Given its unique importance, it is not surprising that ever since the Book of Mormon was published in 1830 disbelievers and detractors have preferred any explanation of its coming forth to the real one! This disdain was foreseen by the Lord, who consoled Joseph: "Behold, if they will not believe my words, they would not believe you, my servant Joseph, if it were possible that you should show them all these things which I have committed unto you" (D&C 5:7).
Apparently, even if skeptics had been shown the Urim and Thummim and the plates, it would not have convinced them.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Today's Maxwell Quote
From Lord Increase Our Faith (1994), 61: