Book of Mormon Does Not Contradict the Bible - 08/10/2008

READ THE BOOK OF MORMON AND THE BIBLE! THEY NEVER CONTRODICT. I AM GLAD GOD GIVES US THE PROMISE THAT SAYS "Wo unto the liar, for he shall be thrust down to hell." 2 Ne. 9: 34. HAVE A GOOD DAY.

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A Representative of the Lord Jesus Christ





CONTENDER MINISTRIES RESPONSE:


We have read the Book of Mormon and the Bible - several times.  I don't think you'll find our site suggesting that the BoM contradicts the Bible.  In fact, we teach that the BoM has very little bearing on Mormon Doctrine, and agrees with the Bible much more than it agrees with Mormon doctrine.  In fact, within just one article on our site (What The Mormon Missionaries Won't Tell You), you'll find the following excerpts:
  • They [Mormon Missionaries] will be reluctant to tell you that the book of Mormon fails to contain any Mormon doctrine
    Many portions of this Mormon Scripture even contradict Mormon theology.
  • They will be reluctant to tell you that the Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants, which they claim to be both sacred and without error, contradict each other many times.
    For example, in the Book of Mormon, God called David and Solomon's act of polygamy an abomination, whereas in the Doctrine and Covenants He claims to justify it.  Jacob 2:24 in the Book of Mormon says, "Behold, David and Solomon truly had many wives and concubines, which thing was abominable before me, saith the Lord."  Section 132:1 in the Doctrine and Covenants, however, states: "Verily, thus saith the Lord unto you my servant Joseph, that inasmuch as you have inquired of my hand to know and understand wherein I, the Lord, justified my servants Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as also Moses, David and Solomon, my servants, as touching the principle and doctrine of their having many wives and concubines."
Why is it that LDS doctrines such as eternal progression, plurality of gods, and the commandment to practice polygamy are directly contradicted by the Book of Mormon?  Is the Book of Mormon correct or are teachings in Doctrine and Covenants correct?  Or are they both wrong?  They can't both be right.  The Bible can though, and is.  And it warns of people introducing false gospels (Galatians 1:6-9).  I suggest you think very hard about these questions, then get back to us if you'd like. 

In Christ,

Ben Rast
Contender Ministries