Saturday, January 31, 2009

DNA Evidence Supports Book of Mormon

That’s right, critical DNA Evidence Supports the Book of Mormon, Wow! It seems like only a little while back I read where DNA samplings and the analysis of their finding pretty much closed the door on Book of Mormon claims that America was populated by ancient Israelite ancestry. Theories that ancient Americans must have migrated from Asia, theories which have been taught in public schools and universities as if they’d been proven fact, would have negated as impossible claims made in the Book of Mormon that at least one migration originated from Jerusalem, more specifically, certain Indians in America were direct descendants of Joseph as found in the Bible.

The Living Hope Ministries took a great deal of pride in their anti-Mormon DVD titled, DNA vs The Book of Mormon , which attempted to use incomplete scientific research to discredit the Book of Mormon. Now, only a few years later more complete scientific information has turned the evidence a hundred and eighty degrees and makes a very strong foundational case for the Book of Mormon using a more comprehensive use of DNA findings taken from North American Indians and comparing it with that of European and Middle East DNA.

I was given a copy of Rod Meldrum’s lecture on DVD, DNA Evidence for Book of Mormon Geography . I found the presentation compelling, having a strong bias towards the Book of Mormon to begin with made for a pleasant afternoon. I’d recently finished reading, Voices From the Dust , by David Calderwood and found it to be informative, containing sufficient archeological evidence to make theories of a mass migration from Asia falter; but vague at best in its support of geographical information found in the Book of Mormon.

While nothing can take the place of a faith based testimony regarding the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as found in the Book of Mormon, I find it refreshing when archeological evidence or other scientific means solidify my beliefs as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, my belief that Joseph Smith was the prophet to bring in the Fullness of Times and that the Book of Mormon is the most correct of any book to be found. By definition all truths, both spiritual and physical can eventually be interlaced to form a unified body, which is an important warning to those who would attempt to tear down that which is sacred.

Those who would continue their attempts to shake the foundations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints should give heed; the Bible warns in Acts 9:5, “And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. There is a more specific warning found in Doctrine and Covenants 121:38, “Behold, ere he is aware, he is left unto himself, to kick against the pricks, to persecute the saints, and to fight against God.”

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