Prosecutors: A Priest of the Roman Catholic Faith, Ministers from the Lutheran Church, the Methodist Church, the Church of England, and Presbyterian Church, an Elder from the Church of Christ, two representatives from the Jehovah Witnesses, a representative from the Christian Science Reading Room, a Captain from the Salvation Army, a Bishop from the Greek Orthodox Church, an Evangelist from the Pentecostal Movement, a Minister from the Baptist Church, representatives from the United Church of Canada( a combination of the Methodist, Presbyterian, and Congregational Churches), an Atheist, and an Agnostic. Defense: Two Missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Judge: A Jewish Rabbi of the Orthodox Jewish Faith.
Judge: Gentlemen, we are here today to establish the truth among a confused Christian world. The prosecution has chosen from their council, representatives from some of the major Christian Faiths, to question these two young men of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of their beliefs. We will remain until truth is established. The prosecution has maintained that the defendants are spreading false doctrines and bearing false witness, and have desired to promote truth this day and during this trial. In examining my notes, it seems the questions heretofore established are the questions of REVELATION, the question of the authenticity of the MORMON APOSTLES and PROPHETS, the truthfulness of the BOOK OF MORMON, and the responsibility of the prosecution to prove the statements false that the defendants are making against their respective churches. Although all of the prosecution has claimed inspired men, none of you have made one claim of “divine revelation” and the appearance of God and his supposed son, Jesus Christ, to your leaders. I now turn the time over to the prosecution. Prosecution: (Headed by Dr. David Martin, an Atheist) - The prosecution during this trial will establish once and for all the false claims of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We will prove from the scriptures that Joseph Smith was a false prophet, that Mormon revelation is out of harmony with Holy Scriptures, that the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price are not the word of God, and diametrically opposed to the written word of God, as accepted by my colleagues, and the Holy Bible. Each one of my friends has gone into a great degree of study and preparation, and has examined the teachings of their respective religions with those of the Mormon Church. We will expect an answer for each point we bring up, and in turn will answer all questions directed towards our respective churches. I now turn the time over to Father Cook from the Greek Orthodox Church. Father Cook: Gentlemen, I have a question that should close our case immediately, and establish truth. It is well known among our religion and many among of the religions presented here, that the last revelation given to man was given to John on the Isles of Patmos in 96 A.D... Now, I refer you to John 16:13, which reads, “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come”. Now if Christ gave the ALL TRUTH to His Apostles, how can you possibly claim MORE TRUTH was given to Joseph Smith, the Prophet? Missionaries: We would like to express our appreciation for being here today as representatives of our church. Christ did give all truth to the Apostles through the Holy Spirit, but did the Apostles give the ALL TRUTH to man? Matthew 10:1 tells us that Christ chose 12 Apostles, and Matthew 10:8 tell us he gave them great powers. We read in Acts 2 where they received the Holy...
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