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Published: Monday, Aug. 6 2012 4:00 p.m. MDT

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Jim C
If you read the BofM and history books carefully, you'll find many evidences that the family of Lehi was a very small family of the inhabitants of MesoAmerica. By the time of Jacob, there was much inter-marrying going on with the locals. It is not known how many current remnant peoples of MesoAmerica descended from Lehi, but there has never been sufficient testing o rule out ALL living persons as NOT having DNA from Lehi. I suppose you are the one person on earth who has a sample of Lehi's DNA. Please share it. You may get the ball rolling on a very important study. You seem very quick to dismiss all evidence that exists, except the one (DNA) that is still missing. One day, if they do discover the DNA, and some studies claim they have done so, will you just ignore their findings, or will your baptism be forthcoming?

Orange County, CA

Lets draw a parallel with Sorenson's logic: The Lord of the Rings describes mountains and rivers. There are mountains and rivers in Europe that look like the descriptions written in the Lord of the Rings. The Lord of the Rings has stories of kings and people that war with each other. Europe had kings and people that warred with each other. Therefore, the Lord of the Rings is true.

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