The differences between passages in the Bible, in Matthew 5, and Book of Mormon, in 3 Nephi 12, are substantive differences, which subtly change meaning.
The Bible has come through many translations. Joseph Smith’s translation of the Bible restored many doctrines that had been changed over the years.
Because of Satan’s rebellion against God and his avowed status as God’s enemy, Satan could never be forgiven.
The Mormon Word of Wisdom teaches against drinking conventional tea. In the same section of the Doctrine and Covenants, the Lord says that herbs are good for man. Herbal tea, unlike conventional caffeine-laden tea, is beneficial and allowable for Mormons to drink.
In the Mormon Church, baptism and the sacrament are administered through the Aaronic Priesthood. The ministering of angels is connected to these ordinances.
In the Mormon Church, a mentally handicapped person with a mental age below 8 may not have the maturity to hold the priesthood of God.
The priesthood in the Mormon Church is not designed to rule. Mormon women, still equal, do not hold the priesthood because their duties are elsewhere.
Intelligence can have two meanings: (1)the ability to apply knowledge, and (2) an entity. The scriptures and prophets have said a bit more on this topic.
The apostle John has remained on the earth since the ministry of Christ. Mormon Church prophets have given several accounts of his current work.
The John referred to in Doctrine and Covenants 93 is John the Beloved. It is not known if he was a witness to Jesus’ baptism, but he is testifying of its truthfulness.
The Book of Jubilees was written between 135 and 105 B.C. It is a rewritten history from the creation to Moses on Sinai, interpreted by its Pharisee author.
When loved ones are going down a wrong path, the best way for a Mormon to help may be to show them love and acceptance and to pray for them.
Although the Book of Mormon teaches that it might have been possible for Adam to baptize himself, Joseph Smith’s translation of the Bible clearly shows that Adam was, in fact, baptized by the Holy Spirit.
Men and women before Jesus Christ’s day could receive the Holy Ghost. During Jesus’ mortal ministry, the Holy Ghost was not given since Jesus was there in person.
Mormonism teaches that Jesus died not only for the sins of mankind on this earth, but also of the inhabitants of other planets.
The Bible doesn’t clearly teach some Mormon doctrines and that is why a restoration of the truth was necessary. The Holy Ghost will help people learn true doctrine.
The Mormon Church teaches that Jesus Christ was born on April 6.
The Mormon Church counsels that burial is preferable unless local laws require cremation. Taking the law into account, the ultimate decision is up to the family.
The prophet Nehemiah called God “great and terrible” because of the judgements he had sent against the rebellious Israelites.
Mormonism teaches that Jehovah is the Old Testament name for Jesus Christ, whose name in Hebrew was Yeshua.
Mormonism teaches that there were two aspects of creation: spiritual and physical. The spiritual creation can be likened to a blueprint.
- Be courteous
- Be patient
- Before you ask Gramps, search the site for your answer
- Do some research