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I love your site. I have used it repeatedly for classes, for my preparation for the mission, and now during the mission. I have learned alot and you have helped me understand better are beliefs, and helped me secure my testimony in the restored gospel. Thank you for all that you do. may God bless us that we can contiune to take the truth to all of Gods creatures.
i am attaching my story, my conversion, my testimony.
Hunter Swift

 

“El propósito de este sitio en la Red es dar testimonio sobre el Libro de Mormón a través de la divinidad de la Biblia”. Así se presenta Massimo Franceschini, un genealogista italiano que ha puesto en la Red una de las páginas más completas sobre la doctrina mormona: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Styx/1101/espanol.htm.

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Córdoba, Argentina, Sabado 7 de abril  de 2001

http://www.intervoz.com.ar/2001/0407/nota24858_1.htm

I've just spent a few exceptional moments on your web page.  

Just wanted to thank you.

Doug Adams.

Dear Bro. ,

I should have done this earlier.  I want to thank you for all your help while I was investigating The Church.  I have been a member now for fourteen months.   And I've never been happier in my life.  I was able to take out my Endowments on Dec. 22.  My wife was previously sealed so we are waiting on her cancelation of sealing before we are able to be sealed.  I am teaching a youth Sunday School class.   And previous to this calling I was the Sunday School President.

Thanks again for all your help.

Larry Jackson

 

I must say that i find your web site most intriguing and
enlightening. I really appreciate the work you have put into your site.  I
just discovered your site two days ago and now I find it hard to give
attention to anything else.You have
resparked the missionary spirit I have long missed, I served in Argentina
from 97-99.  May God bless you.

CHRISTOPHER J. CONOVER, 2Lt, USAF
DOO, 9th Special Operations Squadron

First let me start by saying I truly enjoy your sight by far it is the only I have found that gives true insight to the LDS belief and doctrines. The official LDS site should have a link to your site for people like myself they like to skip the sugar coat and get to the nitty gritty.

Sincerely-Alfred

Your site is great and so informative.  I have just become a LDS and
want to read the Book of Mormon cover to cover.  Reading the information
on your site gave me a foundation of knowledge to build upon as I read.
Do you know of a home study site for the Book of Mormon?  The more I
learn the more I want to learn.  In love and truth, Jacqueline Weist

Hello.  My name is Roberta.  I just finished reading your web page about
Jehovah's Witnesses and blood transfusions.  I was very impressed with it.  I
would like to print it to show it to a friend of mine. She is a J. W. and
nearly died two weeks ago, because she lost three pints of blood, and refused
a transfusion.  Fortunately, she agreed to some synthetic stuff the doctors
use, and now she is home and doing fine.  I would, however, like to show her
that there is nowhere in the Bible that says it is a sin to have a
transfusion. 

Either way, you did a great job on this page!  It answered the question I had
completely.

Thanks,
Roberta
Ohio

Dear Massimo,
My aunt and much of my family is Mormon. But I was raised Southern Baptist in Louisiana, USA. I have never quite understood the teachings of the Mormon church, especially with all of the things that my church had to say about your religion. I have been a firm believer in Jesus Christ from the young age of 9. Three days ago, I agreed to meet with some missionaries from my Aunt's church. What was supposed to be a one hour meeting turned into a 3 hour meeting. I want to thank you for your site because many questions that I still had yet to have answered with the Elders left have been answered by your site. I have been sincerely considering all that I have read in both the BOM and the Bible and your site. I am feeling quite a tugging on my heart, but I still have much praying to do before my next meeting with the Elders.
In my church I was always the student in my sunday school class that the teachers never liked because I always scrutinize the scriptures that were to be studied for the next lesson, and I was always the one who asked the questions that they were not prepared to answer and never could quite fully answer when the did try to. Many of those questions that I have had about just the Bible were also answered by your site, and I was quite pleased with my talk with the Elders that they did not seem phased when I asked them difficult questions about the Mormon beliefs. I still have many questions that I seek to have answered, but I am beginning to believe what you and the elders have said.
I still do not know yet what will be my final decision on all of this, but I am truly praying and asking for Divine guidance concerning the new things I have learned. I ask please, that you pray for me as I go through this new struggle and phase in my life concerning my walk with Jesus Christ.
Sincerely,
Brooke L.

I found the page using the yahoo search engine. I just typed the word Mormon into yahoo, and your page was one of the first results i recieved. I found the page around 9:00pm my time and did not stop reading it until 5:00am this morning. I completely lost track of time as I was reading the scripture you presented.
Brooke L.

Tonight I had my second disscussion with the missionaries. And tonight the Lord layed it on my heart that the book of Mormon is true and that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God. I am to be baptistized in two weeks from today. The one thing that I am struggling with most is how my mother will react to this. When my younger sister joined, she joined because of a guy she was dating, and now that her exboyfriend is on mission, she quit going to church and fell back into her old ways. My mom knew this would happen from the beginning, and was much against my sister joining the church, my fear now is that my mom will be against my joining of the church, and I do not know how to tell her. Please pray for me in this matter.
Sincerely,
Brooke L.

Hello Massimo! I just wanted to say I am so grateful for you site. I have been studying a lot of anti-mormon pages lately and trying to configure answers- though I know an answer exists, it is hard for me to put it into my own words, and I am so glad to find your site, that just blows so many of these anti sites away! Your pages are amazingly thorough, and I am so glad to come across them, it has made my day! Nice music also. :)
Thanks,
Chloe
(P.S.- much to my surprise, I found out you are from Mesa, AZ too- way cool!)

