The Bible Of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints

1764 Words Dec 7th, 2014 8 Pages
Religion 121 A
Prof. Cory Sackett
Research Paper
One of the largest struggles for members in the church is animosity of non-members. On one hand, many express their dislike of the LDS church without even knowing what Sacrament Meeting is or the full the title of the “Mormon church” (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints). On the other hand, there are a number supposed experts about Mormon doctrine. Some have belonged to the Church themselves at one point, leaving after finding unresolved dissonance between their beliefs and the Gospel. Others are often learned scholars, criticizing the Mormon doctrine to prove their own views. The following paper involves the latter of the two in an analysis of Ezekiel 37:15-17, a Biblical scripture that the LDS Church believes to refer to The Book of Mormon.
LDS Interpretation of Ezekiel’s Prophecy
The Church interpretation of Ezekiel’s prophecy is quite simple. In Ezekiel 37:15-17 from the King James Bible, it reads:
The word of the Lord came again unto me saying, Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions: And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand.
This scripture is an explanation in LDS gospel as to how the Book of Mormon fulfills Bible prophecies. Page 67 of A Marvelous Work and…
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