The Use (and Misuse) of the Bible by LDS Missionaries In preaching the message of the restoration, missionaries must first show prospective converts how the Mormon message conforms to, and is predicted by biblical scripture and prophecy. Drawing from the Gospels and the letters of Paul, among others, missionaries seek to show that Mormon doctrines and practices agree with the Bible, particularly the early Christian Church. But do the missionaries accurately represent the message and intent of these Biblical passages? This paper will draw from the scriptures used by LDS missionaries on such subjects as apostasy, restoration, and church structure and compare Mormon interpretation with current biblical scholarship.
Brian H. Stuy