Dialogue a journal of mormon thought online dating
Abstract in recent years the book of mormon has been compared to pseudobiblical texts like gilbert j hunts the late war 1816 some have found linguistic correspondence and declared that there is an authorial relationship however comparative linguistic studies performed to date have.
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 the american continent from approximately 2200 bc to ad 421 it was first published in march 1830 by joseph smith as the book of mormon an account written by the hand of mormon upon plates taken from the plates of nephi.
From 1849 to 1978 the church of jesus christ of latterday saints lds church prohibited anyone with black ancestry from being ordained to the priesthoodin 1978 the churchs first presidency declared in a statement known as official declaration 2 that the ban had been liftedbefore 1849 a few black men had been ordained to the priesthood under joseph smith.
To those who are investigating mormonism by richard packham revisions as of june 15 2011 if you are investigating mormonism the church of jesus christ of latterday saints or lds church you are probably studying it in private meetings in.
Chapter 1 origin and history of mormonism the story as told by mormons joseph smith the founder of mormonism recorded his own story this way.
testimony amp spiritual witnesses to a latterday saint a testimony is a personal witness of a gospel truth this witness is received through the third member.
Translation of the book of mormon most lds church members were taught that joseph smith used seer stones referred to as the urim and thummim nephite interpreters to translate the book of mormon bom 1 to various scribes the urim and thummim was preserved in a stone box along with the gold plates for over 1500 years for the purpose of enabling joseph to translate the writings on the.
I am not suggesting that the real author of the book of mormon actually used these modern place names or that he was even consciously aware of them i list them primarily to show that any similarities between book of mormon names and egyptian or hebrew names unknown to joseph smith which may be cited as evidence of the book of mormon are rather meaningless.
Why some mormons leave in a nonscientific online survey last fall researchers at the open stories foundation found that 81 percent cited loss of faith in mormon founder joseph smith as a moderate or factor in their no longer believing in the lds church.