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How could He be Mormon AND Christian?

Updated on January 18, 2018
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Rodric has been a Mormon Christian since he was 15 years old. He has a lot to say about his religion.

Chosen of God From His Youth

Mormon, the son of Mormon, co-compiled with his son Moroni the anthropological work called The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Because people believed in the book with his name, detractors started calling them Mormons. For example, if someone liked my book, The Book of Rodric, unbelievers would call them Rodrics. Strange when put into perspective would you not agree reader?

Mormon was a Christian, a believer in Jesus Christ. He received personal revelation from God to help prepare for his calling as a prophet at the age of 15 years. Earlier in his life near the age 11 years old, he lived in a city in the northern parts of his nation where he met a prophet and historian by the name of Ammaron.

An immediate connection began between Ammaron and the young Mormon. Ammaron approached him with news of where he kept a chamber of records related to the history of their nation.

Because Mormon was a direct descendant of Nephi, either through maternity or paternity, who is the father of the Nephite nation, Ammaron wanted to leave access to the records [The gold plates destined to be translated into The Book of Mormon] seeing that he would soon be required to other duties with the changes that were fast occurring to their civilization.



Ammaron's history is not detailed in the portion of the record that was translated into English by Joseph Smith, Jr.

Ammaron, a man of God himself, was directed to tell an eleven-year-old where to go once he turned 24 years old to collect plates and record the history of the Nephites thereafter!

He would become the new historian for the Nephite influence in ancient America--a keeper of the spiritual, cultural and religious history of the now extinct group.

Mormon, a very talented youth, could not have seen the events that would unfold into the great legacy of faith in Christ that his words have inspired in millions of people at that young age. The fact that after so many years Mormon remembered the words of Ammaron is a credit to his abilities.


Mormon The Great Observer

In many ways, Mormon's life compares to Joseph Smith Junior who translated the Book of Mormon into 19th century English.

Like Mormon, Joseph was a junior. Like Mormon, Joseph received divine inspiration. Like Mormon, Joseph was instructed to locate a set of records.

Mormon's purpose was different in that he would be instructed to abridge the records of almost 1000 years of history.

He went to the hill Shim and analyzed all the records it housed, which were not written in his common tongue, and abridge a record for the purposes of converting people to Jesus Christ in modern times. That was a monumental undertaking!

Though Mormon was not called to be a prophet at age 11, the visit of Ammaron and the heavenly encounters prepared him for the mission he would soon face as a representative of Jesus Christ, for shortly after the visit of Ammaron, Mormon Senior moved his family to the city and land of Zarahemla.

Zarahemla was a bustling city comparable to Rome. Mormon described the place as covered with buildings and people. In Zarahemla, all the culture of Nephite civilization and others blended into a melting pot of religions and practices.

Center of Ancient Rome


An American Testament of Jesus Christ

The Book of Mormon is an ancient book of scripture which was translated by the power of God through a modern prophet in the English language for the benefit of humankind. There are several versions of this book, though the most widely used is, The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, which is translated into many languages.

This second title is published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Other groups publish versions of the book, but the focus of this article is on the life of the main author of the book, namely Mormon.

Mormon did not embellish the record with details of the multiplicity of cultures of his time but concentrated principally on the Nephite influence, which may have been very limited in its grasp during Mormon's days--at least according to the one-third portion of the record translated originally into English available to the world.

The Book of Mormon was organized by the Prophet Mormon who lived during the Fourth Century AD on one of the American continents. There is no definitive evidence of where he lived because his civilization was consumed amid great wars of a conglomeration that Mormon referred to as Lamanites in his record.

It is accepted by many believers in the authenticity of The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ that he lived in Central America or regions near because of popular folklore among members of the Latter-day Saint movements.

Mormon was a prophet of God; he was a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ with apostolic authority; he was a historian and a general over a national military.

Mormon Taught of Christ


Christian Theologian

Mormon attempted to teach his fellow countrymen according to his understanding of Christianity; yet, after his attempts, the people would become angry, as they do today and spout off some platitude.

God instructed Mormon to be silent for a season as the people were not rejecting him but rejecting God. The sad, sad tale of a young man, who watches the disintegration of society around him as he witnesses the influx of foreigners and the diversity of religions expand and overtake the Christianity established by Jesus Christ, who had visited the American continent a few centuries prior to Mormon's birth, would cause many to crumble psychologically. Is not Mormon's experience indicative of many people of multiple nations in modern times? Refugees and foreign nationals travel the world and enter nations, whose people respond with indignation. Mormon went through such political strife.

