All right then, Mr. Smith,
show us the Plates and we'll believe your story.
 
     
 
     
  Why not ?
No, I can ‛t
do that.
   
   
  As I explained before, Moroni told me that I was not to show them to anyone unless I was commanded to. The Lord also told me that people would still not believe my words even if I were allowed to show them the Plates (see D&C 5:3, 7-10 ). Besides, I no longer have them.  
     
  Where are
they ?
 
   

 
  I had to return them to Moroni
because a large portion of the Plates was sealed. I was only allowed to translate the unsealed portion. The sealed portion contained specific information about latterday events that the Lord said was not to be revealed until a future time. ( see 2nd Nephi 27:7-11, 22 ; Ether 4:5-16, 5:1 )
 
 

 

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