If people could ask our Heavenly Father any question at all, how many would ask the same question Joseph Smith asked?
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Here’s your guide on seven different resources available — other than documents — to better understand the Joseph Smith Papers
People will learn and understand more about the second president of the Church through his journals, one editor and historian says.
Some skeptics, responding (rather defensively, I think) to the accounts given by the witnesses to the Book of Mormon, attempt to dismiss them by citing the fallibility of eyewitnesses and the unreliability of human memory. But Shakespeare made an observation that may shed some light on why these accounts are different.
Some who think Joseph Smith wrote the Book of Mormon use the Sermon at the Temple in 3 Nephi 12-18, as evidence of plagiarism. They claim these chapters are too similar to the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7. Let's examine these claims.
Some people look for evidence that those sustained as prophets, seers, and revelators can make serious and long-lasting errors as they lead the Church. Sometimes the episode with the 116 pages is raised as an example—but is it an example?