Dear Massimo,
What a real pleasure it was to have found this site. Let me explain my situation to you, I am a fourth generation descendant of Joseph and Emma Smith and have only converted to this church (lds) just four years ago. I will tell you in brief that I come from generations of bitterness in the Smith family toward the lds church and had to overcome many issues but I did and my testimony is strong.....But my husband is not mormon, he is a mix of Baptist and Nazerene, this site will help me greatly as he does not have a testimony of the Book of Mormon yet, he supports me and our childrens membership but that is about as far as it goes. So I just wanted to thank you for this informative site, I will study it slowly and use it during Family home evenings for awhile for lessons because he sits in on Monday nights. It is great to find sites like this, once again thank You.
Kimberly Jo Smith Davis

Dear Massimo,

I'd like to take this oppotunity to thank you for putting together such
a wonderful web site over LDS doctrine.
I'm not LDS (my wife of 4 months is) but I am investigating.  And I
really appreciate your site.
I've read The Pearl of Great Price, D&C and The Book of Mormon.
I'm Southern Baptist - so as you can guess, 90% of what I knew about LDS

doctrine hasn't been LDS doctrine at all but rather anti-doctrine.

Larry Dean Jackson

Hooray!!!!! Someone who has done their homework!!!! Now what are you going to do with the rest of them up there (in Utah, I presume) who haven't? Shame that they are going to miss out on the greatest gift that God has given to the human race in two thousand years.   Kate

DEAR BROTHER MASSIMO,

 

WHAT A BLESSING IT HAS BEEN TO ME TO COME ACROSS TO YOUR INSPIRED WEB SITE. I CAN HONESTLY TELL YOU WASN'T BY ANY CHANCE FOR CHANCES ONLY WORK FOR MAGICIANS. IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY PRAYER THAT THE LORD MAY ROLL THE PAGES OF THE INTERNET THAT I REALLY NEED, EITHER TO BOOST MY TRADING SKILLS OR TO BOOST MY SOUL AS TO BURN AS A FIRE. YOUR SITE HAS JUST DONE THAT, BOOSTED ME SOUL CONTINUOUSLY SINCE I ALLOCATED IT MIDDLE LAST WEEK. I HAVE BEEN IN IT EVERYDAY FOR MANY LONG HOURS, AND I STILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO UNTIL ALL ARE JUST ABOUT CONSUMED.

 

I STARTED BY READING YOUR TESTIMONY FIRST OF ALL, "MY CONVERSION STORY", OF WHICH I KNEW WAS TRUE FOR THE HOLY GHOST TESTIFIED OF TO ME. I DID MORE THAN THAT, I PRINTED TO SHOW TO A COUPLE JUST ACROSS FROM OUR HOME WHO ARE FAITHFUL ROMAN CATHOLIC AND  ITALIANS. WHEN MY WIFE CAME HOME I TOLD HER ABOUT, AND GLADLY SHE READ ALSO.

 

IN THAT SAME EVENING DAY I CROSS THE ROAD TO THE COUPLE'S PLACE TO SHOW THEM YOUR TESTIMONY. FROM HIS FRONT DOOR I QUESTIONED HIM WHETHER HE WAS BUSY, I TOLD HIM I HAD SOMETHING NICE TO SHOW THEM. AFTER A BRIEF INTRODUCTION HE ASKED ME IF IT

WAS ABOUT RELIGION. I ANSWERED HIM YES, BUT A VERY NICE ONE. AS I HAD FIVE PAGES, I SAID: LET ME READ A LEAST THE FIRST PAGE TO YOU AND YOUR WIFE.  HE LET ME IN. HE TOLD HIS WIFE WHAT WAS ABOUT AND SHE DID NOT PUT TOO MUCH OF A RESISTANCE. AFTER I HAD READ THE FIRST PAGE, WE TALKED FOR A WHILE AND I ASKED IF I COULD CONTINUE READING.  I PROGRESSED READING AND PERIODICALLY WE WOULD COMMENT AND THEN BACK TO READ UNTIL I READ THE WHOLE LOT. THEY SEEMED TO ENJOY, THEY EVEN LAUGHED A LOT, I GUESS  THEY NEVER WOULD EXPECT ME TO TALK TO THEM SO DIRECTLY ABOUT RELIGION SINCE THAT WE ARE NEIGHBORS ONLY FOR ABOUT SIX MONTHS.

 

MY WIFE AND MYSELF HAVE BEEN MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS SINCE LAST QUARTER OF 1978, IN THE CITY OF SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA; AFTER I HAD BEEN IN HERE FOR ABOUT SIX YEARS AND HER FOR ABOUT THREE. WE CAME ORIGINALLY FROM BRAZIL. WE ARE THE FIRST CONVERTERS OF OUR FAMILIES. HAVING SAID THAT, I CAME FROM A VERY FAITHFUL ROMAN CATHOLIC BACK GROUND, SO MUCH THAT MY OLDEST BROTHER CAME VERY CLOSE TO BE ORDAINED A PRIEST, SINCE IT TAKES A LOT OF YEARS. NEXT FOLLOWED MY OLDER SISTER AND SHE BECAME A NUN AND REMAINED A NUN FOR MANY YEARS UNTIL I GUESS IN 1977. I MYSELF BEING THE YOUNGEST OF THE BOYS AND BEING INFLUENCED BY THIS BROTHER I FOLLOWED HIM TOO, AND I PUT ALL MY HEART TO RECEIVE THE PRIESTHOOD. HOWEVER, DUE TO THE GOODNESS OF GOD I ONLY REMAINED IN THE SALESIANO CONGREGATION FOR 5 YEARS. AT THE VERY LAST MONTH OF 1968 BOTH MY BROTHER AND I LEFT FOR GOOD.

