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To: D-fendr

“It was remarkably like the area where Joseph Smith lived, down to the place names.”

This is humorous. However, most Mormons believe that Lehi and his family traveled from the Midian Peninsula (present day Saudi Arabia) eastward to the west coast of the Americas. I don’t think they would have marched 2 or 3 thousand miles to the Great Lakes area.

There is an Aztec legend of the visitation of Quetzalcoatl, often referred to as The Bearded White God. Mormons believe this is based on the actual visit of Christ in the Americas.

See John 10:
11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

Here is Jesus talking about His intention to go visit the “other sheep” located in a different place. Mormons teach that this was in the Americas.


23 posted on 09/04/2010 7:03:05 PM PDT by TrueConstitutionalPrinciples (speak out against the corruption of humanists and hedonists)
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To: TrueConstitutionalPrinciples
You can see very simply that Smith took the place names and geography of his area - yet the truth just goes right past you.

However, most Mormons believe that Lehi and his family traveled from the Midian Peninsula (present day Saudi Arabia) eastward to the west coast of the Americas.

Absolutely no archeological evidence for the events in the BOM. Huge civilizations, armies, huge battles, no evidence at all. Unlike biblical evidence for Judaism and Christianity.

There is an Aztec legend of the visitation of Quetzalcoatl, often referred to as The Bearded White God. Mormons believe this is based on the actual visit of Christ in the Americas.

Or it could be Moses, or a Viking, or anything you like. The Central American civilizations bear no resemblance to the BOM civilizations. LDS is grasping at any straw. As I said, after North America (which the original Mormons believed was the site), was debunked, the search continued Southward - and still no evidence.

Mormons teach that this was in the Americas.

I know they do. The main topic of Smith's time was "where did the Indians come from?" (American Indians). Smith used this as part of the story. Until the real origin was proven - and it wasn't anywhere near Smith's story. The Central American Indians origin is not according to BOM either; it a red herring.

Smith has been completely debunked. His "translation" of the Book of Abraham is more than sufficient proof of fraud, and yet there's much more proof. The LDS will tell you to go with your burning in your heart or some such, when faced with solid evidence that the whole thing is bunko.

24 posted on 09/07/2010 1:03:25 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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