There is no evidence that joseph smith ever translated anything, including the golden plates into the book of mormon. Joseph smiths perverted habit of marrying teenage girls, and stealing other mens wives to be his polygamous wives. The book of abraham is part of the pearl of great price. Mormon is allegedly a prophethistorian who was the native american believed by mormons to have written the book of mormon the main religious text of the church of jesus christ of latter day saints mormonism. The url of the current page will be sent with your feedback. Many members of the latter day saint movement claim historical authenticity of the book of mormon. Centuries later, according to the scripture, jesus appeared to the nephites in the same region after his resurrection. Quite recent scholarship has exposed every single other mormon document as at best a scrawny compromise and at worst a pitiful fake, as dr. If fake, the ancient cities described in it are nonexistent. If you combine this with the evidence of the kinderhook plates being fake, one might cast serious doubt on joseph smiths translated works, including the book of mormon. A mormon bibliography, 18301930 digital collections. At least they are not wed in reality since no book of mormon location is known with reference to modern topography. How could so many people have died at the battle of.
Vulgar and tasteless book of mormon opens broadway. Biblical manuscript discoveries of the past two centuries have not called into question the authenticity of. This is not the case with new world archaeology and the book of. The book of mormon makes many scientifically false statements. Documented evidences are given to show that the major doctrines and teachings of the mormon church are contrary to the teachings of the book of mormon. Top 10 embarrassments of the mormon religion listverse. For more information, visit, or cesletterresources special thanks to zelph on the. Absolutely none of the specific historical content of the book of mormon has been verified through archeological finds. I cant be rebaptized as i am still in my samesex marriage, although we are celibate now my husband is a saint pun intended.
There was always this strong tie to anyone with brown skin as a lamanite. The theory that the book of mormon is an ancient american history is not accepted as scientifically verifiable by the mainstream. The printers manuscript was copied from the original manuscript by oliver cowdery, including the witness statements. The criticisms of the book of mormon fall into several categories some of which are legitimate and some of which are not. Biblical archaeology can be studied because we do know where. The book of mormon could be the stuff of a satisfying and funny buddy story and fishoutofwater comedy, even while poking fun at the inevitable clashes of cultures that erupt. An examination of the book of mormon comparing the 1830 original edition with later editions, reveals the many changes that have been made. If the followers of the prophet muhammad hoped to put an end to any future revelations after the immaculate conception of the koran, they. The m2c triumvirate and the fake moronimary whitmer story.
Fake or genuine, the book of mormon would need that. Book of mormonwitnessessignatures on their testimonies. With the faith now of one of the fastestgrowing religions in the country, doubleday is proud to publish this first official trade edition of. And, fake or genuine, the prophets attempt at oldfashioned formal english should reveal his lack of education which it does, with numerous grammatical errors and misuses of archaic forms, many of which survive even in. The book of mormon if the book of abraham was a fraud. The book of mormons own population data is consistent with this figure. They have the mongoloid blue spot, specific blood traits, and their facial features are of typical asian origin, not semitic at all. Linguistic evidence that proves the book of mormon isnt true. How the book of abraham exposes the false nature of. The book of mormon false testament learn the bible. The book of mormon is a sacred text that was published in march 1830 by joseph smith, jr.
Globedemocrat september 29, 1902 book of mormon proved a fraud. For more information, visit, or special thanks to zelph on the. Before answering that, it should be noted that all branches of mormons have deteriorated since the first book of mormon was given. The book of mormon, true or false budvarson, arthur. You can totally read the book of mormon free online or listen to book of mormon audio. Smith said he has received these plates in 1827 from an angel named moroni, who identified himself to smith as a native. Book of mormon thought false by lds memberarchaelogist. Third, this argument, if applied consistently, precludes central america as a possible setting because the text never once mentions volcanoes, jungles, jade, tapirs, or. With this stone all of the present book of mormon was translated.
How a mormon lawyer transformed archaeology in mexicoand. Top mormon official admits mormonism is a fake religion. Share this video so that more people can be set free from the tangled lies of joseph smith. Islanders of the pacific were tied to the explorations of hagoth. Exactly how to get a free book of mormon without missionaries. The book of abraham was not translated, it was fabricated. If factas we know it to bethe cities will be there. For nearly two centuries, faithful members of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints lds have claimed that joseph smith translated the. Joseph smith was only 23 years old when he dictated the book of mormon, and had about 7 years of formal education, with almost all of that homeschooled. I love the gospel, i love the book of mormon i substain our leaders and love them. I do not support the books written on this subject including the messiah in ancient america, or any other. You are coming up with too many reasons why the book of mormon is fake instead of why it is true.
