Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (23A): Complex Structure of the Metal Plates

The structure of the metal plates from which the Book of Mormon was translated is very complex and yet totally consistent.  The organization of the metal plates is so complicated that the church has published an insert in the introduction entitled, “A Brief Explanation About the Book of Mormon.”   The Plates of Nephi “The … Continue reading Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (23A): Complex Structure of the Metal Plates

“Show and Tell” – 2 Nephi 32:3,5

Scripture Gems There is a subtle, but significant, difference between 2 Nephi 32 verse 3 and verse 5. Verse 3 reads, “Feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do” (2 Ne. 32: 3) Verse 5 reads, “Receive the Holy Ghost, it will … Continue reading “Show and Tell” – 2 Nephi 32:3,5

Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (20): Memorable Profound Verses – Mosiah

The Book of Mormon is filled with memorable verses that contain profound truths and rich doctrine. These verses are a powerful witness of the Book of Mormon divinity.  Every chapter includes verses and phrases worth highlighting. Each of these profound verses can, and have been, the basis for talks and lessons.  Many of these verses … Continue reading Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (20): Memorable Profound Verses – Mosiah

Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (21): Memorable Profound Verses – Mormon & Moroni

The Book of Mormon is filled with memorable verses that contain profound truths and rich doctrine. These verses are a powerful witness of the Book of Mormon divinity.      Every chapter includes verses and phrases worth highlighting. Each of these profound verses can, and have been, the basis for talks and lessons.  Many of these … Continue reading Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (21): Memorable Profound Verses – Mormon & Moroni

Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (19): Memorable Profound Verses – Alma

The Book of Mormon is filled with memorable verses that contain profound truths and rich doctrine. These verses are a powerful witness of the Book of Mormon divinity.  Every chapter includes verses and phrases worth highlighting. Each of these profound verses can, and have been, the basis for talks and lessons.  Some of these verses … Continue reading Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (19): Memorable Profound Verses – Alma

Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (19b): Korihor and the Modern Atheists

The four icons of the modern “new atheists” are Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Karl Marx. Charles Darwin (1809-1882) Darwin was the father of the theory of evolution and natural selection (survival of the fittest). His ideas gave birth to modern “materialistic empiricism.”  Most modern atheists are “materialistic empiricists”. To them, only the … Continue reading Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (19b): Korihor and the Modern Atheists

Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (18): Memorable Profound Verses – Nephi

 The Book of Mormon is filled with memorable verses that contain profound truths and rich doctrine. These verses are a powerful witness of the Book of Mormon divinity. Every chapter includes verses and phrases worth highlighting. Each of these profound verses can, and have been, the basis for talks and lessons.  Some of these verses … Continue reading Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (18): Memorable Profound Verses – Nephi

Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (17): Chiasmus

“Chiasmus” comes from the Greek letter “X” or “chi.”  This recently discovered ancient Hebrew literary device is where thoughts are repeated back in reverse order. Chiasmus is defined most simply as an inverted type of parallelism. If these two series of thoughts were lined up in columns, connecting them would form “X’s.” For simplicity sake, … Continue reading Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (17): Chiasmus

Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (16): The Stories

I love stories. I love to hear stories, and I love to tell stories. The Book of Mormon contains a wonderful collection of great stories. These stories are interesting and entertaining. They are educational and informative. They are edifying and uplifting. They are memorable and inspiring. They are enduring. Companies have successfully marketed books, videos, and DVD’s … Continue reading Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (16): The Stories

Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (15): Profound Doctrinal Discourses

Some of the strongest internal evidences of the Book of Mormon’s divinity are the profound doctrinal discourses. Impressive theological discussions  can be found in: Jacob's analysis of the infinite atonement (2 Nephi 9), Christ’s ministry among the Nephites (3 Nephi 11-26), Moroni’s summary of his father’s teachings (Moroni 7), Mormon’s first doctrinal letter to his … Continue reading Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (15): Profound Doctrinal Discourses