September 9 – Ever learning without truth. 2 Timothy 3:6-7; “For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
In reference to our Bible passage today, Matthew Henry once said ‘men will love their carnal selves more than their spiritual selves’. That’s very telling in light of the Mormon reference. When the top LDS Historian was asked why the BoM carries so much of Isaiah and Malachi word for word, his answer told us that Mormons will gladly accept anything their leaders say as long as they aren’t told to ditch them and study God’s word to learn the truth. His answer was a childish one with no substance.
New Witnesses for God 3:428 – 429; “When Joseph Smith saw that the Nephite record was quoting the prophecies of Isaiah, of Malachi, or the words of the Savior, he took the English Bible and compared these passages as far as they paralled [sic] each other, and finding that in substance, they were alike, he adopted our English translation; and hence, we have the sameness to which you refer.” – B. H. Roberts, 1909