50 Problems With The Mormon Church

50 Problems With The Mormon Church

There are errors in the Book of Mormon that
are unique to the 1769 edition of the Bible, the one owned by Joseph’s family.
DNA analysis has concluded that the Native Americans do not originate from the Middle
East or from Israelites, but from Asia. There are things in the Book of Mormon that
didn’t exist during Book of Mormon times in the Americas. For example: horses, chariots,
goats, elephants, wheat, and steel. There is no archeological evidence for the
millions of Nephites and Lamanites, even though we have evidence from smaller groups of people
who existed thousands of years before. Book of Mormon names and places are strikingly
similar or identical to many local names and places of the region where Joseph Smith lived.
The Book of Mormon is remarkably similar to View of the Hebrews, a book published in Joseph
Smith’s area in his time. It is also very similar to The First Book of Napoleon published
in 1809, and The Late War, a textbook written in King James style language for New York
State School children in Joseph’s time. The original 1830 text of The Book of Mormon
had a trinitarian view of the Godhead, and was changed over time as Joseph’s ideas
about the Godhead evolved. Over 100,000 changes have been made to the book.
There were at least 4 different First Vision accounts given by Joseph at different times,
at least one of which didn’t even include God or Christ.
Scholars have translated the papyrus Joseph claimed the Book of Abraham was translated
from and found that they have nothing to do with Abraham or anything contained in the
book. The church now tries to claim that “translate” meant “get inspiration from”. Joseph also
penciled in some parts of the papyrus. Joseph married at least 34 women, many without
Emma’s consent as forbidden in the Doctrine and Covenants and 11 of whom were already
married, some without their husbands knowing. 10 of Joseph’s wives were teenagers, some
as young as 14. This was shocking even by 19th century standards. Joseph also married
some of his foster daughters. Joseph used a variety of methods to coerce
women into marrying him, including promises of eternal life, threats of damnation, and
even claiming that he himself was under the threat of an angel with a flaming sword.
President Hinckley publicly said polygamy isn’t doctrinal despite teachings by numerous
early church leaders, including Brigham Young that it was essential for exaltation.
The only scriptural justification for polygamy is “to multiply and replenish the earth”.
So either Joseph was sleeping with his 14-year-old wives, or he wasn’t adhering to scriptural
laws. Joseph married Fanny Alger years before he
had the sealing power or received any revelation on polygamy.
Brigham Young taught Adam-God theory at general conference and as part of the temple endowment
ceremony. This doctrine is now disavowed by the church.
Brigham Young taught blood atonement, now also disavowed. This doctrine factored into
the events which led up to the Mountain Meadows Massacre, where church leaders murdered over
100 pioneers travelling through Utah. Black people weren’t allowed to hold the
priesthood until the 1970s. Joseph gave it to a few people, but from Brigham Young to
Spencer W. Kimball they were deemed unworthy to hold it.
In the 1980s, the church paid around $900,000 to suppress bizarre and embarrassing church
history documents. These documents were later proven to be fake. Mark Hofman, the forger,
turned out to be a murderer. Before the documents were known to be forgeries, church leaders
gave talks offering explanations for them. Joseph Smith translated plates called the
Kinderhook Plates. He claimed they were a record of a descendant of Ham from the Old
Testament. These plates were later found to be a hoax.
Every spin-off of the LDS church also has members say that they “know” their church
is the true church. Other religions, such as Islam, say they “know through the power
of God”. It’s these same spiritual feelings that led to the mass suicide of the Heaven’s
Gate Cult. Joseph sent Oliver and Hiram to sell the copyright
to the Book of Mormon in Canada, saying he received a revelation to do it. They failed
to secure the copyright, leading Joseph to conclude that not all revelations are from
God. The church teaches that you should bear your
testimony in order to gain one. This is a classic psychological tactic.