 

NOW COMES THE LINK OF WHICH I INTENDED TO CROSS BETWEEN THIS STORY AND YOUR SITE: ALL MY RELATIVES LIVE IN BRAZIL, AND NONE OF THEM TO THIS VERY DATE HAVE NEVER ACCEPTED MORMONISM, NO MATTER HOW HARD I HAVE TRIED. NOW THAT ONE SISTER OF MINE IS ON THE INTERNET, JUST NOW AND JUST NOW THAT I HAVE GOT TO KNOW YOUR WEB SITE, IN THIS MORNING I REFERRED YOUR SITE TO HER  THROUGH TO HER EMAIL, FOCUSING THE "AMAZING TESTIMONY. NOT ONLY IS AN AMAZING TESTIMONY, BUT IS SPECIALLY BEING ABOUT AN EX-ROMAN CATHOLIC NUN.

 

NOW I HAVE SO MUCH MATERIAL TO PASS TO MY FAMILY IN BRAZIL AND THAT IS MAINLY BECAUSE OF YOUR REAL INSPIRED WEB SITE, WHICH AMONG MANY INTERESTING  TESTIMONIES , ARE THOSE SPECIALLY FROM EX- ROMAN CATHOLIC NUNS AND ONE BISHOP CONVERSIONS THAT I KNOW SO FAR. AS YOU CAN SEE, IS JUST LIKE PIECES OF PUZZLE FALLING 0VER ALL ON THE RIGHT PLACE ON THE RIGHT MOMENT, AFTER SO MANY LONG YEARS AND NOTHING HAPPENING.  I HAVE PRAYED THAT MY FAMILY AT THIS TIME PAY A LITTLE MORE OF ATTENTION.

 

THAT I ALSO PRAY  YOU WILL SOMEHOW PAY REASONABLE ATTENTION TO MY WRITING UNTIL I WILL BE ABLE TO SEND TO YOU MY PERSONAL TESTIMONY  OF THIS GREAT AND MARVELOUS WORK OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, IN ORDER FOR YOU TO ALSO INCLUDE INTO YOUR FASCINATING WEB.

 

NOW THAT I HAVE SPOKEN EXTENSIVELY ABOUT YOUR VERY UPLIFTING PROJECT, MAY I THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART. LET US NO LONGER BE ESTRANGERS, FROM YOUR BROTHER IN CHRIST. HAVE MY BLESSING I PRAY, UNTIL THEN.

 

MICHAEL DE SOUZA.

 

Massimo,

I hope you will take the time to read this.  My name is Harold and I am a
Mormon, but lately I have been inactive, and have fallen away from the
church a bit.  Lately I have been struggling with the church, and it has
been on my mind constantly.  So I was looking for websites on the internet
about other Christian churches, just to get a feel for what they believe. 
When reading about the other churches, I stumbled on your web site.  What a
blessing it was for me to find your site!  It answered many questions that I
had about the church, and also moved me to try and build my testimony
again (wont be easy though!).  Your testimony was very moving to me, and I
felt the spirit while reading it.  Anyway, just wanted to say thank you and
God bless.  Good job on the site!!

Harold.

I am Elder William Murray I have been  reading for about two hrs. and haven't been able to stop it's almost like when I read the book of Mormon  the first time . I would like to thank you for your hard work and as I read your thoughts I felt the Spirit as I haven't felt it for a long time I know Just by reading your studies you are a very Spiritual man and would like to meet you some day just to see the love of CHRIST I know is in your eyes .

I think I'll just call you my new found friend if you don't mind  take care my FRIEND Your Brother in CHRIST ELDER MURRAY

 

Thank you.  I love your web site.  It answered a lot of my questions about SCIENCE, RELIGION I have spent hours reading it. Where is the secret page?

 

Hi there,

I am a member and I would just love to tell you that this site is absolutely
amazing. I am so grateful for the work that you put forth to create this
site. This site is truly a blessing. My bf and I have been going through a
tough time with his parents right now and he is a nonmember wanting to take
the discussions. His parents have recently found out and become very scared.
They have presented him with a paper that they titled "Mormonism and
Christianity: a comparison" and your site has been a great deal of help to
him. He has been trying to search for some answers and some things that he
can tell his parents, to maybe get them thinking. I just wanted to send you a
positive email to tell you thanks ;).

Heather Love
Smyrna Ward, Tn

Dear Brother Massimo Franceschini:

I have just finished reading your articles on faith and grace and salvation.
You did an excellent job.  What you say on this subject is absolutely true and
can be backed up not only by the scriptures but in the historical record.  Thank
you for expending the time and money to bear witness of the truths of the
gospel.  The protestants have claimed that once saved, always saved (meaning
that you can never be lost).  I am in the process of publishing a book (my
third, entitled, "He Will not Save Thee in Thy Sins) which makes the point that
this premise is taken from the idea of Augustine (which came from pagan
doctrines) that a sacrament (and by faith are ye saved is a Protestant
sacrament, because it fits all of the criteria) has a seal which can never be
broken.  Thus, the premises of Martin Luther (who was an Augustinian monk) do
not have their basis in the scriptures but are pagan in origin.  As such, it is
easy to understand why they are in direct conflict with the scriptural message
about the atonement of Christ and the transformation which occurs within those
who are born again.  May the Lord bless you for your service in defending his
gospel.

