A common characteristic of a false prophet is their desire to not only twist God’s Word in the bible but also change the actual verses. One such man is Joseph Smith, which is the first prophet in Mormonism. What he did was destroy the KJV Bible with his so-called JST Inspired version. This is where he changed 3410 verses in the KJV Bible, which are in the form of additions, deletions, rearrangements, and alterations. He also took verses in the Bible and copied them to his Book of Mormon, while changing those verses also. One example is found in Isaiah, chapter 3. Those verses read, “And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable. When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his father, saying, Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler, and let this ruin be under thy hand: In that day shall he swear, saying, I will not be an healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler of the people. For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the Lord, to provoke the eyes of his glory.” (Isaiah 3:5-8) This is talking about how people in Israel and Judah because of their wickedness against God.
Now compare what you just read with the verses below. Pay close attention to the words in bold. These words are additions and subtractions in the 3rd chapter of Isaiah. These plagiarized verses are found in 2 Nephi, chapter 13. They read, “And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbor; the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honorable. When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his father, and shall say: Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler, and let not this ruin come under thy hand. In that day shall he swear, saying: I will not be a healer; for in my house there is neither bread nor clothing; make me not a ruler of the people. For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen, because their tongues and their doings have been against the Lord, to provoke the eyes of his glory.” (2 Nephi 13:5-8) Saying is replaced with “and shall say“. “Let this ruin be under thy hand” was changed to “let not this ruin come under thy hand”. “Because their tongue and their doings” were also changed to “because their tongues and their doings”. The worst of the bunch is the addition of “not”. This changes the entire context of the chapter. And now you know the truth when it comes to what Joseph Smith did. He is a false prophet. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people of the Mormon faith will one day wake up to their false beliefs and leave it behind before it is too late. Their path is destruction, and it hurts me to the core to know that I have family members that are part of this cult. Many of them are so very hard-hearted when it comes to the truth. You called me to their homes many times to help them know You, Jesus, and each time at least one of them is contentious. Thank You for my other sibling who is more open to a real discussion. I love her for that. I can see an open heart that is not always seen among the LDS people. Therefore, I pray that more and more doors will open up for me to share the true gospel message of the cross and resurrection to my family. Their form of the gospel is terrible and is leading millions of people astray. Help them understand how adding to the Bible makes the same person who does this and accepts it a liar. This is because they then teach their children, people in their church, and others what they have accepted as truth, but is false. Therefore, we have people accepting what is false and now more people are led astray. This is the world we live in, God. Help people come out of it and to You instead. There is wisdom to be found still, but only in Your presence God. I love You. Amen.