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 29, 2018

They know, but they would not know

People wonder why the employees at BYU/CES/COB promote M2C when they know that the prophets have consistently and repeatedly taught that Cumorah is in New York.

First, we have to recognize that many of these employees don't actually know what the prophets have taught. They've never heard of Letter VII. They don't know about President Romney's talk, or President Ivins' talk, or what Elder Talmage wrote in Articles of Faith and Jesus the Christ, etc. The M2C intellectuals have successfully censored all of this, as I've shown on this blog. That continues today, as you'll see if you write to Church leaders and get the standard misleading response from the Correlation Department that I discussed here:

Second, though, we have to recognize that many of these employees do know about the New York Cumorah, but they don't want to know

Amulek expressed this type of thinking when he said:

"therefore I knew concerning these things, yet I would not know."

Alma 10:6.

These employees, including BYU professors and CES instructors who teach Book of Mormon classes (and those who prepare the curriculum) know perfectly well that the prophets have taught that Cumorah is in New York.

But, like Amulek, they don't want to know what they know.

More importantly, they don't want their students to know.

Despite their efforts to suppress the teachings of the prophets and to confuse members of the Church, these employees cannot prevail. More and more members of the Church (and nonmembers) are learning what the prophets have taught. Eventually, the BYU/CES/COB employees will come to acknowledge what the prophets have taught, and will come to accept the teachings of the prophets instead of continuing to teach that the prophets are wrong.

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