The three are part of twelve book of mormon witnesses. Witnesses of the book of mormon church of jesus christ. A free powerpoint ppt presentation displayed as a flash slide show on id. Investigating the book of mormon witnesses deseret book. That we, through the grace of god the father, and our lord jesus christ, have seen the plates which contain this record, which is a record of the people of nephi, and also of the lamanites, their brethren, and also of. That we, through the grace of god the father, and our lord jesus christ. Richard lloyd anderson presents evidence from original sources on each of the eleven witnesses and concludes. The ad in the draper paper said, over the last 3040 years many discoveries have given great support to the book of mormon you will learn of the many spiritual and temporal witnesses between the book of mormon and precolumbian history information from lds and nonlds scholars bring your friends, family, neighbors. Book of mormon the testimony of eight witnesses youtube. In this carefully researched, thoughtprovoking book, dr.
Similar to previous sessions addressing the witnesses of the book of mormon, we evaluate the eight as witnesses using bicc and offer counterarguments for critics. The most significant witnesses are the three witnesses and the eight witnesses, all of whom allowed their names to be used on two separate statements included with the book of mormon. Why is david whitmers witness of the book of mormon so. When i was a member of the church i honestly never thought about checking up on the witnesses of the book of mormon. Check out these video resources for the 2020 youth curriculum. Richard lloyd anderson, did oliver cowdery, one of the three special book of mormon witnesses, express doubt about his testimony. This is a faithpromoting presentation of the reality of the book of mormon, compiled in a way that everyone can see and understand the. A list of the exmormon foundation video presentations for 2008 and 2009 are available at their website. Unless otherwise indicated, individuals may post material from the gospel media portion of this site to another website or on a computer network. Foundation for ancient research and mormon studies, 1994. By providing the testimonies of witnesses and including them at the end of the book of mormon, joseph smith was following not only the ancient pattern called for by nephi, but also the guidance and inspiration of the lord. Their written testimony of three witnesses has been included in all of the almost 100 million copies of the book of mormon the church has published since 1830. The three witnesses is the collective name for three men connected with the early latter day saint movement who stated that an angel had shown them the golden plates from which joseph smith, jr. Smith lorenzo snow lucy mack smith mary whitmer oscar mcconkie william smith richard lloyd anderson analyzes the witnesses to.
We also talk about the testimony of the three witnesses, three men who were allowed to see an angel and the physical gold. The book of mormon provided multiple official and unofficial witnesses who corroborated aspects of josephs account. Lds videos largest collection of official mormon videos. Opening video, a trailer for the witnesses film project. Three witnesses of the book of mormon department of. This page links to subpages which discuss various attacks. They have been prepared by the church educational system for use in the book of mormon seminary course. The witnesses of the book of mormon lds scripture teachings. Like the three witnesses, the book of mormon prophecies that there will be others which will testify of this work, and there is none other which shall view it, save it be a few according to the will of god, to bear testimony of his word unto the children of men. This 4 minute video is a sensitive introduction to the book of mormon translation process. The three men chosen as witnesses of the book of mormon were oliver cowdery, david whitmer, and martin harris. It is worthy of especial note that though these witnesses all left the church, and for a time entertained very bitter feelings towards the prophet joseph smith, yet they never denied this testimony nor faltered in their allegiance to the book of mormon. Richard lloyd anderson, wherein he presents evidence from original sources on each of the eleven witnesses of the metal plates from which the prophet joseph smith translated the ancient scriptural account known as the book of mormon. The author, richard lloyd anderson, gives many historical details about the statements of such critics and the sources and background of their statements.
Restoration of the priesthood and witnesses of the book of mormon. A carefully researched, thoughtprovoking book, by dr. Critics have long tried to dismiss or destroy the witnesses witness. Remember the new covenant, even the book of mormon. That we, through the grace of god the father, and our lord jesus christ, have seen the plates which contain this record, which is a record of the people of nephi, and also of the lamanites, their brethren, and also of the people of jared, who came from the tower of which hath been spoken. The following is their testimony that can be found in the first pages of the book of mormon. Witnesses and what they experienced, fairmormon presentation, 2004.
The book of mormon contains two sets of joint statements written by joseph smith for those who claimed to have seen the gold plates. Three witnesses oliver cowdery, david whitmer, and martin harris declared an angel of god appeared to them and showed them the book of mormon plates and they heard the voice of the lord pronounce that joseph smiths translation had been accomplished by the gift and power of god. The first edition of the book of mormon featured two testimonials. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and. What other witnesses do we have that the book of mormon is true. The book of mormon witnesses are a group of contemporaries of joseph smith who claimed to have seen the golden plates from which smith translated the book of mormon. By june 1829 martin harris, oliver cowdery, and david whitmer had verbalized a desire to be the special three witnesses alluded to in the book of mormon.
If playback doesnt begin shortly, try restarting your. Bofm witnesses presentation provides a spiritual and temporal witness of the realities of the book of mormon. It is inconclusive if the witnesses actually saw plates or if they only claimed to see them. The world was not left with joseph smiths testimony alone. The three witnesses, utah genealogical and historical magazine, october 1927october 1929, vol. Latterday saint youth from around the world bear testimony of the power of the book of mormon in their lives. Book of mormon index of topics mormonism research ministry. Three witnesses monument mormon historic sites foundation. The dvd or two videocassettes contain presentations designed to help you teach the book of mormon. Did the book of mormon witnesses really see what they claimed. I grew up believing that i belonged to the only true church on the face of the earth and even though there were teachings about the church i didnt agree with, it never occurred to me they didnt have physical proof for the book of mormon.
