The Bible VS. Joseph Smith 2010 NR

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In this unique documentary, produced entirely in Israel, a Christian and a Mormon site down to dialogue about one of the most important questions of faith: How do we know if a prophet is speaking the truth? Listen in on their fascinating discussion and follow along as they travel throughout the Holy Land in search of the facts. They will put Biblical prophets and Mormon prophets to the test in order to find out if their predictions actually took place in history. If even one prediction fails to come true, then that prophet fails the test!

Starring:
Joel P. Kramer, Greg Gifford
Runtime:
1 hour, 19 minutes

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The Bible VS. Joseph Smith

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Genres Documentary
Director Joel P. Kramer
Starring Joel P. Kramer, Greg Gifford
Studio Exploration Films
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
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Absolutely horrific, no logic whatsoever behind any of the points made.
nick
After his death, he was forced to roll a large and impossibly heavy bolder to the top of a mountain.
Confederate
This was uninteresting and in annoying(I hate films that try to manipulate).
The urban gardener

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I would have been more comfortable with an unbiased interviewer discussing this with a Christian and a Mormon. This felt like a Christian trying to prove Mormon prophets false and choosing selections of fulfilled prophecies by Old and New Testament figures to prove biblical prophets right.

What would have worked better would be for a Christian to find the false prophesies of the Mormon prophets and for a Mormon to likewise find the false prophesies of the biblical prophets. (You would probably end up with no true prophets.) Citing one prophesy that comes true does not prove the prophet totally infallible - you have to examine all prophesies and find the false one. This documentary was totally biased towards Christians.

It was painful to watch that poor Mormon man have his prophets and beliefs disproved with obviously very little power to refute the Christian's claims because he was not a scholar just an ordinary believer. It didn't feel like an equal debate at all.

Mormons who watch this must be disappointed a better representative of their faith was not chosen to stand up for it - but perhaps Mormon scholars did not want to talk, or what is more likely is this is a Christian attempt to destroy a Mormon's faith and convert him to Christianity.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Confederate on October 13, 2014
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What happens when one takes a naive Latter-day Saint and puts him in an adversarial position against someone schooled in misleading (and even false) anti-Mormon material?

You get a production like this.

As someone who not only has studied many of the issues raised in this slanderous mockumentory, but the various methods of mind control, viewers here get off to an instant start when they read that it's an exchange between a "Christian" and a Mormon. Not only does this inaccurately imply that Mormons are not Christians, but that all other Christian denominations, with all their differences, can be lumped into a single pot! And a pot that doesn't include Mormons. Secondly, it presupposes in the viewer's mind that two equally seasoned scholars are going to put their cards on the table when, in fact, it's nothing more than an ambush against a fellow the producers pretty much found in a telephone directory!

Years ago, back in the early 70s, a local college professor taught a course I took on Albert Camus' MYTH OF SISYPHUS. In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was a king who tricked Zeus, thereby incurring his wrath in Hades. After his death, he was forced to roll a large and impossibly heavy bolder to the top of a mountain. Exhausted, he would sleep and the bolder would roll back to the bottom of the incline and he would have to push it back up, day after day, week after week. Camus argued the futility of our lives and the destructive nature of the 40-hour workweek and other repetition in our own lives. The professor, an arrogant and seasoned anti-Christian, first probed the class to find what members believed. Then he began turning up the heat, targeting primarily the evangelicals (including me).
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By nick on December 4, 2014
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Absolutely horrific, no logic whatsoever behind any of the points made.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By garrett smith on February 27, 2014
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Well-researched, fair, biblically accurate presentation of the serious problems with Mormon doctrine. The truth that is presented hits hard without crossing into slander or disrespect.
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22 of 36 people found the following review helpful By The urban gardener on April 13, 2012
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I rented this video looking for an interesting intelligent dialogue. As a Non Mormon I was looking for some insights. Instead this was a highly contrived discussion with an axe to grind against Mormons. This was uninteresting and in annoying(I hate films that try to manipulate). All this film does is assure people who don't agree with Mormons that they are right and try to tell current Mormons that they are wrong. It seems like a waste of money to pay for such an obvious and tired dialogue.
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7 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Toby on April 21, 2012
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I will try my best to be fair, honest and accurate in my review. It should be noted that is film was created to show Mormons some of the factual differences between the claims of Joseph Smith and the Bible. The film presents a conversation between a Christian and a Mormon. There isn't as much debating as there is referencing. Basically, the validity of the Bible and the Book of Mormon are put to test as well as the prophets of each book. Chapter 18 of the Bible's Deuteronomy is used as the litmus test (provided by God) to test the validity of a prophet. So the Mormon and the Christian agree to test the accuracy of the Biblical prophets and the Mormon prophets.

If nothing else, this video will get you thinking. The Mormon did not convert to Christianity, but he did remain open to questioning and pursuing truth along with the Christian. I think it is a great video for people who love truth and who seek it. I recommend this to open minded people who aren't scared of doing a bit of research. You don't have to believe the video, just start digging. The Truth is out there! God Bless!
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4 of 9 people found the following review helpful By ReformedGirls on July 18, 2012
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This is the review of a critically-thinking Protestant Christian and not a Mormon. I am very critical of arguments and will not endorse a DVD "just because it's Christian" or "just because it's anti-Mormon."

This DVD is about a Christian interviewer taking a Mormon man through the prophecies found in the Book of Mormon and proving them false. By the end of the film, the Mormon admitted the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith's prophecies appeared to be false and never fulfilled. He was completely stumped and very troubled. However, the Mormon man did not reject Mormonism (that day) but said he would need to take many months to research these challenges and testing them for himself to see if his entire religion was false. He left with some serious doubts.

Despite the Christian producer/interviewer's bias (explained below), I give this video 4 stars because I think the arguments to prove Mormonism false were TOP NOTCH and I really don't see how anyone can walk away from this DVD without seriously doubting Mormonism and Joseph Smith. The arguments pretty much demonstrate Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon to have false prophecies that were never fulfilled. There was no way around the arguments. Often Christian "apologetics/proof" books and videos use terribly weak arguments that never actually prove anything - they are very Christian-biased - so I wasn't expecting much at all coming into this DVD. So, I was very surprised to see no way for a Mormon to overcome the objection in this DVD. The Christian interviewer actually did an excellent job destroying Mormonism.

The Christian bais in this film was most apparent when the interviewer tried to give arguments to "prove the Bible" held up to the same tests he had just proven the Book of Mormon failed to withstand.
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