If there is one example of plagiarism in the Book of Mormon that grieves my soul it comes from 2 Nephi, chapter 15. This time, not only was Isaiah, chapter 5, copied and pasted into the book of Mormon, but also removes the holiness from God. This is straight-up blasphemy. And here is the issue. Instead of using “LORD” like in the KJV Bible and others, it changes it to “Lord”. What does it mean when it says, “LORD”? That is YHWH or Yahweh. This speaks of the most holy name of the Almighty God. It is so sacred that changing what appears in scripture would also leave curses upon people’s lives. It is spoken in Isaiah, chapter 5, “7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry. 8 Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth! 9 In mine ears said the LORD of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant.” (Isaiah 5:7-9) Holy, holy, Is the LORD!
I am saddened to even bring to your attention this corruption in the Mormon text. We see Joseph Smith removing the deity of God and telling Him that His Name is not as sacred and holy as the Bible makes it, therefore, desecrating His Name. There is nothing wrong with saying Lord, but if we ever see LORD in the Bible, we need to leave it alone, for this is speaking about the exact Name for God. Now see how the book of Mormon removes “LORD” and puts in “Lord” instead. It is a sad read. “7 For the vineyard of the Lord of Hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant; and he looked for judgment, and behold, oppression; for righteousness, but behold, a cry. 8 Wo unto them that join house to house, till there can be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth! 9 In mine ears, said the Lord of Hosts, of a truth many houses shall be desolate, and great and fair cities without inhabitant.” (2 Nephi 15:7-9) What I just presented to you is a sin that has landed Joseph Smith and his cohorts in hell for their false translation. Joseph will be forever known as a false prophet. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will understand how sacred the Bible really is. How when it speaks of You in a certain way, then we ought to pay close attention, for You are being lifted up and highly exalted. Surely, Your Name is “LORD”. Yahweh! I give You praise and honor this day and forever. I am lost without You. You have brought into my life fountains of eternal life, because it is You, Jesus, that will take me to heaven. There is light that shines brightly, for You go before me on my path. Darkness has been scattered and now I can help others draw near unto You also. Give me wisdom, God. Lead me from temptation. Surely, the devil would love to take me down with him in hell. Many of Your very elect have fallen for his lies, but I will not have any part of it. You mean more to me than all the riches, fame, and earthly pleasures. Be near me, Lord, and never let me go. Although my flesh is weak, I am strong to resist the devil and his hellish schemes. In my defense, I say, flee Satan! Your Name is power. Although we live anxiously waiting for Your return, I know that it is soon at hand. I love You, Jesus. Amen.
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