Contradictions between the Book of Mormon and the Holy Bible

Many people believe the Mormon Church is simply a “denomination” or group within Christianity. However, a close look at its key book, the Book of Mormon, reveals many concerning contradictions between its teachings and the Bible. The first concern to consider is its declaration that the Book of Mormon is “Another Testament of Jesus Christ.” A testament…

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LDS Leaders Still Believe There Will Be Polygamy in Heaven

By: Sandra Tanner; ©2012 Plural marriage was first introduced into Mormonism by Joseph Smith in the 1830’s. LDS Leaders Still Believe there will be Polygamy in Heaven Plural marriage was first introduced into Mormonism by Joseph Smith in the 1830’s (see Topical Index: Jospeh Smith: Polygamy). It is a common misconception to think of the practice of…

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Salvation in Zen Buddhism

Salvation and Works In order to attain enlightenment, Bodhidharma, the “founder” of Zen, purportedly sat before a wall for nine years without speaking to anyone![1] One can honestly wonder if he felt the effort was worth it? (Following his example, Soto Zenists face a wall or curtain during zazen.) Nevertheless, Zen both denies salvation (or enlightenment)…

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Buddhism and Jesus Christ

As a whole, Buddhism has little directly to say about Jesus Christ. It does acknowledge what most men do: that He was a great person. For the most part, however, His Gospel teachings are largely ignored and a more convenient Jesus is accepted: one who, along with the Buddha, smiles serenely. But on the other…

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Is Jesus Unique When Compared to Other Religious Leaders?

Is Jesus unique compared to other religious leaders? The average non-Christian, and even many Christians, have little understand­ing of how unique Jesus really is. Messianic prophecy is only a small part of Jesus’ uniqueness. In all the world and throughout all history, there has never been anyone like Him. There never can be. One only…

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