This site is designed to shine the Light of Truth on The Holy Book of Mormon and bring it out from the Mormon Church. Just like the Holy Bible needed to be freed from denominational control, so too does The Holy Book of Mormon.
The farm boy Joe (or as they refer to him today “Joseph”) Smith was witty but not capable of fabricating a holy book of scripture. Like other seers in his bloodline, he had the gift to peek into another dimension and report what he saw. His task was to read the already translated English to a scribe, publish it, and then preach from it, and the Bible.
Because his family was impoverished, Joe placed himself at the center of a new church instead, using the converting power of The Holy Book of Mormon to draw converts. Soon they were passed over to teachings and doctrines that Joe and his new cohort Sidney Rigdon invented (the Doctrine and Covenants).
The Mormon Church has never actually followed the teachings in The Holy Book of Mormon. They are in fact in a state of “condemnation” before God (according to their Doctrine and Covenants and leaders):
54 And your minds in times past have been darkened because of unbelief, and because you have treated lightly the things you have received—
55 Which vanity and unbelief have brought the whole church under condemnation.
56 And this condemnation resteth upon the children of Zion, even all.
57 And they shall remain under this condemnation until they repent and remember the new covenant, even the Book of Mormon and the former commandments which I have given them, not only to say, but to do according to that which I have written—
58 That they may bring forth fruit meet for their Father’s kingdom; otherwise there remaineth a scourge and judgment to be poured out upon the children of Zion. (Doctrine and Covenants | Section 84:54-58)
“In a broader sense, I believe the condemnation that rests upon the Latter-day Saints is a loss of spiritual power, a loss of blessings, a loss of perspective about eternal possibilities. Perhaps we have not enjoyed the revelations, the divine direction, the sweet promptings of the Spirit, that might have been ours. We have not been the recipients of the fruit of the Spirit–‘love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance’ (Galatians 5:22-23)–as we could have been. Surely we have not enjoyed the understanding, the light and truth, the lens of pure intelligence, that is so readily accessible. In too many cases our minds and hearts have not been shaped and prepared by the Book of Mormon, by its lessons and logic, testimony and transforming power, and thus too often the judgment and discernment so essential to perceiving the false doctrines of the world, and even the irrelevant, have not been as strong as they might have been. Because we have not immersed and washed ourselves in those living waters that flow from the Book of Mormon, we have not enjoyed faith like the ancients, that faith which strengthens resolve and provides courage and peace in a time of unrest. So much of the stress and fear and apprehension and exhaustion that now exist in society is so very unnecessary; ours could be the right to that lifting and liberating Spirit that produces hope and peace and rest. Though the light of the fulness of the everlasting gospel has begun to break forth into a world of darkness (see D&C 45:28), yet too often we walk in darkness at noonday, or at least we traverse the path of life in twilight when we might bask in the bright light of the Son” (Robert L. Millet, The Power of the Word: Saving Doctrines from the Book of Mormon, 1994, p. 303).
This website is a starting point for anyone interested in learning the truth about what the holy record teaches. There are links to additional sites on the right for those who wish to go deeper, whether it be on its doctrine, purpose, or history. If you love Jesus, you too will fall in love with this book:
11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:
12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned. (Old Testament | Isaiah 29:11-12)
That prophecy IS referring to The Holy Book of Mormon, and this statement by Our Lord also:
16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. (New Testament | John 10:16)
I testify that the following statement, given by the last remaining Book of Mormon prophet is true and can be relied on:
3 Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and ponder it in your hearts.
4 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.
5 And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things. (Book of Mormon | Moroni 10:3-5)