• The Old testament and New testament and Book of Mormon all cite scriptures possessed by the writers, which they considered part of their canon. But we don't have them in the Bible. Fortunately the Lord has set his hand to restore all things in our time. So some of these books are being discovered in archaeological digs, or restored by revelation. Are we talking one or two books? Try 160. Mentioned but Missing From the Old Testament: 1. Book of the Covenant Exodus 24:4, 7 2. Book of the Wars Numbers 21:14 3. Book of Jasher Joshua 10:13 (now discovered) 2 Samuel 1:18 4. Book of Statutes 1 Samuel 10:25 5. Book of the Acts of Solomon 1 Kings 11:41 6. Book of Nathan 1 Chronicles 29:29 2 Chronicles 9:29 7. Book of Gad (Same as #6) 8. Prophecy of Ahijah 2 chronicles 9:29; 2:15; 13:22 9. Visions of Iddo (Same as #8) 10. Book of Shemaiah 2 chronicles 12:15 11. Book of Jehu 2 Chronicles 20:34 12. Acts of Uzziah, Written by Isaiah 2 Chronicles 26:22 13. Sayings of the Seers 2 Chronicles 33:19 14. Prophecies of Enoch Jude 14 (now discovered) 15. "He shall be called a Nazarene" being cited in Matthew 2:23 as OT scripture; not found in the Old Testament writings. Mentioned but Missing from the New Testament: 16. Missing Epistle of Paul 1 Corinthians 5:9 17. 2nd Missing Epistle of Paul Ephesians 3:3-4 18. 3rd Missing Epistle of Paul Colossians 4:16 19. Missing Epistle of Jude Jude 3 Old Testament writings that were not compiled into the Bible: 20. Tobit 21. Judith 22. Additions to the book of Esther 23. Wisdom of Solomon 24. Ecclesiasticus, or the Wisdom of Jesus son of Sirach 25. Baruch 26. The Letter of Jeremiah 27. Prayer of Azariah 28. Song of the Three Jews (These are missing books of Daniel.) 29. Susana 30. Bel and the Dragon 31. 1 Maccabees 32. 2 Maccabees 33. 3 Maccabees 34. 4 Maccabees 35. 1 Esdras 36. 2 Esdras 37. Prayer of Manasseh 38. Psalm 151 New Testament writings that were not compiled into the Bible: 39. Mary (written of in the "Storia Ecclesastica", 337a.d. by Eusebius) 40. Acts of Paul 41. Acts of Andrew 42. Acts of John 43. The Protevangelion 44. Infancy I 45. Infancy II. Christ and Abgarus 47. Nicodemus 48. The Apostles Creed 49. Laodiceans 50. Paul and Seneca 51. Paul and Thecla 52. Revelation of Peter 53. Epistle of Barnabas 54. The Lost Gospel According to Peter 55. Gospel of Thomas 56. Gospel of Matthias 57. Clement I 58. Clement II 59. Ephesians (II) 60. Magnesians 61. Trallians 62. Romans (II) 63. Philadelphians 64. Smyrnaeans 65. Polycarp 66. Philippians (II) 66. Gospel writer referred to only by the letter Q (Some of these can be referenced in the writings by Marcion, 150 a.d., and Muratorian, 170 a.d. All of these New Testament age writings are a matter of record and are not trumped up Mormon propaganda; they have been discovered over the past hundred years in old or thought to be lost libraries.) 67. Sheppard of Hermas 68. Hermas I (Visions) 69. Hermas II (Commands) 70. Hermas III (Similitudes) 71. Letters of Herod and Pilate (Ref. to their trial of Christ) Apocryphal Writings mentioned as recently as the fourth century A.D.: 72. The Gospel of Andrew 73. Other Books under Andrew 74. Gospel of Apelles 75. The Gospel According to the Twelve Apostles 76. The Gospel of Barnabes 77. The Writings of Bartholomew the Apostle 78. The Gospel of Bartholomew 79. The Gospel of Basilides 80. The Gospel of Cernithus 81. The Revelation of Cernithus 82. An Epistle of Jesus Christ to Peter and Paul 83. Several other Books under the name of Christ 84. An Epistle of Christ (produced by the Manichees) 85. A Hymn, taught by Christ to his Disciples 86. The Gospel according to the Egyptians 87. The Acts of the Apostles 88. The Gospel of the Ebionites 89. The Gospel of the Encratites 90. The Gospel of Eve 91. The Gospel according to the Hebrews (or Hebrews II) 92. The Book of the Helkesaites 93. The False Gospels of the Hesychius 94. The Book of James 95. The Acts of John 96. Gospel of Jude 97. Gospel according to Judas Iscariot 98. Acts of the Apostle Leucius 99. Acts of the Apostle Lentitus 100. Acts of the Apostle Leontius 101. Acts of the Apostle Leuthon 102. The False Gospels, published by Lucianus 103. Acts of the Apostles (used by the Manichees) 104. The Gospel according to or of Marcion 105. Books under Matthew: The Gospel of Matthias The Traditions of Matthias The Book of Matthias The Gospel of Merinthus 106. Gospel According to the Nazarenes 107. The Acts of Paul and Thecla 108. The Preachings of Peter and Paul 109. The Revelations of Paul 110. The Gospel of Perfection 111. Additional Acts of Peter 112. The Doctrine of Peter 113. The Gospel of Peter (not to be confused with the Gospel according to Peter) 114. The Judgement of Peter 115. The Preaching of Peter 116. The Revelations of Peter 117. The Acts of Philip 118. The Gospel of Philip 119. The Gospel of Scythianus 120. The Acts of the Apostles, by Seleucus 121. The Revelation of Stephen 122. The Gospel of Titan 123. The Gospel of Thaddaeus 124. The