1830 Book of Mormon1830 Book of Mormon, p. 382 (Alma 56:10); “… for behold, his army had been reduced by the Lamanites because of the numerority of their forces having slain a vast number of our men …” –Mazeministry.com

Alma 56:10; “… for behold, his army had been reduced by the Lamanites because their forces had slain a vast number of our men ….”

2 Timothy 3:16; “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness”.

The BoM reference we’ve used today isn’t a significant sign proving the existence of the Lamanties, nor is it proof disproving their existence.

What this reference does is prove the Book of Mormon lacks God’s inspired authority, and you can see this throughout its text.

The God of the Bible assures us numerous times that His word is trustworthy, and the verse in 2nd Timothy even tells us why.

God’s word is trustworthy because it comes from the very breath of God Himself. The word ‘inspiration’ in the Greek is ‘theopneustos’. The Greek word ‘pneo’ means divinely breathed in, or God breathed, and theo, of course, means God.
Now in the Bible, you might find a rare instance with a misspelled word, however, this is the result of a printing error, not the person who originally penned its content.

The BoM on the other hand, is rife with mistakes like the one we see today. When we encounter things like this, we know it can’t be from our Lord. The word ‘numerority’ Smith chose to use, isn’t even a word!

Would a perfect God do such a thing?

Moreover, would a perfect God have to go back for a do-over? Why is the BoM filled with 4,000 other examples just like the one we’ve seen today?

As you can plainly see, this wasn’t the fault of the printer, nor was it the oversight of the original printing company from a latter date. This is solely the do-over of the Church’s own hand.