Problems with

The Book of Mormon.

Joseph Smith did not Believe it! Why should you?

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Joseph Smith, the man who, we are told, God used to bring forth the Book of Mormon had this to say about that book:
It is "the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts than by any other book." Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 194 ; History of the Church, 4:461
With that in mind, let's see if the Church founded by Joseph Smith abides by the precepts of this "keystone" book. There follows 20 teachings of the LDS Church, try finding the place where they are taught in the Book of Mormon.

Have you searched your Book of Mormon? Did you find those teachings - any of them? No! Because the Book of Mormon does not contain any of those teachings and yet, in its Introduction the Book of Mormon is declared to contain "The fulness of the everlasting Gospel." Doctrine and Covenants Sec. 20:9 also makes that claim.

Yet none of those 20 beliefs, nor many others, can be found in the book. In fact, in many cases Mormon teaching is in conflict with this Mormon Scripture, the keystone of their religion.

Many Mormons will never have heard of some of those 20 teachings so let me list, very briefly, where you can check for yourself:

Since these twenty distinctive Mormon doctrines cannot be found in the Book of Mormon, it becomes obvious that Joseph Smith did not really believe the Book of Mormon! Since he didn't, then why should you - or anyone else - believe that it is "Another Testament of Jesus Christ"?

You shouldn't!

Jim Cowen
Good Tidings Ministry.