Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Why are there eleven witnesses to the Book of Mormon, when the book itself only predicts that there will be three?

2 Nephi 27:12

Wherefore, at that day when the book shall be delivered unto the man of whom I have spoken, the book shall be hid from the eyes of the world, that the eyes of none shall behold it save it be that three witnesses shall behold it, by the power of God, besides him to whom the book shall be delivered; and they shall testify to the truth of the book and the things therein.

First there was the testimony of the three. That account is questionable, but is not the subject of this post.

Next, there was the testimony of the additional eight witnesses. Why was this testimony also given? The Book of Mormon clearly said that there would only be three and that no one else would be able to look upon them.

This additional "witness" came about when Joseph Smith was in court for fraud, of course, and the judge was not convinced by Joseph's story. In order to please the judge, Joseph organized the additional witnesses and coerced them into signing the paper, even though none of them ever saw or touched the plates. These additional "false witnesses" were enough to convince the judge to let Joseph off the hook. He probably threatened the "witnesses" with damnation if they did not do what he told them.

Joseph Smith lied, while under oath, to the court. This is purgery. He drummed up false evidence to secure his own release. Now wouldn't you think that a true prophet of god would have a little bit more character to himself? Instead of do the right thing, he lied, lied, lied. This man had no morals and no principles.

Talk about a wolf in sheeps clothing!

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