The Mormon Church

The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints

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How Mormons View the Bible
The book of Mormon

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A. Mormons believe the Book of Mormon is inspired

  1. "Introduction to the Book of Mormon: The Book of Mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the Bible. Our Prophet Joseph Smith said: "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." (I.e. the Bible)
  2. Mormon Article of Faith #8: "We Believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God."
  3. Mormons believe that the Book of Mormon contains the fullness of the gospel: D&C 20:9

B. Mormons reject the Bible: "Fools think the Bible is enough!" 2 Nephi 29:6


The Bible says about itself

Book of Mormon says about the Bible

Is Bible all-sufficient?

"God's divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness" 2 Pe 1:3

"Wherefore, because you have a Bible you need not suppose that it contains all my words; neither need you suppose that I have not caused more to be written. 2 Nephi 29:10 see also v3-6

Have parts of the Bible been lost and altered through the ages?

"For you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and abiding word of God. For, 'All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls off, but the word of the Lord abides forever.' And this is the word which was preached to you." 1 Pe 1:23-25

The foundation of a great and abominable church (i.e. Mormons say Catholic church), which is most abominable above all other churches; for behold, they have taken away from the gospel of the Lamb many parts which are plain and most precious. And all this have they done that they might pervert the right ways of the Lord, that they might blind the eyes and harden the hearts of the children of men. Wherefore, thou seest that after the book (i.e. the Bible) hath gone forth through the hands of the great and abominable church, that there are many plain and precious things taken away from the book (i.e. the Bible). 1 Nephi 13:26-28

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