The Book of Mormon makes much of Christ’s supposed visit to the natives of North America. It claims that they were descendants of an Israelite named Nephi who sailed west with his family and relatives in 600 B.C. to escape persecution. Mormons claim that the native people of North America had cities, metallurgy, and European domestic livestock.
If all these things are true, we should have found many archaeological sites where these cities once stood. Not one has been found yet. Neither have artefacts such as engraved brass plates or breastplates been unearthed.
Joseph Smith himself claimed that the gold plates were in a stone box, “Convenient to the village of Manchester, Ontario county, New York, stands a hill of considerable size, and the most elevated of any in the neighborhood.”
Though archaeologists have examined all the hills there with exacting thoroughness, not a trace of any Nephite relics were discovered. Certainly such a civilization would have left abundant ruins, according to the wars mentioned in the book.
According to the DVD DNA Vs. The Book of Mormon, scientists examined the genes of north American native tribes. They found that 94% of the DNA segments studied were totally alien to Middle Eastern people. This is the final nail in the coffin of Joseph Smith’s hoax.
The Bible, on the other hand, has a massive amount of archaeological, historical, and prophetic evidence to prove that it is a supernatural book. And unlike The Book of Mormon, the Bible has had more than forty authors writing its books during a fifteen-hundred year period. The message has remained consistent in spite of all those scribes.
My goal is to point out these many facts in my next book called You Think You’re Going to Heaven? The choice of where we’ll spend eternity can’t be left up to whim and fancy. There’s no “re-do” with this decision once we die.