z03. Latter Day Radio Podcast: Greg Jarrard “The Book of Mormon Introduced to the Lamanites” – Guest Speaker: Rod Meldrum
Latter Day Radio’s guest in this podcast, Rod Meldrum, focuses on those events and passages in the Book of Mormon that support his “Heartland” or “Hopewell” theory, especially as it relates to the first mission to the Lamanites in the upper Midwest immediately after the publication of the Book of Mormon. Rod Meldrum reminds us that it is better to establish a “hierarchy of multiple witnesses that are unambiguous, clear and unassailable” rather than trying to make a few passages fit a preconceived idea for a romantic notion of where the key events in the Book of Mormon took place. He explains that prophecies and promises in the book of Mormon testify about the Promised Land and the covenants associated with it; second, he relates various inspired and revealed statements by the Prophet Joseph Smith associated with specific locations (like comments he made on the Zion’s March, such as the reference to Zelph’s grave); third, he discusses “real world” physical evidence such as correlating civilizations in the correct time frame (600 BC to 400 AD), archaeological findings with the text, cultural lifestyles, genetic relationships and linguistic ties; and, fourth, he points to passages contained within the Book of Mormon that are locatable geographical indicators.
Virtual Expo September 2020