TodayinMormonHistory.com;“– 50 years ago today – Nov 27,1967 — New York Metropolitan Museum of Art gives to LDS church the original Egyptian papyri upon which Joseph Smith based “Book of Abraham” in Pearl of Great Price. Scholars and church officials authenticate papyri as the same used by Smith. Apostle N. Eldon Tanner states the discovery of the papyri will finally prove Joseph Smith could translate ancient documents.
Unfortunately, Egyptologists, LDS and non-LDS, verify that these papyri are typical “Book of Breathings” in form and content.
Church officials begin repressing the story that the original papyri have been discovered and are in their possession. –– Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Extensions of Power, Appendix 5, Selected Chronology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1848-1996.”
Isaiah 31:1; “Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!”
Of all the places God told the Israelites not to go, why did Mormons choose to accept Smith’s so-called gospel coming out of the ground of Egypt?
If you’re LDS do the writings from the Pearl of Great Price, as well as the Book of Mormon, concern you at all? We’re praying they do!
If God said not to turn to Egypt for help, it’d be a good idea to obey the Lord, and ignore Smith’s story!
For more info on the ‘discovery’ of the papyri, and ceremony of when the Museum handed over the scrolls, see Egyptian Papyri Rediscovered at The Improvement Era, January 1968.
With Love in Christ;