long ago ideas

“When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago." - Friedrich Nietzsche. Long ago, Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery conquered false claims that the Book of Mormon was fiction or that it came through a stone in a hat. But these old claims have resurfaced in recent years. To conquer them again, we have to return to what Joseph and Oliver taught.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Church history

I hope everyone is keeping up with their Gospel Doctrine lessons in Sunday School this year. There are some interesting aspects of Church history that have not become widely known yet. In my books, I've discussed some, including:

1. Joseph translated two sets of plates (see Whatever Happened to the Golden Plates?).

2. Joseph and Oliver specifically identified the location of the final battles of the Nephites and Jaredites (see Letter VII: Oliver Cowdery's Message to the World about the Hill Cumorah).

3. Joseph Smith never once mentioned, wrote about, or endorsed anything having to do with Central America (see The Lost City of Zarahemla and Brought to Light).

4. The Book of Mormon describes North America, with Cumorah in New York (see Moroni's America).

I'll make some more comments about Church history once we release the book titled The Editors. Should be in about two weeks.

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