THE CHOSEN is Quoting from the Book of Mormon: It is Time for Born-Again Believers to RENOUNCE this Series

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And here is the reference from the Book of Mormon which states the above:

I Am the Law, and the Light – 3 Nephi 15:9

9 Behold, I am the law, and the light. Look unto me, and endure to the end, and ye shall live; for unto him that endureth to the end will I give eternal life.(emphasis added)
(3 Nephi 15:9) (BOOK OF MORMON)

The Holy Scriptures quote Jesus as saying this:

 “And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read.  And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,

 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
    because he has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
    and recovering of sight to the blind,
    to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

 And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him.  And he began to say to them, 

“Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing” (Luke 4: 16-21).

It is plain to see that Jesus was speaking of the prophesy from Isaiah which He fulfilled upon reading that passage of Scripture. No where in the Bible did Jesus say that He is the Law of Moses.

But He did say this:

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).

He said that because HE IS GOD.



When Mormon missionaries (properly called Latter Day Saints or simply “LDS”) come to your door, they will often offer a free copy of the Book of Mormon and tell you about its author, Joseph Smith. Smith, they will say, translated the Book of Mormon from golden plates he dug up in a hill in New York in the early 1800s. This is supposed to confirm his calling from God as the new prophet on the earth in these latter days. Further, they will tell you that the Holy Ghost will confirm the truth of the Book of Mormon by producing good feelings in you. Next will come the invitation to “read the Book of Mormon, pray, and ask God to show you it is true.” Of course you must do this with sincerity, or it won’t work.

Before you fall to your knees, there are some things you need to know that they are not telling you (and won’t unless you ask). The first concerns many LDS beliefs that separate them from historical, orthodox Christianity. These are not found in the Book of Mormon. In fact, there is really very little in that book that is doctrinally disagreeable to orthodox Christians. The real meat of Mormonism is found in their other scriptures, The Doctrine and Covenants and The Pearl of Great Price. These books, however, Mormons do not hand out at the door—and for good reason. If people knew up front what they were really going to be asked to believe (things such as God once being a man, denial of the Trinity, Satan being Jesus’ brother, pre-existence of souls, etc.), they may not be quite so willing to put aside their skepticism.

The second thing to realize is that in accepting the Book of Mormon, one is, in fact, accepting Joseph Smith as a prophet. So what about this test of a prophet? Isn’t it legitimate to “give this question up to God?” No, it isn’t. This is because God has already revealed His test for would-be prophets, and it has nothing to do with prayer or feelings, and God has no obligation to answer prayers that He has already answered! We do not have to ask God whether or not we should rob a bank or murder someone. Rather, James 1:5 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God . . . and it will be given to him.” Wisdom is applied knowledge, not lack of it.

God never tells us to pray about what is true. When we want to know how tall a wall is, we don’t pray about it; we get something that we know is true (a ruler) and compare it to the wall. The Bible, God’s Word, is true. That is our measuring stick for truth. See Acts 17:11, for example, which describes a group of people who were considered noble because when Paul came to them with the Christian message they “received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily, to see whether these things were so.”

Feelings are unreliable because they are subjective, easy to produce, and are not meant to discover facts but to tell us how we feel about facts. Psychological persuasion techniques, intensity, eye contact, or mere desire can produce feelings that feel real because they are real! But real feelings are still just letting us know how we are reacting to something, not the truthfulness of that thing. The Mormon missionary handbook specifically details these techniques, and missionaries go through training on how to persuade people before they ever leave the house.

What are the biblical tests for a prophet? They are in God’s Word: Deuteronomy 18:21-22 says, “You may say to yourselves, ‘How can we know when a message has not been spoken by the LORD?’ If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him.” Did Joseph Smith ever claim “in the name of the LORD” that something would happen when it did not? Yes—many times, in fact.

