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.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Stumbling over the truth

Winston Churchill reportedly observed of a former Prime Minister, "Occasionally he stumbled over the truth but he always picked himself up and hurried on as if nothing had happened."

Many M2C'ers* stumble over the truth that Cumorah is in New York, but they always pick themselves up and hurry on as if nothing had happened. 

Hurry is the operative word.

The M2C intellectuals are so convinced that the prophets are wrong that they won't take a moment to consider all the evidence that supports what the prophets have taught. Nothing can change the minds of the M2C promoters at BYU, CES, and COB Departments.

They deem Letter VII and the consistent, repeated teachings of the prophets as mere "opinions" that they can ignore and reject as they diligently work to establish M2C as the Church's position.

But more and more members of the Church are stumbling over the truth about they New York Cumorah. 

They are stopping to think: "Do I want to follow the scholars when they teach the prophets are wrong?"

The answer is obvious when they read Letter VII and all the teachings of the prophets about the New York Cumorah. 

As they learn what the prophets have taught, Church members come to realize that M2C was based on a mistake in Church history. They make the decision to follow the prophets instead of the scholars.

* M2C is the acronym for the Mesoamerican/two-Cumorahs theory that certain LDS intellectuals have been teaching for decades. 

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