The Humpty Dumpty of the Book of Mormon: Alma 46

30 December

Deuteronomy 32:4; “He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.”

humpty_with_the_king-unbooks-from-wikia Book of Mormon 1830 ed., Alma 46:40-41; “And there were some who died with fevers, which at some seasons of the year, was very frequent in the land; but not so much so with fevers, because of the excellent qualities of the many plants and roots which God had prepared, to remove the cause of diseases which was subsequent to man, by the nature of the climate. 41 But there were many who died with old age; and those who died in the faith of Christ, are happy in him, as we must needs suppose.” [emp. mine]

Mark 13:31; “Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.”

The Bible is replete with promises to us, just as it is with guarantees His word is trustworthy! What a joy, and relief, we don’t have to worry if something has to be fixed later on like the Mormons are plagued with in their Book of Mormon!

As seen above, the original printing of the BoM was a nightmare come true in just two verses. Several  years later, in walks the Mormon cavalry to clean things up and as we all can see, not even their experts could fix the problem Smith created!

Book of Mormon, 2013 ed., Alma 46:40-41; “And there were some who died with fevers, which at some seasons of the year were very frequent in the land–but not so much so with fevers, because of the excellent qualities of the many plants and roots which God had prepared to remove the cause of diseases, to which men were subject by the nature of the climate– 41 But there were many who died with old age; and those who died in the faith of Christ are happy in him, as we must needs suppose.” [emp. mine]

As Jim Spencer pointed out, if this is really from God, then we’re stuck with a god who can’t figure out how to speak proper English! …”diseases which was ‘subsequent’ to man”?????????? If he can’t do this, how can you rely on him to save your soul?  (See Jim Spencer’s notes in link for 1830 BoM above.)

Finally beloved, there’s also the issue with timing. Why were people in the BoM calling on Jesus in 73 BC????

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