The Book of Mormon: Fraud or Fiction?

There is no evidence that Joseph Smith ever translated anything, including the golden plates into the Book of Mormon. The facts are that he mistranslated portions of the Bible, as well as the Book of Abraham, the Kinderhook plates, and a Greek psalter. In addition, there is ample evidence that he did not translate the golden plates into the Book of Mormon.

First, although the golden plates were said to have been preserved for generations by Nephite prophets, Joseph Smith never used them in translating the Book of Mormon. If we accept the idea that he dug up a real, physical record, then we must account for the fact that he never used it in the translation process.

Second, much of the Book of Mormon reflects the intellectual and cultural environment of Joseph's own time and place. In it are strands of American folklore, the King James Bible and evangelical Protestantism. Some may argue that something like the Protestant Reformation occurred 2500 years ago in America, but it is more reasonable to accept that the evolving doctrines and practices of Protestantism down to Josephs 's time influenced the Book of Mormon. The message of the book is especially relevant to nineteenth-century America. The Book of Mormon is most definitely a work of fiction written by Joseph Smith.

Third, no one actually saw the golden plates. The eleven witnesses admitted that they gazed upon and handled the golden plates in the same way that they saw spectacular treasures in caves guarded by angels, in the spirit and not in the flesh. Click here for more in-depth information on the "witnesses to the Book of Mormon".

Fourth, modern science has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the Book of Mormon is a work of fiction. Unlike the Bible, there is absolutely no archaeological evidence of any kind to back up the Book of Mormon. DNA evidence has also proven that Native Americans are not descended from Israel.

Read the View of the Hebrews, by Ethan Smith. In 1824, He wrote this book, which is amazingly similar to the Book of Mormon. Interestingly, Oliver Cowdrey, Joseph Smith's right hand man, attended the church where Ethan Smith was a pastor. Coincidence?

Joseph Smith was a very creative person, who, at best, tried to lead a people to a way of life more in-tune with God's will. At worst, he was a man motivated by his own lust and greed, willing to do anything for his cause. Maybe he was a combination of both. I have come to my own conclusions after careful study. I invite you to do the same. For me to ask you to take my word for fact without careful study of the facts, would put me back into the Mormon way of thinking. To base any opinion on feeling alone is taking a great risk. To base any opinion on someone else's thinking is an even greater risk. Find out the truth for yourself.

Please explore the links on this website. Do not be afraid to open your mind and eyes. Look at the facts. Seek out learning and come to your own conclusions.


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For more detail about early church history, Joseph Smith and the book of mormon :http://www.ldsorigins.com/divinehistory.htm 

For more on influences on the writing of the Book of Mormon go here.


"If a faith will not bear to be investigated; if its preachers and professors are afraid to have it examined, their foundation must be very weak."
-George A. Smith (Journal Of Discourses, Volume: 14, Chapter: 4, Page: 217)

"Convince us of our errors of doctrine, if we have any, by reason, by logical arguments, or by the word of God, and we will be ever grateful for the information, and you will ever have the pleasing reflection that you have been instruments in the hands of God of redeeming your fellow beings from the darkness which you may see enveloping their minds."
-Orson Pratt (The Seer, Chapter: 17 Page: 15-16)

26 comments:

