Mormonism – Truth or Fiction?

August 25, 2010 at 12:02 PM 1 comment

What does archaeology say about the Book of Mormon?

The debate between those from the Mormon cult and orthodox Christianity continues.  Because of it, there is a tremendous amount of information available for those who are sincerely interested in knowing more about Mormonisn and whether it is truthful or not.

One of the better sites on the ‘Net is Mormonism Research Society.  This site goes into depth regarding many of the most commonly stated “facts” about Mormonism by Mormons.  These are things that are stated regularly and continually by those from Mormonism, yet while many have a sliver of truth, the plain fact is that they are untrue.

I am not trying to attack Mormonism, although Joseph Smith lobbed the first volley when he denied the authenticity or veracity of Christendom since the death of the last apostle, John.  What I am simply trying to do is point out obvious falsehoods surrounding Mormonism (and I may do the same for Jehovah’s Witnesses, etc.).  Readers are free to avail themselves of this information or not, it is completely up to each individual.

The tragedy from where I sit is that many people believe they have the truth, but essentially do not, if we compare their “truth” to Scripture.  This is at least one of the biggest reasons why groups like Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, Christian Scientists, and others all have their own “bible” or authoritative addendum to the Bible.

Christianity has the Bible, God’s Word.  While we also avail ourselves of commentaries and reference material, we do not consider those additional resources as inspired, as God’s Word is inspired.  The final authority rests on God’s Word.  Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, etc., may use the Bible, but their final authority rests normally on the works of their founders; Joseph Smith, Charles Taze Russel, etc.  These works are elevated to the level of equality with the Bible and in many cases, are believed to supersede the authority of Scripture.

When in doubt, Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses and others are to disregard the Bible in favor of the works of their founders, or other “enlightened” leaders within their organization.

My heart goes out to these people, but I also realize that no one comes to the Father unless they are drawn to Him.  While these groups would say the same about me (that I do not have the truth and am therefore, lost), it behooves every individual to ensure that they are in truth saved.  They cannot assume it.  They cannot depend upon the fact that they were born into Mormonism (or Catholicism, or Jehovah’s Witnesses, etc.).  Each individual must – in and of themselves and in the quietness of their own heart – determine whether they have received God’s salvation, salvation made available to all through the shedding of Jesus’ precious blood on Calvary’s cross.

Even those within Christendom need to do this.  You cannot say “I was raised a Baptist, my parents were Baptists, their parents were Baptists, therefore I am saved because I am Baptist.”  Sorry, but God has NO grandchildren.  Each person is held accountable before God who judges all people fairly and justly.

For those Mormons who may be reading this, I’m not interested in debating.  I do not believe it serves any real purpose, except to puff up ego and pride.  The truth of any situation is determined by always going back to God’s Word.

If you are interested in learning more about the fallacies of Mormonisn, there are plenty of sites and books that can help you.  The one previously mentioned can be found here:

http://mrm.org/introductory-issues

Another resource, which is excellent is a video produced by Living Hope Ministries and they are based in Brigham City, UT.  The video is “The Bible vs. The Book of Mormon” and it highlights from an archaeological perspective how short Mormonism falls.  The two archaeologists were Mormons until they came up against the fact that there is not one shred of archaeological evidence to support anything within the Book of Mormon.

To Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses and others, you do not have to convince me of anything.  You have to convince yourself.  We will all stand before God and we’d better all be correct in our beliefs, don’t you think?

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1 Comment

  • 1. Jacob  |  March 16, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    Ah, but you forgot one thing: Mormons don’t believe that the Apostle John ever died. So, if they believe Christianity is untrue after his death, well . . .
    =)


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