QUOTE: “The Book of Mormon is indeed a miraculous miracle. • It refutes many myths. At the same time, it affirms truths previously obscured and reveals many glorious facts of the doctrine of Christ lost or previously unknown. • It is not a textbook of history, although some history is found within its pages. It is not a definitive work on ancient American agriculture or politics. It is not a record of all former inhabitants of the Western Hemisphere, but only of particular groups of people. • The Book of Mormon is true. It is irrefutable.” –Russell M. Nelson, 23 June 2016. [source]
COMMENTARY: Okay. So the Book of Mormon was translated from Reformed Egyptian into 16th century English by an unlearned farm boy through the gift and power of God, right? By definition, then, that makes it a miracle. But people can get confused about what kind of miracle it was. So to clarify: it was the miraculous kind of miracle. You know, the kind where a miracle had to happen so that the miraculous miracle could miraculize. Now, if only we could get the prophetic kind of prophets or the revelatory kind of revelators, or the seeing kind of seers, we’d be set. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.