Sincerely,

Ray Smullin

Hi, my name Sharon Dierks. My husband Raymond and I were just Baptized last
week and we are to receive the Holy Spirit tomorrow. I just wanted you to
know that I was surfing the web and came across your site. It is terrific. I
just wanted to say thank you. It really means a whole lot to see such a
comprehensive site, especially to a new convert. Its packed with really great
stuff!
Sincerely,
Sharon Dierks
Alton< IL

I just wanted to thank you for the information on your site. I am
investigating the LDS and it has been so helpful. The fact that you used so
many Biblical references was especially helpful since I come from
"mainstream" Christianity. So many of the answers I have been finding and
looking for were in your site. You were the answer to my prayers and I am
thankful.

Hey,

I just read your write up on numbers.  That was very interesting.  You
brought up a point that I had never thought of in quite the way you
presented, and which will be very helpful to me in presenting my material.
Now that I think about it, I am very surprised I had not thought of it
before.

God is indeed very mathematical, as he is the creator, and nature is filled
with mathematical wonders.  Why not expect that the word of God would be
that way too!

People tend to be so skeptical of my approach because it deals with numbers.
Why should they be surprised?

Sterling Allan (webmaster of Greater things)

Wow!!!!!
Your site has helped me much in my understanding of the gospel.  I would like
to extend my appreciation towards you and the builders of this website. 

Before I really became interested in the gospel, I had only known it to be
good.  With all of the analysis on your website and discoveries now being
made, I have a stronger testimony.  God Bless you for the time and effort made
to bring the world to the gospel. 

Thank you. A fellow son of God

Russell Anderson (response to criticism) wrote

I enjoyed the site. I went to the Daniel page expecting to read about the vision of the image and how it relates to the restoration. I was pleasantly surprised. I had not heard about that vision and its direct correlation to the martyrdom before. Overall, very good and refreshing. I didn't really get into your main thesis, but I hope to be able to do that in the future. I also would welcome the opportunity to link to your site. Is that o.k.? It is a great start. Thanks.

Russell Anderson .

Hi Massimo,

A GREAT site, and  GREAT start......... I enjoyed it very much....... Nice use of the scriptures.

Kerry A. "Thanks for letting me know about it. I'll link to it in a few days when I get back from the FARMS workshop on the Book of Abraham" Shirts.

I have spent the past 45 minutes looking at your sight. It is one of the best I have seen yet. I am new at this online bit, but I am learning to love it. Being lds, I usually try to find sight such as yours. You can be sure I will return again many times.

Sharon Shogrin. lds for 16 years.

I think your page is going to be great. I think you'll have a lot of visitors as soon as it gets well known.
Drew Miller.

It looks wonderful!!! You did an excellent job. I sent the address to some friends that were wondering about the religion and this I know will help them. I even sent the page to a friend of mine that is a returned missionary. He is always looking for pages on the church.

Lady D.

Massimo, you have done obviously your homework! Your web site is incredibly informative and it is obvious you were working with the Spirit. I am a 7th generation member and I learned a few things, too! I hope many will visit and that their hearts will be softened and they will be inspired to seek the missionaries.

Best of luck and God speed.

Dayna Linton.

Dear Massimo,

I am totally amazed.......I have spent an hour reading and still haven't yet begun. I've started copying to share with our missionaries and my bishop, as they do not have internet service.

John & Sherry Lihue Ward, Kauai, Hi.

You did an excellent job on this site. I bookmarked it on my list and will send it on to other LDS friends, in Ireland and other places. You put a lot of work into this. Good Job! Thanks from Nancy and her family.
Ps> I do the ward Sunday program and the ward newsletter. Do you care if I include your website address in our newsletter?

Nancy.

I visited your page "The Bible and the Book of Mormon". It's wonderful! You did a fantastic job and it is already one of my bookmarks. Thank you for making such a great page- hopefully I will be able to use it in bringing others to the truth of the Gospel. I will have to take more time now and read the whole thing. By the way, I think you have a really cool name! You don't mind if I add a link to your page from mine, do you?

Darcey Miller.

Your web site looks great and is very appealing. If I may I'd like to put a link on my site to yours. I think you've done a wonderful job of approaching the subject matter and your site will be helpful in helping people understand the church.

Mike Weber, the candleman.

Hi there, I thought your web page was terrific!!!! I would like to put a link to your page in my web page.

Martin (Wild thing)

Hey, your web site is awesome! I absolutely love it! I would be in debt if you showed me how to put a moving rainbow line on my page just like yours!

I was truly impressed with your work, job well done, a sure *****!!!!!!

c-ya Bill

William Tipton.

Hey, I read the front page of your web site and really enjoyed hearing everything you had to say. It is very thought out and well planned explanation of the Bible and the Book of Mormon and how they relate with each other.

Matthew Dayley.

Thanks for all the hard work and research you have done.  I appreciate
your taking time to share your knowledge.  Keep up the great work!

Perry Morris--American Fork, Utah

Dear brother,

What a beautiful site! What a grand undertaking! Congratulations and keep up the wonderful work!

Sincerely, Linda M> Hall

I just got wind of your web page and I just started looking at it! WOW! I am soooooo impressed! It is incredible!!! Thank you so much for putting so much time into it!

