Brother, I'm not lost.<quoted text>This is where we get into a circular argument...
I say: Joseph Smith was appointed by the voice of God himself.
You say: Where?
I say: In the Doctrine & Covenants
You say: There is no more scripture after the Bible
I say: Why not?
You say: That is not proof
I say: Here are some scriptures for proof
You say: Anyone can quote scriptures, they don't prove anything
I say: But the scriptures are the word of God
You say: But scriptures can be take out of context, its called "cherry picking"
I say: But but but
You say: See, there is no proof
I say: You're right, because you're not giving me anything to work with here. I ask for what you would call proof and you don't tell me. I ask for how you would know if God spoke in other scriptures and you don't tell me. If I don't know what you are looking for, I can't help you find it.
It should be quite obvious that present scholarship has revealed that Joseph Smith did not translate the Book of Abraham by the power of God as he had claimed. It follows that if he did not translate the Book of Abraham by the power of God, then it would be very easy to conclude that he did not translate the Book of Mormon by the power of God either.
When Joseph first gave his translation, hieroglyphics were undecipherable. Today they are. He was safe in saying anything he wanted to and there would be no way of proving him wrong. But with the resurfacing of the same papyri he used to do his Book of Abraham translation, and the fact that he did not in any way do it correctly, should be proof enough that Joseph Smith lied about his abilities from God. He has been shown to be a false prophet.