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.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Fun with M2C on the Internet

Just FYI.

Some time ago I linked to this site for people to see what Joseph Fielding Smith had to say about the "two-Cumorahs" theory. http://emp.byui.edu/marrottr/cumorah-jfes-dofs3.pdf

Now if you go there, you get an error:

HTTP Error 404.0 - Not Found

The resource you are looking for has been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

But thanks to archive.org's wayback machine, you can still read Joseph Fielding Smith's statement:



For a while, people reported that BMAF.org, the owner of Book of Mormon Central, went offline. It is now back online. http://bmaf.org/about/mission_statement

You can once again see their corporate goals. Notice that (2) involves correlating with CofC scholars. The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints changed its name to Community of Christ (CofC).

It's fitting that Book of Mormon Central works with these scholars since they invented M2C in the first place.

Now, there are groups from both CofC and BOMC searching in southern Mexico for Cumorah.

Notice goal (3) also. Of course, they "help promote unity" by censoring any alternative views.


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