Is Mormonism a newer version of Christianity?

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    It would seem that its founder, "prophet" Joseph Smith, "upgraded" the Bible or how the Bible was interpreted. If I am not mistaken, isn't that what Jesus suposedly did with the Hebrew Bible? And what the Muslims also did with the Christian Bible? And even what Reverend Moon supposedly did? :eusa_liar:
    It seems that the way to start a religion is to "update" God's Word . . . It would also seem that we will never get it straight and will have to continue geting updates! :cuckoo:

    Perhaps we should start all over with something really original, more up-to-date and cease listening to would-be "profits" . . . :lol:
     
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    Jesus did not upgrade the Old Testament he completed it. The Word was completed in him and all who accept Him are completed also.
     
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    Read St. John chapter 1
     
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    Mormons believe some strange stuff. Smith started the church because he wanted more than one wife.
    The "angel" told him that the garden of eden was in Missouri.
     
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    God said we're not to add or take away from his Word (the Bible). But that's just what Mormons and Jehovas Witness did...they reworded or removed words from the original Bible to get what they want. My ex-daughter in law (she turned JW) told me that wasn't true...but i compared the Bibles in some areas (not the whole thing) and found big differences - they put in their own interpretations. I wish i still had the JW bible so i could site some for you!
     
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    The Book of Mormon is NOT an update to the Bible. It recounts a tribe of Israel that came to America and the religious history there in. It is an accounting of those people in the Americas that Jesus also visited.

    Joseph Smith was given gold tablets that he interpreted and wrote down as the book of Moroni. Or Mormon. There were witnesses to those tablets and some of those witnesses later left the Church. YET not a single witness ever recanted witnessing the gold tablets even after leaving the Church.

    The claim the Church has is that it is the RESTORED Church of Christ, that God sent the Angel Moroni to guide Joseph Smith and reestablish God's church on Earth.

    The restoration was in establishing a Prophet of God to Earth. No other Christian Church claims to have Prophets. A Prophet is a man or Woman that God can talk directly to. The Catholic church has a man leading the Church and he has no divine ability to converse with God. Same with all the other Christian sects.
     
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    God said there were MANY works of his in the World. The Bible is the Bible. Mormons use the King James Version. It is considered the most properly interpreted from the ancient texts. The book of Mormon is about people living in the Americas. It is their history and religious history. Just as the Bible is the History of the Jews in the Middle East.

    Jehovah Witnesses also believe in the King James version. However the name of God is not used except in a couple places. That is not what the ancient text says, they use his name Jehovah. You will find God's name Jehovah in the King James version also. The Jehovah Witnesses , using the ancient text, made a more properly interpreted Bible to English from the Ancient Text. The one they use is identical to King James except they restored the Name Jehovah where ever it was proper to do so. And rather then use dictum from the Middle Ages they use proper English that is current with the Translation from ancient Text to English.

    If you are going to talk about a specific religion be so kind as to be factual in that discussion.
     
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    My Dad's a Mormon, you're not even close.
     
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    I am not surprised. So, the world is blessed with two more Bibles besides the Mormon, Protestant, Catholic, Coptic and the Orthodox Bibles. Lets see . . . that comes to seven different Bibles---seven different ways of reading "God's Word."

    And, sad to say, it is impossible to interpret some, if not all, of the Bibles literally because Revelations uses words like "beast" not to represent an animal but "Babylon," or "Rome" or Satan. And how are we to interpret the admonishon to "wash each other's feet" (John 2:1-11), "play with snakes" (Mark 18:18) and "drink wine"?

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    The Mormon cult has NEVER been able to produce evidence of even ONE artifact, people, or place mentioned in the fictitious Book of Mormon
     

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