Mormon reveals that during the period when his father, Mormon Senior, moved the family to Zarahemla that a war commenced because of the parties referred to as Lamanites, Lemuelites and the lot.

Almost 100 years before that time, a group of people separated from the nation of unified children of Lehi and formed another nation donning the appellation of Lamanite. Mormon records that this group disaffected from The Church of Jesus Christ and purposely refused to teach their children the gospel of Christ out of spite. Now, of course, this is from Mormon's historical perspective, which I trust; but, it is interesting nonetheless.

Mormon implicitly reveals that for 100 years or so, this disaffected group taught generation after generation not to believe in the Christian principles held by the majority of the nation. Up to five generations could have happened in 100 years if adults were to have a family every 20 years--especially if the women were married at youngish ages as in other parts of the world. By the time Mormon was born, society was as affluent and degenerate as is world society today!

One group of unbelievers started the domino effect of change. Who knows why those people were displeased with the church? It could have been something small or large. Mormon conveys in his record that wickedness starts from the bitterness of soul. I, at least, infer from his writings as a whole his conveyance.

Mormon's Lamentations

It is evident from Mormon's writing that he lamented the lack of unity and the wickedness that plagued his generation. His inadvertent commentary throughout the anthropological library illustrates his nostalgia regarding the days of Nephi.

He expresses his longing through another leader and prophet named Nephi whose son, also named Nephi, eventually became a special witness or Apostle of the resurrected Christ.

Mormon included a prayer of Nephi, a descendant of the Nephi of the exodus from Jerusalem 900 years prior, who lamented because of the wickedness of his fellow citizens. This Nephi said:

Oh, that I could have had my days in the days when my father Nephi first came out of the land of Jerusalem, that I could have joyed with him in the promised land; then were his people easy to be entreated, firm to keep the commandments of God, and slow to be led to do iniquity; and they were quick to hearken unto the words of the Lord...! Helaman 7:7

Reading of the days of Nephi we can gather that this other Nephi was better off in his own time because Exodus Nephi's days were perilous indeed with his brothers misunderstanding the messages of God and seeking to destroy his life! Read about that saga in the books 1 Nephi and 2 Nephi. Mormon was aware of this, meaning that he read and abridged the Plates of Nephi into his work, that we call The Book of Mormon.

If this other Nephi had lived during 600 B.C. he would have felt disadvantaged, but so pitiful were Nephi's sorrows that he longed for things to be simpler--falsely glorifying days of the past like all humans tend to do.

Mormon included that in the record by no mistake after reviewing the histories of his ancestors--a moment he took to identify with a fellow prophet about his own experience, which, by comparison, was much worse than at any time in the hundreds of years of history of his people.

This is important because it shows the human weakness in the record. Why is that important? It is essential because it is not the historical accuracy of every aspect of the book alone that makes it a testimony of Christ, but that real people etched the markings who in truth recorded Christ's physical appearance to the people.

Another explanation of Nephi's lamentation, in comparison, could center around the fact that during the time of the Nephites of Exodus Nephi's day there existed no civil strife among them as in later times in history. Nephi could have meant that particular aspect of the days of Exodus Nephi that he longed to experience.

Mormon's account of Nephi Dramatized

Mormon Sees Seeds of Apostasy

Mormon recorded two great divisions of people: the Lamanites and the Nephites.

All smaller groups either supported or kowtowed to one of these major divisions. The significance of the division during the time of Mormon is that they, unlike at the time of Exodus Nephi and there about, are not ancestrally linked to a specific group.

In the record, Mormon provides commentary throughout the history he prepared--providing perspective about the socio-cultural shifts. Mormon's purpose was and is to persuade every person to believe that Jesus is the Christ. When he explained the divisions among the people, he wanted to emphasize that Christ was no longer commonly accepted among the people.

An august account in 3 Nephi 11 captures the witness of thousands of ancient Americans who testify that Jesus Christ visited them in the 34 year A.D. toward the end of the year to show Himself to them so that they could bear record of His glorious resurrection and world application.

The recording of their testimonies was paramount, for Mormon was shown in vision that people would disbelieve and dissuade others from his account as facetious. The climax of his work, Mormon's work, was the visit of the Savior.

