The So-Called Prophet Nephi


The Prophet Nephi predicts the loss of many plain and precious parts of the bible and the restoration of the gospel, the coming forth of latter day scripture. He also states “Thou fool, that shall say: A Bible, we have got a bible, and we need no more bible” and this prophecy was given between 600 and 592 B.C. So around 600 B.C. Nephi predicted after the Apostles the early church would corrupt the bible. So basically, he said plain and precious portions of the Christian Bible went missing and because of this corruption of the bible, the Book of Mormon is saying people who follow this corrupt bible will go to hell.

Let’s Test Nephi:

There are no ancient manuscripts ever found to back up Nephi about the loss of many plain and precious parts of the bible. The Book of Mormon has ZERO ancient manuscripts to back it up, yet it is criticizing the bible as being unreliable when the bible has over 40,000 ancient manuscripts to support it.

Mormons teach there had been only one manuscript and as it faded over time monks would copy it and if they did not like how something read or something too controversial they would leave it out. If that were to happen over and over again that monks did not like something, so they would take it out of the New Testament with all that we have from all of the fragments, different translations, all of the thousands of copies we have, could it be possible to determine that it happened? It would be impossible because soon after the original writings of the New Testament thousands of copies were made. As the church started to spread over the Roman Empire they needed copies of the New Testament, so they made thousands of copies. People would want to go places so they copied down the scriptures. So, if a monk wanted to make a change, his change would stand out like a sore thumb. This is also true of the Old Testament, but these copies are actually older than when Nephi said the corruption of the bible took place.

We can test our modern bibles with what’s been found in the dead sea scrolls. Nephi prophesied that the bible would be corrupted after the 12 Apostles of Jesus and because the Dead Sea scrolls are older than this predicted corrupted, we can compare the Dead Sea Scrolls to our modern Bibles to see if any plain and precious portions of the bible are missing. The Dead Sea Scroll shows us that the text remains the same. When we compare all the thousands of ancient copies that we have the differences are very small. They do not affect the substance of the meaning of the New testament at all. The ancient copies of the bible prove Nephi was wrong and he failed the test of a true prophet.

The 1st Biblical Prophet Micah prophesied around 700 BC the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem. A fragment containing Micah’s prophecy was discovered among the Dead Sea scrolls. This fragment containing Micah 5:2 dates to 100 B.C. In Matthews Gospel he states that Jesus was Born in Bethlehem in Judah then he quotes Micah 5:2 to show he fulfills that prophecy. In the Book of Mormon, the prophet Alma said Jesus would be born in Jerusalem. Mormon scholars argue that since Bethlehem I so close to Jerusalem they can be considered the same place. This cannot be true because historical geographers say this is absurd due to being separate city 6 miles away with cities in between. Alma failed the test of a true prophet.

Around 700 B.C. The Biblical Prophet Isaiah prophesied that the Messiah would come from the ancestry of King David. The oldest copy of this prophecy dates to 120 B.C. The New Testament states that the Messiah is from the House of David. It says “The Son of David” many times. There is even more evidence from outside of the bible from two archaeological finds to Eusebius of Caesarea who reports what happens to the descendants of Jesus brother Jude at the end of the first century AD. The decedents of Jude were related to Christ himself and they were bought to the emperor and he asked them if they descendants of David and they confessed they were. So, there is Biblical and extra Biblical evidence that Jesus fulfilled Isaiah’s prophecy and would come from the house of King David. In 538 B.C. The Biblical Prophet Daniel prophesied the Messiah would be killed and then the temple in Jerusalem would be destroyed. The temple was destroyed in 70 A.D. and for the prophecy to be fulfilled, Jesus would have to be killed before then. He was crucified in 33 A.D. King David not only prophesied how Jesus would die, but he also prophesied that he would not stay in the grave. The Disciples believed that Jesus fulfilled David prophecy. Jesus resurrection clearly fulfilled David’s prophecy.

P.S. The "So-Called Prophet" Joseph said that six-foot men, dressed like Quakers, live on the moon and live to be 1000 years old. (The Young Woman's Journal, Vol 3, page 263). Being a So-Called Prophet of God and being that he would make such ignorant statements like this along with his many failed prophecies which contradict the "Test of a True Prophet", then why would God have allowed His people to dwell in darkness for almost two thousand years after Christ, until the coming of Joseph Smith to lead them to the truth?