Monday, March 20, 2017

Translation of a Translation!

Not even the LDS Church leaders can claim that their non-English Book of Mormon translations are taken from a first-generation source since the original gold plates are no longer available.  All of the dozens of foreign translations of the Book of Mormon have been derived from the admittedly second-generation English rendition (see Ensign [May 1995]:10), making these translations third-generation texts.  It would therefore appear that those who mistakenly claim that the Bible is nothing more than a translation of a translation or a translation would better apply their criticism to the Book of Mormon.

Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson, Mormonism 101, pg. 118, note 7.


Anonymous said...

What do you mean, fool? Joseph Smith gave his golden plates to our church. Just read all the documents, and screw your bias toward anti-Mormon revisionist history. WE have the truth! WE know the way! WE know how life works, and have answers to all your empty/nonexistent objections. Read John 10:35 and 1 Corinthians 8:4-8 and 1 Corinthians 15:29 and 39-40. Our religion is clearly biblical, whereas yours in heresy.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Mr. Coward anonymous,

I'm publishing this comment for a few reasons.

1. Your comment is a perfect example of violating my comment policy, for which you showed total disrespect and disregard.

2. Your rant, with the verbiage used, tells my you are probably just a troll attacking my blog and not a Mormon at all.

3. If you just happened to be a real Mormon, this demonstrates the behavior of these so-called godly people.

4. You demonstrate all you can do is make assertions with no evidence for your claims.