The Book of Questions
Helaman – BC 52-2
I’ve always thought of Helaman as the book of questions. While the entire Book of Mormon has many unanswered questions this one book has always made me wonder why my people can’t see through the lies of Joseph Smith. Today we’re looking at just a couple of things.
Helaman 4:7says it was a day’s journey for a Nephite to walk from one ocean to the other.
How in the world did these people walk from one ocean to the other in one day? The shortest distance between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans is 2,362 miles. (San Diego, California to Jacksonville Beach, Florida.) How are we to believe this when they don’t have exact locations, maps and the stories change of where these people actually lived? Was it North America, Mesoamerica or South America?
I recently took a trip back east and visited Boston (August 2011). My flight from Seattle (SeaTac airport) to Boston (Logan airport) took six hours.
Also take a look at Helaman 13:17, 18, and 23 where it says God will curse the earth. God promised Noah in Genesis 8:21 that He would never curse the earth again. So why has he changed his mind and cursing the earth now?