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The importance of any movement may be determined, in part, by its claims. If these claims are true, they will demand careful attention of all concerned. The Mormon Church claims to represent "the restoration or the Gospel of Jesus Christ." The foundation for this assertion is based on the Book of Mormon. This Book states; that the Bible in its original form contained a true revelation from God.2 This Church maintained that the Gospel was not retained in its pure and simple form, for following the apostle~ there arose an "abominable church" which deleted many plain and precious parts of the Bible.
Bassett, Dwaine L., "A Critical Study of Mormon Doctrine" (1952). Western Evangelical Seminary Theses. 342.