We love everyone involved with Book of Mormon Central and share their stated objectives. However, we think their single-minded focus on the Mesoamerican/two-Cumorahs theory (M2C) undermines their mission and contradicts the Church's policy of neutrality. Here, we explain why. They could fix the problem by recognizing that many members of the Church still believe what the prophets have taught about the New York Cumorah, but they refuse to do so.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
90% of inspiration is information
I read a comment by a BYU professor that rings true to me. It's akin to President Nelson's teaching that good inspiration comes from good information.
Sharing a personal philosophy he has applied in his career, his Church service, and his role as a parent, Top said, “90 percent of inspiration is information. So I’ve got to have enough information to know what to take to the Lord and then say guide me and help me to understand this better.”
“I can’t go to the Lord with a superficial pondering of the scriptures and the study questions in ‘Come, Follow Me’ and expect the Lord to pour deep knowledge into my head,” Top continued. “But if I am serious about my studies and I have taken responsibility for my own learning, then I can expect — and I personally know that it happens — that He is going to give me greater knowledge than I got from my own studies. But that’s after you’re willing to pay the price.”