A while back I posted about the Christopher Nemelka phenomena, saying at first I was excited about it, but by the end of the post, I didn't really feel like reading another book of "scripture" and decided to stay away.
Well, the other day I found a youtube channel that actually posted the first chapter of The Sealed Portion as an audio-visual ebook, so I had a look, just to see what it was like, also because it was easy to access and would give me some idea of what's going on with that whole story.
Well, the first chapter of the book explained a lot.
My family is really not too interested in this book, but now that I've read the first chapter, I can see how it props up Joseph Smith, puts the critics to rest, and shows how the LDS church of today got it wrong --- all of which more or less makes sense.
It's potentially logical, just from the first chapter of this book, that The Sealed Portion translated by Christopher Nemelka is actually the real thing --- I don't know absolutely certain it's the real thing, but it seems to be potentially possible and logically realistic.
I mean, there are lots of things about Mormonism that don't make sense, and maybe Mormonism isn't really true in the end anyways,
but I do have a testimony of actual miracles in Mormonism, so if there's a godly reality to that --- then The Sealed Portion might explain this, and I realize that just from the first chapter.
I didn't read the whole book. The price tag on Amazon is a bit steep for my budget right now, having to pay for dental work, but I did get interested.
Yeah, basically, the first chapter presented on Youtube did seem to explain things. I was like "Woah -- if Mormonism is true, then this could be the answer."
So yeah, there you go.
One thing I said all those months or years ago when I initially heard of Christopher Nemelka is that his story was completely the kind of thing an actual Mormon WOULD believe in. It's the kind of thing that Mormonism was built on.
So yeah, there.
Just kind of recanting my statement to "stay away".