The book of mormon records the visit of jesus christ to people in the americas following his resurrection. The lost 116 pages were the original manuscript pages of what joseph smith, founder of the. Mormon apologetics have proposed multiple theories tying book of mormon places to modern. The book of mormon is a sacred text of the latter day saint movement, which adherents. Smith transcribed this portion, and it appears as the first part of the book. These jews migrated from jerusalem in approximately 600 b. Another major problem for the book of mormon is archeology, a major embarrassment for the mormon church. Mormon missionaries continue to claim that the science of archeology substantiates the book of mormon, but whether we consider the alleged cities, persons, animals, fabrics, metals, wars and war implements, kings, palaces, or crops, all the evidence points to their nonexistence. Fairmormon is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing welldocumented answers to criticisms of the doctrine, practice, and history of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints. Please see the relevant discussion on the talk page. The book of mormon is a religious record of three groups of people who migrated from the old world to the american continents. Fairmormon faithful answers to criticisms of the lds church. The mormon church, the church of jesus christ latter day saints believes that joseph smith is a latter day prophet whom god the father and jesus christ appeared too.
The title page of the book of mormon declares that it was to come forth by the gift and power of god. More critical analysis and lds apologist responses can be found on wikipedias book of mormon anachronisms page and other various sites to discuss some of. Matt roper and paul fields did a study on book of mormon wordprint patterns, ie computer statistical analysis of word pattern to determine authorship and other attributes of the book. When published in 1830, the book of mormon contained a statement about the lost 116 pages, as well as the testimony of three witnesses and the testimony of eight witnesses, who claimed to have seen and handled the golden plates. Understanding textual changes in the book of mormon.
English transcription, known as the book of lehi and referred to by joseph smith as written on 116 pages. Book of mormon central have done various blog posts and videos that promoted what they saw as very impressive results of this study. Most of pratts arguments, other than his appeal to modern mormon healings, are still staples of book of mormon apologetics. Lds, mormon, ex mormon, latterday saints, apologetics, truth, bible, joseph smith, mormonism. Fairmormon is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing welldocumented answers to criticisms of lds doctrine, belief and practice. An apologetic response from fair to criticisms about the 116 lost pages.
Recent evidence and scholarship indicates that this is. Smith completed the book of mormon without retranslating the book of lehi, replacing it with what he said was an abridgment taken from the plates of. Robertss typewritten manuscript of more than 400 pages, titled book of mormon difficulties was written sometime between 19221933. Book of mormon scholarship and apologetics today derives primarily from the work of three byu scholars. Book of mormon difficulties, contradictions and explanations.
What do latter day saints believe about god, jesus, gospel. These groups were led by prophets who recorded their religious and secular histories on metal plates. Agenda pompierilor pompiliu balulescu ebook download as word doc. After arriving in the americas, this small group of individuals became divided due to strife. Roberts was the first mormon apologist, president of the first quorum of seventies. The book of mormon professes to be the record of the original inhabitants of the americas who are descended from the jews in israel. I commenced reading the book of mormon, at page 54, the previous pages having been corrected, for the purpose of correcting the stereotype. A mormon daughters book stirs a storm the new york times. Reconstructing the book of mormons missing stories 9781589587601. The mormon church issued a statement condemning the book. The lost 116 pages is the missing portion of the manuscript of the book of mormon. Joseph smith said that the book of mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to god by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book, history of the church, vol.1494 1361 602 964 150 1070 1218 502 121 108 383 343 106 909 1550 477 655 988 77 809 346 860 777 342 1332 89 1435 84 901 897 479 1204 840 1183 1133