The Book of Mormon claims to be a "volume of holy scripture comparable to the Bible." Both the Bible and the Book of Mormon declare themselves to be ancient, historical and reliable rules of faith - the very word of God. These claims have historically been taken on faith, but is there any evidence to support them one way or the other?
Is it even possible to "test" a rule of faith? More to the point, is there any basis of placing one's faith in the Bible or the Book of Mormon? It's an important question. It's an eternal question. This presentation puts the Bible and the Book of Mormon to the same tests. History, archaeology, textual criticism and other disciplines combine to shed light on what is true...and what is false.
The documentary features interviews with scholars in their respective fields of archaeology, anthropology, historical geography, textual criticism, linguistics, Old Testament, and New Testament. These individuals give their expert testimony with respect to the accounts of the Bible and the Book of Mormon concerning the following categories: geography, people and empires, cities, flora and fauna, metallurgy and writing, language and literacy, coins, warfare, and temples.
On a number of issues, the LDS Church leader’s interpretation of the Book of Mormon is quite different than the views held by Mormon apologists. The documentary prioritizes the LDS Church leader’s interpretation of the Book of Mormon over the views held by Mormon apologist.
The tone and presentation of the documentary should not be offensive to most Mormon viewers. You could watch this documentary with your Mormon friends to show them why Christians find it difficult accepting the Book of Mormon as being comparable to the Bible.
Produced by Living Hope Ministries
Run time: 68 minutes