Call Mr. David Whitmer to the stand.  
  David Whitmer,
step up, please.
 
     
  Boy, I ‘m rarin ‘ to go
again. This farmer
will be a cinch .
 
  What ‘d you do, J.B.,
eat some wheat germ ?
 
  I ‛ve
got some
good books
here.
 
     
  Mr. Whitmer, I see you were born in 1805 and met Joseph Smith in 1829. What was your involvement with Joseph Smith and the so-called translation.  
     
  My family was convinced Joseph was honest, so we invited him to live in our home while he finished the translation. In translating the characters, Smith, who was illiterate and not well versed in Biblical lore, was at times compelled to spell the words out, not knowing the correct pronunciation. It was obvious to us that he was not capable of creating such
a vast work without the help of God.1
 
     
1 Reynolds ; “ Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited,” Page 76
 

 

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