Katrina, Okinawa, Japan (LDS)

Hi, Massimo

You have a great page going here!! Keep up the good work, please keep
your site moving forward..
I am LDS and am grateful for the time and effort you have devoted to
this site. I have spent many a hour here and will keep coming back for
more............

Derek Davis

Greetings,

I just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed your web page!
I am not a Mormon but I do respect you as a religious community and find you to be some of the most pleasant people to talk to. Again thanks for the Info I have always been curious about the Beliefs of LDS..........

Peace Elijah

Massimo, you are the man. (or the woman, I can't really do Italian names good). But Hey, I looked at your page, and I will look at it more. I think you've get a good thing going. that is great. Love Jay Bryner

Wow I can't believe how great you did!!!! Wow this was really great, and I will send your page onto some of my lds friends, as well.... mother would like it as well!!!

Love in Christ Denise and Marty Mc Raney.

Brother Franceschini,

I can tell that many many hours of study, prayer and work went into creating this page entitled "The Bible and the Book of Mormon". I can only imagine the growth of your personal testimony trough your efforts. As I have read your page, and I am not finished, my testimony and conviction as to the truth of the Book of Mormon have been strengthened. These bits of "circumstantial evidence" are great testimony builders. I feel that you page will have a great effect on those already having a testimony of the Boo of Mormon, as well it may provide enough of a seed in those whom the Lord has prepared that they may desire to learn more and harken unto the word of God. Thank you so much.

Your's in the Gospel Nicholas B. Flint

You were truly inspired to make such wonderful observations. I feel it was also very important for you to have state that not only do you know the truth by your search of scriptures, but also for you to have included your testimony of prayer. Well done.

Debbie Stewart.

I am amazed each time that I visit your site. You are a sensitive scholar of Christianity and a devout Mormon. You are also most adroit in your computer skills. You maintain one of the most sophisticated web pages that I have ever viewed. Your computer/engineering background would be of interest.
Thanks for enlightening us on subjects that are both challenging and important.
Your brother in the gospel,
A. K. Rogers

This was the letter that Ron Cappelli wrote me when I sent to him my study "The Bible and the Book of Mormon"

I just got home from work and read all your messages. Let me first tell
you that I didn't fall asleep until after 4:30am and I was up at
6:45am
for work, so needless to say, right now I'm extremely tired. But I
wanted to write you a quite note in response to your messages.
I reviewed all your prior messages to me and compared them to the ones
you sent me today. I don't know why, but in the past I got all of them
except the one about the three sheep. Now I have that one too.
As far as your ideas are concerned, you're right, you could write a
book. You have much, much more information to share than what I
paraphrased for you on my web site. In fact, you have so much, that I'm
overwhelmed with it at the moment. Overwhelmed meaning that there is so
much information to absorb, think about, consider, and analyze that
I can't grasp it all at the moment. It's like eating a very large meal
quickly. Soon you become so full that you have to rest and let the food
get digested before it does you any good. My head is swimming with so
much information from you that right now it's all a little confusing
(just when I thought I was starting to understand it) .
. Maybe some of that is because I'm so tired that my
mind isn't thinking clearly, and maybe after I study -- not read, but
study -- your words more carefully, I will understand them better.
Then again, maybe I won't.

As with any new ideas, it takes time for people to fully understand a
different viewpoint. And even when they do, that doesn't always mean
they agree with them. At first glance, there are some things I easily
agree with in your writings, there are some things that sound
reasonable
but I had never thought of and therefore am not sure of.

I live in Richmond, VA, which is two hours ahead of you in time.

Ron Cappelli

As usual you site is simply breathtaking.  Don't ever take this site down. 
If you accept donations I would be more than happy to.
Keep up the excellent work!!!!
John M

Hello Massimo,

Thank you so much for introducing Mr. Jim Ellis to me. He has emailed me
on Sunday at around 1 PM (you guys REALLY WORK FAST!), but I only
checked my email in the evening around 9 pm. I telephoned him to have a
chat and said he will arrange a date to meet up with me as soon as
possible.

BTW Massimo, could you tell me more about yourself?
(I hope you don't mind, but I really find your name interesting... what
language is it originated?)

I really look forward to meeting with Mr. Jim Ellis.

Thank you once again!

Vincent.

Bro. Ellis:

Vincent has been taught the 2nd discussion last Saturday. Attended Church meetings on Sunday afternoon. He is progressing fine but still needs time to warm up to large group meetings. The stake missionaries, full-time missionaries and some specific members are assigned to fellowship him.

Regards.


Massimo,

Your story is great. Your testimony is wonderful. The Lord bless us in different ways but always with the same result, we become closer to Christ.

thank you so much for sharing your experiences.

Charles.

Dear Massimo:

When you wrote me some weeks ago I had the impression the Lord's hand was
in it. This morning, after sending the translation to you, I went to your
page and I read your story.

I can't explain in words what I felt. My wife and I have been fighting for
our emigration to the US since three years ago. It has been very hard, and
I had not gotten a sponsor yet. I have been trying to find a job at any
university. I have sent applications to all the universities in Utah, many
in Arizona and Idaho. I have been very close, because last march I had an
interview at some important university in Utah, but we are still here.

My wife and I have felt the calling of the emigration like you felt it, and
many of the acts of your life are alike mine. After reading your story I
felt gratitude and happiness because you. Your words give us more strength
to continue fighting for our goal.

I shared your story with my wife and she was very impressed.

So, thank you very much.


Alejandro.

