I purchased a book called "Studies of the Book of Mormon" written by Elder Roberts, one of the Presidents of First Council of the Seventy. Apparently he's also the assistant church historian or some such. I was saddened after reading part of the book to learn that yet another general authority of the church appears to have lost his way. You see, it turns out that Elder Roberts is one of these so-called "intellectuals" who think they know more than Heavenly Father. Here is just one of many anti-Book of Mormon quotes from Elder Roberts' book:
"Did Ethan Smith's View of the Hebrews furnish structural material for Joseph Smith's Book of Mormon? It has been pointed out in these pages that there are many things in the former book that might well have suggested many major things in the other.Not a few things merely, one or two, or half dozen, but many; and it is this fact of many things of similarity and the cumulative force of them that makes them so serious a menace to Joseph Smith's story of the Book of Mormon's origin"
This G.A. is nuts, right? I mean, just because a guy is one of the Presidents of the First Council of the Seventy and the Assistant Church Historian; and just because a guy literally wrote the Comprehensive History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Century I, that doesn't mean he knows what he's talking about, right?
"O the vainness, and the frailties, and the foolishness of men! When they are learned they think they are wise, and they hearken not unto the counsel of God, for they set it aside, supposing they know of themselves, wherefore, their wisdom is foolishness and it profiteth them not."
- 2 Nephi 9:28
With all the recent excommunications that have happened, it won't surprise me if the Church gives him the boot, post haste. Good riddance, I say, if your testimony of the Book of Mormon is that weak, you are probably not worthy to be in the Church, even if you are a highly respected general authority.
Learn more about this topic