The silly nonsensical use of sophistic arguments by Mormon apologists to defend and explain the blatant archaeological nonexistence of gold and silver coins, which are described specifically in the Book of Mormon’s heading of Alma, Chapter 11, askanadviser and said to exist, boggles the mind of a reasonable person. The aforementioned Book of Mormon chapter goes into great detail about specific Nephite coins, supposedly created in great quantity, used as mediums of monetary exchange for the millions of Nephites who allegedly inhabited the American continent from 600 B.C to 421 A.D. Here you have an apocryphal book of myths written in 1830 by Joseph Smith, Jr. and his literary cohorts, which was called by its author ‘the most correct inspired nonfiction book on the face of the earth,” which has been modified over 3,000 times since its first publication. Yes, that is correct! Since it was first printed, it has been emended extensively by the Mormon Church in syntax, with additions and deletions of contextual words and phrases, and in spelling and punctuation. In 1920, the current heading was placed into Chapter 11, of the book’s book of Alma distinctly designating and classifying the various specific denominations of gold and silver money used by the Nephites, which were called coins. This heading addition was not done inadvertently, but with approval and concurrence of the highest Mormon authority that is the Mormon First Presidency, meaning the Mormon prophet. All ongoing changes in the Book of Mormon, from 1830 to the present day have been approved by the presiding Mormon prophet at the time of the particular change. All commentaries written to explain the Book of Mormon, especially those from around 1920 until around 1968, accepted the terminology, coins, as applied to the gold and silver denominations in Alma 11. In my introductory summary to this article, I drew an analogy between the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith, Jr. and the books by Edgar Rice Burroughs, “Tarzan of the Apes.” The fact is that, while the Book of Mormon has been substantially modified in its subsequent editions with many changes, no changes have been applied to any of the many books written by Burroughs about African culture.
The grandiose descriptions given in the Book of Mormon by Joseph Smith of the various Nephite cities and their splendor included the marketplaces where people bought and sold goods using the existing money or legal tender. Mormon apologists, like Michael Griffith, fall head-over-hills into utter chaos when they say that “coins” were not used by the Nephites. First off, the Book of Mormon states that coins ‘were’ definitely used. What these coins looked like is not really as relevant to the issue as if they existed in ‘some’ form. We have information given by Smith that Nephi had the ability to smelt and make high-quality “steel,” which was used to make fine steel bows and weapons of war, and that the refining of ore into steel was done quite frequently (although no archaeological evidence, whatsoever, of such smelting processes have yet been discovered in Mesoamerica). The pictures placed into the Book of Mormon depict finely cast breastplates, amulets, and helmets, For more info please visit these sites:- https://www.mycarscent.nl/
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