Dear Latter-day Saints (or those who aren't)
You may have discovered or were direct here by Bro. Pouliot. There may be a reason you have end up here to find out why Bro. Pouliot disagree with the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaching, their fundamental doctrine by Joesph Smith's movement. About the the Book of Mormon which he rejected. He did not rejected or accepted the book of Mormon before he have final decided whether he should accept it or not.
Some how long ago, Bro. Pouliot met number of the missionaries people from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) since the first two missionaries who he had met. They've shared and discussed about their fundamental beliefs with him. He had heard very a little about them but not familiar with their fundamental beliefs. Never seen or met a person who dress up in white and black with their name tag written on with the word Elder. After the first two missionaries people whom he had met, he have done a lot of the homework to find out whether they were speaking the truth. Because this Book of Mormon is like another hand set of the Bible. After completing the homework and share with them why he can not agree with the Mormon book. Explaining to them about many problem He have found in this Mormon book, turnout to be false. How it oppose to what the scriptural book teaches and how the story or the prophecy doesn't fit with the book of Mormon. This also included with the world historical books etc...
The first assignments homework was handle to me by the LDS missionaries before they left from his home who were visiting. They asked him to read page 181; Ch 18:8-11 (one of the guide book) – to discuss about the relationship of James 1:26-27 when they visit him again. The guide book which they gave him to compare with the book of Mormon, lead him to the book of Mosiah, chapter 18. He discovered there is no connection or any relationship matter between Mosiah chapter 18 and James 1:26-27?
Homework: Mosiah chapter 18, verses 8-11.
And it came to pass that he said unto them: Behold, here are the waters of Mormon (for thus were they called) and now, as ye are desirous to come into the fold of God, and to be called his people, and are willing to bear one another’s burdens, that they may be light; 9 Yea, and are willing to mourn with those that mourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that ye may be in, even until death, that ye may be redeemed of God, and be numbered with those of the first resurrection, that ye may have eternal life— 10 Now I say unto you, if this be the desire of your hearts, what have you against being baptized in the name of the Lord, as a witness before him that ye have entered into a covenant with him, that ye will serve him and keep his commandments, that he may pour out his Spirit more abundantly upon you? 11 And now when the people had heard these words, they clapped their hands for joy, and exclaimed: This is the desire of our hearts.
Do you see any relate of of that verses with James 1:26-27?
Bro. Pouliot have done some more homework, he had learned about a man name Alma and his people whom he was with were fleeing away from the king Noah to the wilderness. He also learned that this happen in the year of 147–145 B.C. Where they at the time living in South America before heading to upstate New York as of where it is today. After learning about Alma and his people, He have also learned that they came from the people of Lehi's and Nephi's family who left from Jerusalem, to travel across the sea to the "promised land" (the Americas) which the sub-line of the chapter 18 explained:
Alma preaches in private — He sets forth the covenant of baptism and baptizes at the waters of Mormon — He organizes the Church of Christ and ordains priests—They support themselves and teach the people—Alma and his people flee from King Noah into the wilderness. About 147–145 B.C.
Bro. Pouliot decided to find out where is this Waters of Mormon is, he found out it's located where the Lake Erie of the great lake is. When he had shared about this extra homework with the first and a few missionaries guys, he was surprised that they both did not know of this place was locate there at all etc... That was the first shocking, that they couldn't even answer that easy question which I except they knew but NO? How can they not know this???
The second problem is, history of event which the Book of Mormon tell us, for whatever reason is not found in any world historical books? For example, there is no world historical books that tell us about King Noah. According to the Mormon book, King Noah was a man in this great battle where 2 million men were slain in upstate New York??? There is no such historical facts tell us about him or million of bones, swords or armor bury there. Where it took place at the Hill Cumorah at all???
Bro. Pouliot was also curious about the Jaredite nation which the Nephites and Lamanites had also battle this site in 421 AD. Where 230,000 warriors who had steel weapons were killed there too. He found out that the anthropologists went there to excavating and discover the promise about this greatest ancient battle sites, which LDS told them about would bring them a reward history, turnout to be a fraud. After anthropologists had discovered NO trace of any evidence ever found at Cumorah to establish these claims by LDS. They now see that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are a cult to do dirty business. Surely Bro. Pouliot can see why they no longer believe them. If there was a battle at Cumorah in AD 421, which involved with other 230,000 men, there should be something to be found there but NO?
