Companion to Your Study of the BoM, pg. 313; “In providing a solution for the difficulty of obtaining air, the Lord informed Jared: “Behold, thou shall make a hole in the top thereof and also in the bottom thereof; and when thou shalt suffer for air, thou shalt unstop the hole thereof, and receive air. And if it so be that the water come in upon thee, behold, ye shall stop the hole thereof, that ye may not perish in the flood.” (Page 542 of the first edition. Italics added.) This quotation is taken from the first edition of the Book of Mormon because the four thereofs underlined above appear in the early editions, but for some unexplainable reasons were deleted from the 1920 edition and all subsequent editions (perhaps the revising committee thought they were superfluous).”
John 8:44; “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
The whole story of Jared and his family in the “boat” to cross the ocean is so incredibly silly it’s laughable. Why would Jared need to remind God that they needed air? And if you made a hole in the bottom of a boat… do I need to finish that sentence?
This is what happens when it’s not inspired, when you add to the word of God and when you lie.
Scripture, Changes in
Book of Commandments – PGP JS History pg. 41; “He called me by name and said unto me, that he was a messenger sent from the presence of God to me, and that his name was Nephi – 1833.”
Joseph Smith History 1:33; “He called me by name, and said unto me that he was a messenger sent from the presence of God to me, and that his name was Moroni; that God had a work for me to do; and that my name should be had for good and evil among all nations, kindreds, and tongues, or that it should be both good and evil spoken of among all people.”
Romans 16:17-18; “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. 18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.”
It seems that this scenario would cause divisions like Paul warned us about, eh? Who appeared to Joseph; Nephi or Moroni?