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by rrosskopf
08 Apr 2019, 17:09
Forum: Support
Topic: Old Wounds
Replies: 13
Views: 1306

Re: Old Wounds

I feel like the reversal of the policy of exclusion, has opened wounds I was healing. Perhaps this is a little off topic, but the cross you bear reminds me of the cross another bore. I served a mission in Peru where I met a young man who had his own problem. He was faithful and wanted to marry a yo...
by rrosskopf
08 Apr 2019, 16:44
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Joseph Smith Could Not Have Written the Book of Mormon
Replies: 89
Views: 11162

Re: Joseph Smith Could Not Have Written the Book of Mormon

Roy wrote:
08 Apr 2019, 09:27
The LDS church position (as I understand it) is that a scientific approach will not be enough to convince an individual of the historicity of the BoM. It requires a spiritual witness and is a matter of faith.
I am merely preparing the soil so that faith may grow.
by rrosskopf
08 Apr 2019, 16:14
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What does the Book of Mormon actually teach?
Replies: 53
Views: 6752

Re: What does the Book of Mormon actually teach?

I have a really hard time believing it contains "the fulness of the gospel" because a lot of ordinances mentioned only in D&C are missing, such as temple marriage. The fulness of the gospel, as understood by the Nephites, is contained in the Book of Mormon. "Fulness" is not to be understood as a de...
by rrosskopf
07 Apr 2019, 21:08
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Was Nephi a real person?
Replies: 38
Views: 4870

Re: Was Nephi a real person?

Let's look at the details. Are they plausible? According to the Book of Mormon Nephi was rich, and taught in all the learning of the Jews. He could also write in Hebrew and Egyptian. He chose Egyptian, because of the difficulty of engraving. Copies of the characters look very much like the Egyptian ...
by rrosskopf
07 Apr 2019, 20:26
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Joseph Smith Could Not Have Written the Book of Mormon
Replies: 89
Views: 11162

Re: Joseph Smith Could Not Have Written the Book of Mormon

People who assert that Joseph Smith could have brought forth the Book of Mormon from his own imagination seriously underestimate the complexity of the book. When the book of Lehi was stolen, Joseph continued on with the book of Mosiah through to Moroni, and only then dictated the books of Nephi and ...
by rrosskopf
07 Apr 2019, 19:22
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What does the Book of Mormon actually teach?
Replies: 53
Views: 6752

Re: What does the Book of Mormon actually teach?

Above all, the Book of Mormon is a second witness to the messiah, when he would come, and the global aspect of his mission. The signs and wonders that accompanied his birth and death in the New World are also a witness to the fulfillment of messianic prophecies, as well as a witness to the validity ...