Sunday, April 11, 2010

Did you know this about The Book of Mormon?

  • Book Magazine cited The Book of Mormon as one of the "20 books that changed America"

  • More than 100 million copies of the BOM have been printed since 1830. It has been translated into over 100 different langauges, thus making it one of the most widely published books in history.

  • The Book of Mormon fulfills Biblical prophecies.

  • The Book of Mormon stands as a witness of the truthfulness of the Bible.

  • The Book of Mormon Testifies of the divinity of Jesus Christ, of his atonement on an average of every 1.7 verses.

  • The Book of Mormon is a tangible evidence of the prophetic calling of Joseph Smith.

  • The Book of Mormon contains a promise that God will tell us the truthfulness of the book, if we simple read it and pray to know that it is true. (Moroni 10:3-5)

  • Joseph Smith translated The Book of Mormon from ancient gosl plates by the gift and power of God. With only a 3rd grade education, it would have been impossible for him to compose such a complex book in only 60 days, the total time of writing.

  • Eyewitnesses to the exhistence of the ancient gold plates from which the Book of Mormon was translated.
3 witnesses were shown the plates by an angle of God. They heard the voice of God declaring from heaven the truthfulness of The Book of Mormon.

8 other eyewitnesses also saw the plates.

all 11 remained true to their testimoneis for the rest of their lives.
  • Numerous archaeological and anthropological links to the old world.

  • Literary parallels to ancient languages and practices ( Hebraisms, personal names) and modern day word print computer analysis shows multiple authors, none of whose style is similar to that of Joseph Smith.

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