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A sham and a prime example of priestcraft
December 9, 2018
It's always interesting when someone creates a presentation purportedly aimed at discovering truth but does it using false façades and deception.
It takes only a few minutes of watching this video before it becomes clear that Mr. Gifford, described as a generational Mormon, is a strawman whose purpose is to readily cave to Mr. Kramer's arguments as though they are brilliant and unassailable.
The Book of Mormon defines priestcrafts as follows:
"priestcrafts are that men preach and set themselves up for a light unto the world that they may get gain and praise of the world" (2 Nephi 26:29)
So a valid question to ask of Mr. Kramer, or anyone who spews anti-Mormon rhetoric, is if their livelihood is, even in part, tied to the things they preach and produce. If the answer is yes then anything they say or imply should be suspect.
On another note, if today's Bible truly is in the complete and pristine form it was when originally written, why does it exist in over 100 versions — just in English?
It seems quite obvious that the person or persons responsible for producing any one of those versions felt something lacking in existing versions (else why make alterations), and therefore compelled to make changes (to whatever degree) which, in their opinion, would add clarity, ease of understanding, or whatever else.