“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”
~ Epistle of Paul. Colossians 2:8
In most cases as it relates to religion, truth is not absolute, it is interpretive. It would be impossible to prove the absolute truth of any aspect of religion. What you believe to be truth in religion, is measured only by what you have chosen to believe. It is possible however to measure the “truthfulness” of a religion relative to it’s proclaimed doctrines.
Speaking to Thomas the apostle, Jesus said; “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” All Christian religions, that profess a belief in the divinity of Jesus Christ, as the Savior of the world, must have doctrines grounded in the simple principles put forth by Jesus Christ during his earthly ministry.
As stated, truth is relative to what you choose to believe. Therefore, I make no attempt to prove or disprove any particular belief within current or historically accepted Mormon doctrine, nor any other organized religion. As the title of this blog suggests, my effort here is to simply “measure”, the “truthfulness” of Mormon doctrine, when set along side teachings and doctrine contained within the Old and New Testament of the King James Bible, as well as the words and teachings of Jesus Christ, as contained in those books.