  1. If you want Mormon’s to wake up you will need to see these things from our point of view (if you dare) and give us an explanation about the Supernatural information in the Book of Mormon.
    Let’s start with Archeological evidence: Look up NHM or Nahom. Found in the Book of Mormon in 1st Nephi 16:34. Found right on a trail that can be followed from the description in the Book of Mormon. No one else in the world knew there even was such a place, until it was discovered in 2000 by Non Mormon Archeologists. Anti-Mormons say: it’s a lucky coincidence.
    Historical evidence: The Spaniards were worshipped as gods when they landed in Central America. Seems the people there had a verbal history of a white bearded God, who said he would return. His symbol… A serpent in the air (see Numbers 21:7-9).
    Scriptural evidence: Ancient Hebrew writing techniques: Chiasmus – in Book of Mormon – Alma 36. Book of Mormon Isaiah sections agree more with older translations (such as the Dead Sea Scrolls and Greek Septuagint) than does the King James translation. Obscure Biblical references such as Luke 13:32 – Christ would be “perfected” after the third day. Compare Matt 5:48 with 3rd Nephi 12:48 (recorded after is resurrection).
    Fulfillment of prophesy? Ezekiel 37: 15-25 Stick of Joseph – (see: 1st Nephi 5:14 and Genesis 49:22) Isaiah 29: 10-18 – what book? Compare to Joseph Smith History 1:17-19 and 1:63-65. Revelation 14:6-7, John 10:16, If these are the last days – where is the Everlasting Gospel that will be brought here by an angel and need to preached around the world before Christ returns? Where is the Stick of Joseph?
    If the Book of Mormon was fiction it would only have a lucky few things right. It has many things right and fulfills MANY prophesies. It had to be written by God or satan. Christians shouldn’t be afraid of a book. Fear is the tool of the devil and the Book of Mormon fights the devil on every page. It is a good book (see Matt 7:16-20). Read it and ask God, not some other man. igoafishin@gmail.com

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    1. Sounds all like bs to me there is no evidence of this book and all that is written within it. There is no evidence on any of it, it is a great work of fiction

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    2. What profecies have been fulfilled? I am seriously curious.

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    3. They hid behind a legal demand letter NEVER coming face to face to professionally discuss the demand. Tonjademoff.com

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    4. After many hours of study, I have concluded that the Book of Mormon is a work of fiction.

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  2. Hello anonymous,

    I believe the Book of Mormon was neither written by God or Satan. It was simply written by an imaginative young man who knew the Bible well. So well, in fact, that large passages of the Book of Mormon are directly quoted from the King James Bible.

    Happy studies!

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    1. If your saying it was a fiction. There wouldn't be any science to back it up. But there is. Joseph Smith's wife said he couldn't even write a good letter. He did not have much education. But your saying he was a Biblical scholar, an expert on central America, an expert on the middle east, with access to the Greek Septuagent and info on ancient Hebrew writting techniques. And knew about an ancient city (Nahom) before archeologist discovered it. Like I said - once you know what is really in the book. It will take someone with serious explanations of all this and more to change my testimoney. God bless you. igoafisin@gmail.com

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    2. It is all sillyness and who really cares. I worship god my way and as long as people leave me alone in that I will leave them alone. That is what is great about America.

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    3. @k.f. varnau smith did not write it his cousin oliver cowdery wrote it while smith quoted the story, oliver cowdery who with his parents knew from his pastor in new hampshire ethan smith not related to joseph smith. kind of weird don't you think.? smith was a cousin of cowdery who came all of a sudden to help him write a similar book of his own home town pastor?

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    4. he didn't know about nahom since the name of the place was found with only nhm and not the name smith made up, speaking of, anyone can do that with a good imagination

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  3. The book of mormon is something more akin to automatic writing rather than an actual translation

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  4. Yes , the book of Mormon. Is fictional. Why anyone would fall for this trap in this modern world is way beyond . Me ....please find Jesus Christ in a better book like the good king James verson or American standard. Bibles that will keep you on the straight and norrow path.....amen

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  5. Hear fulfillment of 2thess2:3-4 on video called, "Christ testimony of the churches around the world". Just Google name of video and hear my testimony!

    Hello my name is Deborah. Please read my message and hear my testimony.



    Many Christ believers in these churches are asking me, who are you?



    I am the witness of Rev 11:3 and the woman of Rev 12:6. These two are the same person. I am witness in seeing beast ascend out of pit and in spiritual perdition as I send my testimony and biblical prophetic message night and day to churches around the world.



    The one true living G-d and his Christ brought me out of worship buildings known as churches, which are Rev 17:5.

    G-d thru his only word revealed truths about spiritual false image, church leaders, and their followers in these worship buildings spread out on earth.



