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Camels To Be Swallowed In Accepting Mormonism!

Luther W. Martin
Rolla, Missouri

Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel" (Matt. 21-24).

Jesus was pointing out the inconsistency and the gullibility of Pharisees, a Jewish denomination of the first century. He used the above example of straining out gnats, but swallowing that which was obviously more gross. Therefore, I have made use of our Savior's figure of speech, in pointing out the "Camels of Mormonism."

Camel 1: The Book of Mormon: Its Origin

"I will now give you a description of the manner in which the Book of Mormon was translated. Joseph Smith would put the seer stone into a hat, and put his face in the hat, drawing it closely around his face to exclude the light; and in the darkness the spiritual light would shine. A piece of something resembling parchment would appear, and under it was the interpretation in English. Brother Joseph would read off the English to Oliver Cowdery, who was his principal scribe, and when it was written down and repeated to Brother Joseph to see it if was correct, then it would disappear, and another character with the interpretation would appear. Thus the Book of Mormon was translated by the gift and power of God, and not by any power of man" (An Address To All Believers In Christ, by David Whitmer, Richmond, Missouri, 1887).

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Mormonism and the Virgin Birth of Christ

By Connie W. Adams

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit (Matt. 1:18-20).

This was in fulfillment of the prophecy that “a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us” (Matt. 1:23).

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Camels To Be Swallowed In Accepting Mormonism!

By Luther W. Martin

Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel” (Matt. 21-24).

Jesus was pointing out the inconsistency and the gullibility of Pharisees, a Jewish denomination of the first century. He used the above example of straining out gnats, but swallowing that which was obviously more gross. Therefore, I have made use of our Savior’s figure of speech, in pointing out the “Camels of Mormonism.”

Camel 1: The Book of Mormon: Its Origin

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Book of Mormon Contradictions

John McCort
Peru, Indiana

The Mormons tell people that the Book of Mormon is the word of God just like the Bible. They leave the impression that the Book of Mormon is nothing more than an extension of the Bible and that both can and should be believed as being the word of God. (They actually feel the Book of Mormon to be superior to the Bible since they believe many precious and important parts of the Bible were supposedly deleted from the Bible by the Catholics.) The simple truth of the matter is that the Book of Mormon contradicts the Bible in many areas. Both books cannot be true. At least one of them is a fraud.

The Book of Mormon was supposedly written before the time of Christ. A statement, dating about 147 B. C., is found in the Book of Mormon, "And they were called the church of God, or the church of Christ, from that time forward" (Mosiah 18:17). In about 33 A. D. Jesus said, "Upon this rock I will build my church" (Matt. 16:18). Jesus did not establish his church until the day of Pentecost, 33 A.D. How then can the Book of Mormon say that the church was established 147 B. C.? One of them is wrong.

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Mormonism – The Myth of Mormon Inspiration

John McCort

 

Gladstone, Missouri

"We believe the Bible to be the word of God, as far as it is correctly translated; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God" (Joseph Smith, "Articles of Faith," Article.8). "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" (Joseph Smith, "A Compendium Of The Doctrines Of The Gospel," p. 273.) "If the Book of Mormon is the word of God then it is to be accepted with equal authority . . . Yea with greater authority, since it purports to be not only the word of God, but translated into the English language by the power of God.

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