Studies of the Book of Mormon, p. 240;“Did Ethan Smith’s View of the Hebrews furnish structural material for Joseph Smith’s Book of Mormon? It has been pointed out in these pages that there are many things in the former book that might well have suggested many major things in the other. Not a few things merely, one or two, or half dozen, but many; and it is this fact of many things of similarity and the cumulative force of them that makes them so serious a menace to Joseph Smith’s story of the Book of Mormon’s origin.” – BH Roberts
Colossians 3:9-10; “Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; 10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him.”
Memories of my mother reading her Book of Mormon flood my mind each time I see things like this. When I asked what she had read she couldn’t remember, but it made her feel good so she’d keep on reading. It didn’t make sense when she told me this, and it still doesn’t today. I sincerely believe the BoM is one of the tools Satan uses to keep members tied to the lie.
If the Church’s most respected historian didn’t believe Smith wrote the BoM through the inspiration of God, why should the Mormon?
Every Mormon should have a copy of this book on their shelf!