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Mormon Bible: The veil is not far

The following article was written by an anonymous student currently attending Brigham Young University. BYU (Brigham Young University) is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often mistakenly called the “Mormon Church.” BYU students take nearly a semester of spiritually uplifting, stimulating religion classes. In this series (see below), students enrolled in scripture study classes have shared their thoughts,...

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Focusing our Lives

BYU (Brigham Young University) is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often mistakenly called the “Mormon Church.”  BYU students take nearly a semester of spiritually uplifting, stimulating religion classes. In this series (see below), students enrolled in scripture study classes have shared their thoughts, insights, and reflections on the Book of Mormon in the form of letters to someone they know. We invite...

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Mormon Thoughts

BYU (Brigham Young University) is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often mistakenly called the “Mormon Church.” BYU students take nearly a semester of spiritually uplifting, stimulating religion classes. In this series (see below), students enrolled in scripture study classes have shared their thoughts, insights, and reflections on the Book of Mormon in the form of letters to someone they know. We invite you...

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Mormonism: BYU Student Reflects on Being Humble

Believe it or not, the idea of being humble is just as applicable now as it was in the times that the Book of Mormon (a religious text for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, inadvertently called the “Mormon Church”) was written. The Book of Mormon is a compilation of records from Prophets that lived in the Americas about two-thousand years ago. This record was not revealed to mankind until the time of...

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DNA Book of Mormon

A recently published book claims that DNA evidence proves the Book of Mormon, one of the books of scripture used by the Mormon Church, incorrect.  The Book of Mormon claims that the Native American peoples are descended from the House of Israel, but the DNA evidence, according to this book, points to an Asiatic origin for the American continents’ native people. Now, geneticists have done about 100 genetic studies on about 75 of the 500...

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Translation Book Of Mormon

The exact process by which the Book of Mormon was translated is known only to Joseph Smith.  He described it as through the “gift and power of God,” and attributed the Urim and Thummim as a vehicle for translation.  From contemporary accounts of others, including his wife, Emma, Oliver Cowdery, and Martin Harris, all whom acted as scribes during the translation, it is possible to piece together some idea of the process. Joseph Smith...

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