for believing that Almighty God himself used to be a MAN. Can you not see, that Joseph Smith was pushed to the point where he set out to PROVE them all to be wrong and that he was the only one who was right?

Again, you can argue away every contradiction just like Trinitarian Christian try and explain away every Scripture that proves that the doctrine of the Trinity is false teaching. You can try and explain away every Scripture that proves that the books used by the Mormon Church contradict the Bible just like the Oneness Christians try to explain away all the verse in the Bible that clearly teach us that Jesus is NOT the FATHER. You can try explain away every bit of sound logic just like all the seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians try to explain away all the logic and Scriptures of the NEW COVENANT in FEAR that if they do not believe THEIR prophet Ellen G. White then they will be cast into the lake of fire on the Day of Judgment.

And if you make that choice to try and explain away all the SOUND BIBLICAL proof that Mormonism is filled with FALSE teaching then that is between YOU and God on the Day of Judgment. Before, you believed in IGNORANCE, But NOW, you have heard the TRUTH. So it is YOUR choice to make. Either CONTINUE to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God by reading and studying the Bible ALONE for YOURSELF. Or continue to believe and follow Mormonism. Have you ever paid attention to all the OCULT Satanic symbols on the Mormon Temple?

If you decide to continue seeking the TRUTH in the Bible ITSELF then I strongly suggest that you use any other translation other than the Joseph Smith Translation. Remember that he set out to PROVE that he was right and everyone else was wrong.

So I implore all my Mormon readers to continue reading Part 5 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 5 as “JOSEPH SMITH THE SEER!” Every Mormon should know the TRUTH about Joseph Smith life that the Mormon Church does not tell you. Joseph Smith was a SEER. That means that Joseph Smith believed in and practice “white magic”. To put it bluntly, Joseph Smith was a warlock who used SEER STONES to find buried treasures. Joseph Smith used a SEER stone to translate the metal plates. He put the seer stone in his hat and stared at it until one letter at a time appeared on the seer stone IMAGING just how LONG that would have taken by seeing ONE letter at a time if he translated the whole Book of Mormon staring in his hat at a SEER stoning waiting for a SINGLE letter to appear? This is all recorded documented history. Joseph Smith was also a Mason. If you do not know what a Mason is then I implore you to find out and never become a Mason. Below is a list of fifty questions that every Mormon should at least consider closely. They are from another website and that is why I added them after the close of Part 4 of this study.

Also, 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 6 of 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?” You have just finished Part 4 “WHERE ARE THE MAPS IN THE BOOK OF MORMON?” To go to Part 5 click on “JOSEPH SMITH THE SEER!” But before you go to part 5, at least copy and paste the fifty question below after my closing to your computer to read and ponder upon later.

Also, in closing, here is a LINK to ANOTHER website that is NOT my website that has 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 out 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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Here are FIFTY questions from ANOTHER website called OnePlace by Pastor Steven Taylor. Some of the questions I researched and documented for you in this study. But even without documentation I sincerely believe that every Mormon should ask themselves every one of the following questions and THINK for THEMSELVES using LOGIC and simple common sense to COMPARE what the Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints teaches to what the Bible ITSELF teaches in SIMPLICITY with absolutely NO interpretation needed to SEE that Mormonism CONTRADICTS Biblical Christianity.

I am not judging anyone who sincerely believes with all their heart that are Christians that say that they are not a true Christian. But rather, I am asking ALL Christians form EVERY church denomination to TEST what you are being taught with the Bible ALONE to see if you are a true SOUND BIBLICAL Christians.

Here are the 50 questions from OnePlace

Mormon Prophets

1. Why does the Mormon Church still teach that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God after he made a false prophecy about a temple being built in Missouri in his generation (Doctrine and Covenants 84:1-5)?

2. Since the time when Brigham Young taught that both the moon and the sun were inhabited by people, has the Mormon Church ever found scientific evidence of that to be true (Journal of Discourses, 1870, v.13, p.271)?

3. Why did Brigham Young teach that Adam is “our Father and our God” when both the Bible and the Book of Mormon (Mormon 9:12) say that Adam is a creation of God (Journal of Discourses, Apr. 9, 1852, vol.1, p.50)?

4. If Brigham Young was a true prophet, how come one of your later prophets overturned his declaration which stated that the black man could never hold the priesthood in the LDS Church until after the resurrection of all other races (Journal of Discourses, Dec. 12, 1854, 2:142-143)?

5. Since the Bible’s test to determine whether someone is a true prophet of God is 100% accuracy in all his prophecies (Deuteronomy 18:20-22), has the LDS Church ever reconsidered its teaching that Joseph Smith and Brigham Young were true prophets?

6. Since the current LDS prophets sometimes contradict the former ones, how do you decide which one is correct?

7. Since there are several different contradictory accounts of Joseph Smith’s first vision, how did the LDS Church choose the correct one?

8. Can you show me in the Bible the LDS teaching that we must all stand before Joseph Smith on the Day of Judgment?

Mormon Scripture

9. Can you show me archeological and historical proof from non-Mormon sources that prove that the peoples and places named in the Book of Mormon are true?

10. If the words “familiar spirit” in Isaiah 29:4 refer to the Book of Mormon, why do familiar spirits always refer to occult practices such as channeling and necromancy everywhere else in the Old Testament?

11. Why did Joseph Smith condone polygamy as an ordinance from God (Doctrine and Covenants 132) when the Book of Mormon had already condemned the practice (Jacob 1:15, 2:24)?

12. Why were the words “white and delightsome” in 2 Nephi 30:6 changed to “pure and delightsome” right on the heels of the Civil Rights campaign for blacks?

13. If God is an exalted man with a body of flesh and bones, why does Alma 18:26-28 and John 4:24 say that God is a spirit?

