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He put the seer stone into a hat and……

All witnesses to the translation of the Book of Mormon relate similar accounts.  This is how David Whitmer described it:

“I will now give you a description of the manner in which the Book of Mormon was translated. Joseph Smith would put the seer stone into a hat, and put his face in the hat, drawing it closely around his face to exclude the light; and in the darkness the spiritual light would shine. A piece of something resembling parchment would appear, and under it was the interpretation in English. Brother Joseph would read off the English to Oliver Cowdery, who was his principal scribe, and when it was written down and repeated to brother Joseph to see if it was correct, then it would disappear, and another character with the interpretation would appear. Thus the Book of Mormon was translated by the gift and power of God, and not by any power of man.”

By: Martin

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God was going to punish me for becoming inactive.

When I stopped going to church, I truly, truly, believed I was going to be punished by God and something bad was going to happen to me.  I waited for it.  My dad had even told me I was going to be cursed!  That made it even worse. Well a few years went by with no incident and one day it dawned on me that nothing had happened and I really couldn’t believe it!  I was so convinced of this fact that I just couldn’t wrap my brain around why nothing had happened!

Just recently I was thinking back to that time in my life and wondering where that fear had come from.  Was it taught to me in church?  Was it just my own guilt eating at me?   Shortly after that I was flipping through my old BoM trying to find something and I came across a scripture in Mosiah (I believe it was).  This page was heavily highlighted with notes all over the place.  It basically said that God would put a “stumbling block” before you if you didn’t follow in God’s path.  And if you did follow God he would take away the stumbling blocks before you.  In the margin I had written “You will be punished if you don’t do what you’re supposed to and if you do, God will make your life easier.”  It was something to that effect.

Unbelievable that I believed such hog-wash!

By: Kari

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Missionaries are not allowed to ever leave their mission partners side for the two years they are away.

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Temple Marriage

If a man gets married in the temple and later divorces, he remains sealed to the ex-wife for time and all eternity. He can then remarry and be sealed to a new wife. He can repeat this process over and over if he wishes thereby accumulating multiple heavenly wives.

If a woman gets married in the temple and later divorces she too remains sealed for time and all eternity to the ex, however, if she wishes to remarry and be sealed to another man she must recieve written permission from her male bishop and her ex-husband to get released from the first sealing cerimony.

By: Xposit

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Black people

Black people sat on the fence during the war in heaven.

By: rippinsteo

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Mormons want to make you a God

Yup!

Check it out!

By: Reed

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Heavenly Mother

That there is a “Heavenly Mother” but we are not allowed to know about her, her name, what her purpose is, because we would then be able to disavow her, take her name in vain, etc.

By: Alison