“Sola Scriptura” which is Latin for “Scripture alone” is a fundamental doctrine of the historic Christian faith that is completely rejected by the Mormon Church. “Scripture Alone” means that Christians regard the teachings of the Bible as the final authority for determining the doctrines and practices of the Christian faith. The Bible says at 2 Timothy 3:16 that “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine… for instruction in righteousness.” But the Book of Mormon rejects this truth when it mocks Christians who trust in the Bible Alone, saying at 2 Nephi 29:6: “Thou fool, that shall say: A Bible, we have got a Bible, and we need no more Bible.”
Not only does the Mormonism reject “Scripture alone,” but it claims that “…there are many plain and precious things taken away from the book, which is the book of the Lamb of God” (1 Nephi 13:28) and their 8th Article of Faith says: “We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly… ”
By questioning the accuracy and transmission of the Biblical text, Mormonism rejects the promise of Christ who said at Matthew 24:35: “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away”. Not only is the preservation of the Biblical text defended by the very promise of Christ, but it has been verified by the archaeological discoveries of ancient manuscripts that when compared with the Biblical text, all agree with 99% accuracy. By teaching that Jesus failed to preserve His Word in the Bible, Mormonism distorts the doctrines of Christ and cannot be considered Christian.
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