Book of Mormon Notes– How deep can you dig?

2010, April 19

“Book of Mormon: Did Christianity Come from another Religion?” by grego

“Book of Mormon: Did Christianity Come from another Religion?”

(c) 2010

There’s this mistaken belief that Christianity started with Jesus’ earthly life.


Christianity was the first religion we humans had.

Adam and Eve were Christians.

However, it didn’t take long for their children to leave “pure” Christianity, often mixing Christianity with other beliefs to form other, new religions.

Pure Christianity existed down until, while being led from Egypt to the promised land, The Hebrews received the Law of Moses (a “lower” form of Christianity), which was to keep them true in their worship; but, over time, the Jews (those of the kingdom of Judah: mostly the tribe of Judah and part of the tribe of Benjamin) lost the true essence of the Law of Moses—the worship of Christ, the Messiah.

Many parts of the Book of Mormon talk about this: here.

For example, Nephi says:
2 Nephi 25:24 And, notwithstanding we believe in Christ, we keep the law of Moses, and look forward with steadfastness unto Christ, until the law shall be fulfilled.
25 For, for this end was the law given; wherefore the law hath become dead unto us, and we are made alive in Christ because of our faith; yet we keep the law because of the commandments.
26 And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins.
27 Wherefore, we speak concerning the law that our children may know the deadness of the law; and they, by knowing the deadness of the law, may look forward unto that life which is in Christ, and know for what end the law was given. And after the law is fulfilled in Christ, that they need not harden their hearts against him when the law ought to be done away.

Jesus Christ came to restore the original religion—pure Christianity—and to fulfill the Law of Moses.

So, the next time someone tells you that “‘Religion X’ came before Christianity, etc., etc.”, you can remember this. Sure, many won’t accept it, but…

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