Acts and Gospel of Thomas 125. The Gospel of Truth 126. Against the Heresies Modern Restoration of Missing Biblical Scriptures: 127. Book of Moses 128. Book of Abraham 129. Prophecy of Joseph of Egypt (in 2 Nephi 3) 130. Prophecy of Zenock (in 1 Nephi 19) 131. Prophecy of Neum (in 1 Nephi 19) 132. Prophecy of Zenos (in 1 Nephi 19) We might also expect there to have been writings of these Patriarchs: Adam, Seth, Enos,Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamach, Noah, Japheth, Shem, Ham, Arphaxad, Salah, Eber, Peleg, Reu, Serug, Nahor, Terah, Melchizedek, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Manasseh, and Ephraim. This makes a possible number of missing books as 160. Put another way, over 71 percent of the world's Christian scriptures are missing! Should we care? There is an amazing story in the Bible which supports this idea. It's found in 2 King 22:1,8,11,13: "Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty and one years in Jerusalem... And Hilkiah the high priest said unto Shaphan the scribe, I have found the book of the law in the house of the LORD. And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, and he read it.. And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent his clothes... Go ye, enquire of the LORD for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that is found: for great is the wrath of the LORD that is kindled against us, because our fathers have not hearkened unto the words of this book." The king understood that if you don't have all the scriptures, chances are you're not living all the commandments, and it's a real drag to be doing the wrong thing - or not enough of the right thing - just because the traditions of your people say the scriptures are already complete. Clearly in our day, the accepted canon of scripture is far from complete. If we don't know all the doctrines of God, or all the covenants we must make with Him, where does that leave us? This is why, in the Restoration of the gospel, the Lord revealed his Doctrines and Covenants anew. No moldy translation of Greek or Latin. Straight from the source. Aren't you glad Father is looking out for us?
  • I am writing this just to clarify something that my brother wrote. He referenced Ezekiel 37:16-20. I would like to elaborate on this point. Yes, that scripture is somewhat vague. Part of the reason for that vagueness is in the original Hebrew text. The word that the translators translated as stick is a rather vague word that can mean just about anything made of wood. The actual meaning depends on the context in which the word is used. In this case, the word could mean a branch of a tree, the stick around which a scroll is wrapped, or a writing tablet. Back when I was in high school, we used to think that it referred to the second of those possibilities. More recent research indicates that it refers to a writing tablet. Rather than try to explain why we believe this myself, I will just refer you to an article from the February 1987 Ensign (one of the Church's periodicals). The author was a professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University at the time. Anyway here is the link, **************************** pacella23, That's your interpretation. You are entitled to believe as you wish. We respectfully disagree with your interpretation.
  • This is a quote from the mormons teachings! Please show me this verse in the Current version of the Bible where Jesus, Paul or any of the deciple say something even remotley close to this. (Oh Yeh, I forgot this was only dreamed this up+- 1900 years later!) "I want to tell them and tell all the great men of the earth, that the Latter- day Saints [Mormons] are to be their redeemer. . .Believe in God, believe in Jesus, and believe in Joseph [Smith] his prophet, and Brigham [Young] his successor, and I add, If you will believe in your hearts and confess with your mouth Jesus is the Christ, that Joseph [Smith] was a prophet, and that Brigham [Young] is his successor, you shall be saved in the kingdom of God. No man or woman in this dispensation will ever enter into the celestial Kingdom of God without the consent of Joseph Smith...I cannot go there without his consent. . .he reigns there as supreme. . ." (quote from Brigham Young, JOURNAL OF DISCOURSES, 6:299, 7:289).
  • "It is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--not by works, so no one can boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9).
  • The last verse in the Gospel of John "And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen." So it would not matter what could be proved/disproved in the Old Testament to anyone who lives there life to "explain away" or totally deny any possibility of there being other records which could contain the "Word of God". They have received they're Bible from the hands of Catholics which was the only Christian belief world-wide for many, many, many years.

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