The event was held at squatters pub and was so heavily attended that people had to be turned away at the door. Readings for this lesson gospel topics essay on book of mormon translation. Many book of mormon scholars have a much larger geographical idea of where the book of mormon peoples might have lived. Dna samples taken from modern american indians show no connection to the dna of the peoples of the middle east. The writer of these posts proclaimed to have a testimony of the book of mormon, a testimony of the restored gospel of jesus christ, and a testimony that joseph smith was a prophet of god. Mormons differ from many other christian religions because they believe revelation did not end forever when jesus and the apostles were gone. Smith said that the last prophet to contribute to the book, a man named moroni.
The documentary is a must see for all those who view the book of mormon as an accurate history of the native american indians. He wrote the first three verses of the book of omni before passing the responsibility of keeping the book of mormon record to his son, amaron. Why the best part of the book of mormon is so short. Then mentioning the purpose of the book of mormon, it says, and also to the convincing of the jew and gentile that jesus is. In 1823, the resurrected moroni visited joseph smith and later delivered to him these ancient and sacred records to be translated and brought forth to the world as another testament of jesus christ. I also sent a copy to byu university, to farms, the mormons branch that is in charge of protecting mormon beliefs, asking how i could refute this dvd. Order the dvd at for more than 170 years, the church of jesus christ of latterday saints has declared the book of.
One important part of joseph smiths mission was to bring forth the writings of the seed of joseph, which are contained in the book of mormon. See more ideas about book of mormon, scripture study and book of mormon scriptures. It states that the book of mormon was written to the lamanites, who are a remnant of the house of israel. For decades, lds scholars and educators have taught that the events of the book of mormon took place. This must mean that amerindians are not descended from book of mormon peoples, and the book of mormon is false.
According to the book, two of these groups originated from ancient israel. Mormon was a nephite prophet, military leader, and record keeper in the book of mormon. Moroni, the last of the nephite prophethistorians, sealed up the abridged records of these people and hid them in about a. The dna truth that the mormon belief that they are related to the american indians is false. This document is a partial analysis of the scholarly merits of the evidence and research used by rodney meldrum 1 in his. The lds church encourages discovery of the books truth by following the. You will love our book of mormon quiz bee carddeck which has the gold plates, obtaining the brass plates, lehis dream, lehi builds a ship and more. This book of mormon is brought to you for free and open access by the all journals at byu scholarsarchive. Rod is a friend of mine and a member of my hp group, but he has oversimplified this dna matter, aside from falsely stating 1 that the maya are the center of interest of those who consider the book of mormon to be a mesoamerican codex, and 2 that they focus on the maya because they think that joseph smith did so as well. When mormon missionaries properly called latter day saints or simply lds come to your door, they will often offer a free copy of the book of mormon and tell you about its author, joseph smith. This video introduces the conflict between lds scholars and lds prophets on an important issue. John and carl first of all carl whether the mormon church has followed its agreement with jewish. The book of mormon quotes 25,000 words from the kjv old testament and over 2,000.
Make your own dvd of this song by searching for a tutorial on youtube. Joseph smith was the founder and prophet of the church of jesus christ of latterday saintsunofficially called the mormon church. Dna vs book of mormon incredible new evidence general. The book of mormon is supposed to be a history of real people living in a real place. Sorenson, siberian dna, and book of mormon directions. The book of mormon claims that the native american peoples are descended from the house of israel, but the dna evidence, according to this book, points to an asiatic origin for the american continents native people. The book of mormon is the most correct of any book on earth such that a man will draw nearer to god by abiding by its precepts than by any other book.
New discoveries in dna research currently allow scientists to test this historical claim. Our primary chose follow the prophet as one of our optional songs this year and we sang the anna verse in our primary program, but the song is slated to be one of the required sacrament meeting program songs for 2015. Singing time song for lds primary march 2010 put to pictures and includes captioning. Mormon made this abridgement, not to give a full account of his people, but to help turn people to god. Saints released an essay on their website titled book of mormon and dna studies. King benjamin was a prophet worked with his own hands. A recently published book claims that dna evidence proves that the book of mormon, a book of scripture used in conjunction with the bible by the mormon church, is incorrect and points to an asiatic origin versus a middle eastern origin for the inhabitants of the american continents about 100 genetic studies have been done on about 75 groups out of 500 known native. My book of mormon podcast host david michael reflects. It just became a normal part of the six verses of follow the prophet and other songs we were preparing for the program. The book of mormon documentary accurately presents the consensus of the scientific community that northern asia not israel is the place of origin of the native american indians.
Its the keystone of our religion and the evidence of the message of the restoration. The criticism of the mormon church is the following. Still, theres a lot of good stuff here, food for thought. Book of mormon geography map lands dna true evidence maps these book of mormon. Recently, i read a few blog posts on the internet that bothered me a bit. Prophecy and scripture executive summary editors note. In this episode, three geneticists respond to the lds essay book of mormon and dna studies, and to apologist michael ashs article entitled the dna challenge to the book of mormon that fizzled. Firetag 49 comments like many people who consider the book of mormon as scripture, i am fascinated by questions about where it has a setting in ancient historical events. Presdent monson is our prophet, he teaches us through god to follow the commandments and hold the iron rod. This new evidence, in contrast to the first, appears to provide support for the book of mormon as well as and an interesting geographic paradigm for the events therein. Sorenson, siberian dna, and book of mormon directions date.