    I am telling truth, G-d brought me out of Rev 17:5 both physically and spiritually 2 Peter 2:18; Col 1:13. Then G-d anointed me and sent me spiritually into the Great City Rev11:8. I spiritually saw my body leave my bedroom and go down into the earth. So as I send biblical prophetic message and my testimony to these churches around the world, I see night and day people's spirits in this Great City which is spiritually connected to all churches on the earth!

    The beast, who is Rev 17:8 and comes from devil Rev 13:2;Isaiah 14:13;2 Thess 2:9 deceiving church people in worship buildings spread out on earth Dan 11:45;Rev 17:8;Luke 4:9;Dan 8:24-25;Dan 9:26-27.

    These worship buildings are according to 2Thess 2:3-4 which is 2 Tim 3:5; Matt 24:24; 2 Cor 11:13-15; Luke 6:26; 2 Peter 2:1; Matt24:23>Luke 17:20-21. G-d came to me. I did not come to him.

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  6. Do you know about certain men during time of roman empire took the original scriptures and changed the words? These men were the ones that formed the roman catholic "Mother" church Rev 17:5.



    they put together the "Holy Bible". they change words of Torah and words of Christ. They change Isaiah 9:5Torah to Isaiah 9:6KJV, which is the spiritual false image Rev 17:8.



    this is not a joke.



    Disciple paul talked about these men in Acts 20: 28-30; Romans 1:25. Disciple John talked about them too in 1John 2:18-19.

    Christ talked about it in Matthew 24 and Luke 21. Christ foresaw our generation on the mount of temptation in Luke 4:5 all the kingdoms including



    these worship buildings Isaiah 14:13, And you said to yourself, 'To the heavens will I ascend, above God's stars will I raise my throne, and I will sit on the mount of the assembly, in the farthest end of the north. Daniel 8:10,And it grew until the host of heaven, and it cast down to the ground some of the host and of the stars and trampled them.



    Luke 4:9,And he brought him to spiritual Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said to him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from here: Daniel 8:11,And until the Prince of the host it grew, and through him the daily sacrifice was removed, and the base of His Sanctuary was cast down. Rev 11:2, But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given to the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months-



    Hebrews 10:29, Of how much sorer punishment, suppose you, shall he be thought worthy, who has trodden under foot the Son of God, and has counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? Were talking about Rev 11:2 and Luke 21:24,And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive (church buildings) into all nations: and spiritual Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.



    1Peter 4:17-18,For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the words of God?And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?



    we are talking about Matthew 24:15; Rev 17:8!



    this Jerusalem is heavenly in Rev 11:1-2! this is spiritual Jerusalem not the earthly one.



    Remember John 4:23,But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him.

    John 6:44, No man can come to me, except the Father which has sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. Luke 10:22, All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him. Matthew 16:17, And Jesus answered and said to him, Blessed are you, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood has not revealed it to you, but my Father which is in heaven.

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  7. these worship buildings Isaiah 14:13, And you said to yourself, 'To the heavens will I ascend, above God's stars will I raise my throne, and I will sit on the mount of the assembly, in the farthest end of the north. Daniel 8:10,And it grew until the host of heaven, and it cast down to the ground some of the host and of the stars and trampled them.



    Luke 4:9,And he brought him to spiritual Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said to him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from here: Daniel 8:11,And until the Prince of the host it grew, and through him the daily sacrifice was removed, and the base of His Sanctuary was cast down. Rev 11:2, But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given to the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months-



    Hebrews 10:29, Of how much sorer punishment, suppose you, shall he be thought worthy, who has trodden under foot the Son of God, and has counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? Were talking about Rev 11:2 and Luke 21:24,And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive (church buildings) into all nations: and spiritual Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.



    1Peter 4:17-18,For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the words of God?And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?



    we are talking about Matthew 24:15; Rev 17:8!



    this Jerusalem is heavenly in Rev 11:1-2! this is spiritual Jerusalem not the earthly one.



