Why do Mormons still believe the book of Mormon is from God, when there is no anthological, archeological or historical evidence? - Ankerberg Theological Research Institute, John Ankerberg Show

Why do Mormons still believe the book of Mormon is from God, when there is no anthological, archeological or historical evidence?

Mormons believe the Holy Spirit confirms what is true by giving them a warm feeling. They may ignore physical evidence and proven facts if they feel the Spirit has given them this “burning in the bosom.” That feeling is their testament that something is true. From the teaching manual for Mormon missionaries called Preach My Gospel, “In order to know that the book of Mormon is true, a person must read, ponder, and pray about it. The honest seeker of truth will soon come to feel that the Book of Mormon is the word of God” and “In answer to our prayers, the Holy Ghost will teach us truth through our feelings and thoughts.” (Preach my Gospel, 2004, p.38-39). They rely greatly on feelings from what they believe is the Holy Spirit as evidence of truth, not on the word of God from the Bible as Christians do.