Monday, October 13, 2008

Possible arcaelogical evidence of the BOM?

Thought by some to be a carving of the "Tree of Life" told in Lehi's Dream...we may never know for sure. Even still, here is a testimonial of someone who saw such a carving in the Yucatan:

"I am a non-practicing member of the LDS church and am sceptical of things like this as well. However, I just returned from a trip in the Yucatan where we saw many ancient Mayan structures and this image of the Tree of Life was given to me from another ruin in central Mexico. Just to cast a little more light on this carving, it is much more than just a tree. There is a man kneeling to the left of it holding a ball next to a woman. Two men are facing away from the tree. A man on the right of the tree is knelt down writing in a book. A smaller man is kneeling next to him. There is a river in the background, and behind it a building. A man is walking up to the tree with material covering his face. Below him is a bar. There is also fruit on the tree. Perhaps you could explain these items as well as "just the tree."

The ball (fruit?)
Two men (Laman and Lemuel?)
building(great and spacious building?)
Covering his face (Sounds like he is ashamed, maybe?)
Bar(rod of iron, anyone?)
you get it...

Very curious...


Alicia said...

Tony, This comment is for your readers on this post :D

I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I feel it in my heart and in my mind. The Spirit of the Lord manifests this to me. I have read and studied it's contents, it's teachings over and over again. I have read it completely many, many times. I cannot deny the peace that I feel each time I open it's pages!! It truly is another wittness, a companion to the Bible, that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God and that it is only in and through Him we are saved. By this same spirit, I also know that Joseph Smith was indeed a Prophet of God called to restore Christ's church in it's fullness, to clarify the Bible and it's teachings. I know that President Thomas S. Monson is our Prophet today, he leads and guides The Church of Jesus Christ under the direction of the Savior Himself. I know this with all my heart and there is nothing that could make me say otherwise. The Book of Mormon is TRUE!

Tony said...

Thank you, Alicia. I sutain that!

Speaking of Church leaders, we are going to have President Eyring's son speaking at our stake conference in two Sundays. And I have been assigned to speak before him! Daunting, but exciting.

Alicia said...
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Alicia said...

Oops. I was trying to change the link to the talk about "You know enough" and hmmmm well that didn't work too well, because I deleted my comment. Let's try that again... Here is the new link,5239,23-1-947,00.html

I just think it's neat to know a pure, honest, humble testimony is what makes a powerful talk. You don't have to be well versed and experienced in the Church to give a great talk. Just speak from the heart. You're gonna do great!

Tony said...

Thank you alicia. That is such a beautiful and heartfelt talk.