Did the Sealed Portion of the Book of Mormon Plates Contain More than Just the Brother of Jared’s Vision? A Theory

By Scott S. Mitchell Introduction A puzzling feature of the description of the gold-colored metal plates, on which the Book of Mormon text was written, was the thickness of the sealed portion.  The unsealed plates could be turned like the pages of a book, but the sealed plates were bound together by some means (which … Continue reading Did the Sealed Portion of the Book of Mormon Plates Contain More than Just the Brother of Jared’s Vision? A Theory

Going it Alone in Interpreting the Book of Revelation, Part 3: The False Prophet and the Beasts

By Scott S. Mitchell Identifying the False Prophet of the Book of Revelation The phrase "false prophet" is mentioned three times in the Book of Revelation (see 16:13, 19:20 and 20:10).  The phrase draws particular attention to itself because its singular form distinguishes it from the plural phrase "false prophets" which Jesus warned against and … Continue reading Going it Alone in Interpreting the Book of Revelation, Part 3: The False Prophet and the Beasts

Going It Alone in Interpreting the Book of Revelation, Part 2

By Scott S. Mitchell Underlying Assumptions My interpretation of certain key verses of Revelation 9 is based on these assumptions:  First, John is aware that his audience readers extends beyond the seven churches he names in Chapters 1, 2 and 3.  He's aware that the Lord has chosen him to fulfill the role that the … Continue reading Going It Alone in Interpreting the Book of Revelation, Part 2

Going It Alone in Interpreting the Book of Revelation, Part 1

By Scott S. Mitchell In the latter part of this essay, I will propose that certain words written by John in the ninth chapter of the Book of Revelation refer to Hitler's rise, Hitler's conquest of Europe and the Normandy Invasion in which the forces of good combined to liberate the Jewish and Christian world … Continue reading Going It Alone in Interpreting the Book of Revelation, Part 1