WHY JOSEPH SMITH WAS A FALSE PROPHET.
7For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one
This verse needs to be compared with a verse by Joseph Smith in the Book of Mormon, 3 Nephi 11:36. It states:
36 And thus will the Father bear record of me, and the Holy Ghost will bear record unto him of the Father and me; for the Father, and I, and the Holy Ghost are one.
Walter R. Martin wrote the following about Smith’s plagiarism of the King James Version: “A careful examination of the Book of Mormon reveals that it contains thousands of words from the King James Bible. In fact, verbatim quotations, some of considerable length, have caused the Mormons no end of embarrassment for many years.” ... Martin compares Moroni 10 with 1 Corinthians 12:1–11; 2 Nephi 14 with Isaiah 4; and 2 Nephi 12 with Isaiah 2, and stating that the book of Mosiah, chapter 14, in the Book of Mormon, is a reproduction of the fifty-third chapter of Isaiah the prophet and 3 Nephi 13 copies Matthew 6 almost word-for-word. In his booklet Mormonism (1957, printed by Bethany Fellowship in Minneapolis) Martin states,
One of these plagiarisms, which is most embarrassing to the Mormon concept of divine revelation, where the Book of Mormon is concerned, is found in 3rd Nephi, chapter 11, verses 27 and 36. These two verses are a paraphrase of 1 Jn. 5:7 and its contents, coupled with statements made by Jesus Christ and John the Baptist (in perfect King James English, and in the order placed by the King James translators, and this supposedly 1200 years before there was such a translation! The writer of The Book of Mormon really outdid himself there, especially since almost all Greek scholars are agreed that 1 John 5:7 is an interpolation to the doctrine of the Trinity and is NOT found in any early Greek manuscripts...