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Critics present two or more scriptures from LDS scripture, and insist that the scriptures contradict each other.
The links below examine the supposed contradictions, presents the scriptures cited in context, and demonstrate that claims of contradiction rest on:
- a misinterpretation of LDS scripture
- comparing two verses which are speaking about different things
- reading Protestant meanings into scriptural terminology
- Contradictions in LDS scripture table—
Many conservative Protestant critics have reproduced a table which purports to show how LDS scripture contradicts itself. (Link)
- Multiple versus single creators—
Critics claim that LDS scripture is contradictory, since the Book of Mormon and Moses describe "God" as creating, while the Book of Abraham describes "Gods." The scriptures affirm that there is "One God" consisting of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. A great debate in Christian history has been the nature of this oneness. (Link)
- Remission of sins before or after baptism—
Critics claim that LDS scriptures such as DC 20:37 (first case) and 2 Nephi 31:17, 3 Nephi 12:2, and Moroni 8:11 (second case) are contradictory about the order in which one receives baptism and a remission of sins. Some critics claim further that "Mormon theologians" have ignored this issue. However, these scriptures are not contradictory, for at least three reasons—any one of which is sufficient to disprove the critics' claim. In this article, we will first list the scriptural texts, and then discuss each of the three reasons for which they are not properly seen as contradictory. (Link)
Holy Bible scriptures
Book of Mormon scriptures
Doctrine and Covenants scriptures
Pearl of Great Price scriptures
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