If there is a smoking gun for the Book of Mormon being false it comes from 2 Nephi, chapter 9, and verse 16. it reads, “and assuredly, as the Lord liveth, for the Lord God hath spoken it, and it is his eternal word, which cannot pass away, that they who are righteous shall be righteous still, and they who are filthy shall be filthy still; wherefore, they who are filthy are the devil and his angels; and they shall go away into everlasting fire, prepared for them; and their torment is as a lake of fire and brimstone, whose flame ascendeth up forever and ever and has no end.” (2 Nephi 9:16) This one verse is a ripoff of four different verses from different places of the New Testament portion of the Bible. Joseph Smith took a verse in Matthew and added three additional verses from Revelation, while combining them into one verse. Parts of the verse above are bolded, of which we will compare with the following verses from the Bible…
“Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.” (Matthew 25:41)
“And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.” (Revelation 14:11)
“And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.” (Revelation 20:10)
“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.” (Revelation 22:11)
So we see that Joseph Smith believed in the lake of fire early on. Where the wicked would be cast there and be tormented day and night. Even the smoke of their torment would ascend up into heaven forever and ever. Although this is Biblical and sounds good in this one verse in 2 Nephi, chapter 9, it is also plagiarism. This chapter in the Book of Mormon was supposedly written around 559-545B.C. Which is long before Jesus ever came to earth. Therefore, Joseph Smith thought he could make his man-made book sound biblical if he added these references to the New Testament portion of the Bible to it. However, this con man has been caught red-handed. Don’t trust Joseph Smith. He is a false prophet. Lastly, it is funny how their book teaches an eternal lake of fire for the wicked, whereas the Mormon church is against this. Isn’t that interesting that they go against their own book’s teachings? Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will be careful reading any book that is a plagiarism of another book. You have taught me that if books do not quote from the original authors and give them ownership of the quote then we should stop reading the Book immediately. Thank you for Your wise counsel Lord. But now I ask every person who is part of the Church of Jesus Chris of Latter-Day Saints to stop reading the Book of Mormon. It is crystal clear that Joseph Smith plagiarized the Bible with his own book. Looking at 2 Nephi, chapter 9, it is obvious what he was trying to do. It was clear that he knew of certain verses in the Bible and also agreed with these verses. Unfortunately, God, he didn’t give authorship to Jesus in Matthew and in Revelation. Instead, a fictional character named Jacob is said to have said these things. Lord, wake up the Mormon to repentance and to remove the Book of Mormon from their lives. I believe in You, Jesus. Help them know what I’ve said is true. This cult needs to be exposed, lest people die in their sins. I love You, Lord. I trust in You. Amen.