You can feel the spirit while doing a multitude of things that have nothing to do with the
gospel, even while watching some R-rated movies. Joseph and Oliver didn’t tell people about
the priesthood restoration until years after supposedly receiving it and changed earlier
revelations to match their new accounts. Joseph was hired to use the seer stone to
find “buried treasure,” for which he was taken to court on charges of fraud.
The Smith family was involved in folk magic and the Occult, practicing animal sacrifice,
conjuring spirits, and using magical parchments and talismans.
People at Joseph’s time had a “magical worldview”, which included seeing things
“with spiritual eyes” including the golden plates.
Martin Harris was known as a gullible man who changed religions at least 10 times. Even
after becoming Mormon, he was a witness to self-proclaimed prophet, James Strang. Strang
also had gold plates and used a Urim and Thummin to translate them. Martin Harris also said
that he had as much evidence for a Shaker book as he had for The Book of Mormon. He
also said he saw Christ in the form of a deer and talked with him.
David Whitmer said he saw an angel with his spiritual eyes, and said his impressions were
just like those of a Methodist having happy feelings.
People in Joseph’s time believed in a spiritual “second sight” and that it was no different
than seeing something with your physical eyes. The witnesses did not sign their own signatures
or write their own accounts except Oliver, who was the scribe.
All of the Book of Mormon witnesses, except for Martin Harris, were related by blood or
marriage to the Smiths or the Whitmers. Joseph had many people sign an affidavit saying
he wasn’t practicing polygamy when he was. Some of those who signed it were also practicing
polygamy. Joseph didn’t even use the Gold Plates to
translate the Book of Mormon. He also couldn’t re-translate the missing 116 pages, taken
by Martin Harris’ wife to test Joseph’s validity as a translator.
Joseph revealed the LDS temple endowment just seven weeks after his Masonic initiation. The
endowment is nearly identical to the Masonic ceremony in numerous ways.
The temple ceremony was supposed to be eternal, yet blood oaths and other disturbing elements
were removed in the 1980s, just a few years after those elements were removed from the
Masonic ceremony. Joseph Smith made a number of prophecies that
were never fulfilled. According to Deutoreonomy 18, this would disqualify him as a prophet.
If Adam and Eve were the first humans, how do we explain the 14 other Hominin species
who lived and died 35,000 – 250,000 years before Adam?
Science has proven that there was no worldwide flood 4,500 years ago.
Simple mathematics and logic of animal food consumption show that there was insufficient
room on the ark to house all of the animal species found on the planet, let alone the
food required to feed them. Science also discredits the idea of the Tower
of Babel, 600-year-old humans, Jonah and the Whale, people turning into salt, and carrying
honey bees across the ocean. In contrast to Jesus Christ, the Old Testament
God condoned genocide, slavery, rape, and racism.
The church has removed material that is not faith-promoting from its history and been
dishonest on numerous occasions. In Kirtland, Joseph created an illegal bank
and used fraudulent means to raise money. Once his fraud was discovered, he fled to
Canada, leaving the church members to pay his debts.
The church has not been transparent about its finances since 1959.
The church spent 1.5 billion dollars on City Creek Mall, more than it spent on humanitarian
aid in almost 20 years. The early church taught that tithing was 10%
of your surplus; the church now teaches that it is 10% of your income, even if you can’t
afford to pay your bills because of it. The church’s name has changed a few times,
at one point removing “Jesus Christ” and being called “The Church of the Latter-Day Saints.”
The church has taught that the prophet can’t lead the church astray, despite obvious mistakes
made by past prophets. Church leaders such as Boyd K. Packer have
counseled historians to avoid telling the truth if it isn’t faith-promoting. In 1993,
6 scholars were excommunicated or disfellowshipped for publishing their scholarly research on
Mormonism and its leaders. Dallin H. Oaks said you shouldn’t criticize church leaders,
even if the criticism is true.

