In the Book of Mormon, Mosiah, chapter 18, we see a copycat of Acts, chapter 2. This chapter also speaks of things that are blatant contradictions to the Bible. Nobody was baptizing until Jesus came upon the scene with John the Baptist. See John, chapter 1. Israelites were still observing the laws of Moses and water baptism was not a thing in the times of the old covenant. Isn’t it interesting that in this chapter in Mosiah, it is supposedly recorded in 147-145BC? Therefore, these people would have known better than to baptize for the remission of sins and to also speak of the death of Christ, His resurrection, and ascension into heaven. Wow! Joseph Smith really had no clue as to the dates of the real events of Jesus’s death and resurrection. Maybe he actually thought that Jesus had already come before this time, so it would make sense for him to write these verses in. Surely, reading this one chapter in Mosiah shows how unintelligent Joseph Smith really was. Anybody who cannot see this, I don’t know what to think. My friends, the Mormon church is false. This is easily seen when comparing the Book of Mormon with the Bible. They do not add up, where the Book of Mormon spits on it with its views.
The following verses are a copycat of Acts, chapter 2, with the other issues I mentioned above. See for yourself. “Yea, concerning that which was to come, and also concerning the resurrection of the dead, and the redemption of the people, which was to be brought to pass through the power, and sufferings, and death of Christ, and his resurrection and ascension into heaven.” (Mosiah 18:2) “And he did teach them, and did preach unto them repentance, and redemption, and faith on the Lord.” (Mosiah 18:7) “Now I say unto you, if this be the desire of your hearts, what have you against being baptized in the name of the Lord, as a witness before him that ye have entered into a covenant with him.” (Mosiah 18:10) “And now when the people had heard these words, they clapped their hands for joy, and exclaimed: This is the desire of our hearts.” (Mosiah 18:11) “And after this manner he did baptize every one that went forth to the place of Mormon; and they were in number about two hundred and four souls.” (Mosiah 18:16) Just because Joseph Smith was good at picking apart the Bible and making up the Book of Mormon with those same verses, it doesn’t mean it is right.
We will now compare what we read in the Book of Mormon with what the Bible says in Acts, chapter 2. The verses I am speaking of are the following. “Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.” (Acts 2:37-41) To conclude, baptism began with John the Baptist at the beginning of Jesus’s ministry. It was continued from thereon until today. The name Jesus and His redemption were also not spoken of until He came into the world. Therefore, the Book of Mormon is a very arrogant book, making people believe that it is better than the Bible. This is because Jesus was supposedly made known unto them before He was born. Which is a lie. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, my God. I pray that You will help me reach the lost. In the world we live in, so many people are led astray after their own desires. So shine Your light upon me, that people who have gone astray will see that light and also turn back to You. I do not wish to know that anyone who have died is now in hell. This would really cause me to grieve, especially if this person was my spouse, child, brother, sister, father, mother, relative, or friend. Therefore, I ask that these people will have good influences in the faith upon their lives. I know that many of them have not chosen the path that leads to heaven just yet, but I pray that this will happen before it is too late. Lord, You are so good to me, even though this life is hard. The pain that comes from sickness and disease is really difficult. Only You are able to bear me up in the times I am in pain. Surely, I look forward to a time when there will be no more sickness, pain, sorrow, or death. Experiencing heaven and the new earth is going to be so amazing. Even now does my mind wander just thinking about what things will be like when I finally pass on from this life to the next. In the moment that I go, may my spirit go on to paradise. You are the Lord of my life and I want to go where You will be. I give You all the honor and all the praise. I love You, Jesus. Amen.