When Christ visited the people, He stayed with them for three days only. He taught them the same sermon He preached in mortality in and at Jerusalem. He explained certain doctrines that caused contention among them such as the mode and manner of baptism. He taught them unity, which destroyed the tribal natures of the Nephite and Lamanite pride, similar to modern classism.

After Christ taught them personally, and for 200 years afterward, there were no national divisions reported. There were no Nephites or Lamanites, and all people held life in common together. Mormon implies that the races of the Book of Mormon did not matter following Christ's visit, but that genealogy still existed--being that Mormon writes he is a pure descendant of Lehi.

The unity that existed for 200 years ended in civil war among the people starting in the grand City of Zarahemla, capital to all in the region. Mormon wants us to understand that this was the destruction of society--the splintering of groups away from a unity of faith and nation.

Mormon recorded earlier in books 3 Nephi and 4 Nephi that 200 years after the personal appearance of Christ, people started to wear costly apparel and to establish classism again, which effectively ended the collective community of Christ that existed for those two centuries.

Mormon Catered to Modern Christians

Readers of the Book of Mormon get caught up in the stories it contains. Mormon included those stories to demonstrate the teachings of Christ.

It should be remembered Mormon abridged the record of Nephi almost a thousand years after it was written. He had plenty of opportunities to read over the vast histories of his nation to pick and piece stories together to meet God's purpose for the record.

It is plausible that Mormon drew from the vast library of records to help piece stories together that would not have been relatable at the time they were written to make the stories fit smoothly. Mormon, inspired as he was to do it, took liberties to finish out the stories philosophically--to give perspective for today's cultures.

An example is recorded when Nehor introduced priestcraft--the act of men preaching and setting themselves up for a light unto the world, that they may get gain and praise of the world--to the people in the Book of Alma.

When the record was recorded, scribes and historians did not logically put all the parts together of Nehor's institution of another set of beliefs and how his pride led to the killing of another man and his execution.

Mormon, or some other historian since the occurrence, implanted the logical conclusion using his 20/20 hindsight. The spirit helped, but historians write the histories within the context of their culture, knowing the readers as Mormon knew us through revelation. Mormon attempted and succeeded in capturing modern cultural context, as the record he wrote has changed the spiritual nature of millions of its readers.




To read My testimony click here.

Read the Book, and Discover its Truths for Yourself.

In the spirit of invitation as a Christian, I invite all to come unto Christ and partake of His goodness and mercy. I have in my hand two records that confirm that Christ is resurrected and taught the same gospel in multiple locations as a resurrected being. I invite all to believe and be strengthened and comforted that Jesus is not just from some local tribe in Israel, but God of the whole Earth. There are yet records out there that we have not discovered yet who also testify of Christ. Let us take the Bible and the Book of Mormon so that God will add to our collection of His divinity.

I admonish you, that if you read the book that Mormon put so much work in as a prophet and historian, do so with a heart open to revelation. Mormon indeed testifies that his ancestors knew of Christ hundreds of years prior to his birth and worshiped using the Law of Moses as a guide to Christ the way it was meant to be used.

© 2012 Rodric Johnson


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      Rodric Johnson 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Thanks Rodney. I know it has been ten months since your comment, but I appreciate you reading.

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      Rodric Johnson 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Thanks In The Doghouse. It is all my own research and study with the Book of Mormon. I appreciate you noticing it is based on my testimony and not a textbook.

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      In The Doghouse 4 years ago from California

      Great testimony of The Book of Mormon. I love that book!

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      Rodney Burns 5 years ago

      I love your work, continue in God speed to write, I found some of your writings yesterday not knowing it was you. It helped a lot. Thanks for all you do.

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      Elijah7 5 years ago from Israel - England - Hong Kong - Hawaii - Paradise

      One day you WILL discover the horrible Truth about the book of mormon - Pray it's not TOO late by then.

      You HAVE been brainwashed.

      the book of mormon is NOT from God - IT'S A FICTION STORY...

      End of Story...

      Genesis 5:1

      "THIS IS the book of the generations of Adam." In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;

      Genesis 6:9

      These are the generations of Noah:

      Genesis 10:1

      Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.

      Genesis 11:10

      These are the generations of Shem:

      Genesis 11:27

      Now these are the generations of Terah:

      Genesis 25:12

      Now these are the generations of Ishmael,

      Genesis 25:19

      And these are the generations of Isaac,

      Genesis 36:1

      Now these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom.

