Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (23B): Diverse Writing Styles

Anti-LDS antagonists, after a superficial reading of the Book of Mormon, sometime conclude that that there was only one author – Joseph Smith. A casual reader of the Book of Mormon could easily reach that conclusion. Likewise, a superficial reading of the King James Version would lead a casual reader to the same conclusion about the … Continue reading Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (23B): Diverse Writing Styles

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 (13): Characterizaton (Part 2)

Quality fiction requires characterization that is diverse, consistent, and realistic. For non-fiction, the people must be diverse, consistent, and realistic. Analyzing the quality of characterization is one way to separate fiction from non-fiction. This is one measure of the Book of Mormon’s authenticity. (See previous article.) Here are just a few excerpts from my thirty-page literary … Continue reading Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (13): Characterizaton (Part 2)

Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (5): Military Battles and Stragegies

 The War Chapters Sadly, much of the Nephite thousand-year history is about war. In fact, over fifty chapters of the Book of Mormon highlight skirmishes and battles. This is about one fifth of the entire book. So much of the Book of Mormon is about wars because conflict was so prevalent among the Nephites and Lamanites. … Continue reading Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (5): Military Battles and Stragegies

The Most Important Verse in the Book of Mormon

I gave my Gospel Doctrine and Seminary students the assignment to identify the single most important verse in the Book of Mormon. This is the criterion: “If you had only one verse to inspire and guide you and your family, what verse would you choose?” At the end of the year we discussed this assignment, … Continue reading The Most Important Verse in the Book of Mormon