In 3 Nephi 11, we find the teaching of the trinity, and the Father being Spirit taught. However, Mormons would disagree with these teachings. Let’s read it for ourselves to see if what I just said is true. It is written, “and after this manner shall ye baptize in my name; for behold, verily I say unto you, that the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost are one; and I am in the Father, and the Father in me, and the Father and I are one.” (3 Nephi 11:27) Please note that in this book, Joseph is talking about Jesus coming to the people in America. He had just landed upon the earth and is telling them about Him, and more. This sounds interesting on paper until we look at what is written down above. First off, “the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost are one” comes from 1 John 5:7. That passage reads, “for there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” (1 John 5:7) We see the passage in John as the Holy Trinity teaching. Where the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit exist as three different persons in one God. The Father is not the Son or the Holy Spirit and vice versa.
This Jesus figure also said that “I am in the Father, and the Father in me”. This comes from John 14:10,11. Those passages read, “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. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.” (John 14:10,11) As Christians, we use 1 John 5:7 and John 14:10,11 as proof texts for the Trinity. How interesting that we see the same teachings in the Book of Mormon, but still they reject these core beliefs in Christianity. Those who are LDS will say that they are one in purpose and not one God. But how do Mormons deal with Jesus saying the Father dwells in Him? This is clearly talking about the Father’s Spirit dwelling in the Son, which makes Him Spirit. This is a contradiction to Mormon teachings, not the Bible. It is also a plagiarism to the Biblical text. The question I have is why don’t the Mormon people believe in their own book teaches. I am not saying it is true, but this is interesting to see. Amen.