Excerpt from The Latter-Day Saints' Millennial Star, Vol. 83: September 8, 1921
The other theory - the one advocated by the Mormon Church is that a heavenly messenger appeared to Joseph Smith and told the youth about a set of gold plates that were hid in a hill a short distance from his home, on which was engraved a history of the ancient inhabitants of America; that four years later Joseph Smith was permitted to take the plates from their hiding place; that through the gift and power of God he tran slated them into English and presented to the world the Book of Mormon. Now, in order that the world might have this new witness for God and His Christ, the Church has spent tens of thousands of dollars in printing and distributing the Book of Mormon, and thousands of missionaries have carried it to many of the nations. I have read Joseph Smith's account of the origin of the Book of Mormon many times, and I am thoroughly con vinced that it is true. It is much easier for me to believe Joseph Smith's story than to believe the Spaulding theory.
One of the strong reasons I have for believing the Book of Mormon to be the word of God is because I believe the Prophets, Christ and the Apostles. There are in the Bible numerous prophecies relating to the Book of Mormon. I will refer to a few of them. A short time before his death the Patriarch Jacob, in blessing his son Joseph, said.
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