100 thoughts on “50 Problems With The Mormon Church

  1. If you actually knew about the Mormon religion you wouldn't have made this video. Making this is like watching Galaxy quest and then taking a quiz about star trek. I am a devout Mormon and I am proud of it. If you don't agree that's fine but I beg of all of you to find God. He Is Real. Anybody can find healing.

  2. Do you really believe that there was no flood, the bible clearly teaches that there was, you are a serpent that is teaching lies, pushing falsehoods, truly the Mormons have a few things wrong with them, but you don't even believe in THE BIBLE THE HEBREW SCRIPTURES, I hope no one has been fooled by you,

  3. I'm a mormon and proud to be mormon. But this video is a mixed thoughts to misunderstandings of the teachings of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

  4. Odd that someone would use the Bible as tool to attack another religious text. The Bible itself is full of inconsistent information and scientific untruths.

  5. THANK YOU for this content. For whatever reason I can’t easily find objective criticisms of this religion online.

  6. this video is a bunch garbage, but it is sad that the author spreads half truth and out and out lies

  7. To all the people watching this and thinking Mormons are stupid or duped or unaware blah blah blah I would say this. I am well aware of pretty much every single criticism out there of the church. I am not delusional, I am not uneducated on these matters. I am not brainwashed. I would encourage you to look at the argument from the other side. Look at Fair Mormon or other similar sites. Because I have seen all your arguments and all of our arguments. Quite frankly I feel like ours are more convincing. So ask yourself this question. Do you know all of our arguments or do you only know one side. If you did that you still may not be convinced but you would at least be able to watch a video like this and see how it is just factually incorrect. And that would be something.

  8. Hi I am a faithful member of this church and would welcome any questions you may have based around this video or anything in general.

    Reply to this comment with questions and I will answer them the best I can.

    My testimony is based upon real experiences and not upon the words of other people and I consider every anti-mormon accusation thoughtfully and occasionally prayfully, unlike many others who do indeed follow in this church blindly, I seek the truth and would not serve god in this church if I thought it wasn't true, which I am always asking myself.

    Many of these "facts" are nonsense and NONE of them detail where this information was obtained and how reliable it is, I mean we talking about what happened in the 1800s information and facts about this time in general is difficult to find. However, some of these facts are somewhat based on truths and should be considered carefully but, in my experience, you can find all truth out through prayer and studying the word of god and NONE of these facts/attempted lies prove the church to be not true, although someone with limited knowledge could never tell because they don't know the church like I and many others do.

  9. Half this stuff is taken out of context. Others are accounts by men who were once members disavowed. Some are taken as fact believing archeological records as if they are exact science. They change all the time. Joseph was a prophet yes. Joseph made mistakes yes. Most of these items are wholly dishonest and you will be accountable for these things in the future. Your cause is not just. The holy Ghost is not with you.

  10. Notist humans are always acting like they are better then everyone else no other species on earth does that cuz humans are sinners

  11. There are no problems with the Church of Jesus Christ of Jesus Christ, he designed and set up the Church. Faith is the only thing necessary to understanding all inconsistencies, placed their to confound those that will not pray and ask for revelation on the validity of Christs involvement.

  12. Woah woah woah, you were doing great until you got into evolution and the world flood thing. You don't know that, it's not scientifically verifiable.

  13. This video mixes objective facts with their personal opinions and biases & then tries to pass on those opinions & biases as facts. If not for that, it would be a decent video.

  14. I'm sad for you because of the punishments God has reserved for you, for publishing so many lies. Too bad you couldn't be bothered to do your homework first & choose to publish the truth.

  15. I am part of the lds church and it really does hurt me when people tell me to leave cause it is a cult..it is not it is a religion..it is not nice to go and bash on others religion cause what have we done..the more than one wive was years ago..and that only happened cause people killed so many Mormons for being Mormon even..I still get yelled at and stared at for being Mormon and it hurts..I strongly believe in my church..and when people spout lies and everyone agrees I stand up even if I get all the worlds hate..so if you guys wanna try and hate on me and tell me that I am dumb..in a cult..or much much more do it I am in high school and deal with it everyday..but we are not a cult and if you want true info on us go to Mormon.org or talk to a member or missonary..and don't bash on others believes…because we do nothing wrong..only if just believing in this church is…and it is not..and shouldn't be

  16. This guy accused God (Jesus Christ) of being evil. I mean just makes my heart hurt for this guy really. Someone who is pure love, truth, joy, and who created this man, he hates so much. I may never understand the difference of how I can read the Bible (Christian version) and come away a changed man who loves everyone and cant wait to meet the Lord one day after I take my last breath. And then there are people who not only dont believe they actually say He is evil and hate him. Anyway I pray you can re read the bible and see that although you dont believe in miracles there is only a good God.

