If God chooses to reveal Himself to another group of people in another time and place shouldn’t we be glad to have a record of that?
There is only one Christ, but no reason why He can’t visit anywhere he chooses, or speak to whom he chooses. I have no reason to believe that the Bible is the only place his words and works are recorded.
If that record is factual Norm. Your prophets cannot tell us where this other 'place' was. Your apologists can't come to a common conclusion as to where this other 'place' was - infact there is quite a battle among various apologists on this very point. Internal and external evidence indicates that the entire story line was plagerized from "A View to the Hebrews", "Manuscript Story", the Bible and other popular books of the era.
Which is why the question has to be asked - where is the physical evidence that the nephites and lamanites actually existed Norm. If the account is fictional, then you've placed your faith in fiction - not fact. Falsehood, not truth.
There is only one Christ, but no reason why He cant visit anywhere he chooses, or speak to whom he chooses. I have no reason to believe that the Bible is the only place his words and works are recorded.
Especially since Christ Himself stated that such should in fact be the case:
"And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice" (John 10:16).
The idea that the "other sheep" refers to Gentiles is false, because the Gentiles were to be converted through the ministry of His disciples, who were of the tribes of Israel. Jesus Himself was not sent to the Gentiles. Therefore, the "other sheep" would be other descendants of the scattered tribes of Israel. The Book of Mormon reveals that one such group had migrated to the New World. Its account of His ministry there, which I have good reasons to believe was in Mesoamerica, is one of the greatest revelations of what Jesus is like, because it has some unfragmented narration that is stunningly beautiful. Yet there is at least a hundred times more of that ministry that is being held back until God knows that His people are spiritually ready to receive it.
I am not sure whether this greater knowledge will come prior to or after Christ confronts those supposed to be doing His work on Earth (Luke 12:35-48).
God revealed Himself to Budda...
There is a record of that...
Why arent you a Buddist ???