welcome all potential and present Mormons from The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter Day Saints (LDS). Here we will explore doctrinal teachings and
statements as taught by the LDS organization. The Mormon Church emphatically believes that true Christian teachings were
lost from the face of the earth until “restored” in 1830 by Joseph Smith the first Mormon “prophet.” He and the Mormon Church to this
day declares all Christian churches to be apostate, abominable, and the
“Whore of Babylon.” In this article we will provide you with information
that will give you a better understanding on what the LDS is built on (its
foundation). It will equip you somewhat with knowledge that even the
organization’s “missionaries” do not fully know or understand.
We welcome any Mormon to contact us to dispute any of the
facts that are stated in this document. It is our pledge at TTGM to recant
any fact that is proven to be untrue in a heartbeat.
Special note on our approach
going forward [Deuteronomy 18:22] :
We at TTGM try not to get tied up too much in the different
doctrinal viewpoints. We go straight to the foundation of the organization.
If the foundation of any organization is strong, it will stand. On the other
hand, if the foundation is built on lies, it will not stand on the day of
The primary doctrinal teachings of
the LDS came from one man by the name of Joseph Smith (a self-proclaimed
prophet of God). Ultimately, the question is, was Joseph Smith a true
prophet? We have done the research and found this claim to be wanting. May
your decision to join or not to join (or even leave) the LDS be an informed
one, as your salvation is too precious to give away to deception – [Matthew
24:5]. In the following paragraphs we will test the prophet, Mr Smith. If
the prophet’s words were built on falsehoods, then the entire LDS collapses
in the sight of God and man; how can a house stand without a firm
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How it all got started:
Joseph Smith's and the golden plates:
Joseph Smith, Jr.,
in 1820, claimed a heavenly vision which, he said, singled him out as the
Lord's anointed prophet for this dispensation, though it was not until
1823, with the appearance of the angel Moroni at
the quaking at Smith's bedside, that "prophet" Smith began
his relationship to the fabulous "golden plates," or what was to
become the Book of Mormon. -see Pearl of Great Price (Joseph Smith
from TKC, Dr. Walter Martin.
Quotations/Statements and facts from "a
1. An earlier edition of Pearl of Great Price
(Joseph Smith -History 1:29-54) identifies the angel Moroni
as the messenger that came and delivered the Mormon "truth". However
in a latter edition of the Pearl of Great Price an angel by the name of
Nephi was the heavenly messenger (an entirely different character found in
the Book of Mormon).
Fact: If the book of Mormon was divinely inspired,
why at one point in time there is a named character (Maroni) delivering the
message and then in a later edition we have someone by a different name
(Nephi). Was the angel confused or was it Mr Smith?
The Christian Bible has no such irregularity.
2. To date none of the golden plates (used to translate the
"Book of Mormon") have ever been seen by anyone other than Joseph
Smith and three other witnesses (including an Oliver Cowdery).
Oliver Cowdery was "prophet" Smith's
first scribe to the plates, however, when questioned; Oliver Cowdery later admitted that he never actually saw the
Fact: The Mormons claim that in the days of the
golden books, people use to write on thin gold paper to preserve the
written word. We challenge any Mormon to check history to see if there was
ever at any time the use of gold plates/papers used to write
"sacred" words (or likeness). There were question marks raised
over time from the witnesses that claimed to have seen the golden plates. Read this resource website and follow up with
your own research. You will find consistent discrepancies with these
3. Joseph Smith said that he copied the characters off the
plates by the means of the Urim and Thummim. In the book "Pearl of Great Price"( Joseph Smith -History 1:62-64, 1982 edition), Smith
made the claim that a Mr. Martin Harris took the characters which were
drawn off of the plates and took them to a noted Professor by the name of
Charles Anthon. He went on to state that the professor noted that they were
true characters referred to as Egyptian, Chaldaic, Assyriac
and Arabic (Section 2, verses 62, 63, 64).
Fact: If prophet Smith declares that the characters
were confirmed by Professor Anthon to be Egyptian, Chaldaic, Assyriac and Arabic; why then does the book of Mormon
declare that the characters were "reformed Egyptian," the
language of the Nephites? Also, the language of the Book of Mormon was
known to "none other people", how then could it be conceivably
possible for the Professor Anthon to have testified as to the accuracy of
Smith's translation? To date no one has ever been able to find even the
slightest trace of the language known as "Reformed Egyptian "
4. "Prophet Joseph Smith" went on record (Pearl of
Great Price -Joseph Smith -History 1:62-64, 1982 edition) and said that
his translation of the golden plates were confirmed by a noted Professor
called Charles Anthon (Columbia University), a response was made by the
said professor on hearing of his name being mentioned in connection with
the professor Charles Anthon heard of this statement through a Mr. E. D.
Howe, he wrote a letter to Mr. Howe to dispute the accusation by
"prophet" Smith. – TTGM has the Letter Dated Feb 17, 1834. Mr.
Anthon emphatically proclaimed that he never validated the "reformed
Egyptian hieroglyphics" for Mr Smith. Why would this "prophet"
have to fake the validation of the translated "reformed Egyptian"
or was it plain "known" Egyptian,
or was it Chaldaic or was it Assyriac and or was
it Arabic? As we investigated these claims on the golden plates it seems to
TTGM that Mr Smith was the only “true” witness to these golden plates; we
further believe that Mr Smith had a very exaggerated imagination.
of Mormon reference to cities and people unknown:
Book of Mormon purports to portray the rise and development of two great
civilizations. As to how great theses civilizations were; well lets see some excerpts from
the book itself.
"The whole face of the land (Americas) had become covered with
buildings, and the people were as numerous almost, as it was the sand of
the sea" (see Mormon 1:7).
"...fine workmanship of wood, in buildings, and in machinery, and also
in iron and copper, and brass and steel, making [sic] all manner of
tools..." (see Jarom
1:8 and 2 Nephi 5:15).
(see Ether 9:17-19)
(Heleman 3:8) (Heleman 3:14
see also 2 Nephi 5:15, 16 and Alma 16:13)
Fact: If the book of Mormon
was correct in its historical perspective about these cities and people,
logically there should still be large pools of evidence still around to
support the book's claims as is in the case of Europe, Asia, Africa and the
isles. See comments on Archeological
The Contradictions and Errors in the Book of Mormon:
BIRTH place of Jesus (The King) -In Bethlehem according to BIBLE
Micah 5:2 -Old
you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are
small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be
ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times."
St. Luke 2:4 -New
Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem
the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David.
5. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to
him and was expecting a child. 6. While they were there, the time came for
the baby to be born. 7. And she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She
wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room
for them in the inn.
The Birth place of Jesus was in "Jerusalem"
according to The Book of Mormon
behold he shall be born of Mary, at Jerusalem which is the land of
our forefathers, she being a virgin, a precious and chosen vessel, who
shall be overshadowed and conceive by the power of the Holy Ghost, and
bring forth a son, yea, even the Son of God.
comment needed, the deduction is obvious.
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Jesus said, "I am the way,
the truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but
Will you base your eternal salvation on false
prophecies, deceit and contradiction, a foundation that is not true?
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