      Exodus 6:16

      And these are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations;


      They ALL Contributed to The Progressive Revelation of Holy Scripture...Until St.John The Divine - Revelation...

      No-one in the book of mormon EVER EXISTED !!!!

      † "So Saith The Lord".... †

      THERE'S NOTHING ELSE TO ADD - Until The Second Coming - Amen †

      Carry on living the delusion - DONE MY JOB - Bye bye....

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      Onusonus 5 years ago from washington

      Very good article. The work of the Lord moves forward through his honorable servants the prophets, and the body of the church.

      Keep up the good work!

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      Robertr04 5 years ago from Detroit,Mi.

      OK, now try and, WBNS.US the last 2 are the same guy. It would behoove you to sign up for his newsletters. Get back with me.

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      Elijah7 5 years ago from Israel - England - Hong Kong - Hawaii - Paradise

      Hi your honesty in writing - very refreshing. The entire Subject rest in four words : the book of mormon.

      Earlier you said that The Holy Bible is NOT inerrant and we need something else. This "something else" from your side is the book of mormon.

      The Most Holy Bible : First Entry Refers to a Time BEFORE Time.

      The Second Entry starts up 4000 BC

      The Last Entry Concludes some 4100 years later around AD 98, The End of The Great Age - †

      book of mormon : published AD 1830

      There is ONLY One God - One LORD - One JESUS - One Holy Ghost - Amen †

      There is ONLY one fallen archangel AKA The Old Serpent, The Devil, The Dragon, (old name Lucifer) current title satan.

      There are hundreds of "relgions" : big ones like hinduism, buddhism, islam, bahaism et al.

      ONLY The Most Holy Bible FULLY Explains The Creation; The REASON mankind is on this planet; the REAL reason for ALL the war, carnage, disease, hate and suffering mankind goes though : SIN.

      ONLY The Most Holy Bible PROVIDES (In Writing) THE SOLUTION to SIN, for those who WILL Believe - Amen †

      The Ancient Origin of Holy Scripture In Hebrew (NOW in most ALL global tongues today AD 2012) Reveals HOW the the Curse of SIN came into existence; AND the First Reference to HEAVEN and God and The Old Serpent (satan) is LIKEWISE First Revealed in THIS Holy Collection of Writings - "Temporal Progressive Revelation".

      Is God, The Creator of ALL, so without Power that He cannot PRESERVE His Perfect Word ???

      The theory behind the book of mormon (as you also say) STATES EXACTLY THIS - therefore we all need a "new revelation of God" because the ORIGINAL is "NOT UP TO SCRATCH".

      Enter The Old Serpent and its fallen cohorts the devils.

      They were ONCE In Heaven. They REBELLED and were BOOTED OUT DOWN HERE...WHY O WHY ????

      ANSWER : Their EVIL leader wanted to BE GOD and to BE WORSHIPPED.

      Belief and faith is INVISIBLE. God is INVISIBLE. satan and the devils are INVISIBLE.

      Our minds are INVISIBLE. Thoughts TRAVEL. Ideas come from thoughts and CAN Create Awesome 3D Constructs AND ALSO, rape, war, pillage and the entire litany of known EVIL - all SIN.

      Such "notions" ALSO create RELIGIONS.

      So, "religiously speaking" SOMEONE IS VERY WRONG, because the big and small religions CANNOT AGREE fully.

      ONLY The Lord JESUS Christ Died, Resurrected AND Ascended - AS PROPHESIED over the 4000 years BEFORE His Holy Virgin Birth.

      THIS my friend Rod is THE FINAL EPIPHANY †

      WERE all the other "religions" to ACCEPT THIS IMMUTABLE FACT, the whole planet would change - (of course we had better add evolution theory into the Dark Pot - this is THE NEWEST BIG RELIGION today - you need a warped faith to believe it).

      So, as with everything True & False, it comes down to WHITE and BLACK, Good and Evil, God versus The Devils, JESUS Defeating The Curse of SIN - Amen †

      CONCLUSION : The devils ARE STILL GETTING THE WORSHIP they desired in Heaven but were FORBIDDEN to receive.

      They get this worship through ALL FALSE RELIGIONS.

      This is what "keeps them going" THROUGH deceived PEOPLE.

      There is NO TRICK nor telepathic deceit they will NOT engage in to lead people OFF The TRUE PATH To Eternal Life Through JESUS.

