Doctrinal/Content Similarities: The Koran and The Book of Mormon (Final)

1. The Prophet is a mortal man.

“Say: I am only a man like you. It is revealed to me that your God is one God: go straight then to Him, and implore his pardon. And woe to those who join gods with God” (Sura 41:5)

“I have not commanded you to come up hither that ye should fear me, or that ye should think that I of myself am more than a mortal man. But I am like as yourselves, subject to all manner of infirmities in body and mind…” (Mosiah 2:10-11)

2. In the last days, the heavens will be rolled up like a scroll.

“The great terror shall not trouble them; and the angel shall meet them with, ‘This is your day which ye were promised.’ On that day we will roll up the heaven as one rolleth up written scrolls. As we made the first creation, so will we bring it forth again. This promise bindeth us; verily, we will perform it.” (Sura 21:103-104)

“And then, O ye Gentiles, how can ye stand before the power of God, except ye shall repent and turn from your evil ways? Know ye not that ye are in the hands of God? Know ye not that he hath all power, and at his great command the earth shall be rolled together as a scroll?” (Mormon 5:22-23).

 3. Do not create sects. There should be one united religion.

“And truly this your religion is the one religion; and I am your Lord: therefore fear me. But men have rent their great concern, one among another, into sects; every party rejoicing in that which is there own; Wherefore leave them till a certain time, in their depths of error.” (Sura 23:54-56)

“And he commanded them that there should be no contention one with another, but that they should look forward with one eye, having one faith and one baptism, having their hearts knit together in unity and in love one towards another.” (Mosiah 18:21).

“And they shall contend one with another; and their priests shall contend one with another, and they shall teach with their learning, and deny the Holy Ghost, which giveth utterance.” (2 Nephi 28:3)

5. God fulfills his promises.

“It is the promise of God: To his promise God will not be untrue: but most men know it not.” (Sura 30:5)

“For I will fulfill my promises which I have made unto the children of men, that I will do unto them while they are in the flesh…” (2 Nephi 10:17)

6. Prophets do not ask for money for their preaching.

“Say: I ask not any wage from you: keep it for yourselves: my wage is from God alone. And He is witness over all things!” (Sura 34:46)

“And now, if we do not receive anything for our labors in the church, what doth it profit us to labor in the church save it were to declare the truth, that we may have rejoicings in the joy of our brethren?” (Alma 30:34)

7. Angels surround God’s throne, singing his praises.

“And thou shalt see the Angels circling around the Throne with praises of their Lord: and judgment shall be pronounced between them with equity: and it shall be said, ‘Glory be to God the Lord of the Worlds.'” (Sura 39:76)

“And being thus overcome with the Spirit, he was carried away in a vision, even that he saw the heavens open, and he thought he saw God sitting upon his throne, surrounded with numberless concourses of angels in the attitude of singing and praising their God.” (1 Nephi 1:8).

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