Mormonism and Eternal Truth

Truth is not only
violated by falsehood;
it may be equally
outraged by silence.
(Henri-Frederic Amiel)


One of the deciding factors in establishing the authenticity of historical writings, is whether or not they contain anachronisms. Anachronisms are chronological errors, i.e. the mention of events that could not have occurred during the period under discussion; or names, places and languages about which there would have been no knowledge. The Book of Mormon fails the test consistently. The following are just a few examples. (The list has been deliberately shortened to avoid monotony.)

Scholars have concluded that the Book of Mormon’s many anachronisms, as well as much of its subject matter, clearly reveal a 19th century influence on its text. In other words, its content indicates that it was composed round about Joseph Smith’s lifetime.

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