Book Of Mormon Plagiarism: 3 Nephi 20:40-42

Isaiah, chapters 48 through 54 were copied and pasted in the Book of Mormon in many different places. This means that Joseph Smith enjoyed these chapters, although at many times the verses are changed and then scatted all throughout his book. We already went through chapters 48 through 51 of Isaiah, while looking at these contradictions. We will now jump from 2 Nephi, chapter 8, to 3 Nephi, chapter 20, which is a copy of Isaiah, chapter 52. In Isaiah, it is written, “7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! 11 Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the Lord. 12 For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the Lord will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your reward.” (Isaiah 52:7,11,12) Praise God for God’s witnesses and for His true believers. They do not live in willful sin but are clean who bear the vessels of the Lord Jesus in their life. Surely, Jesus has become our Lord, God, and King, if we are born again and are saved.

It was Jesus that supposedly came to America after His resurrection and also said the same thing that Isaiah spoke. It is written, “40 And then shall they say: How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings unto them, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings unto them of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion: Thy God reigneth! 41 And then shall a cry go forth: Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch not that which is unclean; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean that bear the vessels of the Lord. 42 For ye shall not go out with haste nor go by flight; for the Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel shall be your rearward.” (3 Nephi 20:40-42) The words in bold were added to the verses in Isaiah. As for what is written by this supposed Nephi person, don’t be fooled. Joseph Smith, Sydney Rigdon, Oliver Cowdry, and other people helped make up this story in the Book of Mormon. The translation never happened and when the Bible is copied like this, it was to fill up the pages of the Book. This was to make it seem long and to make it sound Biblical. However, God does not approve of this fictional book. It is the work of Satan. Amen.

Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will learn from their mistakes and get right with You. Not only in our willful sins, I pray that people will turn to follow You, but in their false beliefs also. Help people know when they have believed in something that is not right in Your sight. This way they will no longer believe in this fashion and also teach others the same heresy that they believe in. This happens all the time in the Mormon church. Their missionaries are trained up at an early age to reject all things Christianity in order to teach Mormonism to people. So often are they hard pressed to listen to us, God, and also You. Even when we quote the Bible, many of them laugh and scoff, while saying that we worship it. This is very sad, and I pray that people who feel this way now will turn from these sins before it too late. For these people, they have been warned of the destruction to come. It is now up to them to deny or accept what we have shared with them by the power of the Holy Spirit. I love Your ways, God, and especially the times I have to share Your precious teachings with others. Surely, the gospel message is what causes a person to confess their sins and get right with You. Thank You for the cross. I love You, Lord. Amen.

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