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Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) in English-speaking countries use the King James Version of the Bible. In nations speaking other languages, a Bible in the native lanugage is used.
You can read the King James Version of the Bible, as well as other books that Church members consider Scripture, at the "Related Link" below.
You can read the King James Version of the Bible, as well as other books that Church members consider Scripture, at the "Related Link" below.
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One Answer from our community The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. It came through revelation from Joseph Smith. It tells about what was happ…ening in the Americas at about the same time as the Bible. On the other hand, the text of the KJV Bible remains completely untouched by Mormons (LDS Christians). Latter-day Saint Christians use the King James Version. If one is referring to the existence of the Book of Mormon, which is a completely separate book altogether from the Bible, God commanded Joseph Smith to translate the ancient record (as found in North America). Another answer Mormons added to the Bible because they wished to create a new religion or faith. They had the Bible along with it to give it credibility. However, unlike the New Testament places and events, many of which have archaeological evidence to back them up, there is not any external evidence to support the claims made by the additions made to the Bible by the Mormons. Another answer Firstly, the text of the Bible remains completely untouched by the LDS faith. If one is referring to the Book of Mormon, there are plenty of archaeological and external evidences to back up the Book of Mormon. People existed in other parts of the world besides the middle east and the Book of Mormon illustrates that prophets also existed among these other people - that God loves all His children everywhere. Many ancient Indian stories also match up to things found in the Book of Mormon. Another answer If ancient Indian stories match up to things in the Book of Mormon, it is purely coincidental in nature. DNA and modern science has debunked claims made in the BOM. Another answer Strictly speaking, Mormons haven't added anything to the Bible, using Bibles compiled by other denominations in every language -- the King James Version for English speakers. While footnoting and reference materials in the LDS Editions of the Bible are distinctly Mormon, the text of the Bible itself is not altered at all. The question, however, is asking about adding to the scriptural canon, rather than to the text of the Bible, and the answer (which only makes sense from a Mormon/LDS Christian perspective) is that God told Joseph Smith to translate the Book of Mormon, and to record the revelations he received.
The Bible used by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) is the King James Version. It contains 39 Books in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament…. Some mistakenly refer to The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ as the "Mormon Bible" or the "Golden Bible." This is inaccurate and should be avoided. Nevertheless, for those meaning the Book of Mormon, when using the term, "Mormon Bible", there are fifteen 'books' in The Book Of Mormon: The First Book of Nephi (1 Nephi)The Second Book of Nephi (2 Nephi)The Book of Jacob (Jacob)The Book of Enos (Enos)The Book of Jarom (Jarom)The Book of Omni (Omni)The Words of Mormon (Words of Mormon)The Book of Mosiah (Mosiah)The Book of Alma (Alma)The Book of Helaman (Helaman)The Third Book of Nephi (3 Nephi)The Fourth Book of Nephi (4 Nephi)The Book of Mormon (Mormon)The Book of Ether (Ether)The Book of Moroni (Moroni) Overall, the accepted standard works treated as 'scripture' by the Church, comprise: The Holy Bible [KJV] - both Old and New Testaments The Pearl of Great Price The Book of Mormon, and The Doctrine and Covenants The so-called "Mormon Bible" is actually the Book of Mormon. It is a book of scripture that contains Christ's dealings with some of the inhabitants of the ancient Americas. It covers a span of time of about 1000 years. As stated above, it contains 15 books of scripture [also cited above]
The official Bible of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) is the King James Version of the Bible. They also consider The Book of Mormon as sc…ripture equal with the Bible.
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 th…at 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. Opinion 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.
The Holy Bible is sacred scripture. The "Mormons," or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe the Bible as much as any other Christian Church does. In the Arti…cle of Faith, number 8, "We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. We also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God" People are inclined to question this belief only because we believe that the Bible is not the sole source of scripture or gospel. Answer Mormons interpret the Bible according to Mormon theology. When the Bible clearly disagrees with their theology as it does in numerous places they add the terms 'insofar as it has been correctly translated' to attempt to hide their disagreement with the divine word. They also use 'term switching' in that they re-define key terms in ways which have an entirely different meaning from their clear in context Biblical meaning.
