Cumorah – 7, why it matters

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I’m focusing on the Hill Cumorah because it matters. A lot. This Cumorah discussion is not a question of geography as much as it is a question whether we follow the prophets or the intellectuals. As always, the prophets lead people to a land of clarity. They have consistently and repeatedly taught that there is one […]

Cumorah – 6, Education

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I’m shortening the title of this series for clarity. Although we know that facts and logic can’t overcome confirmation bias in most cases, I think Cumorah is an exception for most members of the Church. The M2C intellectuals at BYU/CES/Church history are lost causes at this point. They know about Letter VII and its context, […]

The original Gospel Topics essays

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Beginning in 2013, the Church has published several “Gospel Topics essays” “to gather accurate information from many different sources and publications and place it in the Gospel Topics section of LDS.org, where the material can more easily be accessed and studied by Church members and other interested parties.” See https://www.lds.org/topics/essays?lang=eng The original Gospel Topics essays were […]

Getting real about Cumorah – Part 5d, origin of M2C

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I discussed the origins of M2C (the Mesoamerican/two-Cumorahs theory) in a previous post, which you can read here: https://bookofmormonwars.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-origin-of-mesoamerican-model.html The book that superseded the prophets In this post, I will briefly discuss the book that established M2C. It was this book that persuaded LDS intellectuals to reject the prophets’ teachings on the New York Cumorah. The […]

They really don’t want you to accept Letter VII

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Yesterday LDS Living posted an article titled “What Happened to the Sword of Laban, the Liahona, and Other Artifacts Hidden with the Golden Plates.” You can see it here: http://www.ldsliving.com/What-Happened-to-the-Sword-of-Laban-the-Liahona-and-Other-Artifacts-Hidden-with-the-Gold-Plates/s/87649#comments-href-link The article is full of misleading information, but it also contributes to the ongoing–and growing–effort on the part of certain LDS intellectuals to persuade members […]