  17. Kind of disagree from my own studies about Noah's ark, old testament God and global flood. These are separate accounts from Mormonism and have not been proven wrong.

  18. I came in to this video expecting to find some truths, then number 3 came up which was just completely wrong and I turned off the video because I knew a majority of the information would be false. But have fun!

  19. No evidence of flood more evidence of food than evolution. Explain the boat like structure on MT Ararat. Where the Bible places the resting place for the vessel. And also they placed each kind of animals not all the species.

  20. Not to say that almost everyone here is a fool who doesn't know how research or read facts for themselves "magically" because some asshat on youtube told you 50 lies it makes it truth.. just for starters read this article with references; http://www.conflictofjustice.com/church-admit-joseph-smiths-book-of-abraham-translations-false/ If you enjoy being a sheep following a wolf and are just intentionally trying to find false falsehoods then continue on with your miserable lives

  21. You are incorrect on the human species prior to Adam and Eve. They've all been discredited. There is not scientific evidence that the flood didn't occur and there was more than enough room for animals on the ark. Do your research. Science doesn't discredit the account of Babel or the age of humans. Science is observable and repeatable. Mormonism is a cult but your facts are wrong in other areas.

  22. Not sure about what the narrator is saying from about 39 to 41. Is he saying that science is right to him and those events didn't occur? Or, is he saying that the Mormon's believe that science is right and those Biblical events didn't happen?

  23. You know, some of you act as If Satan doesn't play a huge role on making good arguments against God. I watched this with open mind and none of this has good arguments. A lot of what he says isnt even true. And this dude isnt spiritually hes just trying to destroy it. Some of you left the church, sad but that's fine. Faith isnt thag strong I see

  24. It is my testimony that the Book of Mormon, along with the Bible and other modern day revelations, is the Word of God. You can find that out for yourself, too! There is a promise in the Book of Mormon:

    Moroni 10:3-5  

    3 Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and ponder it in your hearts.  

    4 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.  

    5 And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things. We invite all to study, ponder and pray about these truths.  

    Only the Holy Ghost will confirm truth, not a random person uploading speculative videos on youtube with sinister motives–to tear down ones faith.  

    This sacred record only confirms that Jesus is the Christ, the son of the living God.  Here is what the Lord, Jesus Christ, said about this record:

    2 Nephi 29: 7-9 

    7 Know ye not that there are more nations than one? Know ye not that I, the Lord your God, have created all men, and that I remember those who are upon the isles of the sea; and that I rule in the heavens above and in the earth beneath; and I bring forth my word unto the children of men, yea, even upon all the nations of the earth? 

    8 Wherefore murmur ye, because that ye shall receive more of my word? Know ye not that the testimony of two nations is a witness unto you that I am God, that I remember one nation like unto another? Wherefore, I speak the same words unto one nation like unto another. And when the two nations shall run together the testimony of the two nations shall run together also. 

    9 And I do this that I may prove unto many that I am the same yesterday, today, and forever; and that I speak forth my words according to mine own pleasure. And because that I have spoken one word ye need not suppose that I cannot speak another; for my work is not yet finished; neither shall it be until the end of man, neither from that time henceforth and forever. 

    10 Wherefore, because that ye have a Bible ye need not suppose that it contains all my words; neither need ye suppose that I have not caused more to be written. 

    We should all be respectful of others opinions, not falsely advertise them as click bate. If you want to learn more about the LDS church, go to the Church website, not someone who joys in tearing down others faith and religion:


    Don't rely on people with alternative motives, such as youtubers and even the CES letter, which has been debunked. But the ultimate source of truth is what can and will reveal to us, through the power of the Holy Ghost, if we will have "sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ", I hope most people don't rely on youtube videos to determine truth.

