Date: October 28, 2010 02:11PM
Just the fact that there are KJV translation errors in the B.O.M. is proof enough for me...
How about the "doxology" part of the Lord's prayer that is found in the Gospel of Matthew?
A good description of a doxology is found in Wikipedia: "A doxology (from the Greek doxa, glory + logos, word or speaking) is a short hymn of praises to God in various Christian worship services, often added to the end of canticles, psalms, and hymns."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doxology
"For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen"
This Doxology is first found in the Didache 8.2. The Didache being early teachings of first century Christians. The Didache was written in about 140 AD.
Neither pray ye as the hypocrites, but as the Lord commanded in His Gospel, thus pray ye:
Our Father, which art in heaven,
hallowed be Thy name;
Thy kingdom come;
Thy will be done,
as in heaven, so also on earth;
give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our debt,
as we forgive our debtors;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one;
for Thine is the power and the glory for ever and ever.http://www.spurgeon.org/~phil/didache.ht
There is documentation of at least ten different versions of "the Lord's Prayer" doxology in the early manuscripts of Matthew before it seems to have standardised. The doxology probably was originally added or injected into the Lord's Prayer for use during congregational worship. Most Biblical scholars do not consider it part of the original text of Matthew. Also it is interesting to note that... the modern translations of the Bible do not include it, mentioning it only in footnotes. The doxology of "the Lord's Prayer" as found in the King James Bible is considered a translation error... added by the translators because of its popular use in liturgical Christian worship.
This would have been a great moment for the Book of Mormon not to have the doxology of the Lord's Prayer in "the Lord's prayer" that is found in the Book of Mormon.
""3Nephi chapter 13:
8 Be not ye therefore like unto them, for your Father aknoweth what things ye have need of before ye bask him.
9 After this amanner therefore bpray ye: Our cFather who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
11 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
12 And alead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
13 FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM, AND THE POWER, AND THE GLORY, FOREVER. Amen.""(some words capitalized for emphasis).