Mormonism and the Bible/Old Testament practices
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Mormonism and the Bible: Old Testament practices
- Animal sacrifice—
Critics claim that Joseph Smith favored "Old Testament practices" including "teaching animal sacrifice." (Link)
- Cursing of enemies—
Critics charge that Joseph Smith focused on Old Testament ideas and concepts, such as the "cursing of enemies." Critics appeal to New Testament prohibitions of cursing enemies (e.g., Rom. 12:14, and then argue that restoration scriptures or remarks by Church leaders are inconsistent with the Christian command to "bless, not curse." (Link)