Often members of the Mormon Church take some very momentary spiritual comfort, claiming that Joseph Smith Jr. may not have been perfect and even if he was a flawed vessel for God, undoubtedly the Book of Mormon stands as a clear testimony of his prophetic calling and his obvious divine favor with God.
For how else can the very existence of the Book of Mormon be explained?
Well, it seems that the actual formation or rather the construction of the Book of Mormon can now be reviewed in very specific and completely definite detail. No real mystery or divine intervention at all. Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery (his primary scribe) stole the general premise of the Book of Mormon from several historical and fictional books in general circulation long before the first printing of the Book of Mormon.
Far from just the theft of the general premise, the inclusion of some very specific and extremely unique phrases and elaborate expressions available to Smith and Cowdery from several books that they themselves reference, makes it statistically impossible that the Book of Mormon can be considered an original work, much less divine Scripture.
Books Used to Build the Book of Mormon:
- The Holy Bible
- The First Book of Napoleon, Tyrant of the Earth
- The Late War, Between the United States and Great Britain, From June 1812, to February 1815
- View of the Hebrews 1825, by Ethan Smith: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/View_of_the_Hebrews
- Radio Program by Lee & Kathy Baker, “The Proof of Plagiarism in the Book of Mormon”: http://leebaker.4mormon.org/the-proof-of-plagiarism-in-the-book-of-mormon/
This program will give solid evidence and proof that the Book of Mormon was written by Joseph Smith Jr. and his associates rather than it being the word of God translated from Gold Plates. Several groundbreaking investigations have been completed to identify the true source of the Book of Mormon, this information will Rock your World.
REFERENCES: Text Analysis and Comprehensive Studies:
- A Comparison of The Book of Mormon and The Late War Between the United States and Great Britain: http://wordtreefoundation.github.io/thelatewar/
- 20 Truths of Plagiarism in the Book of Mormon: http://20truths.info/mormon/plagiarism.html
- Letter to a CES Director, by Jeremy Runnells: http://cesletter.com/
- How the Book of Mormon Destroyed Mormonism, by Chris Johnson: https://buggingmos.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/chris-johnson-how-the-book-of-mormon-destroyed-mormonism/
- Why I Left Mormonism – My LDS Journey, by Chris Johnson: https://www.youtube.com/user/askreality