Book any title page introduction testimony of three witnesses testimony of eight witnesses testimony of the prophet joseph smith a brief explanation about the book of mormon illustrations 1 nephi 2 nephi jacob enos jarom omni words of mormon mosiah alma helaman 3 nephi 4 nephi mormon ether moroni pronunciation guide. After the witnesses returned to the house the angel again made his appearance to joseph and. Released in its current form in 1994 and 95, this twocassette ces video contains the following titles. Those who frequently witness to mormons seem to gravitate to one of three different approaches. If you would like more interactive discussion, then please see our facebook discussion page. Here are some critics thoughts on that thanks to gary porter and craig criddle for these. Spiritual development part 1 part 2 february 89, 2017. The testimony of three witnesses book of mormon central. Investigating the book of mormon witnesses by richard. Book of mormon the testimony of three witnesses awitness4jesuschrist michael corbett. Bofm witnesses presentation by brother kelly scott provides a spiritual and temporal witness of the reality of the book of mormon.
If you are using the video presentation for our day, show it now. Richard lloyd anderson, testimonies of the three witnesses, provo, ut. The book of mormon video materials consist of a dvd or two videocassettes and this guide. David whitmer, an address to all believers in christ by a witness to the divine authenticity of the book of mormon. Brother scott and the book of mormon spiritual and temporal witnesses presentation session 3.
The eight witnesses of the book of mormon lds blogs. Richard lloyd anderson, investigating the book of mormon witnesses salt lake city. We can compare the witnesses for the book of mormon to the witnesses of manuscript found. Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Many critics of the book of mormon witnesses say that the witnesses of the book of mormon denied their written testimonies in statements to different people over the years. The book of mormon original broadway cast recording explicit trey parker.
As joseph translated the book of mormon, he learned that the lord would permit three witnesses and a few others to view the plates see the references to these witnesses in 2 nephi 27. That we, through the grace of god the father, and our lord jesus christ, have seen the plates which contain this. This video clip was taken from episode 315 of heart of the matter. Throughout their lives, none of the witnesses of the book of mormon ever denied. Evaluating the book of mormon witnesses book of mormon.
Be it known unto all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people, unto whom this work shall come. The three and eight witnesses to the book of mormon. Additional information on the individual witnesses and their statements are available in the maxwell institutes digital collection. The three witnesses of the book of mormon were oliver cowdery, david whitmer, and martin harris. Richard lloyd anderson, personal writings of the book of mormon witnesses, in book of mormon authorship revisited. In studying the history of joseph smith and the the church of jesus christ of latterday saints, referred to as the mormons, we emphasize joseph smiths own testimony of the book of mormon, that book of additional scripture that is another testament of jesus christ. Three witnesses mormonism, the mormon church, beliefs. Three witnesses oliver cowdery, david whitmer, and martin harris declared an angel of god appeared to them and showed them the book of mormon plates. By richard packham at the front of every copy of the book of mormon you will find the testimony of three witnesses, as signed by oliver cowdery, david whitmer, and martin harris be it known unto all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people, unto whom this work shall come. Used with youth and adult gospel doctrine classes in the study of the book of mormon lessons are indicated.
Book of mormon spiritual and temporal witnesses presentation. The three witnesses of the book of mormon, part 1 youtube. Formal witneses the three witnesses the eleven witnesses informal witnesses david b. Ancient documents often needed the signatures of witnesses in order to be considered authentic or legally binding. Book of mormon lands part 1 part 2 march 3031, 2016. Today chris and clay join me again for a roundtable discussion about the eleven witnesses to the book of mormon. See the testimony of three witnesses, book of mormon.
Book of mormon the testimony of three witnesses youtube. The king herod versus herod the king and jerusalem with him verses all jerusalem with him. Jun 7, 2012 book of mormon video presentations 53911. Moroni showed the golden plates to the three witnesses. The testimony of the eight witnesses gospel doctrine. Here is a collection of videos available on the internet that we especially liked or found interesting. The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him proverbs 18.
Statements clearly traced to the witnesses verify the testimonies printed in the book of mormon. Book of mormon video presentations mormon literature. The witnesses of the book of mormon the millennial star. Among other events, martin harris joins david and oliver as the three become the chosen witnesses of the divinity of the book of mormon and the sacred plates from which the book was. Part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5 march 2731, 2017. This presentation includes powerful information cited from lds and nonlds experts, scholars, archaeologists, and prophets. The case against the 3 witnesses of the book of mormon duration. Three witnesses the three witnesses are david whitmer, oliver cowdery, and martin harris, who mortgaged his farm to finance the first printing of the book of mormon. The book of mormon is the second witness that jesus is the christ. Watch the most recent episode of the book of mormon videos. We will discuss these methods in more detail, but first.
I served as bishop of a ysa ward a few years ago and learned the ysa age group is growing up in a very fastpaced internet age world where everything is at the. Part of the vhs collection called a voice from the dust, this production of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints is from 1982. Restoration of the priesthood and witnesses of the book. A faith promoting presentation of many correlations between the book of mormon and mesoamerican history. We talk at length about our assumptions that the three witnesses has a spiritual event, that the eight witnesses had a physical event, whether their experience was consistent, and how the institutional church may have expressed certainty about the boundaries and constructs of their. Haight emma smith harrison burgess john henry smith joseph f. This video explores how joseph smith convinced oliver cowdery, david whitmer, and martin harris to say that they saw the gold plates. The three witnesses of the book of mormon, part 1 watch later.633 1112 885 1183 334 830 294 38 309 33 78 681 1203 304 694 1426 663 394 1280 8 41 70 1106 864 664 461 243 556 840 1290 648 215 864 539 1032 906 65 908 119 1148 904 678 483 1271