History of the Church 1:23-24; “Now, behold, I say unto you, that because you delivered up those writings which you had power given unto you to translate by the means of the Urim and Thummim, into the hands of a wicked man, you have lost them.
2. And you also lost your gift at the same time, and your mind became darkened.
3. Nevertheless, it is now restored unto you again; therefore see that you are faithful and continue on unto the finishing of the remainder of the work of translation as you have begun.”
Isaiah 55:8-9; “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
The way they worded this little scenario makes it sound like there’s a magic genie behind a veil somewhere giving off rules to some game. Good grief.
If he was a prophet and seer wouldn’t he have known not to give the 116 pages to Martin Harris?