  25. Misery loves company. You spout off lies in a semi convincing manner. If I wasn’t seeking truth this video would be the perfect place.

  26. We aren't hating on your religion but just stop it have you ever even been to church for at least 10 years and you haven't experienced a miracle or blessing

  27. you made one big mistake; science does, in fact, prove that there was a worldwide flood, and the earth is not billions but thousands of years old. don't take my word for it, go research it in the scientific journals/publications. There are many cults and they all have the same base premious… there is One Truth that is Jesus Raised.

  28. Majority of this presentation is straight up poppycock! Whoever the company is represented this you’re wrong there. No where in the Scriptures does it say it’s cool to bash another faith or another’s religious views.

  29. Actually there were elephants.. and horses… ask the Smithsonian… who also destroyed thousands of giant skeletons… and collected thousands and thousands of aarrow heads from the New England shores… smh you need to stop looking at OLD arguments… and look at the actual facts…

  30. Apostle Bruce R. McConkie (1915 –1985):
    “However, in a broad general sense, caste systems have their root and origin in the gospel itself, and when they operate according to the divine decree, the resultant restrictions and segregation are right and proper and have the approval of the Lord. To illustrate: Cain, Ham, and the whole negro race have been cursed with a black skin, the mark of Cain, so they can be identified as a caste apart, a people with whom the other descendants of Adam should not intermarry.” – Apostle Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p. 114

  31. i agree with everything related to what it says about mormonism but the arch DID EXIST AND NOAH was in the whales belly because FOR GOD NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE. if God can create the universe and everything in it it costs him nothing to perform any other miracle or event. see archaeology and historical facts about Sodom and Gomorrah

  32. Ok I was hoping this was just a video to poke holes in the Mormons but you lost me when you went back to attacking the regular bible

  33. what a crock of sh*t this video is. not all of it but the over all spin. you could make an 'anti' any religion video. i know God would naturally work through many people from many religions, even no religions

  34. Okay but why make a video just let people enjoy their faith. Most of these are a load of crap. Where are their sources for each claim? I'd rather die saying I tried to live the Gospel and have the chance of living the after life I desire than throw it all away because of some random person's claims.

  35. Hello, I am a Mormon and this video is absolutely ridiculous. We do not shove our religion down peoples throats or any other lies. If all of you would take the time to go to the Mormon church ONE Sunday. Maybe you would rethink this video. Assumptions are what have caused this video to happen. This video aggrevates me as an 11 year old Mormon girl. So folks, sit down and take the time to THINK about the information that has been given in this video and maybe you’d all See the bigger picture.

  36. If this information is true then why are there so many fake accounts made too try and convince people they are church members and that they wish too leave the church?
    Pray and ask God, if you are a church member then you have the gift of the holy ghost and God can reveal all too you if you believe he can.

  37. How about a history of the Catholic Church where they had people pay for their sins before they committed any because they needed the money for war…how about all the nuns that had abortions and how about what the church does today instead of worrying about the past; I’m sure there’s skeletons in everyone’s closet; what have YOU done that you don’t want anyone to ever find out

  38. The church doesn’t make anyone pay tithes, that’s a choice; however, those that pay tithes and cant afford to pay bills are encouraged to pay their tithes of $50 first, if they only receive $500, and the church will pay their bills for them, which is a lot more than the $50 tithing

  39. While I am not nor will I ever be mormon I have to say that your video suffers from a serious lack of CONTEXT. most of what you said makes sense but sounds like just a bunch of claims which may or may not be true since you failed to provide source material or again…context. simultaneously stick to the topic of Mormonism, dont branch out and attack other Faiths just because "I dont like religion man." I bet most of your dislikes are alot like mine
    Upset that you didn't take the time to focus and again
    ..provide context.

  40. I never red the book o mormon. Does it specifically mention steel? Cause like woah. That would be like way out of place. Even iron or bronze would be out of placee in pre columbian America.

