One of the most obvious observations is that there is a lot of King James Bible language in the Book of Mormon.  Most obvious are the large portions of Isaiah, Malachi, and Matthew.  There are also well known references to New Testament passages concerning the gifts of the spirit and faith, hope, and charity or […]

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Richard Bushman did an interesting interview with Gina Colvin on the Thoughtful Faith podcast on the topic of Book of Mormon translation, as he’s getting ready to present on the subject at the Faith Matters conference on Book of Mormon translation Thursday March 16 at Utah State University.   Anytime you get to listen to Richard […]

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The Book of Mormon contains a lot of unique sounding Protestant doctrine, language, and phraseology coming from Joseph Smith’s day of the 19th century. Richard Bushman on this topic said: I think right now the Book of Mormon is a puzzle for us. Even [for] people who believe it in every detail, it’s a puzzle. […]

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  Why are people leaving the Mormon Church?  A document from MormonLeaks has caused a stir this week, attributed to Church employee Clint Melander as a Powerpoint for a meeting of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The most controversial and interesting part of this Powerpoint presentation was a slide titled “Issues and Ideas Leading […]

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