Remember, the book of mormon is written from a nephite point of view. Religious studies center, brigham young university, 2003, 31642. The book of mormon is divided into smaller books, titled after the individuals named as primary authors and, in most versions, divided into chapters and verses. A twohundredyear era of peace followed that visit of christ. It was first published in march 1830 by joseph smith as the book of mormon.
Verses about gods and christs love for us the lord thy god in the midst of thee is mighty. Hinckley says that mormons believe in a different jesus. Especially in light of what mormonism says about god and jesus. Jan 02, 2018 i told the brethren that the book of mormon was the most correct of any book on earth. An account written by the hand of mormon upon plates taken from the. Ever since 1981 the church of jesus christ of latterday saints began to append the title another testament of jesus christ to the book of mormon. Jan 20, 2011 this is a response to the anti mormon video bible vs the book of mormon, produced by faithful latterday saints. The very first line in the introduction to the mormons revered text states. But to achieve exaltation or godhood it is available only to mormons who obey the teachings specific to the book of mormon. During the christmas season we read from the bible about the birth of jesus christ in luke 2. Mar 24, 2014 people share their favorite verses from the book of mormon. To a nephite, the outward sign of the mark was a confirmation of gods curse. See more ideas about lds quotes, scripture study and book of mormon.
All verses taken from king james version bible, book of mormon, doctrine and convenants, and pearl of great price using lds view computer software published by the church of jesus christ of latter day saints. What is less well known is that the book of mormon makes a large number of unacknowledged biblical quotes. Before i get flamed i would like to point out three of the more glaring anachronistic errors. For instance, concerning the general purpose of his. Fair interviewed scholars from many fields to test the claims made by critics in. The book of mormon is a record of ancient scripture written on the american continent and preserved in upstate new york until it was revealed by an angel in the 1800s. A readers edition, published in 2003 by the university of illinois press. The book of mormon is a holy book of scripture about jesus christ and gods dealings with the people of the ancient americas.
Mormon prophets have taught that jesus was conceived by sexual intercourse physical union between god the father and mary. For information on sources of mormon quotations, see the section titled mormon documents. Bible quotations are from the new american standard version. The scriptures, of courseparticularly the book of mormon. In the first presidencys christmas devotional in 2015, elder david a. The book of mormon is a sacred text of the latter day saint movement, which, according to adherents, contains writings of ancient prophets who lived on the american continent from approximately 2200 bc to ad 421. How many copies are there of the holy book of mormon. Book of mormon surprisingly to some, the book of mormon likewise teaches that there is only one god in all of existence. I told the brethren that the book of mormon was the most correct of any book on earth. In mormonism, jesus is a creation, the product of relations between god and his goddess wife who used to be people from another world mcconkie, bruce, mormon doctrine, p. For the twelve million members of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints worldwide six million in the united states, the book of mormon is literally the word of god, a companion volume to the bible that contains the everlasting gospel.
The people who kept the record were descendants of several families who. See more ideas about book of mormon, verses and do men. The book of mormon teaches that little children are not capable of sin because they do not have a sinful nature moroni 8. The book of mormon contains extensive quotes from isaiah some twentytwo chapters of the prophet are found in the book, in many cases quoted verbatim from the king james version. There are 25% more references to christ than in the new testament. Gospel insights from general authorities and religious educators, provo, ut. A dynamic, interactive, webfriendly presentation of the book of mormon. Book of mormon quotes and verses basic mormon beliefs.
In its more than 6,000 verses, the book of mormon refers to jesus christ almost 4,000 times and by 100 different names. While it doesnt actually cover each and every verse verse by verse. The book of mormon claims that jesuss atonement provided for the immortality for all people. The book of mormon is set in north america in the first century. For example, critics of mormonism have shown convincing proof that the book of mormon is a synthesis of earlier works written by other men, of the vivid imaginings of joseph smith, and of plagiarisms from the king james bible. Jun 25, 2019 in the first presidencys christmas devotional in 2015, elder david a. Jul 14, 2017 comparing the bible to the book of mormon, with compilation. The people who kept the record were descendants of several families who immigrated from jerusalem near the fall of that city. Apologetics press the bible versus the book of mormon.
Jesus in mormonism mormon christology religionfacts. Specifically, the book of mormon was prepared for our day so that we would learn and grow by readings the words of ancient prophets in the americas. The only bible that joseph smith relied on was the king james version. What the book of mormon tells us about jesus christ. Mormons read the book of mormon in addition to the holy bible. It is the word of god and, like the bible, gives us guidance and inspiration in our daily lives. Comparing the bible to the book of mormon, with compilation. If there were only two bible verses that you had to know when witnessing to mormons, i would recommend that you know isaiah 43.
This is a response to the antimormon video bible vs the book of mormon, produced by faithful latterday saints. Moroni, the last of the nephite prophethistorians, sealed up the abridged records of these people and hid them in about a. The fundamental principles of our religion is the testimony of the apostles and prophets concerning jesus christ, that he died, was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended up into heaven. Jehovah, immanuel, holy messiah, lamb of god, redeemer of israel, and so on. The book of mormon records the visit of jesus christ to people in the americas following his resurrection. Both volumes of scripture are a compilation of teachings as recorded by ancient prophets. It is written in english very similar to the early modern english linguistic style of the king james version of the bible, and has since been fully or partially translated into 111. Below are various verses that appear in the book of mormon. Bednar chronicled jesus christs birth from what we have in the book of luke in the new testament, as well as the book of mormon. The bible and book of mormon app, from the church of jesus christ, treats the two volumes of scripture as one, and makes it easier than ever to read, study and share the word of god. And it came to pass that jesus commanded that it should be written.
Let us continually reread the book of mormon so that we might more fully come to christ, be committed to him, centered in him, and consumed in him. First of all, it is apparent that inspired book of mormon writers knew that the titles christ and messiah were synonyms as john 1. I am a bible fan, and so i am quite familiar with the principles taught by jesus christ. The book of mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the bible.
Obviously, the mormons have attempted to give credence to. The bible text is the authorized king james version from 1611 and the book of mormon text is carefully consistent with 1830 version, and is available in both. There are also many more scriptures in the bible and the book of mormon that talk about the birth of jesus. These include endowments, celestial marriage, and specific tithing. The book of mormon is a pillar of revealed truth supporting and upholding the chief cornerstone, who is jesus christ. Matthews, what the book of mormon tells us about jesus christ, in the book of mormon. How many verses in the book of mormon talk of jesus christ. Book of mormon commentary using a testimony of jesus christ. Read these 15 scriptures to bring the christmas spirit into your lives. The book of mormon is an additional book that the church of jesus christ of latterday saints includes as scripture, calling it another testament of jesus christ.
Ten testimonies of jesus christ from the book of mormon. One gives background information, quotes from scholars and general authorities, and explanation, complete with footnotes and scripture references, for most of the verses from 1. Jul 06, 2011 the contradictions between the book of mormon and the bible constitute a most serious obstacle to accepting the book of mormon as latterday scripture supplemental to the bible. Moroni, the last of the nephite prophethistorians, sealed up the abridged records of. Top 40 inspirational book of mormon scriptures the lifey app. In the book of mormon a prophet named alma taught what he knew about the resurrection.
What the book of mormon says about jesus christ the full name of the book of mormon is the book of mormon. The book of mormon is another testament of jesus christ. Even the book of mormons subtitle another testament of jesus christemp. A readers edition, published in 2003 by the university of illinois pressas with a readers edition, the maxwell institutes study edition attempts to make the text more accessible by presenting it in paragraphs, with poetry set in verse form. Religious studies center, brigham young university, 1988, 2143, and the atonement of jesus christ. The maxwell institutes study edition of the book of mormon is both an update and an expansion of grant hardys the book of mormon. Why is the book of mormon so focused on jesus christ. Another testament of jesus christ confirms the message of the bible relating to the man jesus, that is, it confirms that jesus of nazareth he who was born of the virgin mary in bethlehem, taught the sermon on the mount, called twelve apostles, worked mighty miracles, was crucified and resurrected on the third day is truly who he claimed to be, that is.
The book of mormon is a collection of ancient records created, compiled, and abridged by holy prophets. Anyone who reads the book gains a fuller appreciation for gods love for his children, and realizes that his plan for us is not bound by geographical borders. What is less well known is that the book of mormon makes a. The above verses indicate that the amlicites were cursed and received a mark, but the mark was something they placed upon themselves, just as the lamanites did. With the faith now of one of the fastestgrowing religions in the country, doubleday is proud to publish this first official trade edition of. The bible vs the book of mormon bible reasons bible verses. Here are 45 verses from both the bible and the book of mormon that mention love.1120 534 1134 93 380 973 255 781 793 1207 558 24 1485 160 653 1541 879 495 59 62 973 200 1527 1485 81 1470 652 1114 1202 1345 1456 323 1353 883 416 145