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by Michael T. Griffith

  • Author: Michael T. Griffith
  • ISBN: 0882904620
  • ISBN13: 978-0882904627
  • ePub: 1439 kb | FB2: 1608 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Christian Denominations & Sects
  • Publisher: Horizon Pub & Dist Inc (May 1, 1993)
  • Pages: 167
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 573
  • Format: lrf lit rtf txt
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In this important work, Michael T. Griffith answers criticisms of the Book of Mormon raised by anti-Mormon . Not only because it presents very useful and insightful evidences for the Book of Mormon's authenticity, but because it is easy to read. Griffith answers criticisms of the Book of Mormon raised by anti-Mormon writers and presents numerous evidences of the veracity. I finished it in about six hours. So it was not some lagging and repetitive book, it was precise and to the point. Now, as for content, this book was brilliant.

Michael T. Griffith (born 1957) is a Mormon apologist who has written several books . Posts About Michael T. Griffith. Griffith (born 1957) is a Mormon apologist who has written several books defending The Church of Jesus Christ o. . About the Gospel

This book also refutes challenges raised by critics against the Nephite record. Easy to understand yet abundantly documented, this book strengthens faith in the Book of Mormon and will be a valuable missionary tool. The following are some of the anti-Mormon issues considered and answered herein: Bible passages in the Book of Mormon; Ethan Smith's View of the Hebrews and the nephite record; the Spaulding theory; alleged anachronisms in the Book of Mormon; Alma 7:10 and the place of the Savior's birth; supposed conflicts between archaeology and the Book of Mormon, and the. accuracy and completeness of the Bible.

Refuting the Critics by Michael T. Griffith, May 1, 1993, Horizon . Refuting the Critics. Evidences of the Book of Mormon's Authenticity.

Refuting the Critics. by Michael T. In Alma 7:10 in the Book of Mormon we read that the Nephite prophet Alma prophesied that Jesus would be born "at Jerusalem which is the land of our forefathers.

Among Griffith's books is One Lord, One Faith: Writings of the Early Christian Father's as Evidences of the Restoration

Among Griffith's books is One Lord, One Faith: Writings of the Early Christian Father's as Evidences of the Restoration Griffith has also written an article on Joseph Smith's prophecies with Jeff Lindsay and W. Griffith and his wife, the former Rosemarie Lynn Pratt, are the parents of five children

One Response to a Singularly Worthless Genre.

One Response to a Singularly Worthless Genre. Refuting the Critics: Evidences of the Book of Mormon's Authenticity, 113-116. Seven of Griffith's eight chapters address specific issues: Can the Book of Mormon be correct in claiming that Jesus was born "a t Jeru salem" (Alma 7: 10) rather than "in Bethl ehem"? Can a benevolent and just God have been responsible for all the destruction reported in 3 Nephi?

Among Griffith's books is One Lord, One Faith: Writings of the Early Christian Father's as Evidences of the Restoration.

Among Griffith's books is One Lord, One Faith: Writings of the Early Christian Father's as Evidences of the Restoration. He has also written A Ready Reply: Answering Challenging Questions About the Gospel, Refuting the Critics: Evidences of the Book of Mormon's Authenticity, and How Firm A Foundation: Evidences of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ  . Paper by Griffith on Kennedy assassination. SpartacusSchoolNet bio of Griffith. Griffith, Michael T. Alternative names. Griffith (born 1957) is a Mormon apologist who has written several books defending The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and the authenticity of the Book of Mormon. Griffith joined the LDS Church in 1977. He served a mission for the church in the Texas Dallas Mission. He has studied at American Military University, Catholic Distance University, Excelsior College, Carroll College, the Community College of the Air Force, and Haifa University in Israel.

In this important work, Michael T. Griffith answers criticisms of the Book of Mormon raised by anti-Mormon writers and presents numerous evidences of the veracity of that sacred text. This book documents a wide array of evidences of the Nephite record. Exciting new research developments are discussed in detail, including recent studies on archaeology and the Book of Mormon; computer wordprint tests; ancient near eastern language elements in the Nephite record; the geography of the Book of Mormon, and cultural parallels between ancient America and the Old World. This book also refutes challenges raised by critics against the Nephite record. The following are some of the anti-Mormon issues considered and answered herein: Bible passages in the Book of Mormon; Ethan Smith's View of the Hebrews and the nephite record; the Spaulding theory; alleged anachronisms in the Book of Mormon; Alma 7:10 and the place of the Savior's birth; supposed conflicts between archaeology and the Book of Mormon, and the accuracy and completeness of the Bible. Refuting the Critics is carefully researched and thoroughly documented. Well over two hundred sources are cited, including scores of scholarly works by recognized LDS and non-LDS experts in such fields as Near Eastern and Mesoamerican archaeology, biblical studies, early Christian history, and ancient languages. Yet, for all of the impressive evidence presented herein, the author is careful to point out that the most powerful confirmation of the Book of Mormon comes from the Holy Ghost. Easy to understand yet abundantly documented, this book strengthens faith in the Book of Mormon and will be a valuable missionary tool.
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The author mentioned so many references but didn't give clear detail and explanation. I kept getting lost in all the names and references. His writing wasn't clear and concise nor were his explanations.
Gathris
Michael Griffith (a convert to the LDS Church) has also written A Ready Reply: Answering Challenging Questions About the Gospel,One Lord, One Faith: Writings of the Early Christian Fathers As Evidences of the Restoration, and Signs of the True Church of Christ.

