Monday, June 8, 2020

Kept from the knowledge of other nations--except the Mayans

5 But, said he, notwithstanding our afflictions, we have obtained a land of promise, a land which is choice above all other lands; a land which the Lord God hath covenanted with me should be a land for the inheritance of my seed. Yea, the Lord hath covenanted this land unto me, and to my children forever, and also all those who should be led out of other countries by the hand of the Lord.
6 Wherefore, I, Lehi, prophesy according to the workings of the Spirit which is in me, that there shall none come into this land save they shall be brought by the hand of the Lord....
8 And behold, it is wisdom that this land should be kept as yet from the knowledge of other nations; for behold, many nations would overrun the land, that there would be no place for an inheritance.
(2 Nephi 1:8)

Either the Lord didn't tell Lehi about the Mayans, or Lehi forgot about the Mayans who already inhabited Mesoamerica long before he and his family arrived.


An international team of archaeologists has discovered an artificial structure — which is 1,400 m in length, 10-15 m in height, has 9 causeways radiating out from it, and is about 3,000 years old — at the archaeological site of Aguada FĂ©nix in Tabasco, Mexico, near the northwestern border of Guatemala. This is the oldest monumental construction ever found in the Maya area and the largest in the entire pre-Hispanic history of the region.

No doubt our M2C friends will adjust their M2C theories to fit this new discovery, the way they always do. 

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  1. President Anthony W. Ivins of the First Presidency cautioned: “We must be careful in the conclusions that we reach. The Book of Mormon … does not tell us that there was no one here before them [the peoples it describes]. It does not tell us that people did not come after.”

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