Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Matt Roper's "Comments on the Book of Mormon Witnesses: A Response to Jerald and Sandra Tanner" is one of many valuable works dealing with the integrity of Book of Mormon witnesses and the desperate attempts of critics to discount their impressive, unanimous, and lifelong witnesses of the reality of the gold plates and the Book of Mormon. Is there any more plausible explanation for the history of these people of known integrity than to accept that they saw what they said they saw or at least were personally convinced that they saw it? Does it make any sense to suggest that these were all lying co-conspirators with Joseph, unwilling to expose him even when many of them later had a falling out with Joseph and had nothing to gain but grief for sticking to their testimony? Does it make any sense for Joseph to go out of his way to include so many people in his conspiracy?
Posted by Jeff Lindsay at 7:48 PM