He wrote in the Introduction to this 1993 book, "The purpose of this book is to answer anti-Mormon criticisms of the Nephite record and to provide evidence of the book's authenticity."

Here are some quotations from the book:

"The evidence of the Nephite record is truly impressive. Confirmation of the book's authenticity has come, and continues to come, from such fields as archaeology, linguistics, botany, computer research, and ancient history. However, with all this, we must not fall into the trap of relying solely on scholarly research for our knowledge that the Book of Mormon is true." (Pg. 6)
"There is substantial evidence of the use of the wheel in Mesoamerica in the Book of Mormon era. Numerous examples of pre-Columbian wheeled figurines (or 'toys') have been unearthed... In terms of simple logic, is it conceivable that a people would make a design of something in the form of a small model and not use it on a large scale?" (Pg. 56)
"Nowhere in the Book of Mormon is the use of coins even mentioned. The term 'coins' in the chapter heading to Alma II is a mistake of modern editing, not a part of the original text itself." (Pg. 60)
"(John L.) Sorenson has shown that Alma 22:32 is actually a good indication that the Isthmus of Tehuantepec is the narrow neck of land ... When all of the Book of Mormon's requirements for the narrow neck are considered, the Isthmus of Tehuantepec is the only plausible location." (Pg. 73)
"A natural question arises: If Joseph Smith had copied from (Ethan Smith's 'View of the Hebrews'), would he have risked drawing attention to it by publicly quoting from a book which contained extracts from it?" (Pg. 89)
"Yes, chiasmus appears in the Bible, but nobody in America knew of its existence until long after the Nephite record was published. In fact, the existence of biblical chiasmus wasn't even generally acknowledged and discussed by Bible scholars until the 1850s." (Pg. 106)
"Let me make it clear from the outset that in discussing Bible difficulties, it is not my intent to denigrate or demean the Bible in any way. The Bible is sacred, inspired scripture. I do not glory in the fact that it is neither inerrant nor complete. Fortunately, being LDS, I am not bound by the fundamentalist's either-or view of the Bible." (Pg. 112)
"The Book of Mormon does indeed contain verses ... which ... declare there is only one God... When the Book of Mormon speaks of there being only one God, it is not saying there is only one deity in the Godhead, but that so far as we are concerned there is only one SUPREME God, our Heavenly Father, and that the members of the Godhead represent one God-type by acting in such perfect harmony that to deal with one is in effect to deal with the others..." (Pg. 134-135)
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On page 81, Griffith writes, "Since there is no evidence that anyone in America understood chiasmus in 1830 (the year the Book of Mormon was published), the remarkable presence of complex chiasms in the book is strong evidence of the record's authenticity." (Parentheses are Griffith's.)

Rather than being unknown, these parallelisms in biblical poetry were common knowledge. Thomas Hartwell Horne's book "An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures" was advertised for sale in Palmyra on the front page of the Wayne Sentinel (April, 6, 13, 20 in 1825). The long ad outlines the entire content of Horne's four-volume work, including "the Poetry of the Hebrews and Harmony of the Scriptures."

Horne's book is full of diagrams and commentary on Hebrew poetry showing these parallelisms. The diagrams and commentary are also found in all editions Robert Lowth's "Isaiah" that have a "Preliminary Dissertation." They are found, of course, in Lowth's "Sacred Poetry of the Hebrews."

Horne's book is full of "fac-similies." At this very moment, I'm looking at the "Codex Ebnerianus, a manuscript executed A.D 1391" on page 111 of Horne's book (vol. II). Also, the Lord's Prayer is illustrated in many languages, including Hebrew. This fine-print book has a source index of some 100 pages about books about the Bible! was advertized on the front page of the Wayne Sentinel (Joseph Smith's hometown newspaper).

Griffith should do a search of the "Worldcat" data base of published materials before he writes anything else on chiasmus. Worldcat is now free and available to anyone. Just go to "advanced search" and type in 1800 to 1830, and then type in Robert Lowth or Thomas Hartwell Horne. The number of books on details about the Bible in Joseph Smith's youth is staggering.

The United States was awash in cheap books in Joseph Smith's youth, and some 200 book wagons roamed the country selling books. In other words, the bookstore came to the farm, and these sellers accepted produce in payment for books. Bookstores also accepted "clean rags."

Why is America wealthy? One big reason is that cheap books were widely available from Colonial times to the present. Joseph Smith's youth was no exception to this truth that we should all be proud of.

See "Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon" for more false claims about Joseph Smith's youth. Check my review of:

Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon

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