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.

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Podcast on the March Liahona article

In this important podcast we review two articles in the US/Canada section of the March 2024 Liahona.


In the pursuit of clarity, charity and understanding, and in the hope for better information in future articles, we pull up the actual articles on the website. Then we go through them in detail, showing how the authors "moved the ball down the field" toward accuracy regarding the translation of the Book of Mormon and the witnesses of the plates. 

However, they fumbled because they just could not bring themselves to actually quote what Joseph and Oliver said about the translation, or what David said about the messenger who took the abridged plates from Harmony to Cumorah.

It was awesome for the authors to provide a citation to some of these sources, which many Latter-day Saints have never seen or heard of.

But then they forgot to provide links to the original sources, which are difficult to find, so even readers who bother to read the footnotes will remain ignorant of what Joseph, Oliver and David said about these important events in Church history.

This podcast continues the conversation started on this blog here


and here


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