Where Was Jesus Christ Born?


In the early years of my Christian life, I have often been approached by Mormons who tried to persuade me to believe that THE BOOK OF MORMON is another Testament of Jesus Christ.  They told me that THE BOOK OF MORMON does not contradict THE HOLY BIBLE as it was given by God to their prophet on golden plates.  Notwithstanding, the Book of Mormon was MORE ACCURATE than the Holy Bible, they claimed.  A paragraph written in its INTRODUCTION clearly states the fact.

Concerning this record the Prophet Joseph Smith said: "I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book."

I did a little study and found a little something that's disturbing and contrary to the THE HOLY BIBLE. And thereafter, whenever Mormons came knocking on my door or when they stopped me on the road, I would asked them this simple question: Where Was Jesus Christ Born?

The answer they gave was 100% correct "Jesus was born in Bethlehem." (cf. Luke 2:4.)  To assure that they knew the truth, I would asked for an affirmation "Are you really sure that Christ was born in Bethlehem?" to which they firmly replied, "Certainly."

With that I requested them to turn to their Book of Mormon and read Alma chapter 7, verse 10.

And behold, he shall be born of Mary, at Jerusalem which is the land of our forefathers, she being a virgin, a precious and chosen vessel, who shall be overshadowed and conceive by the power of the Holy Ghost, and bring forth a son, yea, even the Son of God.

Their reactions to what they read varied one from the other.  A few had tried to explain that Bethlehem was originally a part of Jerusalem or that the two were synonymous.  One had tried pitifully to justify that it was not wrong to say that Christ was born in Jerusalem because Bethlehem is just nearby.  Are the Mormons not able to tell that Jerusalem and Bethlehem are not less than 4 miles (nearly 7 kilometres) apart?  And that they are two totally different places, one a city, the Capital of Israel, and the other a town?

Is THE BOOK OF MORMON truly ACCURATE?  If it came from God, why did it contradict the THE SACRED SCRIPTURE?

Friends, there is ONLY ONE BOOK that is IN-BREATHED OF GOD it's THE HOLY BIBLE.