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TitleA New Witness for God, VI and VII
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1888
AuthorsRoberts, B.H.
MagazineThe Contributor
Issue Number12
Date PublishedOctober 1888
KeywordsAbridgment; Book of Mormon Translation; Eight Witnesses; Faith; Gold Plates; Hill Cumorah (New York); Mormon (Prophet); Moroni (Son of Mormon); Smith, Joseph, Jr.; Three Witnesses

A discussion of the origin of the Book of Mormon. It is an abridgment by Mormon from many other writings of ancient prophets and was hidden by Moroni in the Hill Cumorah; its location was revealed to Joseph Smith and he translated and published the book. An explanation of why Joseph Smith never displayed the golden plates for public view to prove their authenticity. The Lord works by faith and establishes truth through the testimony of witnesses. Includes the testimonies and stories of the Three Witnesses and Eight Witnesses.