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  • Cult - Religious devotion to a person, ideal, or thing. A belief which denies the doctrine of the Trinity


    If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings.

    - I Timothy 6:3-4

    To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this Word, it is because there is no light in them.

    - Isaiah 8:20


    What security is lost by those who deny the truth that the divinely-inspired Canon is closed?

    How does the Mormon belief regarding The Book of Mormon contradict the closing verses of Scripture (see Revelation 22:18)?

    Some people today reject God's Word and trust in their own knowledge and will. How can this story be used as an example to picture their sad condition?

    Other cults and groups have attempted to add other writings, revelations, and visions to the sixty-six canonical books. How do the closing verses found in the final chapter of the Bible clearly teach that God's written Word is complete, that the Canon of Scripture has been closed, and that no additional divinely-inspired writings will be given? "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, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this Book" (Revelation 22:18-19).

    The Book of Mormon is one example of a non-biblical book which people claim and believe to be divinely inspired. Read the following information about this book and its history:

      In 1830, Joseph Smith organized a new religious movement in the United States called The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints. Today this large group is known as the Mormons.

      Joseph Smith claimed to have discovered and translated the Book of Mormon from several golden plates which he found buried in the earth. An angel directed him to these plates which revealed new revelations of truth given by Jesus Christ when He physically appeared to North American Indian people and established His church among them.

      The Book of Mormon contains fourteen books which are believed to be: inspired by God, additions to the Bible, and equal with the Old and New Testaments in authority. Does the Bible teach us that God's Word of truth and way of salvation is not complete? Does it proclaim that more books will be added in the future? How does the final chapter of the Bible contradict this belief of the Mormons?

      One afternoon little Sally wandered away from her family to look for wild flowers in the woods near her family's picnic spot.

      Sally was so involved in her search for flowers that it was quite some time before she realized that she had become lost in the woods.

      After walking first in one direction and then in another, Sally started to call for help. After receiving no answer, she began to panic. By now it had become dark very dark - in the woods. Shouting and screaming

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