Is A “Bishop” The Same Work As An “Elder”?
Is The Book of Mormon Mentioned In Ezekiel 37?
The answer to this question is “Yes”.
This question arises from a Bible study that was conducted with two young Latter-Day Saint (hereafter, LDS) missionaries who were given the title “elder”. Each LDS congregation has one bishop. They also have missionaries who are called elders and serve under the bishop of each of their congregations. The LDS denomination seeks to be like the true church that is found in the Bible, yet their pattern of church organization is very different from the church organization found in the Bible.
From Whence Came the Book of Mormon?
Many Latter-Day Saints (hereafter LDS) honestly believe that the Bible and the Book of Mormon testify to the same gospel of Jesus Christ. A good question to ask LDS: "Is there any evidence that the Book of Mormon would come forth as a latter-day revelation from God that would testify to the gospel?" The LDS usually reply is Ezekiel 37:15-23 (please read).
According to the Latter-Day Saints' official historical account, the Book of Mormon (BOM) was the work of ancient American Jewish prophets who wrote their inspired accounts on plates of gold. These plates were handed down from prophet to prophet until the last prophet, Moroni, hid the plates in a stone box beneath the ground in the 400s A.D.