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|Title||Evidences of the Book of Mormon: Translation|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Secondary Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Early Church History; Joseph Smith; Martin Harris; Oliver Cowdery; Seer stone; Translation; Urim and Thummim|
The second installment in Book of Mormon Central's Evidence video series tackles the translation of the Book of Mormon. Critics have argued that the Book of Mormon cannot be true because Joseph Smith's claims about the Book of Mormon's translation seem unbelievable, but this new video seeks to put these criticisms to rest.
This new video highlights the different pieces of evidence that support the Book of Mormon's translation as being inspired, miraculous, and historically viable. Stephen Smoot discusses the eyewitnesses of the translation process, the miraculous details which they reported, the blazing rate of translation, and the corroborating evidence from the Original Manuscript.
As Elder Tad R. Callister said in this last October 2017 General Conference:
The Book of Mormon is not only the keystone of our religion, but it can also become the keystone of our testimonies so that when trials or unanswered questions confront us, it can hold our testimonies securely in place. This book is the one weight on the scales of truth that exceeds the combined weight of all the critics’ arguments. Why? Because if it is true, then Joseph Smith was a prophet and this is the restored Church of Jesus Christ, regardless of any historical or other arguments to the contrary. For this reason, the critics are intent on disproving the Book of Mormon, but the obstacles they face are insurmountable because this book is true.
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