      This is WHY The Devil IS Known as The Old Serpent : subtle, sneaky, tricky, very clever; likes to hide and then POUNCE and bite with impunity - WITH THE CURSED VENOM OF SIN.

      EVERYTHING EVER NEEDED TO Understand ALL of the above Rests WITHIN The Pages Of The Most Holy Bible - THIS IS THE BOOK OF GOD HIMSELF - † Amen & Amen †

      ALL OTHER RELIGIOUS BOOKS create new religions and THIS IS HOW The Devil DOES IT !!!! - (getting that craved after worship).

      So, we can TEST all the other religions BECAUSE each one comes with A BOOK !!!

      And they ALL try to do the same thing - GET YOUR ALLEGIANCE, either by "pretending to be biblical in character" OR by falsely stating that ALL PATHS lead to The Same God and The Same Heaven.


      Why ? Why O Why? - AS ALWAYS, The Answer IS In The Most Holy Bible - VERY SIMPLE...

      JUDGMENT DAY !!!!!!!

      At Judgment Day, The Devil - AND ALL that resisted, rejected and otherwise DISOBEYED The God - being ALL false prophets, false christs and EVERYONE that Heard the Full Gospel of JESUS and REJECTED The Gospel, following some other false religion, JOIN THE DEVILS and their "friends" IN THE LAKE OF FIRE.

      The Old Serpent WANTS "company" down In The Fire.

      JESUS Provides The Escape Route - THE SALVATION PLAN, Because He KNOWS The Total Plan Of His Holy Father - †

      JESUS Is The Redeemer BECAUSE He Knows The End From The Beginning - †

      We BURN our garbage down here on earth. God BURNS His Garbage After Judgment Day.

      FINALLY (and The Great Proof Of God) CENTRES In PROPHECY. The Most Holy Bible is a Vast Book of PROPHECY. Studying these Prophecies TODAY, unlocks past histories PRECISELY and Reveals WHO The True God Really IS - †

      ONLY The Most Holy Bible is Woven with Fulfilled Prophecies - MUTLTITUDES In fact. These we can Study and Affirm TODAY - †

      Where are The Prophecies in the book of mormon to PROVE this book is REALLY from God ?

      Where are the independent confirmations that ANY of the people named in the book of mormon ACTUALLY really lived?

      Truth is Rod (and you go do the research and check) the book of mormon is a man-made fiction story BASED on The Holy Bible, BUT not from God Himself.

      THIS - "we" - The True Church - ALREADY Know, and God Knoweth - AMEN †

      THEREFORE, what "spirit" is behind this book of mormon ????

      ANSWER :

      † Isaiah 14 : 12 - 15 †

      "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit."

      † Genesis 3 : 1 †

      "Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?"

      † Genesis 3 : 4 †


      † John 8 : 44 †

      "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it."

      † Galatians 1 : 6 - 9 †

      "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed."

      † Revelation 20 : 10 †

      "And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever."

      † Revelation 20 : 15 †

      "And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."


      This One Way IS NOT through the book of mormon - PERIOD !!!

      This Revelation (for you personally) IS Given In True Love For The REAL Truth, as He Hath Said and AS He Hath WRITTEN, In The Holy Name Of The REAL Lord JESUS Christ Almighty, In Heaven NOW - Amen & Amen †††

      Meditate on ALL of this PLEASE, and enjoy some more Worship Music here - Selah...

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      Rodric Johnson 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Robert, I went to the site and it is interesting.

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      Robertr04 5 years ago from Detroit,Mi. Try this.

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      Rodric Johnson 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Hi, Robert and thanks for commenting. I do not know what your statement means though


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      Robertr04 5 years ago from Detroit,Mi.

      Hi again Rodric29. Try the web Yahuah is Life.

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      Elijah7 5 years ago from Israel - England - Hong Kong - Hawaii - Paradise

      Hey Rod, Thanks for NOT deleting the Comment. God IS Pleased and so am i.

      ANSWER : 1) The Real Truth just written above IS From Direct Heavenly Revelation From The Only Lord GOD - Amen †

      2). Also backed up by some 27 years of research AND personal experience on two continents.

      3). Given to you PERSONALLY, out of Pure Christian Love, SO you go to Paradise One Fine day and NOT Perdition.

      4). The mormon "Jesus" is ANOTHER Christ and another JESUS, an imposter, that Holy Scripture WARNS about...

