"And it came to pass that there was no contention in the land, because of the love of God which did dwell in the hearts of the people."
(4 Nephi 1:15 LDS / 4 Nephi 1:17 RLDS)
BOOK Of MORMON
photos Mun 2010
Haun's Mill located in Far West Missouri where saints were martyred for their belief in the Book Of Mormon
The Roundtable Book of Mormon discussion group has existed since 1996, with administrative headquarters in Independence, Missouri, USA. As an interdenominational faith group, members and leaders (who serve on a board of directors) seek to encourage open discussion and serious study of a religious book acknowledged as scripture by millions of people.
As an independent organization, the Roundtable is not controlled by a church, nor does it seek to convert individuals to a particular denominational viewpoint. The focus is instead on an appreciation of the Book of Mormon, a collection of ancient writings by early inhabitants of the Americas. The book was first published in 1830.
Articles printed on our website are generally considered to be presentations on some aspect of the Book of Mormon or its teaching, usually by one author. Different writers will, over time, provide a thoughtful range of ideas and concepts. Our goal is to make each presentation open to discussion by our website readers. Our readers are free to agree, disagree, urge modification or suggest additional thoughts. Robust discussion is viewed as a likely means for clarifying ideas and enhancing the search for truth.
We are certainly aware that some of our website readers may not be Christians, or may not have a belief in God, at least not in the type of activist God who leads people across oceans and responds to prayerful petition. Those readers are welcome here, as the Roundtable is supportive of freedom of conscience. We are all God's children, and it is our prayer that all persons will treat one another with respect.
At a minimum, we are discussing an intelligent and erudite text that speaks passionately of the one God, the promised Messiah and guiding Spirit. It is worthy of intelligent and erudite study and response. It is our prayer that each reader of these American scriptures will find therein a blessing that rewards the heart and intellect of those who thirst for light and truth.