“all things which are good cometh of God”
In other words, secular organizations that relieve suffering and protect the vulnerable in this world are guided by the spirit of God and contribute to God’s purposes – regardless of what they actually believe.]]>
I also believe it fulfilled President Benson’s remark about “pulpits aflame” in the November 1988 Ensign (Oct 88 conferendce):
“I have a vision of homes alerted, of classes alive, and of pulpits aflame with the spirit of Book of Mormon messages.”]]>
But I guess they’re plausible enough – if wild conspiracy theories are your thing…]]>
BH Roberts has been a popular source for opportunistic critics of the LDS Church to cherry-pick quotes from to make it look like they’ve got a real General Authority (and venerated Mormon scholar) dissing on the Book of Mormon. I believe his quotes are taken out of context and his repeated statements of confidence in the Book of Mormon conveniently ignored.
Critics also ignore the fact that a lot of his “concerns” with the Book of Mormon have been rendered non-issues by modern historical and archeological work.
For more on this read the following: