Book Of Mormon Plagiarism

Author: Paul Gee

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“Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-8) – About A.D. 55.

• The Book Of Mormon = Plagiarism •
“Charity suffereth long, and is kind, and envieth not, and is not puffed up, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, and rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in the truth, beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, if ye have not charity, ye are nothing, for charity never faileth. Wherefore, cleave unto charity, which is the greatest of all, for all things must fail.” (Moroni 7:45,46) – About A.D. 401–421.

Verses from the King James Version of 1 Corinthians, chapter 13, were copied and pasted into the Book of Mormon. These verses can be found in Moroni, chapter 7. Details of what took place can be found below…

Many Christians turn to 1 Corinthians, chapter 13, for the wealth and knowledge about charity. These verses from Paul have been a blessing to Christ’s church for centuries. However, Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, believed he could cleverly replicate and incorporate these verses into his Book of Mormon. You will see this for yourself as we look into this together. Paul wrote, “Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-8) As Christians, we need the Holy Spirit, in order to have charity in our lives. This showcases our true faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, which is unto salvation.

The problem here is that these same verses appear in the Book of Mormon, by a person named "Moroni" around 401 to 421 A.D. It was Joseph Smith that made up this name, while adding into the text Paul's writings. It reads, “charity suffereth long, and is kind, and envieth not, and is not puffed up, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, and rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in the truth, beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, if ye have not charity, ye are nothing, for charity never faileth. Wherefore, cleave unto charity, which is the greatest of all, for all things must fail.” (Moroni 7:45,46) Seeing Paul's writings in the Book of Mormon is a big problem that needs to be addressed. Moroni would not have access to the New Testament, which makes this a forgery. This is a significant issue that should lead Mormons to question the truth of their book, as it can easily be proven false.

The apostle Paul lived around the timeframe of Jesus, having died around 64AD. His writings were directed towards the church of Christ, and were composed after Jesus had resurrected. He lived in and traveled around the cities of Israel. Whereas, a man supposedly living in America, named Moroni, lived many years after. However, this is not anywhere close to Israel, being overseas. So would Moroni know about Paul and his writings? No. What we see is a copycat of his writings in the Book of Mormon. Joseph Smith’s added his words as a filler to his book, and is called plagiarism. Although charity is spoken of in Moroni, it still came from Paul, which brings up many issues. #1 Moroni did not know Paul. #2 They lived on two different continents. #3 They lived in different timeframes. #4 What is written is a copy of the verses from Paul. Even if Mormons claim that God spoke the same things to Moroni, it would be written in the voice of a different man. No person speaks the same way. And now we have proof of a forgery in the Book of Mormon. Amen.

Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will repent of their sins and get right with You. Not only this, but it brings things to people’s remembrance regarding their sins. If what people are doing is severe in Your eyes, make it known. Our conscience can only do so much, but when You are involved God, anything is possible. I have even seen LDS members come out of their cult because of them being convicted of their false beliefs. You have made this known to me. I am so grateful that I left the Mormon church in 2012. I would have never known You if I had stayed behind in my comfortable religious lifestyle. Lord, it's sad that I know people who stay in a false religion just to avoid risking their marriage. They feel it is better to keep their beliefs, then to end their marriage with a divorce. But it is better to take risks when You are leading us in all truth. Some people may laugh and scoff at us for resigning from the Mormon church to follow You, Jesus. Families have been divided for leaving their traditions, while turning to You. Praise God. I love You, Lord. Amen.

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