I too would love to see examples of what you are explaining. I'm a little confused by what it all means. As for the hat "Vardell" wrote about in comments, if in fact he used a hat my guess is it was so he could clearly see the words more easily...like watching a movie in a dark theater. In today's era it truly shouldn't seem strange at all that someone could visually see words shining at them, or however they looked to him, while using a device that seems magically lit and put inside a dark object (a hat in this case) so it can be seen more clearly. Our entire modern life is "Magically lit". 3-D virtual reality, with its strange looking head gear, is baby steps in the direction of technology our Father in heaven uses. Obviously the technologies he used for Joseph's translation are just not discovered quite yet. They require faith as well, which starts with thoughts, which leads to energy which drives movement, which is also in the forefront of modern technology in the use of limb prosthetics and other devices...Just a thought.
Very interesting points presented. However, a few examples would have been appropriate and demonstrative.
Yes, this is very strong evidence that supports the eyewitness accounts of the “translation”, that Joseph looked in the hat and saw words, divinely inspired words. It shouldn’t shock any Latter day saint that the Lord would give the Book of Mormon in 16th century English. After all that is the same English that he inspired William Tyndale to use for the bible translation. Royal has concluded that the King James translators could not improve much on Tyndales translation, and in fact adopted 85% of his work. None of this should surprise us since for years we have taught, “The stick of Judah (the Bible) and the stick of Joseph (the Book of Mormon) will become one in the Lord’s hand” If the Lord wants them to be one, wouldn’t he reveal them in similar language, ie Tyndales?
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