As some may know, i recently graduated from BYUI and am back in Pittsburgh. Don’t worry, i found a decent job in web design and am still looking for opportunities to contribute in the Archaeology industry.
Anyway, i had dinner with the folks last night and finally told them that I was attending RCIA and was thinking of joining the Catholic Church. After the shock and awe phase, questions started to pop up. The usual, “why” “did someone offend you?” “how long have you been thinking about this” So i explained the inconsistencies that I saw in the LDS church and the things that bothered me and the strengths of the Catholic Church and what i liked about it. Then my mom asked me a simple question, “What about the Book of Mormon?”
She told me there was no way of leaving the LDS church without explaining how the Book of Mormon came into existence. Then i got all the quotes and testimonies of the Book of Mormon that i could handle.
So here’s my question, How do you explain the existence of the Book of Mormon? Any former LDS out there that worked through this problem? Any help and rebuttal would be appreciated, i’m having dinner with them again tomorrow night to discuss further.