Thursday, November 6, 2008

Jesus quotes...

I found a very good question over on Mormon Coffee that no one seems to be interested in answering.

On November 3rd, I wrote:

Rick B has asked a very insightful question that (unless I missed it) no one has even attempted to answer.

Rick B asks, If Jesus quotes from the OT and speaks of kings and prophets that span 1,000 of years and different countries, even going so far as to go back before the flood, why does Jesus or the apostles NEVER mention BoM prophets, places, people, stories, or anything for that matter?

You would at least think that all of these people heading off for America would at least be MENTIONED in one of the OT stories, or alluded to by somebody.

So, what about this?

I agree with asking this question. If Jesus quotes prophets from the Old Testament, why didn't He quote prophets mentioned in the Book of Mormon? That seems to be a simple straight-forward question that deserves a real answer.


  1. Rick B is the biggest weenie on the internet, and should never be taken seriously. He is not looking for truth like he claims, but rather, he is simply trying to tarnish the Mormon religion. However, I, being a Mormon, will try to answer your question the best I can. Jesus does mention some Old Testament prophets, I know he mentions Jonna and he reads from Isaiah. Jesus does not rattle off a list of prophets going back to before the flood like Rick B claims he does. The prophets Jesus does mention were all well known prophets found in the Jewish scripture and well known to the Jews he was speaking to. Why would he talk about Alma to Jews in Jerusalem who had never even heard of Alma or the New World?

  2. Wes,

    Consider this your only warning. There will be NO NAME CALLING on my blog. Period.

    Now, to the answer you provided.

    I don't buy your answer. Your religion claims the Nephites came to America in or about 589 BC at the urging of God. The last four books of the Old Testament were written at that time or later, yet there are references to them in the New Testament.

    Nowhere in the copies from the original texts of the New Testament is this event recorded. All words from God at the same time period are recorded, but it is silent about the Nephites. No mention of this great migration. No mention of intentions. No mention of God's command.

    The question you need to ask yourself is, "Why would Jesus or His disciples NOT mention this HUGE event in the history of the Jews?"

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  5. Wes,

    You were warned.

    Your lack of maturity, both physical and spiritual, are the cause to implement comment moderation on this blog.

    At least you accomplished something. I pray that God will touch your heart to heal you from this bitterness.

    Please do not comment again on this blog unless you have something constructive to add. Acting like a 5th grader is not constructive.

  6. Excellent questions! I hope that plants a seed with the LDS folks.

  7. 4simspsons,

    Sorry to delay in getting your comment published. Thanks so much for visiting and for the great shout out on your own blog!


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