Prophet quotes, lds quotes, book of mormon quotes, nelson books, lds. Gospel topics essay on dna and the book of mormon joseph smiths seerstone and. Its in a jewish rhythm and is about each verse is about a old testament prophet. A twohundredyear era of peace followed that visit of christ.
Humble, meek and patient children we should be love and help each other serving cheerfully. Favorite book of mormon verses another idea is to mark each others favorite one or two verses in the copy of the book of mormon belonging to each family member by signing your name in the margin next to that verse. The prophet of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints is a prophet of god and is also known as the president of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints latterday saints believe that god has an interest in talking to man, and does so through his prophets, whether ancient or modern. President ezra taft benson 18991994 taught that the book of mormon is the keystone in our witness of christ. The book of mormon records the visit of jesus christ to people in the americas following his resurrection. This includes the great civilizations of the americas and mesoamerica. A recently published book claims that dna evidence proves the book of mormon, one of the books of scripture used by the mormon church, incorrect. 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. Dna and the book of mormon brigham young university. The bible contains a record of gods dealings with prophets in the past, as do the book of. The book of mormon, the founding document of the latter day saint movement and one of the four books of scripture of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints lds church, is an account of three groups of people. Talk together and share with each other those plain and precious truths that you love. If the book of mormon is false, joseph smith was not a prophet.
On june 25th my book of mormon podcast host david michael came to salt lake city to discuss the conclusion of his reading the book of mormon from cover to cover. Ive been sick for a few days, without full dedicated brainpower to reviseexpand. Smith, they will say, translated the book of mormon from golden plates he dug up in a hill in new york in the early 1800s. See more ideas about book of mormon, lds scriptures and scripture study. The book of mormon is the keystone of our religion and evidence that god has restored the gospel of jesus christ to the earth in our day. Prophets the church of jesus christ of latterday saints. Here, the prophets included are those who, according to the narrative, inherited the plates of nephi and who otherwise are called prophets within the text. The first page we want to look at is the title page, which was written by moroni and translated by joseph smith, jun. Some have contended that the migrations mentioned in the book of mormon did not occur because the majority of dna identified to date in modern native. There is generally no direct support amongst mainstream historians and archaeologists for the. I had so many requests for joseph smith and nephi that i decided id better do some more drawings. They believe there was a long period of apostasy, but that it ended in the 1800s when joseph smith was chosen to be the first prophet of the restoration latterday saints mormons today are taught to follow the prophet.
The book of mormon teaches that these israelites are the principal ancestors of modernday native americans. Why were afraid of mormons bu today boston university. The book of mormon is a sacred text of the latter day saint movement, which, according to. The book of mormon describes a number of individuals unique to its narrative as prophets. If you believe in the prophet mohammed, you are a muslim. Joseph smith the prophet, he restored the truth he found the book of mormon while still in his youth he faced persecution, endured until the end served the lord and now god says, well done my faithful friend.
Certainly, we havent found a freeway exit sign to zarahemla, but we have made some exciting discoveries in the old and new world alike. Also included are the high priests mentioned and the missionaries. Following the prophet is not something i take lightly. The biggest problem with most antimormon attacks involving dna and the book of mormon is not so much the lack of scholarship about dna as it is the lack of scholarship concerning the book of mormon. The reason the book of mormon has his name in the title is because he was the one who took all the records of his people and abridged them into a smaller, more manageable record. Thousands of native americans from more than 150 tribes have been tested to determine their ancestry. For the first 150 years of mormonisms existence, everyone thought it was a story about a people who left the middle east and came to south or central america, and who fought wars clear up into new york state where. It contains 28 book of mormon stories and over 195 questions and answers. However, he says he does not have a testimony of current living prophets.
Officially, the mormon church says that nothing in the mormon scriptures is incompatible with dna evidence, and that the genetic studies are. From come, follow me the last part of 2 nephi 3 contains a prophecy given by joseph of egypt about a future seer who would share his name see verses 1415joseph smith. I purchased over 50 copies of this dvd and sent them to mormon temples in the united states and abroad. Review of books on the book of mormon 19892011 volume 18number 1 article 8 2006 dna and the book of mormon david g. Below is the modern map of the area of smiths youth. Does dna evidence prove the book of mormon to be false. Mormonisms founding prophet, joseph smith, once said, i told the brethren that the book of mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion. Read the book of mormon share it with a friend study everyday the promises within. In the book of mormon, the prophet abinadi enters the nowwicked city of lehinephi.
For more than 170 years the church of jesus christ of latterday saints has declared the book of mormon to be a scriptural and literal history. Book of mormon difficulties, contradictions and explanations. Introductory pages of the book of mormon part 1 come. The critics are using tentative scientific findings to discredit common misconceptions about the book of mormon, not what the text actually teaches. Therefore, the video concluded, latterday saints should reject the book.
A cursory look at the themes presented in the book of mormon will make this clear. The book of mormon is a religious volume that was published by joseph smith in 1830. This paper is the executive summary version of the full paper available in both html format and pdf format. The book of mormon, kramer enlisted the help of a number of archaeologists in an attempt to demonstrate that the bible has been verified archaeologically while the book of mormon has been discredited archaeologically. Prophet quotes, jesus christ quotes, gospel quotes, spiritual thoughts, spiritual quotes, lds spiritual thought, spiritual health, book of mormon quotes. Mormon prophet mormonism, the mormon church, beliefs. The guys who did south park did book of mormon on broadway.1198 16 977 1168 539 955 280 582 1145 1018 681 247 1508 819 369 1446 616 754 508 1326 796 563 492 976 1244 1132 210 924 965 389 810 334 58 384 1281 1468 896