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22/10/2007 / Test All Things

How Did Joseph Smith Translate The Book Of Mormon?

Was the book of Mormon produced by occult methods?

“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 on that appeared the writing.
One character at a time 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 downand repeated to brother Joseph to seeif it was correct, then it would disappear, and another character with the interpretation would appear.
Thus the book of mormon was translated……
(John Whitmer – 1877)
Emma Smith revealed the same occult method:
“In writing for your father, i frequently wrote day after day…He sitting with his face buried in his hat, with the stone in it, and dictatinghour after hourwith nothing between us.”
(The Saints Herald – may 19 – 1888)

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