The Book of Mormon

 In 1830, Joseph Smith published The Book of Mormon. The book professes to be written by the ancient inhabitants of the Americas, written by and for those people. The Book of Mormon has been called "the keystone" of the entire religion. It is taught that if the Book of Mormon is true then Joseph Smith was indeed a true prophet of God, Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is indeed the only true church on earth today. The only question then is: Is the Book of Mormon true?

Even before his first vision was ever written down, there were stories of Joseph Smith's "Gold Bible." From its earliest publication in the 1800s to today, the story of the golden plates has puzzled and intrigued millions of individuals. How did Joseph Smith get the plates? What did the newspapers say about it? And whatever happened to the golden plates anyway?

The Church boasts that Joseph Smith translated The Book of Mormon in sixty-five working days. Is that true? And how did he translate the book?

Joseph Smith called The Book of Mormon "the most correct of any book on earth." Can it still be "the most correct" if it's been changed over 5,000 times?

Before The Book of Mormon was published eleven men were called to be witnesses to the golden plates. What did they see? Are their testimonies credible? Did anyone else get to view the golden plates?

Ever since The Book of Mormon was published in 1830, theories have abounded that the book was plagiarized. Could it be so?

Critics to the Book of Mormon claim that it is filled with anachronisms, or things that not in their correct timeline historically. What are they and are they valid?

Does The Book of Mormon reflect racist points of view? Where did these ideas originate? How does it affect us today? What part have these teachings played in church teachings?

Many Book of Mormon scholars argue that because the book is filled with Hebraisms, it is evidence that the book is of ancient Hebrew origin. Is this true?

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