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LDS Contradiction: Smith’s BoM Translation

13 May

 Doctrines of Salvation, 3:225“SEER STONE NOT USED IN BOOK OF MORMON TRANSLATION. We have been taught since the days of the Prophet that the Urim and Thummim were returned with the plates to the angel. We have no record of the Prophet having the Urim and Thummim after the organization of the Church…” – Joseph […]

6+ Versions of Translating the Golden Plates

09 November

Today we’re looking at a vitally important piece of Mormon history – the translation process of the so-called golden plates. The other day I got to thinking about all the different stories I’ve read about Smith’s method of translation, and of course I wondered if my mother knows about them. Based on experience when discussing […]

Emma’s Testimony on Translating the Book of Mormon

18 October

Today we’re looking at Emma Smith’s version of history when her husband, Joseph Smith, Jr., translated the Book of Mormon. Her testimony was recorded by their son, Joseph Smith, III. There have been many questions from historians about the BoM translation process in the past 185 years, far too many to count. The first question I have […]