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|Title||A Lecture on the Authenticity and Scriptural Character of the Book of Mormon|
|Year of Publication||1844|
|Authors||Adams, George J.|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Keywords||Ancient America; Anthon Transcript; Apologetics; Archaeology; Charles Anthon; Doctrine; Prooftext; Urim and Thummim|
The following lecture was delivered by particular request to crowded audiences, in the town hall of Charlestown, on Sunday Evening, February 4th, and on Wednesday Evening, February 7th.
The reporter submits his sketches to the public, because the subject is important, and may lead to investigation that will drive prejudice from the minds of many sincere inquirers after truth.
It has been generally supposed that the Latter Day Saints, commonly called Mormons, hold the Mormon Bible - as it is falsely called - as their only rule of faith and practice, disregarding the Scriptures of Truth, contained in the Old and New Testaments.
This error has prevailed because the people will not listen to the truth. Slanderous tongues and lying lips have been busy against the book. But it stands immoveably fixed on the Rock of Ages, and the gates of hell, and opposition of the sectarian world cannot prevail against it. If the doctrine is of men, it will come to nought, but if God is its author, it must prevail.
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