Joseph Smith prophesied that New York would be destroyed if they rejected the [Mormon] gospel (D&C 84:114-115). He also prophesied that the rebellion of South Carolina and the War Between the States would result in war being poured out upon all nations; slaves would revolt; the inhabitants of the earth would mourn; famine, plague, earthquake, thunder, lightning, and a full end of all nations would result (D&C 87). Oddly, this prophecy is the one most often cited by Mormons to prove Joseph Smith’s prophetic power!

Further, Deuteronomy 13:5 says that “if a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a miraculous sign or wonder, and if the sign or wonder of which he has spoken takes place, and he says, ‘Let us follow other gods’ (gods you have not known) ‘and let us worship them,’ you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. The LORD your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul.” Did Joseph Smith lead his followers to other gods? Yes.

Joseph Smith was a polytheist. History of the Church 6:474 records Smith stating, “I wish to declare I have always and in all congregations when I have preached on the subject of the Deity, it has been the plurality of Gods.” Joseph Smith declared that “God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man, and sits enthroned in yonder heavens!” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 345). This is clearly not the biblical God.

Galatians 1:6-7 says that people may be “turning to a different gospel—which is really no gospel at all . . . trying to pervert the gospel of Christ.” And Paul pronounced a curse upon them for doing so. In Romans 1:16 Paul tells us that the gospel is “the power of God unto salvation”—that’s pretty important. Did Joseph Smith teach a “different gospel”? Yes.

Mormons believe that the Book of Mormon contains the “fullness of the gospel.” The Book of Mormon says so itself in its introduction (see also Doctrines and Covenants 20:9; 27:5; 42:12; and 135:3). So what is the gospel according to Mormonism? It’s a tough question for many LDS to answer. According to Mormon apostle Bruce McConkie, author of the book Mormon Doctrine, the gospel is “the plan of salvation [that] embraces all of the laws, principles, doctrines, rites, ordinances, acts, powers, authorities, and keys necessary to save and exalt men.” In other words, the whole of Mormon theology. In the Mormon gospel we see belief + repentance + baptism + laying on of hands + temple work + mission work + church ministry + tithing + ceasing from sin + abstaining from the use of intoxicants and strong drinks and tobacco and caffeine + confessing Joseph Smith as Prophet + temple marriage + baptism for the dead + genealogy research . . . the list could go on and on and on. Only upon completion of all these things may Mormons attain to the third and highest level of heaven, thus achieving the ultimate goal of the Mormon gospel—godhood (see McConkie, Mormon Doctrine 116-117; Book of Mormon [3 Nephi 27:13-21]; Doctrines of Salvation 1:268; 18:213; The 4th Article of Faith; Smith, Gospel Doctrine pg. 107; Brigham YoungJournal of Discourses 3:93; 3:247; 9:312; Gospel Principles 290; Doctrine and Covenants 39:5-6; 132:19-20). In essence, Christ’s death means nothing more to a Mormon than the gaining of the ability to be resurrected so that his works may be judged.

While we cannot judge another person’s motives, we can and must judge what a person does or says. Joseph Smith, and hence the Book of Mormon, fails the twin tests of Deuteronomy 13 and 18. God takes false prophets very seriously. Deuteronomy 13:1-3 says, “That prophet or dreamer must be put to death, because he preached rebellion against the LORD your God…; he has tried to turn you from the way the LORD your God commanded you to follow. You must purge the evil from among you.” Deuteronomy 18:19-21 says, “If anyone does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name, I myself will call him to account. But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded him to say, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, must be put to death…” And Galatians 1:8-9 says, “But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned!”

The gospel is God’s power to bring us to Him. He will not stand for those who pervert it. He has given us the ability and the responsibility to discern whether or not the gospel is being tampered with. We must carefully investigate the claims of the LDS if we are to follow what God has commanded. In fact, Mormons invite non-Mormons to examine their claims: “Convince us of our errors of doctrine, if we have any” (LDS Apostle Orson Pratt, The Seer, p.15).

