Why do I enjoy learning about and finding evidence for the authenticity of the Book of Mormon? I am honestly not sure. My testimony is not based on it, but having an academic interest, I suppose I just like to see the book stand its ground when being attacked by disbelievers. Sometimes, the more subtle evidence is the strongest, just because you would not expect the young farmhand to be thinking of all those details that require special in-depth knowledge.
- The word create/created/creating is used 42 times in the Book of Mormon.
- Every single time this verb is used, God is the subject. Just like 'bara' in the Hebrew Bible, only God creates in the English Book of Mormon.
- In the Book of Mormon, people make and form. Nephi makes a record (1 Nephi 1:1), wicked people make a great uproar (3 Nephi 1:7), Jaredites form a secret combination (Ether 8:18) and Nephites form laws (3 Nephi 6:4), but they never create anything
But behold, I will show unto you a God of , even the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; and it is that same who created the heavens and the earth, and all things that in them are. (Mormon 9:11)
Behold, I am Jesus Christ the Son of God. I the heavens and the earth, and all things that in them are. (3 Nephi 9:15)