Poor Grammar in the Book of Mormon (Foundation of BoM Series)

20 July

Foundation of the Book of Mormon Series

Today we’re on the final part of this section in our Foundation of the Book of Mormon Series!  Yay!

The issue we’re dealing with today is the numerous times we found poor grammar in the Book of Mormon.  I’ve listed some examples from many of the books in the Book of Mormon to show my readers just how awful the contents are. Joseph Smith obviously had poor grammar. It’s also a well documented fact the printer refused to print the Book of Mormon if he wasn’t allowed to clean up some of the mistake Smith and company made while writing the Book of Mormon.

While I still hold to the theory Smith was the lone author, his counterparts were just as guilty by going along with his crazy schemes. They wrote the words that fell from the lips of Smith so it’s the fault of more than one in this scenario.

Below you’ll find almost two pages of one line examples. If you’re interested in having a list of all the grammar problems in the Book of Mormon you can e-mail me michelle@lifeafter.org and I’ll send you the entire seven page document.

I want it to be understood I’m not publishing these things to be rude or to make fun of the Mormon people. This section of our study series makes me sick and it’s not necessarily because I can’t stand poor grammar. I’m not an English expert (that should be painfully obvious to the English teachers), but this makes me sick in my heart.  Bottom line; this is not a joke to me.

I just can’t imagine looking at this day in and day out for inspiration. I can’t imagine this is how God would speak to His people and believe they’d take Him seriously. I also keep wondering what goes through my mother’s mind when she reads this stuff.  How is this acceptable to anyone, let alone the English teachers?

Please pray for these dear people. Pray they’ll look at this in context and wonder why their god would say the things he did in their “holy” scripture.

With Love in Christ;

Michelle

1 Cor. 1:18

1 N 1:1; “…having been born of goodly parents…”

1 N 9:4; “– …more part of the ministry & more part for the reign of the kings…”

1 N 13:42; “… and after he has manifested himself unto the Jews and also unto the Gentiles, then he shall manifest himself unto the Gentiles and also unto the Jews…”

1 Nephi 19:2; “…and the more part of all our proceedings in the wilderness…”

1 N 22:4; “…the more part of all the tribes have been led away…”

 

2 N 2:11; “…it must needs be…must needs be a compound… it must needs remain”

2 N 2:12; “…it must needs have been…this thing must needs destroy…”

2 N 4:14; “…for a more history part are written upon mine other plates.”

2 N 26:7; “…the anguish of my soul for the loss of the slain of my people…”

Jacob 5:23; “…I have nourished it this long time… I may preserve it unto mine own self”

Omni 1:21; “…and the slain of his people…”

Words of Mormon 3; “And now, I speak somewhat concerning that which I have written…”

Words of Mormon 1:7; “…for thus it whispereth me…”

Words of Mormon 12; “…he had somewhat of contentions among his own people.”

Mosiah 1:6; “…I would that ye should remember that these sayings are true…”

Mosiah 10:20; “…we slew them with a great slaughter…”

Mosiah 27:37; “…they did publish good tidings of good…”

 

Alma 14:2; “But the more part of them were desirous that they might destroy Alma and Amulek…”

Alma 17:36; “…they were angry because of the slain of their brethren…”

Alma 18:3; “…because of his expertness and great strength; therefore…”

Alma 22:28; “…the more idle part of the Lamanites…”

Alma 24:2; “…insomuch that they would not that he should be their king…”

Alma 40:2; “Behold, I say unto you, that there is no resurrection—or, I would say, in other words…”

Alma 51:33; “…sleep had overpowered them because of their much fatigue…”

Alma 52:1; “…Teancum was ready to give them battle on that day.”

Alma 53:1; “…and also the dead of the Nephites who were slain…”

Alma 53:2; “…had been with Moroni in the more part of all his battles…”

Alma 54:12; “…and I will give you battle…”

Alma 62:37; “…he had suffered very many exceedingly sore afflictions…”

Helaman 4:12; “…making a mock of that which was sacred…”

Helaman 5:36; “…and they were in the attitude as if talking or lifting their voices to some being whom they beheld.”

Helaman 5:50; “…that the more part of the Lamanites…”

3 N 1:22; “…lyings and deceivings the more part of the people…”

3 N 1:27; “…and did do much slaughter among the people.”

3 N 2:1; “And it came to pass that thus passed away the ninety and fifth year also…”

3 N 7:8; “…the more part of the people had turned from their righteousness…”

3 Nephi 21:11; “…whosoever will not believe in my words, who am Jesus Christ…”

3 N 23:2; “…it must needs be…”

3 N 26:7; “…do contain the more part of the things…”

4 N 1:40; “…And the more wicked part of the people…”

4 N 1:46; “…and did traffic in all manner of traffic.”

 

Mormon 1:1; “…I began to be learned somewhat after the manner of the learning of my people…”

Mormon 6:11; “…and we having survived the dead of our people…”

Mormon 6:16; “…because of the slain of my people…”

Ether 3:2; “…and that we are unworthy before thee; because of the fall our natures have become evil continually…”

Ether 7:9; “…gave battle unto his brother Corihor…”

Ether 7:16; “And he gave battle unto Shule, the king…”

Ether 8:8; “…daughter of Jared being exceedingly expert…”

Ether 14:7; “…which he did receive great strength to his army.”

Ether 14:8; “…Gilead, also received great strength to his army…”

Ether 15:16; “…so great were their cries, their howlings and lamentations, that they did rend the air exceedingly.”

Ether 15:17; “…for the loss of the slain of their people.”

Moroni 10:22; “…ye must needs be in despair…”

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