The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints claims to be the restoration of original Christianity. It has temples, prophets, apostles, and missionaries. But, is it true to the original? How would we know?
There is no real way to verify Mormon teachings because the 8th article of the Mormon Church casts doubt on the Bible. It states…
“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.” Articles of Faith 1:8
So, what is left to determine truth if not by the Word of God? The answer is easy. It’s by their testimony.
A testimony is a feeling that the Mormons receive when they pray about the Book of Mormon. They ask God for guidance and then they get a confirmation, a testimony. Notice what the Book of Mormon says.
“And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost,” Moroni 10:4, the Book of Mormon.
So, notice that the Book of Mormon says to pray about truth. But, if you pay closer attention, it says to ask God to see if these things are not true, not if they are true. They are not true.