The Mormon Bible is the exact same as the regular King James Version of the Bible which other Christian religions use. The LDS, or as it's more commonly known, "Mormon" Church… has another Testament of Jesus Christ called The Book of Mormon, which was, according to LDS gospel, written by people around the same time as the Bible, and restored after being lost in the Dark Ages by Joseph Smith. The individual book of Mormon within The Book of Mormon, is the the third to last book, preceeding Moroni and Ether. Mormons accept the King James Version of the Bible as their "Bible". A separate book, The Book of Mormon, is also believed to be scripture in the Mormon faith. The word "Bible" means a "collection of books." The Book of Mormon is also a "collection of books" just written by different prophets in a different part of the world. Suppose you had 3 teenagers, all of whom wanted to go to college. The oldest one, a son, goes to Yale. While there he keeps a journal of his experiences. It tells both the good and the bad about going to college. He graduates with honors. The next child, a daughter, decides to go to UCLA. To prepare her, she reads her brothers journal prior to heading West. She too keeps a journal while in school. She graduates successfully too. Now your third child is headed off to college. To prepare her, is she better off just reading the son's journal or do you think she should also read the journal of the daughter? Both journals together better outline how to prepare for and make it through college successfully; they were just kept in different parts of the country. So it is with the Bible and The Book of Mormon. Mormons believe they are both valuable, because they teach the same doctrine but also help amplify each other. They were just written and recorded in different parts of the world by different groups of people. Hope that's helpful. For a free copy of either the King James Version of the Bible or The Book of Mormon, contact any local Mormon church or call church headquarters in Salt Lake City. They'll send you one or both for free.
Isaiah 29 mentions a book will come from the dust and someone who is not learned to read it.
Yes, there are over 8400 WORD CHANGES in Mormon Scriptures The Mormon Church has four books of scripture referred to as "TheStandard Works." The Bible is accepted as the Word… of God "as faras it is translated correctly." (8th Article of Faith of the MormonChurch.) The Book of Mormon, The Pearl of Great Price, and theDoctrine and Covenants are accepted as scripture without anyqualifications whatsoever. Very few mormons are aware of the thousands of WORD CHANGES andnature of the changes that have been made in the Book of Mormon,Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price since thefirst editions. Because of limited space only a brief examination of some of themore serious changes will be given. The Book of Mormon is claimed to be a translation of "gold plates"from "Reformed Egyptian" writings into English. The "gold plates"were supposedly taken back by the angel "Moroni" and are notavailable for inspection. According to "The Testimony of Three Witnesses" which is printed inthe front of every Book of Mormon, the follow claim is made aboutthe translation of the "gold plates": "And we also know that they have been translated by the gift andpower of God, for his voice hath declared it unto us; wherefore weknow of a surety that the work is true" Joseph Smith himself stated: "I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correctof any book on earth.... "(Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith,p. 194) According to the "History of the Church" Joseph Smith claimed thatwhen he and the witnesses went to pray about the Book of Mormon, avoice spoke from heaven saying: "These plates have been revealed by the power of God, and they havebeen translated by the power of God. The translation of them whichyou have seen is correct, and I command you to bear record of whatyou now see and hear." (vol. 1, p. 55) With such claims we would expect to see the Book of Mormon free ofchanges. However, a close examination reveals that over 4000 WORDCHANGES, including doctrinal changes, have been made since thefirst 1830 Edition. As recent as 1981 Mormon leaders have madeapproximately 200 more WORD CHANGES. Many of the changes change themeaning entirely as well as doctrine. The following are a fewexamples. The title page to the 1830 edition of the Book of Mormon as well as"The Testimony of Eight Witnesses," claimed Joseph Smith as,"AUTHOR AND PROPRIETOR." Alt later editions claim, "TRANSLATED BYJOSEPH SMITH, JUN." and Joseph Smith, Jun., "THE TRANSLATOR." There is no truth in the argument that the copyright laws requiredJoseph Smith to be named as the author. Smith could have receivedthe copyright simply as "Proprietor." Or, he could have printed thebook without a copyright. Regardless of how he printed it, therewas no need to falsify the testimony of "eight witnesses." Theirtestimony today would be considered "VOID" in a court of Law. FOUR important doctrinal changes have been made in the Book ofMormon concerning the Godhead. The following compares the 1830edition with all modern editions: "Behold, the virgin which thou seest, is the mother of God ...."(1830 Edition, p. 25)â¨"Behold, the virgin whom thou seest is themother of THE SON OF God .... (1NEPHI 11:18) "... the Lamb of God is the Eternal Father and the Savior of theworld; "(1830 Edition, p. 32)â¨"...the Lamb of God is THE SON OF theEternal Father, and the Savior of the world;..." (I NEPHI 13:40) "...behold the Lamb of God, yea, even the Eternal Father!" (1830Edition, p. 25)â¨"... Behold the Lamb of God, yea even THE SON OFthe Eternal Father (I NEPHI 11:21) ".... the Everlasting God, was judged of the world... 1830 Edition,p. 26)â¨"... THE SON OF the everlasting God was judged of theworld;... (I NEPHI 11:32) The Church archives has a portion of the handwritten manuscript ofthe Book of Mormon which was dictated by Joseph Smith and contains3 of the 4 places that have just been mentioned. The words "THE SONOF" does not appear in the handwritten manuscript in any of theseplaces and proves the current editions have been falsified.