There more about how Bro. Pouliot discovered something fishy story about the Lehi's and Nephi's family who left from Jerusalem and travel across the sea to America. He realized that this historical fact doesn't fit in the time-line quite right. Because of how history we know about are already written in many books. Plus, the world history event got the right match with the prophecy book of Daniel, but the story about the Lehi's and Nephi's family who cross from Jerusalem to America does not at all? The prophecy book of Daniel which tell us about the King Nebuchadnezzar's dream, the mystery dream which he saw was a tall glorious statue of stones man. What he saw on that statue man, the head is gold, shoulder, breast and arm are silver, thighs is brass, legs are iron and feet are mix of iron and clay. This dream lead us about the future kingdoms which will rule the nation that take place in the far future. For example, he already know about the head of gold mean the Babylon kingdom, breast of silver are the Persia kingdom, thighs of brass are the Greece kingdom, legs of iron are the Rome kingdom and last for the feet of iron and clay are the divided nations (kingdoms). Where would the Lehi's and Nephi's family who would end up become a new nation kingdom fit this with the historical time-line or King Nebuchadnezzar's dream?
This make that the Nephites and Lamanites people were live during the B.C. time-line. The same time of the Babylon and Persia empire time. Before the Greece took over and rule the world. Persia rule the world between the year 539 to 331 B.C. It hard to believe that the Nephites and Lamanites had left and travel cross the sea that time. Going from Turkey, than out of Spain, than out of Egypt to Africa and than the sea or going from Turkey, out of China and than Russia to sea.
The other hard thing to believe is about a scientists who follow LDS, claimed that the Native American were primarily the descended of Siberian peoples that crossed from the Bearing Sea land-ice bridge to the land from Russia to Alaska during the Ice Age. Both facts that is hard to believe can't be simply true. Most people already know how the Native migrated in America are totally different from what the Book of Mormon claimed. The best data evidence and historical fact about the Native American I've see and learned about their history and the DNA, they are much closer to the family of what I know of today are Turkey, Syria, Spain, India and even the African people?
Bro. Pouliot have a very interesting fact about James Churchward (February 27, 1851 – January 4, 1936) who he is best known as the British man who is occult writer who claimed when he was a soldier in India, he befriended a high-ranking temple priest who showed him a set of ancient "sunburnt" clay tablets, supposedly in a long lost "Naga-Maya language" which only two other people in India could read. I have learned that the Mayan people were the Indian people who migrated from India to south America before the lands were divide like I said before about how the Earth was once a single landmass (possible with less sea). Because our planet earth had been expanding it land time to time by dividing it lands. Chuchward believe there was a land in the middle of the Atlantic ocean.
There had been many great quake that cause some of the land disappear or divide. Like how there is a famous story about the loss city in the Atlantic Ocean. Like one discover a mysterious unknown ancient underwater ruins in Atlantic ocean 800 miles west of morocco. What is it? The last remains of a ancient lost civilization? Or just giant scratches on the seabed? The lines on the ground has right angles and there is another similar structure 150 miles away?? (There a video to see about this part at: ) If we look up more about this lost city throughout the time-line, like what happen to the city of Troy itself stood on a hill, across the plain of Scamander, where the battles of the Trojan War took place. This is where now in the Turkey country. If we understand better and correctly the history, we would know different kingdoms that had taken place at the time until now. This is how Bro. Pouliot have a strong reason and believe how the Native America got here. The Book of Mormon story is still FULL of mysterious that need a lot of proof. An evidence to accord everything about this or how it can help us see it to understand it BUT NO??? Because the wight of evidence he find in the Book of Mormon are dark.
Bro. Pouliot have more interesting facts. According to the Book of Mormon, LDS ancient people claimed they had cow, ox, ass, horse, goat or even a seed of wheat in America during B.C. time, this is impossible (1st Nephi 18:25 and Mosiah 9:9). There is NO tread of history or evidence that the America had wheat or such horse in south America which they did not have it until after 1677 A.C.???