(Editor’s note: many of the references in our articles on Mormonism are Mormon publications, such as Mormon Doctrine, Articles of Faith, Doctrines of Salvation, History of the Church, Doctrine and Covenants, and so forth. Others are from the Book of Mormon itself, e.g., books such as 1 Nephi, 2 Nephi, and Alma.) SOURCE

Watch Dallas Jenkins (director of The Chosen) defend Mormonism and even say that they worship the SAME Jesus as we do:



19 thoughts on “THE CHOSEN is Quoting from the Book of Mormon: It is Time for Born-Again Believers to RENOUNCE this Series

  1. robinlinaz

    I dumped The Chosen after Season One. When they showed Jesus rehearsing The Sermon on the Mount, runing it by Matthew for editing and consulting with John the Baptist, talking like they had been scheming their agenda together for years, I was totally repulsed. Sure, alarm bells rang before that but the good outweighed the bad and I was willing to extend some artisti license to the show. Now they have openly embraced Mormonism, and Catholicism. Such is what always happens when any man is looking for wealth, fame and power.

    No one can deceive us like we can deceive ourselves and, sadly, that is what has happened to Dallas Jenkins, to Joseph Smith before him…just in a different way, and to all who stray by way of satanic and then self-deception.

    The comment that Bruce McConkie made about the purpose of the Mormon Church being to provide the “keys necessary to save and exalt men” says it all doesn’t it? The appeal is as old as the fall in Eden; their intention is to exalt men, not God. That lie is every bit as effective, and deadly, now, as it was then.


  2. Karen Weis

    I ceased watching the Chosen when Dallas Jenkins said 95% of the content isn’t in the Bible.

    1. Mark V

      No true Christian would have any business partnership with a Mornan production company perverting the Holy Writ. This is spiritual adultery, unequally yoked. “Let the prophet who has a dream tell the dream, but let him who has my word speak my word faithfully. What has straw in common with wheat? declares the LORD.” Jer. 23:28

  3. The book “Mormon Doctrine” by Bruce McConkie is an encyclopedic (thick) book of Christian terms used by Mormons that are heretical in meaning to real Christianity but accepted by the LDS (Mormon) generally speaking. The LDS has never given its “imprimatur” to the book officially but it’s still sold in LDS bookstores (called Deseret), the internet & is still useful for those who want to be informed. There also is plenty of info on the internet on this cult. I think the reason for the LDS not officially embracing the book is because they have to be flexible for their “revelations” from Adam god of this planet (an older heresy) or whomever to fit the current culture such as denial of polygamy & racism which wouldn’t be in the older versions of Mormon Doctrine book & therefore a contradiction by their “unchanging” god. My question to fellow bros & sisters is when they come to your door will you be a shade puller or door locker? Or will we please the Lord & be prepared to present the REAL Gospel?

  4. Is that quote about Jesus saying He is the law of Moses in the book of Mormon? Is that a quote from their book? I read your article but missed where it said what the B.O.M. quote was. (BTW, I repudiated The Chosen after season one, & had to repent to several friends/relatives for recommending it). Thank you for continuing to expose this!

    1. I will research and pinpoint the “Jesus is the Law of Moses” in the B.O.M. We who know Scripture know that this is not in the Word of God – I’m sure you knew that……Blessings sis

      1. Yikes—thank you for the link. I had no idea that was in their ‘scriptures.’ I imagine most viewers will take that line as just more of Dallas Jenkins’ liberty-taking with the Bible, and not realize it is actually from the demonically-inspired BOM. Wonder how many more they’re sneaking in there?!

  5. julieg777

    My husband is a brand new Christian. He just got baptized a couple of months ago. He was telling me about this series and wanted me to watch it. I have not viewed it yet, but I am going to show him this article. It is so easy for a new Christian to be deceived. I should have watched the video with him, but I did not. Thank you for this article.

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