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I came across the "Sealed Portion" as well. I read Nemelka's testimony, and a siginificant portion of the "sealed portion." When deciding whether or not this is truly the work of God, one must determine whether the original Book of Mormon is the word of God. One cannot accept the "sealed portion" of the Book of Mormon as true without considering the original Book of Mormon to be true. With this in mind, I decided I would put it to the test set forth in Moroni 10:3-5 - I decided I would read and pray about it - trusting that the spirit would let me know whether it was in fact true. Upon reading (I did not read it in its entirety - only a little over half) and praying about it, several things stuck out to me almost immediately.
First, the title claims it is the "Final Testament of Jesus Christ" ... this claim is completely inconsistent with the Book of Mormon itself (see 2 Nephi 29: 12-14), which tells all who read it that the Jews will have the words of the Nephites, the Nephites will have the words of the Jews, and the Jews and the Nephites will have the words of the lost tribes ... Where are the words of the lost tribes if this is the "Final Testament of Jesus Christ?" Also, where in the scriptures is there an indication that Christ will no longer speak to man, except for when man is wicked and refuses to listen?
Second, according to the eye witnesses who handled the plates, about half to two-thirds of the plates were sealed. The Book of Mormon is approximately 779 pages. The "Sealed Portion" authored by Nemelka is approximately 668 pages.Read more ›
"What I did do was I deceived her [Christine Marie] religiously. I played with her religious beliefs and mind, which I do not think a person should do..."
"My whole purpose, though, was to write the sealed portion. Get the sealed portion done. Sell it to the church. My whole idea was to sell it to the LDS church. I was going to sell it to them, because all the Mormons are looking for the sealed portion to come back. I thought I had a good talent for writing. I was going to write it up and sell it to them. They could do with it what they wanted. They probably would have kept it off the market."
"I set about in my own mischievous and arrogant way, of which I’m not proud of now, to prove that a person could actually write scripture and present it to people who were looking for certain scripture...I was playing on the belief that LDS people have that one day the gold plates would be returned and the sealed portion would be translated. Basically, I set about to write a fictitious version of the sealed portion as I thought Joseph Smith would have written it had he continued to perpetuate his translation of the gold plates. Much to the chagrin of the LDS church and others, what I wrote was indeed well versed and quite appropriate for the scripture I was trying to portray. Anybody who reads it would just be totally amazed."
“My true intent was to somehow perpetuate a religion that would be based on true Christian principals of Christ-like love...Where I made my greatest mistake, for which I’m now extremely sorry for, is that I used deception to perpetuate what I proposed as the truth, assuming at the time that Joseph Smith had done the same thing.Read more ›
If I could give it a negative 5 stars I would! No true member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will be deceived by this work of Satan. I, They, know that the promise made for the sealed portion to come forth in the due time of the Lord will come through proper Priesthood authority via the First Presidency of the Church. First and foremost the current prophet of the Lord/Church. Period. The "Lord revealeth nothing save He revealeth it to His prophets first". End of Story. And WHO has the audacity/stupidity to label something the "final testament" of Jesus Christ? That's just the tip of the iceberg. Exquisitely pathetic and laughable at best. Brother Nemelka you have been captivated by the Adversary and I can only pray for your release before it's to late. May God have mercy on your soul. Yes, folks, what he's done is that serious! If anything, I would ask you to humbly/sincerely read The Book of Mormon for yourselves FIRST and pray about it to receive a witness of it's divinity and truth. I promise you'll get an answer.
This is REAL DEAL folks! Any of you out there who have read the Bible and the BOM and LOVE the Words of Christ will feel extreme joy and happiness upon finding and reading this book. This is the writing of the Prophet Moroni, the last one of his day to deliver the plates to Joseph Smith and who indeed, has brought forth this work by the power of God in these, the last days. I challenge any of you who are sincere believers, to read and ponder this work, and ask God, by the Power of The Holy Ghost, in the name of Jesus Christ, if this is true. You must read the entire book, not just skim and read a bit here and there. The back appendixes are a great place to start.
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