    Remember John 4:23,But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him.

    John 6:44, No man can come to me, except the Father which has sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. Luke 10:22, All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him. Matthew 16:17, And Jesus answered and said to him, Blessed are you, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood has not revealed it to you, but my Father which is in heaven.





    Matthew 24:15,this spiritual false image appears in any four square worship building called of G-d 2Thess2:3-4! This false image is devil appearing as "Christ" to people in churches!

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  8. My testimony is against the beast Rev 17:8 and the serpent Rev 12:9, because one true living G-d came to me and show me the true "Messiah"and the spiritual truth of what is really happening to these people's souls in these worship buildings around the world!



    Christ spoke about believers saying to him we did great works in your name but Christ says to them depart from me I know you not.

    Matthew 7:22,Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out devils? and in your name done many wonderful works? Matthew 24:24! This is where "Mystery of Iniquity" comes from these worship buildings 2 thess2:7 and 9!



    Matthew 24:23,Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not and Luke 17:20-23,And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man (G-d), and ye shall not see it. And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them.



    Christ is talking about these worship buildings where men are calling out to the people "Come and join us in worship"! Matthew 24:4-5, And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many!


    This is where you see huge flocks of people in diver places of worship known as "Revivals" and "Church Services"Matt 24:23; Luke 17:20-23!, which is Rev 16:14 and "Mystery of Iniquity" Matt 24:12; 2thess2:7!

    As we get closer to the end thousands even millions of people following a "MAN" Rev 13:18; Rom 1:23,25, like the pope or famous Christian evangelists, even famous T.V. Network Matt 24:24,26; Rev 17:17!

    Rev 18:22-24,And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in you Is 5:12; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in you; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in you; And the light of a candle Luke11:35 shall shine no more at all in you; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in you (increase ministers increase divorces in the land Dan 8:12;Ezk8:17): for your ministers were the great men of the earth Rom 10:3-4;2 Cor 11:15; for by your sorceries were all nations deceived. And in her was found the blood of holy prophets, and of the holy ones Rev 6:9-10;John 16:2;Luke 21:12-13, and of all that were killed upon the earth 2thess2:7;Ezk 9:9.

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  9. People of G-d must leave all churches and get into prayer Matt 6:33 for their household to receive Joel 2:28-29 to escape spiritual plagues Rev 18:4,1Peter 4:17;John 16:11. Be ready for Great Tribulation Matt 24:21, and coming son of G-d Luke 21:36.


    Rev 17:5 is Babylon the Great, The" Mother" of Harlots and all her buildings set up for worship "Churches". This worldwide church system spread out on earth is spiritually connected to "Mother" church in Rome Dan7:7,19-20>Rev 13:1-2 and the Great City Rev11:8.

    This "Mother’ and all churches on the earth including the one you attend, support is subjected to judgment of G-d 1 Peter 4:17-18;Rev 14:7-11, and soon to receive the spiritual plagues Rev 9:4;Rev 22:18-19.



    I can show proof that the old testament Holy Bible scriptures are incorrect compared to the Torah old testament scriptures because these men during time of roman empire change the truth of G-d into a lie and spread it to the nations.



    In 1Tim 3:16 they added "god". It is "Christ, Word of G-d" 1 Tim 3:16, And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: "Christ, Word of G-d" was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit of G-d, seen of angels, proclaim to the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory John 1:14; 1John 1:1;1John 4:2.
    Here are scriptures that confirm correction for 1 Tim 3:16.
    Christ manifested in the flesh: John 1:6,30, 33-34;Heb 1:1-2; Heb 2:14,16; Heb 5:7-8
    Christ justified by the Spirit of G-d: John 5:32, 36-37; 14:10; Acts 2:22; Acts 10:38; Isaiah 53:10-11; Roms 3:25-26; 8:30,33; 1 Peter 3:18; Hebs 10:12; 1 Tim 2:5-6
    Seen of Angels: Luke 2:15, 17-18
    Proclaim to the gentiles: Matt 4:13-16; Matt 24:14; Acts 28:28
    Believed on in the world: Matt 24:14 Received up into glory: John 16:28; Acts 1:9-11.


