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Truth about Joseph Smith's Beliefs on Geography of The Book of Mormon

Truth about Joseph Smith's Beliefs on Geography of The Book of Mormon

Certain groups who entertain a North American setting for The Book of Mormon claim that “Joseph Knew” where Book of Mormon events took place. But to come to this conclusion, they only share the quotes from Joseph Smith that agree with them and ignore the rest. This video takes an honest look at what Joseph Smith taught and believed. He taught that The Book of Mormon happened in North America, Mesoamerica, western US, and South America. Anyone who tries to claim that he only taught their theory is only examining a portion of the evidence.
The main point of this video is to promote the Church’s position on BOM geography, and that is that there is no revelation on the subject and all who have written or said anything about it have only been their opinions. This includes Joseph Smith. As Latter-day Saints we need to stick to the Church’s statements and not accept anything beyond that, particularly if they are teaching the opposite of what the Church says, namely, that there was revelation on BOM geography.

Below are several reviews on the “heartland” theory and points out the countless blatant errors that it contains.

http://d7.bmaf.org/node/359

http://d7.bmaf.org/node/367

http://www.fairblog.org/2011/02/12/the-hopewell-culture-in-the-great-lakes-area-and-the-book-of-mormon/

http://maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/publications/review/?vol=22&num=2&id=805

http://maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/publications/review/?vol=22&num=2&id=806

http://maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/publications/review/?vol=22&num=1&id=793

http://maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/publications/review/?vol=22&num=1&id=796

http://publications.maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/publications/jbms/22/2/7RoperFieldsNepal_JS%20Times%20and%20Seasons%20and%20CA%20Ruins.pdf

http://www.fairblog.org/2010/09/16/land-of-promise-in-the-book-of-mormon/

http://www.fairblog.org/2010/09/16/weather-in-relation-to-book-of-mormon-geography/

http://www.fairblog.org/2010/04/29/the-book-of-mormon-and-the-x-haplogroup-again/

http://www.fairblog.org/2010/04/02/zelph-in-relation-to-book-of-mormon-geography/

http://www.fairblog.org/2010/04/02/book-of-mormon-geography-in-joseph-smiths-day/

http://www.fairlds.org/reviews-of-dna-evidence-for-book-of-mormon-geography

http://d7.bmaf.org/node/361

http://d7.bmaf.org/node/360

http://maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/publications/review/?vol=1&num=1&id=7

http://maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/publications/review/?vol=14&num=1&id=420

http://maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/publications/review/?vol=23&num=1&id=817

http://maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/publications/review/?vol=6&num=2&id=153

http://maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/publications/review/?vol=8&num=2&id=219

http://maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/publications/jbms/?vol=13&num=1&id=347