Questions to Ask Mormons Pt 2: Do you have Maps in your Bible?
Faith is vitally important in any religion. However Christianity does not call for a blind faith, it offers evidence after evidence to those who are looking for greater faith.
However I think that many Mormons have a greater faith in some ways, because they have no evidence to speak of, no gold plates, no artifacts of the people that they say lived in these great and monumental cities and artifacts that they did were later proven to be frauds. It is not the focus of this blog, but the Book of Abraham and Joseph Smith’s “Reformed Egyptian” has been demonstrated a clear deception, so those cannot claim that to be a demonstration of evidence. And the Native Americans as Lamanites,.. that will have to be saved for another time, but DNA has proven without a doubt that they are clearly not Hebrew as they have been told and are still being told DESPITE the evidence to the contrary.
They Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has no Official Historic sites of significance dating back to the time of the “Battle on the Hill Cumorah” or the time when Jesus is said to have visited the Americas bringing peace for a time. You can find “Historic Sites”, but the oldest are around 1850’s. So I say again, that they believe in what they do not see, Mormons believe blindly.
BIBLICAL ROAD TRIP
So when talking to Mormons, you might mention that as Christian, we can pull out a map, from our Bible, off the internet, from the local Borders and look at truly ancient and historic sites from the past as mentioned in the Bible. We can actually visit, Jericho, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Cana, Beersheba, Gaza, Bethany, Hebron, Laodicea, Rome, Jericho, Nain, Masada, Sychor, Bethany, Nazareth, Corinth, Galatia, Samaria, Joppa,… I could go on and on. Watch the You Tube Clips Below. This is a single DVD broken up into 7 parts. Check the reference section for where you can get the full version!
MORMON HISTORICAL TOURS?
Now ask a Mormon,.. could you schedule a flight, or even pull out a map that is sanctioned and accepted by the LDS Church to anywhere mentioned in the Book of Mormon that is not a location listed in the Bible? Has anyone ever been to Nephi, Jershon, Bountiful, Zarahemla, or any city ever mentioned? Can they even locate the continent? They can’t! And that is how deep their faith Goes!
Regarding Maps and Geography
In Part One: The Narrow Neck of Land – Meso America? (7:21-9:31 — The end of the clip)
In Part Two: Maps and Mishaps (00:12-1:10)
“In a broader context, where are the cities that archaeologically, geographically and historically correspond with the Book of Mormon text? To date, there have been none discovered. There are a plethora of speculative theories (see references in the previous section for sample maps) from LDS scholars and lay members but there has yet to be a genuine verifiable discovery of a city or group of cities that match the characteristics and time period given in the Book of Mormon.” (Bible Think, 2011)
Just for fun here is a Drive Through History Clip– I love this series!
Greece Almost a full 30 minutes The whole Episode! Sweet!
feferences and Resources
Mormon Think (2011). The book of mormon is not supported by any archeological evidence.
DVD-The Bible Vs. The Book of Mormon-http://sourceflix.com/the-bible-vs-the-book-of-mormon/
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