Bro. Pouliot few time have share LDS missionaries about the different between the Bible (KJV) and Mormon. See how both are oppose one another etc... By pointing out numerous of verbatim in King James Version passages in the Book of Mormon; a book purportedly which written by A.D. 421 whereas differs that the King James Version were written in17th century document. UH?? WHAT???
Plus, how the scripture quotes in the Book of Mormon “Do not incorporate the changes made in the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible”. Yet, it apparently that Smith did too. Since the bible also say the same thing according in Romans 13:1-2, Psalm 89:34, Exodus 19:5 & Revelation 22:18-19. Smith also did not know that the KJV have been copy from the oldest book like the Geneva Bible instead of the ancient Hebrew or Greek script? Without any knowledge of Hebrew or Greek language or manuscripts, they can't translated it correctly. The most part of all, Smith was told that he to 'restored' the bible what had been lost, isn't really lost???? This 'restoration of the biblical' by Smith's Bible today I understand is known as Joseph Smith Translation (JST). JST or the Mormon book dose didn't seem as restorative book while it looks the same way as dose the KJV or Geneva Bible error? How did the Book of Mormon language evolve so rapidly into non-related Indian languages, while Bro. Pouliot also learned that Indo-European is much older than the Book of Mormon time period? UH??? Strange, it is. Yet, vestiges of Indo-European exist through all of Europe and parts of Asia also?
The bottom-line here is, we are NOT break or alter (change or add) what it was written. It's man who have been restoring it own way: Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 3:21; Jude 3; Hebrews 12:28. The Word from our heavenly Father will “never pass away”: Matthew 24:35; 1 Peter 1:24-25; Isaiah 40:8.
Bro. Pouliot understand how Joseph got it translated the Book of Mormon from this so-called gold plates, which GOD COMMANDED him to TRANSLATE INTO A BIBLE. That is where and why Bro. Pouliot disagree with that commanded. The most odd and strange facts about this Nephi Plates, the Mormon book said it went back in heaven, WHY IS THAT? Would not their existence prove once for all that Mormonism are true? The heavenly Host allowed the Jews to carry the Ten Commandments Stone that was broken stored in the Ark for several centuries in their original physical form, written by a finger that the heavenly Father did. Did he bring that back up into heaven too?
Another odd and strange facts about Joseph Smith carry this golden plates home by himself, which weighed about 230 lbs??? A gold, with a density of 19.3 weighs 1204.7 lbs. per cubic foot. The plates were 7" x 8" by about 6". That way to heavy to carry. Bro. Pouliot discovered this facts from the Articles of Faith said, by Talmage, page 262, 34th Ed????
Bro. Pouliot have four top reasons why he reject or disbelieve The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaching, their fundamental beliefs. Some of these reason already explained here on this document article. The rest are additional to add to the conclusion.
#1. The Scriptural books (Bible), from Genesis to Revelation books are the only written passage script book which our Creator Almighty ONE chose the chosen people to write about HIM. That books have mentioned numerical time not to break or alters HIS words in these book of the LAW and prophecies. Revelation book is the last prophecies book.
#2. The name of Jesus and his title name as Christ are NOT the correct name. According to the ancient writing manuscript. According to history in the Bible, the coming Messiah, the Son of God's name were not release until the day before Mary and Joesph marriage together had their first Son. The Son name were not know throughout the Old Testament time. Yet, how can it be that the Mormon book mentioned HIS name over 3,000 time? According to the Mormon time-line claimed to be during the Old Testament time.
#3. It impossible for Joesph Smith to be as prophet or how he claimed to see the Father and Son in two form of man. Since the Revelation book is the final revelation prophecy book, why do we need more new message and prophecy??? According to the Biblical teaching, there is only ONE being who is the Almighty ONE father, Son and the spirit. The character one who is our Father and the Son and the Spirit ONE.
#4. According to the Mormon historical and prophecy written facts what had happened in the past or what will happen in the future, Bro. Pouliot examined that most of it are all unfounded true. Because there are no proof of evidence or any match of what the Scriptural books (Bible) proclaimed. While the Scriptural Books do have a lot proof of evidence and most of the prophecies had happened already.