    Look at KJV Daniel 3:24-25,Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up in haste, and spoke, and said unto his counselors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king. He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.



    Now compare to Torah version Daniel 3:24-25, Then King Nebuchadnezzar was bewildered and stood up in haste. He shouted and said to his leaders, "Did I not cast three men into the fiery furnace, bound?" They answered and said to the king, "The king is true."He called out and said, "Behold, I see four free men walking in the midst of the fire, and there is no wound upon them, and the form of the fourth one is like [that of] an angel."



    then you read in Hebrews1:5,For to which of the angels said he at any time, You are my Son, this day have I sent you? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?



    We can see that KJV Daniel 3:25 should read is like that of "an angel".

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  10. John the Baptist is called, "John The Prophet of the Highest" Luke 1:76;Matt 21:26



    In Matt 16:18 they added "Church". The correct word is "Kingdom" Matt 16:18, And I say also to you, That you are disciple Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Kingdom; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it Eph 2:20;2 Samuel 7:12-13;Hebrews 8:1-2;Mark 14:58.
    2Cor4:4, In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, less the light of the glorious "Words" of Christ, who is the "Son" of G-d, should shine to them 1John 4:15;1 John 4:2.




    They changed many scriptures of "Son of G-d" and put in "Son of Man"



    Matt 24:30,And then shall appear the sign of the Son of G-d in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of G-d coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. Also in Matt 24: verse 37,39,and 44.



    Matt 26:63-65,But Christ held his peace, And the high priest answered and said to him, I adjure you by the living G-d, that you tell us whether you be the Christ, the Son of G-d. Christ said to him, You have said: nevertheless I say to you, Hereafter shall you see the "Son of G-d" sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven Rev 1:7. Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He has spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now you have heard his blasphemy Matt 27:43; John 19:7.



    Disciple Stephen said "Son of G-d" in Acts 7:56, And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of G-d standing on the right hand of G-d Luke 3:22,And the Spirit of G-d descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him "The Christ", and a voice came from heaven, which said, You are my beloved Son; in you I am well pleased.



    1John 4:14-15, we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. Whosoever shall confess Christ is the Son of G-d, G-d dwells in him, and he in G-d.



    1 John 5:5,Who is he that overcomes the world, but he that believes that Christ is the Son of G-d



    Testimonies of Christ proclaimed as "Son of G-d" John 1:18;Luke 1:32;Matt 16:16;Acts 9:20, John 1:34,45,49;1 John 5:13.



    and there is more!

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  11. the church leaders and the people who follow "their" teachings do not realize the scriptures were tampered during roman empire thru roman catholic church.



    the roman catholic church sent this bible to Queen of England and had King James and his crew translate the scriptures to English for the people



    The Queen of England and King James did not realize scriptures were tampered.



    clearly we are in fulfillment of the gentiles.




    What is daily sacrifice in book of Daniel? Daily sacrifice is proclaiming daily the sufferings and death of Christ on the tree Gal 3:13. This is the true power of G-d Heb 2:14;John 17:2.

    1 Cor 1:17-18,For Christ sent me not to immerse in water, but to proclaim the word: not with words of wisdom of men, less the tree of Christ should be made of none effect. For the proclaiming of the tree is to them that perish foolishness; but to us which are saved it is the power of G-d 1 Peter 3:18.

    Acts 26:22-23,Having therefore obtained help of G-d, I continue to this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the Holy prophets and Moses did say should come: That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should show light to the people, and to the Gentiles Luke 24:44-46.

    The death of Christ's body on the tree destroyed all powers of the devil and put to death all works of the flesh! (Rom 8:3;1 Cor 1:29;2 Cor 4:11;Gal2:20; Gal 5:24;Col 2:11;Heb 2:14; Heb 10:20; 1Peter 4:1-2; 1 Cor 15:31;Rom 6:23)



    More truths..

