THE SEVENTH CHARGE
  I ‛m not finished with you yet, Smith ! The Book of
Mormon makes ridiculous statements using false
examples. Jesus Christ always taught with true
allegories. Jacob 5 contains the “ Allegory of the
Olive Tree ” with ridiculous descriptions of the care
and treatment of olive trees.
 
     
  Whoever heard of grafting wild branches from a wild tree into a tame good tree because it is no longer producing good fruit ? Paul, the Apostle, gave an example of grafting ( Romans 11:17-24 ), but he didn ‛t say anything about all this digging, dunging, nourishing, pruning, and branch burning. This is obviously a poor attempt to copy the account of Paul with embellishments by Smith, with no basis in fact !  
     
  It is true that I didn ‛t know anything about olive trees when I did the translation. Afterward, however, it is obvious that I did
not use Paul ‛s account, which has no similaruty, as a basis for Jacob ‛s allegory, and I had never read
an article about how to care for olive trees either. I simply translated the Allegory from the Plates as it was written.
 
  The Defense calls Fernand P. Pansiot, an
expert authority, to find out exactly what the specific characteristics of olive-tree horticulture are.
 
   

 

 

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