Book Of Mormon Plagiarism

Author: Paul Gee

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“Moreover the Lord said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man’s pen concerning Mahershalalhashbaz. And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah. And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a son. Then said the Lord to me, Call his name Mahershalalhashbaz. For before the child shall have knowledge to cry, My father, and my mother, the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria shall be taken away before the king of Assyria.” (Isaiah 8:1-4) – About 700–681 B.C.

• The Book Of Mormon = Plagiarism •
“Moreover, the word of the Lord said unto me: Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man’s pen, concerning Maher-shalal-hash-baz. And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah. And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived and bare a son. Then said the Lord to me: Call his name, Maher-shalal-hash-baz. For behold, the child shall not have knowledge to cry, My father, and my mother, before the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria shall be taken away before the king of Assyria.” (2 Nephi 18:1-4) – About 559–545 B.C.

The King James Version of Isaiah, chapter 8, was copied and pasted into the Book of Mormon. This chapter of Isaiah can be found in 2 Nephi, chapter 18. The book of Isaiah and 2 Nephi are also available to read in the next chapters of this book. Details of what took place can be found below…

When examining the Book of Isaiah, we see many chapters and verses copied and pasted into the Book of Mormon. These verses are used as fillers, although words were removed and added to in this process. For example, the word, “not”, is added in many different places where it shouldn’t be. For example, in the case of Isaiah, chapter 3, we learn of a woman who just conceived a son. This son would have the knowledge to cry, my father and my mother, however, in 2 Nephi, chapter 18, it says the baby would not be able to. Isaiah reads, “Moreover the Lord said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man’s pen concerning Mahershalalhashbaz. And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah. And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a son. Then said the Lord to me, Call his name Mahershalalhashbaz. For before the child shall have knowledge to cry, My father, and my mother, the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria shall be taken away before the king of Assyria.” (Isaiah 8:1-4) It appears that this baby boy would have knowledge to cry "my father, my mother", as Isaiah was told by God. Changing this ruins the story.

It is now time to examine the passages from Isaiah, chapter 8. They were copied and pasted into 2 Nephi, chapter 18, and even purposely changed. See for yourself as you read the words in bold. Focus on the phrase "not have knowledge to cry, my father, and my mother" regarding the baby. It is written, “Moreover, the word of the Lord said unto me: Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man’s pen, concerning Maher-shalal-hash-baz. And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah. And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived and bare a son. Then said the Lord to me: Call his name, Maher-shalal-hash-baz. For behold, the child shall not have knowledge to cry, My father, and my mother, before the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria shall be taken away before the king of Assyria.” (2 Nephi 18:1-4) And so the story changes, concerning the baby not having knowledge to cry. This changes everything. Who will the Mormons now believe, their Book of Mormon or the Book of Isaiah? It is impossible for both books to be correct. This is evidence of plagiarism in the Book of Mormon. It also makes Joseph Smith a liar and a false prophet. Amen.

Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people in Mormonism will repent of their false beliefs. They believe things that are contrary in Your sight and this is because of their family traditions. You have shown me, God, that if we are indoctrinated from birth to know something is true, it can take a lot for us to unlearn the lies. This was true for me, also, Lord. I was raised in the Mormon church and thought I had it all. A church where marriages are sealed for time and all eternity, and where families can be together in the afterlife. I believed that going to the temple brings about blessings in heaven. This felt good for many years until You began to speak the truth to my heart. Little by little, I began to read the Bible like a child. At this point, the things I was taught to believe in no longer made any sense. You helped me understand that there is no marriage in heaven. How the wicked will have their portion in the lake of fire come judgment day. I now understand that due to people's false beliefs, I may not see some family members again after this life. How I will not be married to my wife in heaven. But I will know her and my children if they are also saved. Thank You for opening my eyes to the truth. Knowing this propels me to tell others. I am so grateful. I love You, Jesus. Amen.

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