TABLE OF CONTENTS
How this Book Came to Be – Milton Rich I
Jack West’s True Story III
Preface to the First Edition– Jack West IV
Prologue
1
  LDS Church Growth 11
  God’s Pattern of Revealing Truth ( Prophets, Apostles, Priesthood Authority ) 14
  Evolution of the English Translations of the Bible 19
  Readings From Different English Translations 21
  Surveys of Mainstream Christian Member’s and Minister’s Beliefs 24
Chapter 1 : The Witnesses
65
  Witness 1– Joseph Smith
67
    The First Vision 69
    Moroni’s Visit 76
 
Engraved Metal Plates Around the World 96
 
Where are the Gold Plates Now ? 97
    Highlights in the Life of Joseph Smith 99
  Witness 2 – Oliver Cowdery
102
    The Three Witnesses’ Experience 106
 
Highlights in the Life of Oliver Cowdery 125
  Witness 3 – David Whitmer
126
 
The New York Times Testimony 131
 
Highlights in the Life of David Whitmer 135
  Witness 4 – Martin Harris 136
    Isaiah’s Prophecy ( Isaiah 29:10-14 ) 140
    Professor Anthon and Original Ancient Characters 142
    The Success of the Book of Mormon / Continuous Printing 159
    Highlights in the Life of Martin Harris 169
  Two Questions : What if You Were a Witness ? 171
Chapter 2 : Additional Witnesses 179
  Eight Witnesses / Claim : Ulterior Motives 180
  Emma Hale Smith 204
Chapter 3 : The First and Second Charges 215
  First Charge : Bible is the Whole Word of God ( Rev. 22:18-19 ) 240
    Scriptures Missing from the Bible (1st Nephi 13:24-29 ) 252
    The Apostasy ( 2nd Thes. 2:3 ; Acts 3:18-24 ) 263
  Second Charge : No Need for More Scripture 269
    Stick of Judah and Stick of Joseph ( Ezekiel 37:15-19 ) 270
    Prophecies of the Location of Joseph’s Descendants 282
    Confusion on Baptismal Ordinance ( Eph. 4:5 ) 298
Chapter 4 : The Third and Fourth Charges 309
  Third Charge : Contradiction Between the Book of Mormon and the Bible 310
    Crucifixion of Jesus Christ/ Birthplace : Jerusalem vs. Bethlehem 315
  Fourth Charge : Mormons are not Christians 319
    Joseph Smith’s Testimony of Seeing Jesus Christ on Three Occasions 324
Chapter 5 : The Fifth and Sixth Charges 329
  Fifth Charge : Book of Mormon uses Poor English / Dr. Sami Hanna 330
  Sixth Charge : Joseph Smith or Others Made up the Book of Mormon Story 353
    Wordprints ( Computer Analysis ) 354
    Chiasmus 358
Chapter 6 : The Seventh Charge 369
  Seventh Charge : The Book of Mormon Makes Ridiculous Statements 370
    Allegory of the Olive Tree ( Jacob 5 ) 371
    Prophecy of the Future of the United States ( 1st Ne. 13:30 ) 376
  Who Is The Culprit Behind Persecution 382
  The Ten Commandments 393
  The Traditional Family 408
Chapter 7 : Early Native American Legends 419
  Claim 1: Two Major Migrations to the American Continent 420
    Jaredites ( Archaic 2100 B.C. ) 423
    Nephites ( Maya-Toltec 600 B.C. ) 431
  Claim 2 : DNA 445
    White Skinned Indians ( Darien Tribe ) 451
  Claim 3 : Nephites had the Brass Plates ( Old Testament ) 453
    Natives Knew of Adam and Eve, Noah, Tower of Babel 455
    Jacob and His Twelve Sons, Moses, Mosaic Law 458
Chapter 8 : Archaeological Discoveries 465
  Claim 4 : Jesus Christ’s Appearance in Ancient America 469
    Other Sheep I Have ( John 10 : 16, 3rd Ne. 11 : 7-15 )
473
    Legends – Great White God
474
    Feathered Serpent ( Quetzalcoatl ) 475
  Claim 5 : Reformed Egyptian and Hebrew 486
    Pyramids 491
  Claim 6 : Engineering and Superior Cement
493
  Claim 7 : Hardened Copper Tools & Medical Instruments 497
  Claim 8 : Machinery, Lathes, and Threaded Nuts & Bolts 500
  Claim 9 : Horses and Elephants
505
  Claim 10 : Large Organized Cities 511
  Claim 11 : Major Destruction at Christ’s Crucifixion 515
Chapter 9 : Conclusion 521
  Judge’s Verdict 528
  Twelve Witnesses’ Final Testimonies 537
  The Challenge to Duplicate Joseph Smith’s Translation 547
  The Holy Ghost : A Witness of the Truth 571
  Moroni’s Promise and Gaining a Personal Testimony 582
Questions that the Book of Mormon Answers
587
The Family: A Proclamation To The World 588
The Articles Of Faith 589
Bibliography 590