  41. Everything you said about Joseph Smith is factual and documentable, kudos for that. It has a real chance of helping mormons who have been mislead. After that you wandered into theory, and start attacking the Holy Bible, and you buy into the "theory of evolution". It's evolution that is completely without basis in reality, and has to be taken on pure faith. Can you provide one example of a life form turning into a different kind of life form (i.e. a mosquito turns into a banana etc.). Can you explain how life formed out of non-living material? Can you explain how in the beginning there was nothing, and everything just showed up?

  42. I firmly believe in looking at both sides of an argument, which brought me to this video. Although I still will remain a member of the church, I appreciate the calm manner in which you address each point 🙂

  43. noah ark was found 60 years ago .. and people can live longer if earth was less poluted that they liife then. there is more evidence of a flood then not.. science isnt always right .. lucy wasnt a cavemen ..

  44. 2.https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/11/131120-science-native-american-people-migration-siberia-genetics/

  45. The owner of the mormon infant is a cult himself and a giant pussy

    You probably dont even know your facts

    Do a video on real facts

    What about what people did to Joseph smith and the pioneers

  46. 38 thru 42 are wrong. Science has NOT disproved a worldwide flood. There is plenty of evidence FOR the flood. And it's obvious that you have some serious misunderstandings (or biases) about Noah's ark. For instance, there did not need to be every variety of dog on the ark. There only needed to be ONE pair of dogs. This goes for all the rest of the animal kinds as well. And the animals taken would have been very young (smaller size & eat less). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd0_gHwje94

  47. I went through the CES Letter. Very snarky on a lot of points. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints IS still God's Kingdom being restored on earth. And yes I looked into all the claims and I enjoyed the challenge of answering each point. But it's pointless discussing someone who won't be logical with you anymore and consider answers other than the ones they've already concluded. The Best evidence is the good fruit the church produces. I still get a kick out of the City Center argument. The Church employed 10,000+ people in the 2008 global crash.. and built a center and homes that continue to give people jobs and housing AND they got a return on that investment and are using those funds for more projects that bless the lives of 10,000 more, that's just good stewardship.

  48. In a thousand years we will look back on all current religions the way we currently look at the eqyptian gods

  49. in first nephi it says that nephis family brought with them animals and seeds also dna is not fully accurate
    and lastly there is NO mormon church science cannot prove everything, but everything is possible through the lord the lord has given us everything so it is very good for us to repay him
    you shouldnt criticize anybody. why you ask? because you are also in the wrong

  50. most of the stuff in here is mistaken, like the picture of Joseph staring into a hat, but it is interesting to hear your theories on us.

  51. Looks that you investigate a lot why you didnt said nothing about not even one of the leaders received payment for their service. Nor even the missionaires on the contrary missionaires save money to pay theirs missions. We also fast one day of the month and donate the money the cost of that food for needy people.

  52. I'm done.I've bin a Mormon my hole life and I've Sean people go up on that stand and cry with Tears of joy. I've had prayes ancerd. When I was about 4 years old a tornado was about to rip through the town I lived in. So I prayed and it literally split in half. I read the book of Mormon whint to the temple and I'm done arguing.there mite be a loop hole to evareything you sead but I'm not looking for it. Instead I'm gonna go to this church where my hole family has worshipd at for 2 Generations weather its real or not.

  53. After watching this the first time I found at least 15 of his reasons straight up lies and the rest taken way out of context. I’d suggest doing your own research.

  54. LOL so dam funny, only 50 problems  I'm a Mormon and can find 1000's of problems with the bible,  but I still believe in it.  like its been translated over 180000 times, oh yea rewrote by a pagan and his friends, god hanging out with satan conversing on what to do with job, wondering who was there to testify or write about that????  Haters are gong to Hate, I know the book of Mormon is the word of god, Never said it was perfect, remember translated by a kid not a scholar.  HELLO people so full of hate remember letting satan ride you like a zorro and fill your heart with anger, just worry about yourself and your own salvation.  because by all other standards of the other main stream religions were already saved too.  So don't fret

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