Thursday, April 17, 2008

Book of mormon?
why was the book of mormon translated into King James english. people in the mid 1800s didnt talk like that. —blAIR

This was the first question I can remember asking myself about my beliefs as a kid. I asked our youth leader about this one day while walking back to our dorms at BYU during youth conference. For some reason that moment has remained etched in my mind ever since.

I don't remember his exact reply, only that he was straightforward, didn't try to downplay the question, and said that this wasn't how people spoke in Joseph's day. I guess it was the first thing I ever had to put up on the proverbial shelf.

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