Massimo,

Your site (http://members.xoom.com/Max_Frankie/) is awesome!  You have
obviously spent a lot of time and effort of this site.  I too have written
some articles - my best entitled "el libro de mormon, el eslabon que falta".
(The Book of Mormon - The Missing Link).  I talk about the promises made in
the Bible (primarily through the patriarchal blessing of Joseph at the hands
of Israel (Jacob) where he has over 39 verses of blessing, as opposed to
Judah's 5 verses and 1-2 verses for every other brother.  Most of these
blessings are not fulfilled in the Bible, but in the BofM.  I also site
other examples of the incompleteness of the Bible as it related to the BofM.
If you would be interested, I could fax it to you (I wrote it on a broke
typewriter during my mission in Madrid).

Keep up the great work and keep fighting against the anti's.  Your faith and
hard work gives inspiration to all who visit your site, Mormon or not.

Best Regards,

Patrick Oborn


I consistently enjoy your web site. My voice gets hoarse reading above the noise of 9 children while my husband listens. Tonight I read your article concerning Holy Garments and want to thank you for a tasteful handling of a sacred and difficult topic. You might appreciate one observation that I often make to my children as we study about Adam and Eve. God did make the garment of skin to cover Adam and Eve. What else does that mean? It means that death had to occur. This is very important symbolically because we are again reminded that God has the authority over live and death. There is much in this concept as it is explored. My little children are calling so I leave it to you to make all the connections of the Lord providing the first garment and bringing the first death into the world. Lest any should think the Lord is casual in his interest in animals, he gave only 5 instruction to Noah after Noah left the ark. 1. Multiply and replenish the earth. 2. May eat the meat of animals. 3. May not eat blood. 4. May not be cruel to animals and 5. May not spill man's blood. So we know that however the first death was brought about in order to make the clothing of skin it was done with reverence. As Latter-day Saints we are the only Christian religion that I am aware of that teaches as doctrine that animals have spirits and will receive a resurrection.

Cherie Logan
Homeschooling Mother of Ten
Genealogy: http://www.vitrex.net/~chenille
Surname Resource Centers: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Woods/5540/src.html
Ponderings of an LDS Mother: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Woods/5540/

Hello Massimo, DO NOT, repeat do not remove me from your
message list as I am most interested in your site. I visit it
often. I seen that you had changed to your new url. I have told
every one I email to check your site. GOOD JOB. "you are right
I shouted."
Don Bradburn

Hi!

I just want to comment on how awesome your site is! As a lover and student of the scriptures, this site is a gold mine!! I love all these "discoveries" that you provide me. I especially love your "theory" of the 3 wise men. I totally believe it and know it totally agrees with the scriptures. The only thing that I question about is that if the 3 wise men came from the new world, how is it that they could have communicated to Herald and others in Palestine? Also, how is it that they could blend in their culture since the culture in the new world is so different? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks so much for your contribution to the gospel! Keep up the good work!!

Sincerely,
Jeremy Runnells
Eagscout4@aol.com

This one is not from an lds but from a "friend" that I invited to take a look at my study.

The LDS are a filthy false Christian cult.

Rev. Steve Winter

I answer this

I don't agree with your answer, but since you are a Christian you should
have more respect and use a better language.

and he was so kind finishing in this very Christian way.

You are an accursed scum, laboring to deceive souls into hell.

I have cursed you in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ!

Don't email here again.

Rev. Steve Winter

I WAS A MEMBER OF THE CHURCH FOR 20 YRS OR SO. I CAME ACROSS SO ANTI-CHURCH
MATERIAL AND IT SHOOK WHAT I THOUGHT WAS MY TESTIMONY TO PIECES. I
EVENTUALLY ASK TO HAVE MY NAME (AND  MY WIFE'S NAME ) FROM THE CHURCH. I
ATTENDED A LOCAL BAPTIST CHURCH AND WAS HAPPY. BUT THRU YEARS OF STUDY AND
SOMETHING I HAD NO PLAN OR REMOTE THOUGHT OF, I HAVE RECEIVED A WITNESS THAT
THE CHURCH IS REALLY THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST. I  REALIZE THAT I NEVER HAD
A TESTIMONY IN MY HEART OF THE CHURCH BUT HAD MY EYE ON THE ORGANIZATION AND
AS THE VERSE STATES "EVER LEARNING BUT NEVER COMING TO THE TRUTH ". I
ENJOYED MY FIRST VISIT TO YOUR SIGHT AND FELT THE SPIRIT AS I STUDIED ONE OF
YOUR LESSONS. I TRIED TO SEND YOUR SIGHT TO MY DAUGHTER AT BROHONA@AOL.COM
BUT HAD NO LUCK. I PLAN TO RETURN TO THE CHURCH SOON BUT I WANT TO READ THE
BOOK OF MORMON THRU FIRST. THANK YOU  RICHEMORE@EXCITE.COM

hi, just a quick note to tell you it was refreshing to review your site ... as a Sunday School teacher of 16-17 year olds, and as we are preparing to teach from the BOM, I was checking to see what was available online. Saw a lot of disturbing materials and then your site appeared like a blessing from above, complete with music! Thanks for your wonderful efforts!