      False signs & wonders, like that "burning in the breast" phenomena - DON'T imagine for one moment that satan CANNOT cook that stuff up - "IT" wants worship. IT wants to lead sheep ASTRAY...

      5). Of course i DON'T worship a BOOK - i LOVE The Only Word Of God - and This WORD Is The Living JESUS - and He Is The Speaking Word In Holy Scripture - NOT in the book of mormon - Amen †

      Anyhow, you have THE TRUTH, Via "Thus saith The Lord"...above..

      It's always YOUR final choice....CHOOSE WISELY AND NOTE :

      † 2 Corinthians 11 : 3 - 4 †

      3 "But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ."

      4 "For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him."

      In a nutshell Rod : 2 Cor 11 : 4 IS referring to people like joseph smith...and many others of course.

      This is EXACTLY what mormons DO - they preach "another" Jesus and a FALSE gospel.

      You can find out the hard way or the Easy Way - HEEDING these Comments for YOU, is The Easy WAY - AMEN †

      Look Rod - Take some time out from arguing back and forth, and Watch For God To CONFIRM His Word with Sign's Following : AMEN...

      Relax, chill out and Listen to this † :

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      Elijah7 5 years ago from Israel - England - Hong Kong - Hawaii - Paradise

      Hi again Rod - RE : "My question to you Elijah is where do you stand? Do you already know the truth as revealed from God and you are sharing it, or are you sharing what you have been led to believe?"

      Sure you won't like this reply Rod, but i LOVE you and EVERYONE equally....But JESUS and His Holy Word MORE THAN ALL (Hoping you too Receive This IN The Holy Spirit INTENDED - Amen †) :

      1). The Holy BIble Is THE Inerrant Word Of The LIVING God - Christ IS The Word - "In The BEGINNING Was The Word" and THIS HOLY Word IS In Writing - REAL SCRIPTURE - Amen †

      2). ALL Glory To God ONLY : i HAVE been Receiving DIRECT and Supernatural (Confirmed) Revelations FROM The Living God Since August AD 1974 - Amen †

      3). In TRUE Love, here's what HE hath Revealed about the book of mormon :

      A). NONE of the people quoted therein ACTUALLY EVER REALLY LIVED - you know - REAL people, that lived REAL lives. The names therein were ALL made up by a fiction writer and jospeh smith got hold of the manuscript in the early part of the 19th century.

      B). It was a failed (well intentioned) exercise in "evangelism" in the mid-West USA that went HORRIBLY WRONG. Why? Because, for the non-believer, the book of mormon is a fairy story, and therefore (THEY wrongly think) that The Most Holy Bible IS ALSO written in the same manner - (a fairy story).

      C). Reading the book of mormon, as you yourself have testified to above Rod, creates the "delusion" that The Most Holy Bible is "errant" man-made and NOT Divine - THIS IS THE BIG LIE. muhammad did the same thing at the end of the 6th Century AD. NEVER TRUST A MAN COMING OUT OF A CAVE WITH A NEW RELIGION who says "an angel" gave it to him...(POST † BOOK OF REVELATION AD 98 † - That is to say).

      D). Aside from Direct Revelation, attested to above By God Through "yours truly", the Hard Evidence ALSO VERIFIES this Revelation as Gospel Truth :

      (i) No PRE-EXISTING Church in the Americas BEFORE the Euro-Christian colonialists arrived.

      (ii) No word of mouth, generational hand-down evidence of ANY of the book of mormon characters EVER living in the Americas; AND,

      Most Exceptionally, NOTHING on The Resurrected, Ascended and THEN DESCENDED Lord JESUS Christ Almighty HIMSELF, ever being SEEN nor Heard of in the Americas EVER to this very hour. [The Second Coming HAS NOT Happened - YET !!!)

      (iii) The spooky character of joseph smith "reading" the "golden printing plates" with a "psychic eye glass" - BUT no-one else being allowed to see the "invisible golden plates" - THE BOX WAS ACTUALLY EMPTY - There was NOTHING IN THERE !!!

      (iv) Gold is HEAVIER than lead. Running two miles with some 290 lbs of (lead/GOLD) under your arm has NEVER been duplicated; many well meaning souls HAVE TRIED to do THIS and FAILED.

      (v) Holy men of God, (as the early mormons SHOULD have been) IF the story IS ACTUALLY TRUE, would NOT have engaged in New Testament FORBIDDEN polygamy.

