All true Christians believe that the Bible is pure. It’s translation should never be changed by one person lest God removes there name from the Book of life. That is the warning from Revelation 22. It is also said in Proverbs 30, that God will and make them a liar. 2And we know that all liars will have their part in the lake of fire. If you agree with me, then let’s look at the crime made by Joseph Smith, of the Mormon Church. As he was forming His Church he also read and studied the KJV Bible. However, because he did not agree with a lot of the text, it was in his nature to correct God’s Word. As a prophet, he determined that he had the right to make some necessary changes. He then began to make corrections, additions, deletions, rearrangements and alterations at His own will, calling it God driven. These changes were all compiled in his Joseph Smith Translation. When looking up how many changes were made, I could not believe it. 3410 verses were changed in all. I will now quote from the BYU site about this so called translation. “Joseph Smith, the first prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, made a “new translation” of the Bible, using the text of the King James Version (KJV). This work differs from the KJV in at least 3,410 verses and consists of additions, deletions, rearrangements, and other alterations that cause it to vary not only from the KJV but from other biblical texts. Changes range from minor details to fully reconstituted chapters.”
The Mormons don’t always mention the Joseph Smith Translation (JST) book, per say. However, they do reference it in all their KJV Bible’s. Any verse that applies to the JST translation, there is a footnote. These scripture verse’s footnotes are at the bottom of the page. Now let’s get right to the facts on why the Joseph Smith Translation is wrong. The Bible says in many places to not add or take away from the words of the Bible. Any person that changes to the Bible text is a liar, as they are denying the purity of God’s Word. Every person that is found to do such things will have their name removed from the book of life. Judge this for yourself as you read what the Bible says. Proverbs 30, verses 5 and 6 says, 1“Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.” And finally Revelation 22, verses 18 and 19 says, 3“For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” I hope you see the crime now. Joseph Smith did change 3410 verses in the Bible, including verses from Revelation. Because of this his name has been removed from the book of life and has been found a liar. Joseph Smith is a false prophet and has deceived millions of people into following Mormonism.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that You will open the eyes of the blind. As You have opened my eyes to the false teachings of Mormonism, I pray that this will happen to more people that are deceived. May their blinders finally come over this day. Penetrate their hearts with the Spirit, that they may see the truth and the false teachings they are under. I pray for an open heart and mind to know You. So many people are closed off to what the Bible says and even find fault in it. My heart aches just to know this. It saddens me to see people believe in a faith that goes against what Your Word says. I know that only You, Lord Jesus saves. It isn’t a church or prophet, it is my faith grounded on Your rock that saves. I am on solid ground when I follow You. It doesn’t matter what I’ve been taught all my life, if You say so, I believe it. I am willing to run from anything that doesn’t give You praise. My heart is Yours. I know that I will never go forward in life if I trust in my own or the thinking of men. I need Your understanding God. Your ways are my desires. I love You Lord. I want less of me and more of You. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below
1Proverbs 30:5-6 (KJV)
5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
2Revelation 21:1-8 (KJV)
1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
3Revelation 22:11-21 (KJV)
11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.