14. Why did God encourage Abraham & Sarah to lie in Abraham 2:24? Isn’t lying a sin according to the 10 commandments? Why did God tell Abraham and Sarah to lie when 2 Nephi 9:34 condemns liars to hell?

15. Why does the Book of Mormon state that Jesus was born in Jerusalem (Alma 7:10) when history and the Bible state that he was born outside of Jerusalem, in Bethlehem?

16. If the Book of Mormon is the most correct of any book on earth, as Joseph Smith said, why does it contain over 4000 changes from the original 1830 edition?

17. If the Book of Mormon contains the “fullness of the everlasting gospel”, why does the LDS Church need additional works?

18. If the Book of Mormon contains the “fullness of the everlasting gospel”, why doesn’t it say anything about so many important teachings such as eternal progression, celestial marriage, the Word of Wisdom, the plurality of Gods, the pre-existence of man, our mother in heaven, baptism for the dead, etc?

19. Why do you baptize for the dead when both Mosiah 3:25 and the Bible state that there is no chance of salvation after death?

20. Since the word grace means a free gift that can’t be earned, why does the Book of Mormon state “for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all, we can do” (2 Nephi 25:23)?

21. Does the LDS Church still regard the Pearl of Great Price as Holy Scripture even after several prominent Egyptologists proved it was an ancient funeral scroll?

22. Why does the Book of Abraham, chapters 4 & 5, contradict Alma 11 in stating that there is more than one God?

23. Why do Doctrine and Covenants 42:18 say there is no forgiveness for a murderer when 3 Nephi 30:2 says there is forgiveness for him?

24. If the Adam-God doctrine isn’t true, how come Doctrine and Covenants 27:11 calls Adam the Ancient of Days which is clearly a title for God in Daniel chapter 7?

25. Why does the Book of Mormon contain extensive, word-for-word quotes from the Bible if the LDS Church is correct in teaching that the Bible has been corrupted?

26. Why do the Bible verses quoted in the Book of Mormon contain the italicized words from the King James Version that were added into the KJV text by the translators in the 16th and 17thcenturies?

27. If the Book of Mormon was engraved on gold plates thousands of years ago, why does it read in perfect 1611 King James Version English?

Bible Questions

28. If marriage is essential to achieve exaltation, why did Paul say that it is good for a man not to marry (1 Corinthians 7:1)?

29. Since the Word of Wisdom teaches us to abstain from alcohol, why did Paul encourage Timothy to drink wine for his stomach (1 Timothy 5:23)?

30. If obeying the Word of Wisdom - which tells us to abstain from caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco - is important for our exaltation, why did Jesus say that there is nothing that can enter a man to make him defiled (Mark 7:15)?

31. If Jesus is the Jehovah of the Old Testament and Elohim is referred to as God in the Old Testament, can you explain Deuteronomy 6:4 to me: “Hear, O Israel: the LORD (Jehovah) our God (Elohim) is one LORD (Jehovah)?

32. Why does the Mormon Church teach that we can be married in heaven when Jesus said in Matthew 22:30 that in the resurrection men neither marry nor are they given in marriage?

33. How can worthy Mormon males become Gods in the afterlife when God already said that before him no God was formed, nor will there be any Gods formed after him (Isaiah 43:10)?

34. If God had a father who was a God, how come Isaiah 44:8 says that he doesn’t know him?

35. If God was once just a man who progressed to becoming a God, how do you explain Psalm 90:2: “…even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God”?

36. How can God be an exalted man when Numbers 23:19 says that God is not a man?

37. Why does the Mormon Church teach that Elohim had sexual relations with Mary to produce Jesus when both Matthew and Luke teach she was a virgin (The Seer, January 1853, p.158)?

38. Why does the LDS Church teach that Jesus paid for our sins in the garden of Gethsemane when 1 Peter 2:24 says it was on the cross?

39. Why did Bruce McConkie write that a man may commit a sin so grievous that it will place him beyond the atoning blood of Christ (Mormon Doctrine, 1979, p.93) when the Bible says that the blood of Christ cleanses us from all sin (1 John 1:7)?

40. Why does the LDS Church teach that man first existed as spirits in heaven when 1 Corinthians 15:46 says that the physical body comes before the spiritual?

41. Since Jesus statement, “Be ye therefore perfect” (Matthew 5:48) is in the present tense, are you perfect right now? Do you expect to be perfect soon? According to Hebrews 10:14, how are we made perfect?

42. Why do Mormons say the sticks in Ezekiel 37 represent the Bible and the Book of Mormon when Ezekiel 37:20-22 tells us that the sticks represent two nations, not two books?

43. Why does the LDS Church teach that Jesus and Lucifer are spirit brothers when both the first chapter of John and Colossians teach that Jesus is the Creator of all things, including Lucifer?

44. Why do worthy Mormon males hold the Aaronic priesthood since Hebrews 7:11-12 clearly teaches that it was changed and superseded by something better?

45. If your leaders are correct about the complete falling away of the true church on earth, was Jesus in error when he said that the gates of hell would not prevail against it (Matthew 16:18)?

General

46. If having a physical body is necessary to become a god, how did Jesus become a god before he had a body?

47. Do you think the LDS Church will reconsider its teachings that the American Indians are descendants of the Jewish race now that DNA evidence has proven that they are actually descendants of the Asian race?

48. If polygamy was officially re-instituted by the Mormon Church, how would your wife feel about you taking another woman?

49. Since the LDS Church teaches that there was a complete apostasy of the true church on earth, does that mean that the 3 living Nephites and the Apostle John went into apostasy also?

50. Why are Mormon Temple ceremonies secret to the public when the Old Testament temple ceremonies were open to public knowledge?