Second, book of mormon authors rarely mentioned weather, and when mormon did alma 46. According to smith, the book is originally written in an otherwise unknown language called reformed egyptian on golden plates and it should be of similar importance as the bible. I think i have proof that mormonism is not true youtube. The facts are that he mistranslated portions of the bible, as well as the book of abraham, the kinderhook plates, and a greek psalter. Most, but not all, mormons hold the books connection to ancient american history as an article of their faith. Death blow to mormonism the book of abraham is a fake. Book of mormon proved a fraud globedemocrat september. Im publishing it now because the fake moronimary whitmer story contradicts the basic teachings of the resurrection, as well discuss below. It might be the funniest thing in the world to me when someone tells me with absolute certainty that the book of mormon isnt true after having admitted never actually reading the book themselves. Why is the book of mormon the most criticized book in. Problems with the book of mormon catholic answers catholic. The book of mormon the keystone of the church is unquestionably the book of mormon. Mormons claim that to restore the true church and true gospel to the earth, in 1820 god the father and jesus christ appeared to joseph smith in a grove of trees.
Mormons believe joseph smith found gold plates engraved with writing in ancient egyptian in new york and god helped him translate the text. Mormon beliefs are also shown to contradict both the bible and the book of mormon. Its not and i would discourage anyone from thinking that it is. The false translation of the book of abraham, therefore, casts serious doubt on the book of mormon as well, forever debilitating josephs claim he was a true, inspired prophet of god. Christopher nemelka has published the sealed portion of the book or mormon and has also translated the 116 pages of missing manuscript. As one examines the occasions when population size is mentioned throughout the book of mormon, and assumes normal population growth, 230,000 deaths in the final battle at cumorah would make sense. Did joseph smith translate the book of mormon with a rock.
It is the sacred text for the 15 millionstrong church of jesus christ of latterday saints. I would also love to hear some reasoned arguments about your views on the book of abraham and why no other translations match that of js. This argument discounts theories about the book of mormon civilization as models, but that is what every scientific theory, law, or conclusion is. The book of mormon is a sacred text of the latter day saint movement, which adherents believe contains writings of ancient prophets who lived on the american. Are these really the inspired word of god through a modern day. Fourthhand nonlds source, an unknown reporter in chicago. There are a couple of great options the churchs website. The book of mormon false testament introduction while reading the book of mormon, this socalled other testament of jesus christ, i noticed something very eyeopening, something that gives away the true nature and origin of this book. Provides concrete evidence disproving the book of abraham, demonstrating that joseph smith was a false prophet. Joseph smith, himself, gave christopher the gold plates so that he could translate the sealed portion of the book of mormon.
The book of mormon is extremely controversial, so ive put together 7 things you should know before you see the book of mormon, so between the facts, the spoilers, and my own commentary as a christian and a member of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints, you can judge for yourself. The largest and least legitimate of these concerns are theolo. Salt lake city a member of the first presidency of the mormon the church of jesus christ of latterday saints also known as the mormon church today publicly admitted that the entire religion was completely bogus, and that the church hierarchy has been making things up. The only bible that joseph smith relied on was the king james version. Well firstly, joseph smith, the prophet, translated the papyri. And in another, to the lds leadership, he declared, the book of mormon is either fake or fact. John the beloved and the three nephites use him to present their message to the world. Could joseph smith have written the book of mormon. The story of the book of mormon printers manuscript, robin jensen. We do not have the gold nephi plates for the world to examine. Archaeology in the old world continues to uncover physical evidence of biblical history. Thirdly, the book of abraham provides justification for important mormon doctrines, including the exaltation of man, plurality of gods, priesthood, and premortal existence not found in any of the other canonized scriptures of the lds.
What we object to is having such a fake story being taught as accurate church history. This view finds no acceptance outside of mormonism. Have you read the sealed portion of the book of mormon yet. For example, critics of mormonism have shown convincing proof that the book of mormon is a synthesis of earlier works written by other men, of the vivid imaginings of joseph smith, and of plagiarisms from the king james bible. By contrast, the evidence shows that the book of mormon is not translated from ancient scriptures but is a nineteenthcentury fiction. And, with more study, the books sturdiness and richness and the remarkable accomplishment of its translator, the prophet joseph smith, become more apparent. Matheny, mormon scholar and byu professor of anthropology, letter dated dec. Book of mormon artwork was also depicted this way, heck even singing the book of mormon song we made the signs with our hands that depicted feathers in our heads. Contradicts other quotes, which say the stone was only used some of the time and was found digging for a.
In this article, the word mormon is used to refer to any of the many splinter groups which now accept joseph smith as a prophet and the book of mormon as the an authentic record. Mormonism is a religion less than two centuries old, but in this short time it has managed to accrue a long list of embarrassments which the church leaders would prefer were kept silent. Thousands of mormons left the church as the result of this discovery, while thousands more are completely unaware of this important piece of evidence. Is there archaeological evidence for the book of mormon.693 223 1131 164 702 469 1321 387 1315 842 1505 772 933 888 1039 697 117 465 134 846 122 326 1354 1451 4 1098 1486 640 769