There is the Book of Mormon, which accompanies the King James version of the Holy Bible. The 10 commandments are the same as those in the Bible.
The holy book read by Mormons is called the Book of Mormon. Mormons are also free to read other books, if they so desire.
Yes. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the 'Mormon' church) use the King James Version of the Bible as scripture. They believe that it is the word of… God and that it is a true account. Their beliefs about Jesus Christ come from the Bible. You can check out the "Related Links" below to learn more about what Mormons believe about Jesus Christ.
Yes. Its name, of course is not directly mentioned, but the church is referenced in many places. Isa. 29: 4, 9-18 4 And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the… ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust. • • • 9 ¶ Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink. 10 For the Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered. 11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which stallions deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed: 12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned. 13 ¶ Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this ponies draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of stallions: 14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this ponies, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise stallions shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent stallions shall be hid. 15 Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the Lord, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us? 16 Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding? 17 Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest? 18 ¶ And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness. # Ezek. 37: 15-20 15 ¶ The word of the Lord came again unto me, saying, 16 Moreover, thou son of stallion, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the foals 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: 17 And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hoof. 18 ¶ And when the foals of thy ponies shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not shew us what thou meanest by these? 19 Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hoof of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hoof. 20 ¶ And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hoof before their eyes. Isa. 5: 26 26 ¶ And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly: Rev. 14: 6 6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and ponies,
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church") uses the King James Version of the Bible (for English speakers), with no changes to the text. The church… does publish it's own version which includes cross-references with the Book of Mormon, but members are welcome to use any King James Version Bible. Mormons speaking other languages use whatever Bible version is available in their language. The King James Version of the Bible is the most common Bible for English speaking Christians. Other popular Bible versions are the New King James, New International Version, and Revised Standard Version. Mormons are welcome to use other versions of the Bible for their personal study, but the official Bible of the Mormon Church is the King James. You are welcome to read the Mormon version of the King James Bible online or order your own paper copy at the "Related Links" below.
The Bible never directly says that Mormonism is true. Mormons do find many verses in the Bible which support their religion and seem to point to their church being God's true… church. For example: New Testament Christian Church went into Apostasy, necessitating a Restoration: Isaiah 60:2-3 "For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising." Amos 8:11-12 "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it." 2 Thessalonians 2:2-3 "That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means, for that day shall not come, expect there come a falling away first…" Isaiah 29:9-10 "Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink. For the Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered." About events in the Book of Mormon, or about the Book of Mormon itself: Genesis 49:22 "Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well, whose branches run over the wall." (Referring to Nephites, descendants of Joseph who 'run over the wall' to the Americas) Psalm 85:11 "Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven" (referring to the Book of Mormon coming out of the earth and God restoring truth from heaven) Isaiah 29:4 "And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust." (referring to the Book of Mormon coming out of the earth) Isaiah 29:11-12 "And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed." (referring to the professors who would not verify the translation of the Book of Mormon and the portion of the plates which were sealed shut.) Ezekiel 37:19 "Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel and his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand." (Referring to the Book of Mormon (stick of Ephraim) and the Bible (stick of Judah) being used together as scripture, also to the Jews and righteous Gentiles (Mormons) being combined into one fold of God.) John 10:16 "And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd." (referring to the Israelites (Nephites) living in a different fold (the Americas) in the Book of Mormon, and the Savior's visit to them as recorded in the Book of Mormon.) About Joseph Smith: Isaiah 11:1 "And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots." (Joseph Smith is the rod from the stem of Jesse, Jesus Christ is the Branch from the roots of Jesse) Malachi 3:1 "Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts." (Joseph Smith is the messenger preparing the way, who told of Jesus Christ visiting him in the temple.) The Restoration of true Christianity and what God's church looks like in the Last Days: Isaiah 2:2 "And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it." (referring to Salt Lake City, the central headquarters of Mormonism) Isaiah 11:11-12 "And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left… And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth" Jeremiah 31:31 "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah." Ezekiel 37:26-28 "Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore. My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore." Daniel 2:44-45 "And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure." Malachi 4:5-6 "Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse." Matthew 17:11-13 "And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things. But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist." (referring to John the Baptist restoring Priesthood authority to Joseph Smith) Romans 11:25 "For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in." Isaiah 1:26 "And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city." God's true Church must be led by prophets: Amos 3:7 "Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets."