Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Changing the Book of Mormon

Well this is incredibly interesting. I knew the DNA issue was causing problems I didn't realize that it was really causing problems!

The Book of Mormon has undergone manifold changes since it’s first printing in 1830. Some of these changes have been minor, and some have carried doctrinal impact. When the 1981 edition of the Book of Mormon was published it reflected nearly 100 noteworthy changes from the 1920 edition. Apparently more changes are on the way; one future change to the LDS edition of the Book of Mormon has made its debut in a recent edition of the book published by Doubleday.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports:

“The LDS Church has changed a single word in its introduction to the Book of Mormon, a change observers say has serious implications for commonly held LDS beliefs about the ancestry of American Indians.”

The change to the book’s Introduction is this:

1981 LDS Edition: “After thousands of years, all were destroyed except the Lamanites, and they are the principal ancestors of the American Indians.”

2007 Doubleday Edition: “After thousands of years, all were destroyed except the Lamanites, and they are among the ancestors of the American Indians.” Read More.

Update: Some of the changes.

2 comments:

Spencer said...

The "Introduction" is not a part of the actual text of The Book of Mormon. It is an explanatory introduction that was only added to the published Book of Mormon in 1981.

So there's nothing earth-shaking going on here.

Ron Ballew said...

Yes, yes there is. That little word changes the whole sentence and flies in the face of what the LDS has been teaching for years. It will also impact how they have been proselytizing in S. America.