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Some aspects of Mormon belief, such as the Book of Mormon, may contradict logic and scientific evidence, but Mormonism seems otherwise consistent with the Bible. However, Mormonism is more polytheistic than mainstream Christianity.
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This is a very good question. From a former Mormon practitioner, let me shed a little light on this subject.
Mormonism, specifically the introduction was from a boy that was confused by the offerings of so many other forms of religion. He alleged that he wandered away from the "Christian Field Day" activities being conducted in his home town at the time; he ended up in a meadow where a certain amount of solitude was afforded him. He states the he dropped to his knees and offered a prayer for the ability to see the "truth" in the entire claim's of the religions groups stating they were the "only true church". He says that he was visited by three "Angels" that instructed him to create a "true" religion because all of those claiming this, were all corrupt in their interpretations of the "Truth".
All of this is offered as a way to show that because most of the religions of the day, were utilizing the bible adding their own assertions and interpretations thus, the translations were counter productive to ward the collective good. (The true interpretations of the bible.) The Mormons use the bible, the book of Mormon, the Pearl of Great Price, and the Doctrine and Covenants, as a means to deliver the ideals and interpretations handed down from Joseph Smith. They do believe in the deity of Jesus, but lean more toward the idea that a church should live by old standards as well as conform to modern times thus offering more credence toward the idea of a "Living Prophet". This in its self, would lend to the idea of the Mormon Church to be "God Makers" when in fact, they do appreciate the beliefs and values of other religions, but feel that the bible isn't the final authority of God.

So many people believe that the Mormons do not follow the bible as they claim they do. The truth is that they do follow the bible, but as a vehicle to substantiate the ideas of the other books that are used, and to an average understanding, it would seem that the church stops there, once the proverbial "hook" is set. Then they teach the other writings to the exclusion of the bible. It must be said that the Mormons contend that the Book of Mormon isn't a bible, but a continuation of the bible. Many interpret the Book of Mormon to be more of a "history book" and contain vital information left out of the bible. In many instances, it would be imprudent and even arrogant to assume that the geographical area that the bible covers was the only place on the face of the earth that contained inhabitants. It is the consensus of all religions pressed in the "word" to be spread, that the fire started in the East, and migrated over when the world became more civilized and modernized, but the Mormons maintain that the lessons from the Book of Mormon coincided with the East, and happened concurrent with those goings on in the East.
There is one more argument that needs light shed upon it to help further understand a big contradiction between the Mormons and other religions, pertaining to the bible. In the Book of Revelations, there contains a statement that could be perceived as the final revelation that the bible has ended. "For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life [most texts say 'tree of life'], and out of the holy city, and [from] the things which are written in this book." Revelation 22:18-19
This is one of the many foundations that modern religions validate the idea that the Mormons are wrong. That the Book of Mormon is blasphemous and isn't the word of God. The Mormons, in defense also maintain, factually, that this phrase is used at the end of several books contained in the bible. What is always left out of the arguments is that the book of Revelations was actually written shortly after the death of Jesus, and that several books in the bible were written after Revelations, and entered in the KV bible before. This kills the idea that the bible is laid out in a chronological order. Hence, the last passage isn't pertinent to the meaning that there was nothing else to be added. This in many beliefs would nullify the fact or idea that the bible, in itself, was false.
In summary, there are many consistencies that are present with in the Mormon beliefs, and the biblical accounts, but there are equally a substantial amount of contradictions between them too. So, the answer to your question is yes, in some accounts, the Mormon religion is contradictory to the bible.
Opinion The Mormon religion does in no way contradict the bible.

I am a Mormon, so I definitely know that Mormonism does not contradict the bible. We use it ALL THE TIME, too! on youtube, or something, please see Jeffery R. Holland's talk on this subject. He has very powerful words that basically completely summarize the issue.
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As a Mormon I did not see any difference, inconsistency or contradiction in the texts, but as I researched and eventually became an 'ex-Mormon' I discovered some things that I believe are big differences. As well as a difference in what the Bible teaches and the doctrines of mormonism.

It is generally true that a Mormon will consider themselves christian, while most churches do not recognize mormonism as christian. SO I only am giving the point of view of a christian who does not recognize them as christian, which I believe is only fair with the other opinion posted above.

Since arguing beliefs will get us nowhere, to be fair, I will just show some simple examples of what most with my opinion agree to. Within the Bible it says that there is one God for all eternity (there are over 44 verses that make this claim, here are a couple, Deuteronomy 4:35, Exodus 8:10, 1 Chronicles 17:20). Mormon doctrines teach that we can become gods and that God was once a man and has flesh and bone but those who disagree point to many Biblical verses that say the contrary, John 4:24, and Luke 24:39 are a couple examples. While polygamy is taught as something that can happen eternally in doctrines and covenants, the Bible teaches that two make one flesh and that a man should not have more than his one wife. Although most all Mormons are monogamous they can still by doctrinal teachings be sealed to more than one person. Mormonism teaches that Jehova is Jesus, and Elohim as God the father, but in the Bible Jesus is occasionally referred to as Elohim, while God is often called Lord or Jehova. Mormonism teaches that Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the Father, are separate beings, but within the Bible we are taught that no one should worship anyone but God, and that they are all worshiped (see verses Colossians 1:15, Colossians 2:9, and Hebrews 1:3, for a few examples). Mormons believe in high priesthood and that you should be deemed "worthy" in order to enter the temple and make it to what they call the celestial kingdom, which is being with God, and hence salvation. But christians who do not view themselves as Mormon believe that works reap reward and that serving God is good, and that it happens naturally when you are born-again in spirit, but that salvation is purely earned through faith in Jesus and his sacrifice and purification (see verses Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:5-7, Romans 4:1-5, also reading Romans and John really help-- but if you are concerned that your works are useless check out James, because that is not entirely true... but within the verse Isaiah 64:6 it says that our works are like filthy rags *which was a kind translation of rags used for when a woman was on her menstrual cycle* for making us righteous or to reach God's glory... this means that it is a gift of God that we may be saved there is no earning... basically, and again the disclaimer of this is how most people of this opinion view it).



There are many other subjects that I could tackle, but these are just very basic differences in beliefs of those who only believe in the Bible as true text and those who believe that there is more. Considering the opinion above told of a place to find more information, if you are looking to learn more, my suggestion is UTLM . org... (Utah lighthouse ministry), I would also personally suggest to check out the channel testskriftene on youtube, and the show heart of the matter, or the book Born-again Mormon... they show the differences, that I see.
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