last updated 12-18-2008
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The purpose of this page is to gather my thoughts and organize my notes regarding LDS Doctrine, and apparent contradictions with the Book of Mormon. Many mainstream Christians that I talk to about the information found on this website are very suprised to learn that the LDS Doctrines actually contradict the book of Mormon, so I have taken some time to organize them here for you to review. I will begin each topic by establishing a basic understanding of the doctrine in question by using quotes from LDS canonized literature as well as other books published by leaders in the church. I will then compare that information with different passages from the Book of Mormon. Many of the quotes found below have been taken directly from official church literature that was posted on either www.lds.org, or www.mormon.org. I have done my due diligence to confirm that I am establishing a fair and accurate portrayal of LDS Doctrine. One thing that I have not spent a lot of time doing in regards to this website is to find Bible scriptures that contradict with these doctrines. There are a few reasons for this. The main two reasons for this is that there are a lot of websites that have already done an excellent job of taking a biblical look at these doctrines. The other main reason that I focus so much on the LDS literature and the Book of Mormon is that many people who consider themselves LDS simply do not believe that the Bible complete, or trustworthy. Therefore, if they come across a passage that contradicts their beliefs, they can simply say it is not a correct translation, or it was manipulated by someone in the past. They cannot say that about the Book of Mormon, or their other scriptures. They are more or less considered perfectly translated, or copied down by their founder Joseph Smith. So a passage in the Book of Mormon that contradicts their beliefs may be much more powerful than a biblical passage that says the same thing. On a personal note, I have done the best that I can to present a non-bias, as well as an objective view of facts on the LDS religion. This page will not be a place to "bad talk" Mormons, because I have a lot of respect for the LDS community. If you have any further input, comments, or questions please feel free to e-mail me.
Direct contradictions between LDS Doctrine, and the Book of Mormon:
LDS Teaching on Trinity and the Godhead.
A look at the doctrines of Exaltation, and Eternal Progression
Does the Book of Mormon call the LDS doctrines of salvation evil? Judge for yourself here.
Points of interest in LDS canonized literature:
Was Joseph Smith a False Prophet?
Does the Book of Mormon contradict the Bible? Judge for yourself here.
Other Helpful Links:
A Latter Day Saint must take certain Steps in a search for Truth.
I have been asked about what church I recommend here is my response.
visit my Response page. For some of the entries I have received in my guestbook.
visit my links page.
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