    No rapture before or during Great Tribulation Dan 12:10,Many shall be purified (Joel2:28-29), and made white, and tried (Rev 7:14); but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

    In Rev 19:12 Christ given a new name because church leaders and their followers using name of Christ in these worship buildings Rev 17:8;Matt 7:22-23;Matt 24:24; 2 Cor 11:15;2 Thess 2:9-10.





    Remember Joel 2:28-29 which is in Torah Joel 3:1-2 is coming first upon all flesh then Great Tribulation, then after those days the coming son of G-d on the clouds.



    Luke 21:34-36,And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of G-d.

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  12. tHe book of Mormon is true
    what you say maks absolutely no sense whatsoever.

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  13. Well, I've just read this thread and have understood very little. No discussion, serious debate, just endless quotes from scriptures presumably so we can work out what you are trying to say. My personal opinion is that the Americans were feeling a bit left out of Christianity because it was all based in the Middle East and surrounds, so they invented a way of connecting to it and having their own history at the same time. Doesn't make it true though, any of it.

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  14. Anonymous - you have written reams of stuff, all quoting verse after verse for a purpose that's not clear, and at the end of all of that, you just write 'the Book of Mormon is true'. What a laugh, does just quoting it ad infinitum make it feel more real to you? If so, perhaps I should keep on quoting my lottery numbers!

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  15. "Truth" is an elastic term, especially in regards to religious faith. Truth requires and reflects evidence - faith requires none, evening celebrating the lack of it. Truth and faith are incompatible.

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  16. Look people, all religions are based on what people of thousands of years ago belived, that only god could explain floods,earthquakes,lightning,ect. The bible is filled with ridiculous things to scare ignorant people into thinking that they will go to some great place when they die if their good and some horrible place if their bad..... we now have science to explain all this nonsense away, yet ignorant people still exsist,they brainwash their children into the same mindless beliefs of every generation before them. I was raised the same way, but as i got older I realized if I was believing in a fantasy. The mormon church was invented by a conman, and ignorant people followed in droves. (Especially men) multiple wives? Hello. If you want to believe in a fantasy that's fine,just don't try to brainwash
    Others especially your own children.you can still be a good person without god.

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  17. I know without a doubt that this book is true and that this is the true church but you all are too prideful to read and ponder and pray about it and to ask god what he thinks. He will tell you it is true through the holy ghost.

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  18. What Intelligent thinking person would believe this...No wonder it's on the decline

    Think about it..

    Consider this..
    JS Jnr prophesized that his Temple would be built on the Temple Lot in Missouri ...it never was built...so much for being a Prophet. He translated the Book of Abraham which was in fact an Egyptian Funeral Record... out and out fraud. He supposedly was martyred like a first century Christian at Carthage Jail when in fact he killed two other men. He took the maid as his plural wife as well as others already married. He was done for "Disorderly Conduct" and tried in the State of New York for using a Seer stone in his hat for treasure hunting which was fraudulent. He and Joseph Smith Senior were into the Occult and wore Talismans. It is blatantly documented that there is no anthropological or historical evidence to substantiate the 19th century religious fiction that is the Book of Mormon. The so called plates that were translated from a 'Reformed Egyptian' that no historic or modern linguistic scholar has even seen or heard of! JS told his followers there were quakers on the Moon. Jesus and Satan are brothers which is in direct contradiction to the New Testament. Not one single item has ever been discovered at the Hill of Camorah to substantiate the great battle that took place between the Nephites and the Lamanites.

    Do I really need to go on.

    Come on you brainwashed idiots and realise that Mormonism is the American Junk Food of Religion. Big business like McDonalds peddling junk for big bucks. The so called Jesus in the BOMor is not the Christ revealed in the New Testament. It is a man made fabrication created by a known charlatan.

    We can only hope it will continue to decline as the internet gives people the tools to undo it's ridiculous spin!

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