Mormon 6:11-15; “And when they had gone through and hewn down all my people save it were twenty and four of us, (among whom was my son Moroni) and we having survived the dead of our people, did behold on the morrow, when the Lamanites had returned unto their camps, from the top of the hill Cumorah, the ten thousand of my people who were hewn down, being led in the front by me. 12 And we also beheld the ten thousand of my people who were led by my son Moroni. 13 And behold, the ten thousand ofGidgiddonah had fallen, and he also in the midst. 14 And Lamah had fallen with his ten thousand; and Gilgal had fallen with his ten thousand; and Limhah had fallen with his ten thousand; and Jeneum had fallen with his ten thousand; and Cumenihah, and Moronihah, and Antionum, and Shiblom, and Shem, and Josh, had fallen with their ten thousand each. 15 And it came to pass that there were ten more who did fall by the sword, with their ten thousand each; yea, even all my people, save it were those twenty and four who were with me, and also a few who had escaped into the south countries, and a few who had deserted over unto the Lamanites, had fallen; and their flesh, and bones, and blood lay upon the face of the earth, being left by the hands of those who slew them to molder upon the land, and to crumble and to return to their mother earth.” – About 385 AD.
1 Timothy 1:4; “Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.”
There are several stories in the Book of Mormon that defy logic, and today’s example is one of those. We have a few questions as you might imagine, so we’re praying Mormons will stop to think about the content and ask if this is at all logical.
First let’s look at the number of people who died in this nameless war mentioned in our text.
The prophet Mormon said there were at least 230,000 men who died by the sword.
This is quite amazing and unheard of! Never has there been a record of so many perishing in a one day war fought with swords, bows and arrows!
The death toll of Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined was around 225,000.
Does this BoM story sound reasonable?
Why aren’t there records of heavy wartime casualties by any known civilizations on earth like this one?
Why aren’t there any graves, bones, or relics?
In addition to the lack of evidence about this event, there’s another problem in this passage. Grammar.
Take a look at what Mormon said –
‘… and we having survived the dead of our people…’
Does this sound like something God would be the author of?
The last thing we’ll look at has to do with an obvious reference to witchcraft.
‘…and to crumble and to return to their mother earth…’
The term ‘mother earth’ is typically used by those in witchcraft. Why would God refer to His creation in this manner?
If you’re LDS do you honestly believe the Lord would say the things we’ve shown here today?
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