He was like under the age of 13 when he played around with treasure seekers. I told everyone I was Optimus Prime around the same age. Does that mean people should call me a fraud?<quoted text>- He was convicted of fraud after trying to convince people he could find treasure with magic seeing stones. Sound familiar?
- He couldn't reproduce the text he supposedly translated after the first copy was lost.
- His revelations include demonstrably false claims, such as the native Americans being a lost tribe of Israelites. Genetic testing has shown that native Americans have no Semetic heritage.
- Before we could read hieroglyphics, he claimed to be able to translate them and created the 'Book of Abraham". After finding the Rosetta stone, hieroglyphics were decoded and it was realized that Smith's translation was complete nonsense: he was lying.
Lehi wrote, "
and what does that have to do with God's plan of salvation through Christ His Son?"
Nothing, but there's no reason to believe that is true either.
He didn't reproduce the text because Jesus told him in a revelation that they would change a few of the words and then say he reproduced it inconsistently and turn people against him.
Genetic testing should be able to prove that we are all ancestors of Adam and Eve. Even if you believe in all of us coming from apes, we should still be related. So how does this disprove anything? Asians, Africans, Indians, Native Americans, Europeans, all of us have common ancestors.
Joseph's translation of papyri that were found has never been proven false. Some of the papyri that was purchased we still have and it contains funerary papers. There were also mummies and pots etc that was purchased. We no longer have the papyri that contained the books that were translated. This doesn't prove it false. This just means we no longer have those pieces of papyri anymore.