Category: Book of Mormon

Is the Book of Mormon false? Does the Book of Mormon contradict the Bible? Do Mormons use the Book of Mormon instead of the Bible?

  1. There Is No Perfect Translation Of The Book Of Mormon

    This is not in response to those who seek to invalidate the Book of Mormon or Joseph Smith as a prophet by attempting to show that the Book of Mormon was not a perfect translation and therefore Joseph Smith was … Continue reading

  2. Did View of The Hebrews Inspire The Book of Mormon?

    One of the older criticisms of the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith is that the Book of Mormon was plagiarized, or at least inspired, by the 1825 book View of the Hebrews by Ethan Smith…hey, they’ve even both got … Continue reading

  3. Is the Book of Mormon Racist?

    Mormons have frequently been decried as racists. These claims seem to come from three sources: 1. Apparently racist statements from the 2nd President and prophet of the Church, Brigham Young. 2. The policy of the LDS Church excluding blacks from … Continue reading

  4. “And there shall rise up one mighty among them…”

    This question was recently put to me by a reader DMT on this website: In 2 Nephi 3:24 it reads: “And there shall rise up one mighty among them”.. The Book of Mormon today has in the footnote for this … Continue reading

  5. What Would a Real “Book of Mormon” Look Like?

    There are many who believe the Book of Mormon is true. There are many who believe it is false. Most people have never heard of it or don’t care one way or the other. If you fall into one of … Continue reading

  6. Does the discovery of metal plates in the Middle East prove the Book of Mormon is true?

    In 1952 LDS scholar Hugh Nibley made the statement “it will not be long before men forget that in Joseph Smith’s day the prophet was mocked and derided for his description of the plates more than anything else.” You see, … Continue reading

  7. Does DNA evidence disprove the Book of Mormon?

    I’m not sure how such a post has never made it on to the website, given the name of the website, but better late than never, I suppose. There are quite extensive posts on this elsewhere, although I think the … Continue reading

  8. Are the 11 witnesses of the Book of Mormon reliable witnesses?

    This post is based on comments left on a different thread by Jed Smith asking “If Joseph Smith was a fraud where did the Book of Mormon come from?” But since the comment was off-topic, I’ve copied and pasted it … Continue reading

  9. How did Joseph Smith carry home the golden plates of the Book of Mormon, and how did the witnesses lift them so easily?

    The full question asked as part of many anti-Mormon pamphlets is: How did Joseph Smith carry home the golden plates of the Book of Mormon, and how did the witnesses lift them so easily? (They weighed about 230 lbs. Gold, … Continue reading

  10. If Joseph Smith was a fraud where did the Book of Mormon come from?

    Critics say the Book of Mormon is not the word of God, that it is a fraud and false. So then what is your explanation for the existence of the book? It must have come from somewhere. Joseph Smith had … Continue reading

  11. Archaeological Evidence for the Book of Mormon

    While Mormons base their belief in the Book of Mormon on direct communication with God regarding the matter, it’s still fun to see archaeological evidence that supports the Book of Mormon, and a lack of such evidence is commonly used … Continue reading

  12. Honeybees in the Book of Mormon

    Refutation of claim on the CARM website. Claim: The Book of Mormon talks of honey bees, but honey bees were introduced to the Americans by the Spanish. Therefore the Book of Mormon is false and you should not hire Mormons … Continue reading

  13. Does the Book of Mormon teach that Jesus was born in Jerusalem rather than Bethlehem?

    Refutation of a claim on CARM’s website. Claim: Alma 7:10 contradicts the Bible in Matt. 2:1, therefore the Book of Mormon is false and Mormons are sneaky monkeys. References: Alma 7:10 – “And behold, he shall be born of Mary, … Continue reading

  14. Why are essential Mormon doctrines not found in the Book of Mormon?

    Q: If the Book of Mormon is the “most correct book of any on earth” (History of the Church, vol. 4:461), then why does it not contain essential Mormon doctrines such as… Church organization Plurality of Gods Plurality of wives … Continue reading

  15. Do Mormons really believe the Book of Mormon is more correct than the Bible? How rude!

    Oh, it’s even worse than that! Joseph Smith 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, and a man would get nearer to … Continue reading

  16. Why aren’t the Nephites in the Book of Mormon more like modern-day Mormons?

    Q: If we are to believe that the Nephites are truly ancient “Mormons,” where in the Book of Mormon does it say they held the Melchizedek priesthood? Where does it say they practiced baptism for the dead? Or believe that … Continue reading

  17. DNA evidence proves the Book of Mormon is false

    Well, not so quick Sparky. I’ve watched the DNA vs. the Book of Mormon video on YouTube and the “science” contained in it wouldn’t stand up to the most superficial scrutiny of any self-respecting scientist. Heck, I’m not a scientist, … Continue reading

  18. Where’s the archeological evidence to support the Book of Mormon?

    Q: Every turn of a shovel in the Middle East brings up support for the Bible. Where is all of that archeolgical support for the BOM? A: There’s quite a bit of archaeological evidence in Central America that supports the … Continue reading

  19. Why aren’t there footnotes detailing all the changes to the Book of Mormon?

    This is a follow up to this post about the thousands of changes to the Book of Mormon. My friend asked me why, if there are all these changes, aren’t there footnotes in the BofM to explain what they are? … Continue reading

  20. What about the thousands of changes in the Book of Mormon?

    This is the question from my friend that started it all. Luckily the LDS Church had just published an article dealing with this topic in some depth, and below you can read the back and forth discussion my friend and … Continue reading