"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" (Gal 1:8).
*The word "gospel" means "good news" or "glad tidings." In the case of Galatians 1:8 it is the "good news" of personal salvation.
Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, claimed to have had several visions from God while he was yet in his teens. During one of these appearances anangel by the name of Moroni was supposed to have advised Joseph of the location of a set of golden plates. These plates were to contain "an account of the former inhabitants of this continent"...and..."the fullness of the everlasting gospel was contained in it..." (Joseph Smith 2:34).
TESTS FOR TRUTH
Since we are instructed in the word of God to "prove all things and hold fast to that which is good" (1Thess 5:21), at least three questions should immediately come to mind.