Paul wrote to the dissenting church of Galatia, "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed." (Galatians 1: 6-9) The interpretation of this scripture has lead people to do a variety of things to me and my companions. I have seen everything from not speaking to us, refusing to shake our hands, to using severely inappropriate language to get rid of us; but the most common result is they reject additional light, even The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. This occurs for a couple of reasons when this scripture is brought to my attention.
1.) Joseph Smith was lead to The Book of Mormon by an angel
2.) the word "another" in the sub-title
Rather than saying, "nope, your wrong;" I want to say, "I completely agree with you" (but that doesn't mean I will be rude to anyone who is trying to share what they believe to be the truth). The question I ask when I hear this concern is, "What is the gospel?" Unfortunately, I have not met anyone with this concern that has told me a clear answer as to their interpretation of "gospel." Nevertheless, they do direct me to the very fact the word "gospel" is before the testimonies of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John and that they are commonly referred to as "the gospel of Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John." I want to be able to bring further light to this subject, and clarify what "gospel" means. In the King James Version of the Holy Bible, we read at the beginning of each of those testimonies "the gospel according to..." Does this mean that they each teach a different gospel? Heaven forbid. The fact the first word is "The" indicates there is only one, and all four teach the same gospel. Hence, they can co-exist within the same theology because they don't teach anything different. Sure, they have minor differences, but the principles they teach are the same. The doctrines they teach are the same.
Therefore, there comes a question which ought to come to mind is "what constitutes "another gospel"? John the Beloved, in his first general epistle to the entire church, wrote, "every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God..." (1 John 4: 3) Hence, another gospel means a belief which does not believe in Jesus Christ as being The Son of God. Further, "another gospel" is described by Paul who said, "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ." This passage informs us that someone had been changing, adding and subtracting, from the original teachings of salvation taught by Jesus Christ.
Doctrine of Christ. "And now... all ye ends of the earth, hearken unto [The Book of Mormon] and believe in Christ; and if ye believe not [The Book of Mormon] believe in Christ. And if ye shall believe in Christ ye will believe [The Book of Mormon], for [it is] the [word] of Christ, and he hath given them unto me; and they teach all men that they should do good... judge ye--for Christ will show unto you, with power and great glory, that [The Book of Mormon is His word], at the last day; and you and I shall stand face to face before his bar... And I pray the Father in the name of Christ that many of us, if not all, may be saved in his kingdom at that great and last day." (2 Nephi 33: 10-12)