      (vi) Verfied Testimony that the book of mormon manuscript was ACTUALLY written in New York by someone else with an over-active imagination, BASING the writing on Parts of The Most Holy Bible, that ALSO miserably FAILS to withstand scholarly scrutiny. This with regard to statements made about Bible Heroes and Doctrine as correlated to BC dates - THEY SIMPLY DON'T HOLD ANY WATER.

      [The original author was most likely murdered (made to disappear") LATER when he tried to EXPOSE the scam]

      smith got his hands on this manuscript and THEN (in league with family members) COOKED UP the whole scheme...[LIED basically] and did some magic tricks with people and gained a following of gullible, 19th century lost sheep, who couldn't Get Saved BY THE TIME HONOURED and TRULY TESTED Way, Preceding their own existence, Through The REAL Church Of The Lord JESUS Christ !!!

      Rod, there's a mountain of PROOF if you want it. Like the doctrine of the distant planet where spirit babies are manufactured and stuff like that, and mormons becoming "gods" one fine day or WHATEVER - (it's all nonsense)

      In The Book of ALL books Rod - THIS IS HERESY of the First Order.

      ALSO, living Testimonies of ex-mormons that had been brainwashed by the cult teachings and FORBIDDEN to leave. Many others of these Lost souls were MURDERED by senior cult leaders - THEY BASICALLY DISAPPEARED and were NEVER heard from again..

      Now this GETS VERY SERIOUS (like moslems) you know the "M" word - mormon - moslem same / same (almost) except islam beats mormonism by some 1,250 years of very evil history.

      4). BOTTOM LINE Rod man : there is NO SALVATION in mormonism.

      Shocking ? YES !! - TRUE ? - ABSOLUTELY True !!!

      5). FINALLY, i don't suppose for a MOMENT, you will ALLOW this Comment to be read by others, so it's PERSONAL Between you, me and The Living Lord GOD, and HEREWITH Is What He Has TO SAY, Directly to YOU "brother" - Glory To God ONLY :-

      "Thus Saith The Holy Spirit, Even I, The Creator of ALL Life and The Universe, Saith The King of Heaven and earth, directly :

      Behold, I AM and There is NO OTHER Word But Mine Saith JESUS.

      I did NOT Visit South America before I Ascended.

      I did NOT Call joseph smith, saith The Lord, he is another false prophet I Warned About BEFORE My Crucifixion, Saith The Lord.

      Behold Again, Saith The Living Word; my son and servant hath told the Truth herein, and this for thine own benefit, saith God.

      LEAVE this Wicked cult, Saith JEHOVAH, it is NOT from ME, Saith The Author of True Salvation : L E A V E and LEAVE FAST.......

      I Will Lead you to The True Church, Saith JESUS, that you May Be Saved From My Wrath To Come.

      When you arrive, Saith The Holy Ghost Himself, Be Baptized and burn all your mormon materials and above ALL, Saith The Lion Of The Tribe of Judah, - R E P E N T and R E P E N T Again.

      I LOVE you and Have Watched you, and NOW Tell you DIRECTLY, saith The Holy Lamb of God : AFTER you have Joined My True Church, THEN, Saith The Lord, Then do as my son and servant has done, AFTER I Have Trained you In My Perfect Truth, FROM My Perfect Word, that Indeed you DO Have, Saith The Author of All Holy Scripture : WARN thy brethren around you WHEN I TELL you and After I have Taught you and Led you Saith The Holy Spirit, for THEN I WILL Be With you ALWAYS.

      Right Now, Saith God Himself, I AM Not with you, UNTIL you have Truly Repented and Been Truly Baptized OUT of this LIE and Into My Holy Truth, for THEN My Real Holy Fire WILL BE yours, Saith The Holy Ghost.

      Rebuke satan that hath done this foul deed by its dark LIES, Saith The Crowned King Of Heaven, and my son and servant IS Praying for thy soul and I AM Hearkening thereto.

      So Saith The Father JEHOVAH, With The Holy Son JESUS, By The Immaculate Holy Ghost Himself, Even The Great AMEN."

      Alleluia, Hallelujah and Selah † .....

      † Matthew 24 : 11 †

      "And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many."

      † Mark 13 : 22 †

      "For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect."

      Maranatha † Rod - you SHOULD, just about NOW, be Trembling whether to "approve" or "deny" this Last Post to you personally, AND for ALL others who read - should you deign to click "APPROVE".

