The book of mormon takes exerpts and characters from a romantic fictional novel called paradise lost, paradise regained written by professor Anton in the early part of the 19th century. Characters like Nephi, Omni, Maroni, and others come from this book which is about Indian's in early America. It is my personal belief that Sidney Rigdon had more to do with perpetrating the hoax than did Joseph Smith. The priesthood that the mormons profess to have ie: Lavitical and Melchezedek where changed in the new testament to the priesthood of the believer- male or female. According to the original faith, the 12 apostles of the mormon church have the same status and power that the original apostles had. Every spiritual word that comes out of the mouth of the president of the mormon church is considered to be directly out of the mouth of Jesus Christ. What gave me my first step towards getting out of mormanism was reading Kingdom Of The Cults by Walter Martin. It is an in depth study of the historical origins and doctrines of the worlds religions.The best tool for a spirit filled Christian life is reading and studying The Bible on a daily basis always accompanied with prayer. From that knowledge and communication phenominal blessings can flow.

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Comment by UTE on December 11, 2011 at 6:07pm

Where can I read more about this "Paradise Lost" book?

Comment by Dr. Martin on December 12, 2011 at 11:12am
UTE: You can read more on Paradise Lost at free of charge. Hope I have been of some help friend and Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. God bless
Comment by UTE on December 12, 2011 at 12:48pm

Hey thanks Dr. Martin.

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones as well!

Comment by Nicholas on December 12, 2011 at 11:14pm

Paradise Lost is by John Milton and was written in the 1600's. It is a long poem about Lucifer's fall from Heaven. It isn't about the Indians. Professor Anthon was a scholar who saw some of the "reformed Egyptian characters" from the BoM. I am not sure where you got all of this information but this is pretty far out in left field. I am however interested in reading Kingdom of the Cults. It can be found

Comment by Dan on January 11, 2012 at 2:57pm

Yes the BOM is a fraud but so is the New Testament. It is about a man that Paul and the Gospel writers never met and the writers attribute Jesus with all the attributes the pagan gods were accredited with. There  is not one thing that Jesus did that a pagan god did not do previously. To attract converts the early Christians had to make Jesus equal and better with qualities that the average superstitious person could associate with. So if one is going to put their faith in a book then please study it in the context of the period it was written.



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