There are many serious objections to the claim of Joseph Smith and the LDS church that the Book of Mormon is divinely inspired latter-day scripture supplemental to the Bible. However, none are more significant than the numerous contradictions between Book of Mormon teaching and the Bible.
Mormons often feel that if they can’t believe the Mormon scriptures they also can’t believe the Bible. This article explains why you can have confidence in the Bible even if you realize the Book of Mormon or the Book of Abraham is not authentic.
The first sentence in the introduction to the Book of Mormon claims, “The Book of Mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the Bible.” Is the Book of Mormon an authentic ancient scripture? Is it supported by evidence as the Bible is?
One of the best places to see the use of the New Testament in the Book of Mormon is in the writings attributed to Moroni, especially Mormon 8–9 and Moroni 7–10. This article—the first in a groundbreaking series of studies—provides a simple overview of the evidence, which includes more than two dozen parallels to the New Testament in those six chapters of the Book of Mormon.
This article explains ten aspects of the parallels between the New Testament and the writings attributed to Moroni that reveals that the author of the Book of Mormon was very familiar with the New Testament and freely and extensively drew on it.
The Book of Mormon claims that when Jesus said he had “other sheep” he was going to bring (John 10:16), he was referring to his visiting the Nephites and other groups of displaced Israelites living in other parts of the world. This article explains why this explanation of John 10:16 doesn’t work and why the Book of Mormon account of Jesus explaining John 10:16 is not credible.
In terms of frequencies or proportions, the word “yea” is used over ten times as often in the Book of Mormon than in the Bible. This article examines the evidence in detail, considers various factors that might be thought to explain the difference, and concludes that the Book of Mormon uses the word in an excessive imitation of the King James Version.