Tip of the Day, August 27

27 August

August 27 – Exodus 20:16; “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.”

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On September 10, 2004 I asked the Smithsonian Institute what their view is of the Book of Mormon.  I had been told by numerous Mormons that this institution had archaeological proof of the evidence of the claims by Joseph Smith.  This is the response I received:

“The Smithsonian considers the Book of Mormon a religious document and not a scientific guide. The Smithsonian Institution has never used it in archaeological research and has found no archaeological evidence to support its claims.”

http://lifeafterministry.wordpress.com/2011/01/15/book-of-mormon-artifacts-and-metallurgy

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“Latter-day Saints love ancient religious records. We have dozens of them in the Bible under such names as Genesis, Judges, Ruth, Isaiah, and John. Through the Prophet Joseph Smith a great number of other ancient records were restored-the books of Nephi, Alma, Mormon, and Moroni in the Book of Mormon, as well as Abraham and selections from the book of Moses in the Pearl of Great Price.”  Donald W. Parry and Dana M. Pike, LDS Perspectives on the Dead Sea ScrollsProvo: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1997.

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4 Responses to “Tip of the Day, August 27”

  1. Scott Sholar August 27, 2012 at 12:45 am #

    Thank you for sharing, and God bless you.

  2. lovedintothelight August 27, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

    I am going to repost this! Love it. In my book Loved into the Light, I have a chapter entitled the Bible vs the Book of Mormon. Blessings.

  3. camdenc August 27, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

    Hey Scott – Thanks… and may God richly bless you, your family, and your future within the ministry. Michelle really appreciates the kind words. She gets so much “hate” mail and is attacked on all fronts… it is always refreshing for her when she gets feedback that is kind and encouraging.

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