Sincerely I don't agree with your page, but you have the right to maintain
your opinion, like I can maintain mine. At the end both of us I am sure will
trust in the Lord. Be happy my friend the life doesn't end with the
Mormonism. Massimo
Saturday September 11th 1999 10:18:26
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I want to thank you for that post. I was beginning to get very discouraged
reading all those mislead views. I also loved your site.
It is truly awesome and will work well in the all our missionary work.
Think of how many people that will reach. WOW

Thanks again
Your sister Geneise

HOLA HERMANO


NO SE SU NOMBRE PERO LO QUE SI SE ES QUE ME CONVENCIO COMPLETAMENTE DE QUE EL LIBRO DE MORMON ES VERDADERO LO ADMIRO MUCHO POR SU GRAN ESTUDIO DE LAS ESCRITURAS ES MARAVILLOSO SABER QUE HAY GENTE EN LA IGLESIA QUE SE PREOCUPA DE ESO VERDAD YO SOY UN JOVEN DE 19 AÑOS ESTOY A PUNTO DE SALIR A MISION AMO A JESUCRISTO IGUAL SE QUE LA IGLESIA ES VERDADERA YO SABIA QUE EL LIBRO DE MORMON ERA VERDADERO PERO LO SABIA SOLAMENTE NUNCA LO HABIA ANALIZADO COMO UD LO HIZO NUEVAMENTE LE FELICITO Y LE MANDO TODOS MIS SALUDOS MI NOMBRE ES ARNALDO HERESMANN Y ESPERO QUE ME RESPONDA PRONTO ESTE EMAIL POR QUE QUERO SER SU AMIGO HAY MUCHAS COSAS QUE NO TENGO CLARAS Y ME GUSTARIA PREGUNTARSELAS YO SE QUE EL SEÑOR LO ILUMINARA PARA QUE ME DE BUENAS RESPUESTAS LA PAGINA LE QUEDO SUPER BUENA CHAO QUE DIOS LO BENDIGA MI EMAIL ES EL QUE ESTA A CONTINUACION NO EL QUE APARECE EL LA FIRMA nanolio@mi.terra.cl

Somebody make this question

2 Nephi 26:15-16 "...the words of the righteous shall be
written, and the prayers of the faithful shall be heard... For those who
shall be destroyed shall speak unto them out of the ground, and their speech
shall be low out of the dust, and their voice shall be as one that hath a
familiar spirit..."

A familiar spirit is always declared no good in the scriptures.

well in this case it is not the same familiar spirit quoted somewhere else

Isaiah 29:4
4 And thou shalt be brought down, [and] shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.

see Isaiah is making a comparation to make clear that Ariel or Jerusalem will speak out of the ground and it is very interesting because at the verse 18 the prophet gives us the answer in what way the Hebrew will talk to us

Isaiah 29:18
18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.

The book of Mormon was take out of the ground like was prophesied from Isaiah, that is completely according to his word and he wrote "as of one" to say that the book of Mormon is a familiar spirit is just to say, I don't understand English and its grammar.

 

I love your site. I have used it repeatedly for classes, for my preparation for the mission, and now during the mission. I have learned alot and you have helped me understand better are beliefs, and helped me secure my testimony in the restored gospel. Thank you for all that you do. may God bless us that we can contiune to take the truth to all of Gods creatures.
i am attaching my story, my conversion, my testimony.
Hunter Swift

 

“El propósito de este sitio en la Red es dar testimonio sobre el Libro de Mormón a través de la divinidad de la Biblia”. Así se presenta Massimo Franceschini, un genealogista italiano que ha puesto en la Red una de las páginas más completas sobre la doctrina mormona: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Styx/1101/espanol.htm.

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Córdoba, Argentina, Sabado 7 de abril  de 2001

http://www.intervoz.com.ar/2001/0407/nota24858_1.htm

I've just spent a few exceptional moments on your web page.  

Just wanted to thank you.

Doug Adams.

Dear Bro. ,

I should have done this earlier.  I want to thank you for all your help while I was investigating The Church.  I have been a member now for fourteen months.   And I've never been happier in my life.  I was able to take out my Endowments on Dec. 22.  My wife was previously sealed so we are waiting on her cancelation of sealing before we are able to be sealed.  I am teaching a youth Sunday School class.   And previous to this calling I was the Sunday School President.

Thanks again for all your help.

Larry Jackson

 

I must say that i find your web site most intriguing and
enlightening. I really appreciate the work you have put into your site.  I
just discovered your site two days ago and now I find it hard to give
attention to anything else.You have
resparked the missionary spirit I have long missed, I served in Argentina
from 97-99.  May God bless you.

CHRISTOPHER J. CONOVER, 2Lt, USAF
DOO, 9th Special Operations Squadron

First let me start by saying I truly enjoy your sight by far it is the only I have found that gives true insight to the LDS belief and doctrines. The official LDS site should have a link to your site for people like myself they like to skip the sugar coat and get to the nitty gritty.

Sincerely-Alfred

Your site is great and so informative.  I have just become a LDS and
want to read the Book of Mormon cover to cover.  Reading the information
on your site gave me a foundation of knowledge to build upon as I read.
Do you know of a home study site for the Book of Mormon?  The more I
learn the more I want to learn.  In love and truth, Jacqueline Weist

Hello.  My name is Roberta.  I just finished reading your web page about
Jehovah's Witnesses and blood transfusions.  I was very impressed with it.  I
would like to print it to show it to a friend of mine. She is a J. W. and
nearly died two weeks ago, because she lost three pints of blood, and refused
a transfusion.  Fortunately, she agreed to some synthetic stuff the doctors
use, and now she is home and doing fine.  I would, however, like to show her
that there is nowhere in the Bible that says it is a sin to have a
transfusion. 

Either way, you did a great job on this page!  It answered the question I had
completely.

