Book Of Mormon Contradiction: Alma 18:24-29; 22:9-11

The Bible teaches that the Father is Spirit, not a body with a Spirit.  Jesus said this three times, while the apostle Paul taught this as well.  Jesus said, “Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.” (Luke 24:39)   Therefore, a Spirit has no flesh and bones.   “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:23,24)  The Father is Spirit, and we worship Him in spirit and truth.  “Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.” (John 14:8-10)   The Father’s Spirit is able to dwell in Jesus.  Lastly, Paul said, “in whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature.” (Colossians 1:14,15)  Being Spirit, the Father is also invisible for men on earth to see.

Speaking of Mormonism, Joseph Smith once taught that the Father is Spirit, not having a body of flesh and bones like the Son.  You can see that in the statements he made in the Lectures Of Faith publication.  It reads…

“In our former lectures we treated of the being, character, perfections, and attributes of God. What we mean by perfections is, the perfections which belong to all the attributes of his nature. We shall in this lecture speak of the Godhead; we mean the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. There are two personages who constitute the great, matchless, governing, and supreme power over all things – by whom all things were created and made that are created and made, whether visible or invisible; whether in heaven, on earth, or in the earth, under the earth, or throughout the immensity of space. They are the Father and the Son: The Father being a personage of spirit, glory, and power, possessing all perfection and fullness. The Son, who was in the bosom of the Father, a personage of tabernacle, made or fashioned like unto man, or being in the form and likeness of man – or rather, man was formed after his likeness and in his image. He is also the express image and likeness of the personage of the Father, possessing all the fullness of the Father, or the same fullness with the Father, being begotten of him; and was ordained from before the foundation of the world to be a propitiation for the sins of all those who should believe on his name; and is called the Son because of the flesh.” (Lecture Of Faith, Section 5)

The Book of Mormon, which I do not believe in, also says that the Father is Spirit, which goes along with what Joseph Smith originally taught.  These verses read…

“And Ammon began to speak unto him with boldness, and said unto him: Believest thou that there is a God? And he answered, and said unto him: I do not know what that meaneth. And then Ammon said: Believest thou that there is a Great Spirit? And he said, Yea. And Ammon said: This is God. And Ammon said unto him again: Believest thou that this Great Spirit, who is God, created all things which are in heaven and in the earth? And he said: Yea, I believe that he created all things which are in the earth; but I do not know the heavens.” (Alma 18:24-29)

“And the king said: Is God that Great Spirit that brought our fathers out of the land of Jerusalem? And Aaron said unto him: Yea, he is that Great Spirit, and he created all things both in heaven and in earth. Believest thou this? And he said: Yea, I believe that the Great Spirit created all things, and I desire that ye should tell me concerning all these things, and I will believe thy words.” (Alma 22:9-11)

This is where the tide turns in Mormonism.  Near the end of Joseph Smith’s ministry on earth, he changed his opinion about the Father being spirit only and stated that he had a body of flesh and bones.  You can find this in their Doctrine And Covenants, which reads…

the Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s; the Son also; but the Holy Ghost has not a body of flesh and bones, but is a personage of Spirit. Were it not so, the Holy Ghost could not dwell in us.” (Doctrine and Covenants 130:22)

So who will you believe?  Christianity and the Bible alone, or in Mormonism, where the Father could be taught to have a body or Spirit only?   The spirit of truth is in the Bible, whereas the spirit of confusion is in Mormonism.  If I were you, and are in the LDS church, I would leave it behind, once and for all.  Don’t allow people to run your life with their extra laws, rules, regulations, covenants, and ordinances.  Instead, allow God to govern Your life.  It doesn’t have to be complicated.  What the Bible teaches is for today as it has been for every generation.  It is God’s love letter to us.  Lastly, the denomination we are part of does not matter.  Never say that only your church is true, for this is a false statement.  The Spirit of God dwells in the hearts of every believer, of many different Bible-believing churches all throughout the world.  It doesn’t matter what skin color a person has, God looks at the heart and knows if we are for Him or against Him.  This world is dark and going in the wrong direction, so decide today to worship the Father in spirit and truth.  True worshippers do this while giving into His wisdom and knowledge for their lives.  We are different in Christ Jesus, having been reborn in the spirit with God’s Spirit.  God bless you!  Keep seeking Jesus daily, while reading the Bible and praying often.  Amen.

Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that every person who says they are in the faith would actually know what it means to be in the faith. Words are not always true, especially if people are not sincere or led by a false teacher. Speaking of false teachers, they are everywhere in Mormonism. These people are quick to do whatever their prophets tell them, but not so much what Your words in the Bible say. How is this Lord? In Mormonism, they proclaim to have Your Name in their church, but what I see is a false Christ, and nothing more than a name game being used to lure people in. I see the same thing when I look at the name tags of the LDS missionaries. It says they are Your representatives, Jesus, but I am able to see within them and know that they are a counterfeit to what is true. Your true witnesses wouldn’t teach that You, Father, have a body of flesh and bones, instead, they would believe what You said, Jesus, and that You are Spirit, Father. My trust is not in what man says, but will always compare and contrast what anybody says with what Your Word, the Bible, teaches. This is all that I ask for from the Mormon people. To not believe everything people say, but see if what is being taught is Biblically sound. If not, reject it. God, may this happen with many more people in this cult. Only You can lead them to the truth. Help them come to know You, that they may what is false. I love You, Jesus. Amen.

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