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Nahom – Where Ishmael is laid to rest

Nahom – Where Ishmael is laid to rest

During a study of Book of Mormon historicity, one is very likely going to discover what many apologists call the “first verifiable Book of Mormon site“. Here are a few articles and quotes that provide a flavor for the enthusiasm related to the Nahom discovery: From the Deseret News written by Michael Ash: “This eastward turn just happens to occur in the general region of ancient NHM exactly as described in the Book of Mormon.” “The ancient site fits precisely within the timeframe…

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How can I know the Book of Mormon is not true?

How can I know the Book of Mormon is not true?

At the end of the Book of Mormon, the final chapter invites the reader to consider the content of the book and ask God a very specific question. Moroni 10:4 states: “I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true;”. What an important invitation, which we should supplement with our own evaluation of the contents of the book. I have decided to go through ten issues…

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Sermon at the Temple – Part 3

Sermon at the Temple – Part 3

This post is a continuation of the analysis of 3 Nephi 12 compared to Matthew 5. In the first part we saw that the printers manuscript included a word that is found in the New Testament but not in the Book of Mormon. In the second part we determined that the primary difference between 3 Nephi and Matthew is wordiness, specifically Book of Mormon wordiness. Considering the plates were gold and space was limited this seems illogical. That all being said, the careful…

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Bear Solemn Testimony

Bear Solemn Testimony

Near the middle of the Book of Mormon is a fascinating story of a community known as the Zoramites. The Zoramites broke from the Nephites and formed their own city in a land known as Antionum. As part of their city they decided upon a new religious practice which had several key particulars: Law of Moses did not apply Weekly assertion of divine favor No need of Christ We see the summary of their beliefs outlined in an oral recitation/prayer in Alma 31: 15 Holy, holy God; we…

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The Land was Cursed for Their Sake

The Land was Cursed for Their Sake

For much of the latter portion of the Book of Mormon, the Nephites battle the wickedness of a gangster-like organization known as the Gadianton Robbers. In fact Mormon suggests that it is these same Gadianton Robbers who prove the overthrow of the entire civilization in Helaman 2: 13 And behold, in the end of this book ye shall see that this Gadianton did prove the overthrow, yea, almost the entire destruction of the people of Nephi. 14 Behold I do not mean the end…

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