The Book of Mormon and Evolution - Alma Chapter 30: Alma The Younger Versus Korihor
In the Book of Mormon, Alma chapter 30 tells of encounters between a man named Korihor and several righteous men, including the prophets Ammon and Alma the Younger. These encounters occurred about 55 B.C. The chapter can be found by clicking this link:
Korihor (who lived before the birth of Christ) was called the "anti-Christ" because he taught Christ would never be born.
He also taught doctrines very similar to what we now call the theory of evolution. Where did Korihor’s teachings come from?
Korihor was the only enemy of the church, mentioned in the Book of Mormon, who was taught his doctrines by a personal appearance of the devil (Alma 30:53). Korihor did not teach a mixture of truth and error, everything Korihor taught was false doctrine because his doctrines came directly from Satan!!!
Korihor was called the “Anti-Christ” (Alma 30:6, 12). The term "anti" can mean "enemy" or it can mean "opposite," both of which apply to Korihor. Korihor taught “against the prophecies which had been spoken by the prophets…” (Alma 30:6).
Korihor, who lived several decades before the birth of Christ, taught that Christ would never be born - Alma 30:6, 12-15, 26. For example:
Korihor mocked the need for a remission of sins: "a remission of your sins ... is the effect of a frenzied mind; and this derangement of your minds ..."
Note Korihor's use of insults to try and get converts to the doctrines of Satan (who taught Korihor). Insulting people who believe in God is still a common tactic of atheists and evolutionists!!!
Along with rejecting a remission of sins, in verse 17 Korihor rejected the atonement of Christ: "And many more such things did he [Korihor] say unto them, telling them that there could be no atonement made for the sins of men, but every man fared in this life according to the management of the creature; therefore every man prospered according to his genius, and that every man conquered according to his strength; and whatsoever a man did was no crime." - Alma 30:17
Note three of the concepts in this verse:
These three items are three different ways to describe natural selection. The Book of Mormon described natural selection long before Darwin’s first book!! "Natural selection" is a true principle!! So why would satan, who always lies, teach Korihor about natural selection, which is true???
Because satan was using something which is true in order to lead someone into a belief that there is no God!!!
Natural selection is purely an elimination process, but because natural selection is true, satan was passing off natural selection (which is true) for evolution (which is not true)!!! And "evolution" is the main tool of atheists today to convince people that there is no God!!!
But even today the atheists and evolutionists will talk about natural selection as part of their "evidence" for the theory of evolution (i.e. as part of their evidence that there is no God)!!!
No one ever accused satan of being stupid. He was one of the two candidates for the title of: "Savior of the world" before Adam and Eve were put on this earth (i.e. at the Grand Council)!!! In fact, satan/Lucifer is very, very smart and very, very clever!!! See the Grand Council article which I will link to in a moment.
So while natural selection is true, in the context of Alma 30 it is used as if it were a creation process which it is not!!!
So even when satan is telling the truth, satan is lying because he is implying that "natural selection" is a creation process, which it is not!! Natural selection is purely an elimination process and evolution is never a creation process!!! None of these three concepts are creation processes!!!
The Theory Of Evolution Is A Mirror-Image Of Latter-Day Saint Doctrines
The theory of evolution is not just different than the doctrines of the LDS church, the theory of evolution is a mirror-image of the doctrines of the LDS church!!! See this spreadsheet:
The theory of evolution is satan's perfect doctrine because it is false and it leads people to believe that there is no God and that Christ was not the Savior of the world!!!
Adm and Eve: Special Targets Of The Theory Of Evolution
Before reading this section it is important to understand the Grand Council (which all of us were at but we don't remember it because it happened long before we were born with a physical body) which was a meeting which was held even before Adam and Eve were put on this earth. This is an important article:
Korihor did not mention Adam and Eve by name; however he claimed that “a child is not guilty because of its parents.” - Alma 30:25. This is a slam on the "fall of Adam and Eve," which is a key part of the plan of salvation so that we humans could be descended from Adam and Eve and be tested in mortality!!! If Adam and Eve had not fallen, we would still be spirits without bodies!!!
Satan (who was called Lucifer) and Adam (who was called Michael) were key people in the Grand Council meeting so they knew each other very well even before the Grand Council. However, in the Grand Council, satan (then called Lucifer) developed a very quick hatred of Adam because Adam was the Chief General of Christ, who Lucifer also hated!!! Adam was almost certainly the person who cast satan out of the Grand Council.
Adam was the Savior's top general (and still is) so satan (i.e. the devil) has an eternal hatred of:
So would you be surpised that the theory of evolution today:
In this next quote Korihor (who was taught by satan) taught that God is “… a being who never has been seen or known, who never was nor ever will be.” - Alma 30:28
The fall of Adam and Eve was a key part of the eternal plan of God so that mankind would be able to choose between good and evil. Study Moses, chapters 2 through 4, in the Pearl of Great Price.
The theory of evolution today is satan's favorite doctrine because it does away with a belief in all three members of the Godhead (Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost), plus as a bonus, it does away with a belief in Adam and Eve!!!
Evolution teaches us that we are descended from bonobos or apes or some other primate. This claim eliminates a belief in Adam and Eve!!!!
The last two people Korihor met with were the prophet Alma the Younger “and the chief judge who was governor over all the land.” – Alma 30:29-30. Alma the Younger was a major prophet in the Book of Mormon and the "chief judge" was a very righteous man. Back in those days you had to be a righteous man to hold the position of "chief judge."
Korihor asked Alma the Younger for a sign that God lives (Alma 30: 43). Alma the Younger said; “… Thou hast had signs enough; will ye tempt your God?” (see Alma 30:44-48)
Nevertheless, Alma the Younger did show Korihor a sign that God lives - he commanded Korihor to be struck dumb (Alma 30: 49-52). Don't mess with prophets!!!
Korihor, who could no longer speak, wrote: “... the devil hath deceived me; for he appeared unto me in the form of an angel, and said unto me: Go and reclaim this people, for they have all gone astray after an unknown God. And he said unto me: There is no God; yea, and he taught me that which I should say … I taught them because they were pleasing unto the carnal mind …” (Alma 30:53).
Korihor was soon dead (Alma 30:59) because Satan does not support his own followers (Alma 30:60), he drags them down to hell!!!
The Book of Mormon predicted both of the key goals of the theory of evolution today: the claim there is no God (verses 28, 38 and 43) and natural selection (verse 17), which is true, but it is not a creation process!!!! Remember, Korihor also was told by satan that Christ would never be born.
The Book of Mormon flatly rejected the theory of evolution, and exposed some of its key deceptions, long before the discovery of cells and DNA!!!
The "Korihor's" Of Today!!!
In the Book of Mormon is the phrase "like unto the son of perdition"!!! This phrase can be found in 3 Nephi 29:5-7, especially verse 7 (the major versus are highlighted):
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, of the Quorum of the Twelve in the Mormon church, gave an amazing speech in which he talked about Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and the late Christopher Hitchens, all of whom easily fit into the "like unto the son of perdition" category according to my research!!! However, only God can make the final determination!!!
Now I want to make it clear that the "like unto the son of perdition" punishment is so severe that only Heavenly Father can make the final determination as to who fits into this category!!!
In any case, the category of "like unto the son of perdition" may be a subcategory of the Telestial Kingdom, making it a non-eternal punishment.
So yes, there are people today who are living prophets and there are people today who are very little different than Korihor. Our key prophet today is President Russell M. Nelson, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Here is their website:
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