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, January 8, 2024

2024: shift to heartland podcast

Last week I mentioned a podcast on The Last Dispensation channel in which we discussed the problem of so many Latter-day Saints no longer believing the Book of Mormon is an actual history.


Much of that video involved predictions for 2024, which was kind of lost in that title. The revised title is 

Does a SHIFT TO HEARTLAND accelerate CHURCH GROWTH? | Are we going to see a surge UPWARD?

It seems not only logical but even obvious that returning to the teachings of Joseph and Oliver about the origin and setting of the Book of Mormon will affirm faith and prompt more people around the world to consider the Restoration more seriously.


Because our own LDS scholars insist that Joseph and Oliver misled everyone about the origin and setting of the Book of Mormon, it's easy to see why people don't take the Restoration seriously. It's also easy to see why some Latter-day Saints have a "faith crisis" and/or succumb to the rhetoric in the CES Letter, on Mormon Stories, etc. 

This is why, as more and more Latter-day Saints re-discover the authentic Church history about the origin and setting of the Book of Mormon, we can expect to see a surge in confidence in the Restoration. 

Latter-day Saints cannot find this authentic Church history in the Gospel Topics Essays, the Saints book (vol. 1), or the work of the M2C and SITH scholars and the podcasters that rely on them. Instead, they have to study for themselves the information in the Joseph Smith Papers and the teachings of the prophets, some of which are found here:


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