      In Closing, PLEASE Rod, take a little time out and Listen to The Holy Cadence and Crescendos of the Words in this New Song below, as you Pray and Meditate, and READ TWICE this Lost Post again please (unless you click "APPROVE" it's the Last Post)...

      You might just NEED this Refreshing Song to HELP you - Amen †††

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      Robertr04 5 years ago from Detroit,Mi.

      Rodric29, how are you? Go to Yahuah is Life on the net.

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      Rodric Johnson 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Way to go Jo! And it is an official link to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I reference official links in the article inconspicuously I see by adding links to certain words. A more direct link is always easier. I generally direct to, my favorite site. I am less fund of, but I will promote it because it is the best information source for official church teachings.

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      Jo 5 years ago

      Thanks for this post. It's a great one. I've read the Book of Mormon too. Another webpage I found that does a great job of introducing and explaining the Book of Mormon is this one:

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      Elijah7 5 years ago from Israel - England - Hong Kong - Hawaii - Paradise

      Hi Rod - NO to the your first answer. i READ the whole hub..

      Think you misunderstand the questions :-

      All i am asking is asked BECAUSE it was NOT until AD 1830 that the book of mormon was FIRST published.

      The mormons then embraced POLYGAMY. Why is this?

      JESUS and The Gospels and The Epistles FORBID polygamy.

      Also, since History has GOT VERY ACCURATE, how come there was NO CHURCH in the Americas UNTIL The Portuguese, The Spanish, The Dutch, The French and The British Christians arrived?

      SURELY, Any Church Founded By JESUS would thrive and flourish.

      IF JESUS Touched Down in the Americas during His Forty Days AFTER His Crucifixion and BEFORE His Mount of Olives' Ascension, (AD 33.5) don't you think the "American witnesses" in AD 34 would have Asked about The Holes In His Hands, Feet and Left Side ?

      Would He NOT have explained How THAT HAPPENED, and thereby a New Church would have THRIVED In The Americas?

      No records ANYWHERE of Any Church in The Americas until the days of The Portuguese and The Spanish, and those catholic...

      Surely the ancient Americans would have Received THIS Commandment below. The Disciples DID, just BEFORE The Lord Ascended - and WE DO TOO - Now - Today - Amen † :

      † Mark 16 : 15 - 16 †

      "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned."

      Rod, PLEASE listen up below and then DO give your answers - thanks mate :

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      Elijah7 5 years ago from Israel - England - Hong Kong - Hawaii - Paradise

      RE : "The Book of Mormon is Another Testimony of Jesus Christ"

      RE : "The Book of Mormon was organized by the Prophet Mormon who lived during the Fourth Century AD on the American continent."

      MY FIRST QUESTION PREAMBLE : "The New Testament EXPLICITLY Commands Bishops and Deacons to Marry only ONE Wife...(A Bishop is the Highest Church Office and a deacon is one of the lowest Church Offices) - Both JESUS and Paul were CELIBATE."

      FIRST QUESTION : Can you explain for me how 4 centuries later (according to this hub) a man named mormon founded a "new religion" that was UNHEARD OF in the Americas UNTIL 15 centuries later, when THEN, (the followers of this new religion having MULTIPLE WIVES), this was ALL OKAY with JESUS ???

      Does JESUS Contradict Himself?

      SECOND QUESTION PREAMBLE : "The Church JESUS Founded Ad 30 - AD 33.5, NOW, Today, has some 2.7 Billion people involved from the WEAKEST In faith, to The VERY Strongest In FAITH, across multiple denominations GLOBALLY"

      SECOND QUESTION : How come the "other church" allegedly founded by JESUS in South America (or North America) in AD 34, (or mormon in AD 400), left NOT A SINGLE TRACE ANYWHERE, when The Vikings, The Portuguese, The Spanish, The Dutch, The French and The British scoured these lands ???

      Whatever happened to this "other church" ???

      † Matthew 16 : 18 †

      "And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."

      Rod - The Words of THIS SONG BELOW, should have left a Record, Passed On Down through those American generations : AD 34 - AD 1850 :-

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      Niceman 5 years ago

      This is very interesting being that I happen to believe in the book of mormon. I never thought of the people in the book as real people like that though. It changes things.

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      eric-carter 5 years ago from Fulham, UK

      Thank you for the interesting read!