The LDS church claims the Angel Moroni restored the gospel of Jesus Christ by appearing to Joseph Smith. Please reconcile this with Galatians 1:6-9?

jamesh

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The Apostle Paul at Galatians 1:6-9. "I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Jesus Christ, for a different gospel; vs7, which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you, and want to distort the gospel of Christ. Vs8, But even though we, or an angel from heaven should preach to you another gospel contrary to that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed. VS9, As we have said before, so I say to AGAIN now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to that which you received, let him be accursed."

In what we all agree is, and what even the Mormon creed explicitly acknowledges as "the word of God," at Galatians 1:6-9 we see clearly that Paul has stated and restated for emphasis that those who preach "any other gospel," any gospel that is different from the one that he himself preached, are to be regarded as cursed, "anathema"--without hop of being redeemed. Even if this gospel comes from an angel from heaven, we are still instructed to let them be cursed.

This is no small matter. So I challenge you to support the distinctive doctrines of your religion (such as the doctrines of polytheism, the Father's alleged material existence, the Jesus-Satan brotherhood, the requirement to participate in ancient Babylonian initiation rites for ones "exaltation" and etc.) from the words of the apostles as recorded in the Bible.
Failure to do so, will constitute all necessary and sufficient reason to conclude that you are indeed preaching a gospel that is DIFFERENT from the one preached by the Holy Spirit-guided apostles of Christ Himself, and reason enough to regard you as cursed by God. In other words, if you cannot show us the Mormon gospel from the words of the Apostles, it will remain clear that your religion is false, you claims are bogus and you are accursed.

As a side note, believe me when I say that the Apostle Paul's words are strong. In short, the Apostle Paul/God means business and his words should not be taken lightly.

The gospel is our Heavenly Father’s plan of happiness. The central doctrine of the gospel is the Atonement of Jesus Christ. The Prophet Joseph Smith said, “The first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.”1
In its fulness, the gospel includes all the doctrine, principles, laws, ordinances, and covenants necessary for us to be exalted in the celestial kingdom. The Savior has promised that if we endure to the end, faithfully living the gospel, He will hold us guiltless before the Father at the Final Judgment.

The fulness of the gospel has been preached in all ages when God’s children have been prepared to receive it. In the latter days, or the dispensation of the fulness of times, the gospel has been restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith.
Source: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/gospel-topics/gospel?lang=eng
 
The Apostle Paul at Galatians 1:6-9. "I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Jesus Christ, for a different gospel; vs7, which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you, and want to distort the gospel of Christ. Vs8, But even though we, or an angel from heaven should preach to you another gospel contrary to that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed. VS9, As we have said before, so I say to AGAIN now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to that which you received, let him be accursed."

In what we all agree is, and what even the Mormon creed explicitly acknowledges as "the word of God," at Galatians 1:6-9 we see clearly that Paul has stated and restated for emphasis that those who preach "any other gospel," any gospel that is different from the one that he himself preached, are to be regarded as cursed, "anathema"--without hop of being redeemed. Even if this gospel comes from an angel from heaven, we are still instructed to let them be cursed.

This is no small matter. So I challenge you to support the distinctive doctrines of your religion (such as the doctrines of polytheism, the Father's alleged material existence, the Jesus-Satan brotherhood, the requirement to participate in ancient Babylonian initiation rites for ones "exaltation" and etc.) from the words of the apostles as recorded in the Bible.
Failure to do so, will constitute all necessary and sufficient reason to conclude that you are indeed preaching a gospel that is DIFFERENT from the one preached by the Holy Spirit-guided apostles of Christ Himself, and reason enough to regard you as cursed by God. In other words, if you cannot show us the Mormon gospel from the words of the Apostles, it will remain clear that your religion is false, you claims are bogus and you are accursed.

As a side note, believe me when I say that the Apostle Paul's words are strong. In short, the Apostle Paul/God means business and his words should not be taken lightly.

The gospel is our Heavenly Father’s plan of happiness. The central doctrine of the gospel is the Atonement of Jesus Christ. The Prophet Joseph Smith said, “The first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.”1
In its fulness, the gospel includes all the doctrine, principles, laws, ordinances, and covenants necessary for us to be exalted in the celestial kingdom. The Savior has promised that if we endure to the end, faithfully living the gospel, He will hold us guiltless before the Father at the Final Judgment.

The fulness of the gospel has been preached in all ages when God’s children have been prepared to receive it. In the latter days, or the dispensation of the fulness of times, the gospel has been restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith.
Source: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/gospel-topics/gospel?lang=eng
1 Cor 15:1-4 tells us what the true Gospel is and it doesn't include our Works, like Joseph Smith taught

15 Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. 2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.
3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
 
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