Book Of Mormon Contradiction: Alma 34:36

Either the spirit of God dwells in us or He doesn’t. We cannot have it both ways. Thankfully, we have Biblical texts that agree that God dwells in those who believe in Him. And not only this, we know that the Father dwells in the Son also. This is how God the Father can be in more than one place at once. Because He is omnipresent, God is not limited to time and space as we are as humans. This is because, as Jesus said, spirits do not have flesh and bones as he has. Jesus even said that his Father is spirit, and we are to worship Him in spirit and in truth. For this reason, God is able to hear our prayers when we call upon His Name. This happens in any place all around the world. So when you pray and feel His presence, that is God within you lifting you up and giving you the hope and peace that you need to carry on. The Bible speaks, my friends. So let it speak to you also. See the following about God the Father being spirit and how this is possible…

If you are a spirit, then you don’t have flesh and bones.
“And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? 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 24:38,39)

God the Father is spirit.
“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 spirit of God dwells in the Son, as God the Father is spirit.
“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 14:10)

The spirit of God dwells in us, not in temples made with hands.
“God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation.” (Acts 17:24-26)

As we read in the verses above, the Bible does not contradict itself when it teaches that God the Father is spirit. However, the Book of Mormon does not agree with the official Mormon doctrine that says that God the Father has a body of flesh and bones. Instead, it teaches that God’s spirit is able to dwell in our hearts. This is not possible in the Mormon teachings, for they have limited his ability to be omnipresent. Seeing that they believe he has a body of flesh and bones, this changes everything. It tells me that they are anti the true God of the Bible and not for Him. And if you think that this is not a salvific issue, then you are wrong. To teach and promote a false God that is made of flesh and bones does not save anyone. This means that salvation does not come through Mormonism. They have denied what Jesus taught about spirits not having flesh and bones and how the Father is spirit. Lastly, see below how the Book of Mormon contradicts the Mormon Doctrine and Covenants…

The spirit of God dwells in us.
“And this I know, because the Lord hath said he dwelleth not in unholy temples, but in the hearts of the righteous doth he dwell; yea, and he has also said that the righteous shall sit down in his kingdom, to go no more out; but their garments should be made white through the blood of the Lamb.” (Alma 34:36)

God is unable to dwell in us, for He has a body of flesh and bones.
“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)

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