10 Things the Devil Does Not Want You to Know About the Book of Mormon

There are all sorts lists of things that critics of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints seem to think its members ought to know.   You find them all over the internet.  But what are the things the Devil does NOT want anyone to know about the Book of Mormon, the “keystone” of our religion? Writing ancient history on metal plates was a real thing.  Although totally unknown in 1829, hundreds of examples of this type of record keeping have been discovered all over the world since the publication of the Book of Mormon in 1830.  One of the most notable discoveries was made in Persepolis in present-day Iran in 1933.  German archaeologists uncovered inscribed gold and silver plates in stone boxes placed there by King Darius of Persia to commemorate the building of a palace about 515 B.C., not many years after Lehi and his family left Jerusalem.[1] There were more qualified witnesses to the reality of the plates than you would need to get a murder conviction in any court.  Over a dozen upstanding citizens in their communities saw and/or handled the plates and signed documents to that effect.[2] Modern computer wordprint studies called “stylometry” have established … Continue reading 10 Things the Devil Does Not Want You to Know About the Book of Mormon