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Problems with the Book of Mormon

Year after year archeological discoveries are unearthed shining light on the proofs and validity of the Holy Bible. In contrast the there have been NO such discoveries supporting the Book of Mormon.

According to Authors’ John Weldon and John Ankerberg, the Book of Mormon seems to be a fairy tale of epic proportions. They state; “In other words, no Book of Mormon cities have ever been located, no Book of Mormon person, place, nation, or name has ever been found, no Book of Mormon artifacts, no Book of Mormon scriptures, no Book of Mormon inscriptions…nothing which demonstrates the Book of Mormon is anything other than myth or invention has ever been found.”

This puts the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (aka Mormons) in a bit of a pickle, although they will state officially that the reason is that these proofs of validity just have not yet been discovered. I could go with that if I were to not look at the glaring problems with lack of evidence.

Checking on the website http://www.mormonthink.com , they propose a plethora of Book of Mormon difficulties, here is a few:

1. The Book of Mormon is not supported by any linguistic evidence

2.DNA disproves that the Laminites are principle evidence of the Indians

3.Why don’t “dark-skinned” people turn lighter after reading it as claimed by the prophets?

4.The Book of Mormon discusses many things that did not exist anywhere in the Americas until after Columbus came to the New World, such as: Horses, Cattle, Oxen, Donkeys, Goats and Wild Goats – 1 Nephi 18:25

Sheep, Swine and Elephants – Ether 9:18

There are many, many more problems with the Book of Mormon so I would suggest checking out some very credible websites and publications that also show the futile efforts of the LDS Church’s defense.

We must pray for the members of the LDS Church to have the Holy Spirit come over them with Holy intervention.

God Bless

Brian Mason

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4 responses to “Problems with the Book of Mormon

  1. There have been over 4000 changes in the Book of Mormon since 1830. How can anyone trust that book? These are not minor textural issues either. Mormonism has been de-bunked. If there are constant changes and horrific archaeology errors and lies within the pages of The Book of Mormon, there will always be critics my friend. Perhaps you may be interested in reading the Bible? I also have more articles on the cult of Mormonism on my blog. God Bless!

  2. L. Coombs

    For years the critics lambasted Joseph Smith for Book of Mormon claims such as steel blades in 600 BC and barley in the ancient americas and cement houses earlier than 300 BC with no shred of archeological proof to substantiate. It wasn’t until over 50 years after his death that archeology began to prove that these things existed here in the Americas in ancient times and there were myriad other examples that were later proven. There will always be critics but without cracking it’s pages and thoughtful prayer, you’ll never prove to yourself the veracity of this sacred work. God Bless!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving as well!
    I guess then we would need to see some evidence then?
    God Bless!

  4. Dave ⋅

    This was one of my professors at BYU, Wilfred C. Griggs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._Wilfred_Griggs. As you can see, he is a respected archeologist. It may be worth considering whether such a man would continue to be LDS if there was absolutely no evidence supporting the Book of Mormon. It may also be worth considering whether a website like “mormonthink.com” is unbiased. Regardless, I hope you stay well, and Happy Thanksgiving.

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