Now, I’ll be honest, I haven’t fully studied everything these folks believe.  I have started to look in to them, to see what they are all about.  There’s actually a great website with tons of info and goes into great details about what they believe and why. …

We all know, well most of us, that they believe that their main prophet-the founder of their church-was led to these golden tablets buried in the hills of… I foreget what state-I think NY.  These stones had ancient writing that is supposedly written to tell the world of how civilizations were spread.   Now, this account does align with the scattering of the peoples and languages we read about in the Bible during the building of the Tower of Babel.  According to this golden tablet, the people did not just spread across Africa, but across the world.  They set sail and landed all around the Americas. 

This does explain how the Incas and Mayans had knowledge of pyramids and how to build them.  Of course, scientists won’t look at this, because science and religion don’t mix (and rightly so).  The story goes on to explain that some of these people who settled the Americas (“natives”) began to worship the land and animals, losing sight of what God had tried to teach them by scattering them amongst the lands.  They all created their own languages/alphabets in order to communicate with each other…

So the accounts in these tablets, as described by an angel, do coincide quite well with goings-on in the Bible.  There is a point where it veers off on it’s own, however, and begins to go into the daily routines of the new inhabitants, and the inner squabbles and such of family life.  Not much unlike we experience today in our family squabbles. …

So far, my understanding of their religion relies heavily upon these golden tablets, and the Bible as additional reading. …  They do, from one gal I communicated with, study the Bible profusely, not  just the book of Mormon.  (Mormon, by the way, was, if I remember correctly, the name of the angel who brought their prophet to the golden tablets). …

Now, they do believe in a triune God, but as separate entities from God. … Meaning the son is separate from the father, the holy spirit is separate from the father and son–but they all have a common understanding and are on the same page with respect to where the world should be (loving, not filled with hatred) ..  This is what a lot of Christian churches teach, btw. … I’m not 100% on the triune as they believe it, as the Bible clearly states taht Jesus has full deity… and in order to have full deity, he must be God…  denying the deity of Jesus is what got the Jews in trouble in the first place, from how I understand the Bible.

Anyhow… this is only PART 1. .. As I said, I haven’t fully researched this religion, this is just my understanding on it so far…

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