Thanks,
Roberta
Ohio

Dear Massimo,
My aunt and much of my family is Mormon. But I was raised Southern Baptist in Louisiana, USA. I have never quite understood the teachings of the Mormon church, especially with all of the things that my church had to say about your religion. I have been a firm believer in Jesus Christ from the young age of 9. Three days ago, I agreed to meet with some missionaries from my Aunt's church. What was supposed to be a one hour meeting turned into a 3 hour meeting. I want to thank you for your site because many questions that I still had yet to have answered with the Elders left have been answered by your site. I have been sincerely considering all that I have read in both the BOM and the Bible and your site. I am feeling quite a tugging on my heart, but I still have much praying to do before my next meeting with the Elders.
In my church I was always the student in my sunday school class that the teachers never liked because I always scrutinize the scriptures that were to be studied for the next lesson, and I was always the one who asked the questions that they were not prepared to answer and never could quite fully answer when the did try to. Many of those questions that I have had about just the Bible were also answered by your site, and I was quite pleased with my talk with the Elders that they did not seem phased when I asked them difficult questions about the Mormon beliefs. I still have many questions that I seek to have answered, but I am beginning to believe what you and the elders have said.
I still do not know yet what will be my final decision on all of this, but I am truly praying and asking for Divine guidance concerning the new things I have learned. I ask please, that you pray for me as I go through this new struggle and phase in my life concerning my walk with Jesus Christ.
Sincerely,
Brooke L.

I found the page using the yahoo search engine. I just typed the word Mormon into yahoo, and your page was one of the first results i recieved. I found the page around 9:00pm my time and did not stop reading it until 5:00am this morning. I completely lost track of time as I was reading the scripture you presented.
Brooke L.

Tonight I had my second disscussion with the missionaries. And tonight the Lord layed it on my heart that the book of Mormon is true and that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God. I am to be baptistized in two weeks from today. The one thing that I am struggling with most is how my mother will react to this. When my younger sister joined, she joined because of a guy she was dating, and now that her exboyfriend is on mission, she quit going to church and fell back into her old ways. My mom knew this would happen from the beginning, and was much against my sister joining the church, my fear now is that my mom will be against my joining of the church, and I do not know how to tell her. Please pray for me in this matter.
Sincerely,
Brooke L.

Hello Massimo! I just wanted to say I am so grateful for you site. I have been studying a lot of anti-mormon pages lately and trying to configure answers- though I know an answer exists, it is hard for me to put it into my own words, and I am so glad to find your site, that just blows so many of these anti sites away! Your pages are amazingly thorough, and I am so glad to come across them, it has made my day! Nice music also. :)
Thanks,
Chloe
(P.S.- much to my surprise, I found out you are from Mesa, AZ too- way cool!)

Dear Massimo,
What a real pleasure it was to have found this site. Let me explain my situation to you, I am a fourth generation descendant of Joseph and Emma Smith and have only converted to this church (lds) just four years ago. I will tell you in brief that I come from generations of bitterness in the Smith family toward the lds church and had to overcome many issues but I did and my testimony is strong.....But my husband is not mormon, he is a mix of Baptist and Nazerene, this site will help me greatly as he does not have a testimony of the Book of Mormon yet, he supports me and our childrens membership but that is about as far as it goes. So I just wanted to thank you for this informative site, I will study it slowly and use it during Family home evenings for awhile for lessons because he sits in on Monday nights. It is great to find sites like this, once again thank You.
Kimberly Jo Smith Davis

Dear Massimo,

I'd like to take this oppotunity to thank you for putting together such
a wonderful web site over LDS doctrine.
I'm not LDS (my wife of 4 months is) but I am investigating.  And I
really appreciate your site.
I've read The Pearl of Great Price, D&C and The Book of Mormon.
I'm Southern Baptist - so as you can guess, 90% of what I knew about LDS

doctrine hasn't been LDS doctrine at all but rather anti-doctrine.

Larry Dean Jackson

Hooray!!!!! Someone who has done their homework!!!! Now what are you going to do with the rest of them up there (in Utah, I presume) who haven't? Shame that they are going to miss out on the greatest gift that God has given to the human race in two thousand years.   Kate

DEAR BROTHER MASSIMO,

 

WHAT A BLESSING IT HAS BEEN TO ME TO COME ACROSS TO YOUR INSPIRED WEB SITE. I CAN HONESTLY TELL YOU WASN'T BY ANY CHANCE FOR CHANCES ONLY WORK FOR MAGICIANS. IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY PRAYER THAT THE LORD MAY ROLL THE PAGES OF THE INTERNET THAT I REALLY NEED, EITHER TO BOOST MY TRADING SKILLS OR TO BOOST MY SOUL AS TO BURN AS A FIRE. YOUR SITE HAS JUST DONE THAT, BOOSTED ME SOUL CONTINUOUSLY SINCE I ALLOCATED IT MIDDLE LAST WEEK. I HAVE BEEN IN IT EVERYDAY FOR MANY LONG HOURS, AND I STILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO UNTIL ALL ARE JUST ABOUT CONSUMED.

 

I STARTED BY READING YOUR TESTIMONY FIRST OF ALL, "MY CONVERSION STORY", OF WHICH I KNEW WAS TRUE FOR THE HOLY GHOST TESTIFIED OF TO ME. I DID MORE THAN THAT, I PRINTED TO SHOW TO A COUPLE JUST ACROSS FROM OUR HOME WHO ARE FAITHFUL ROMAN CATHOLIC AND  ITALIANS. WHEN MY WIFE CAME HOME I TOLD HER ABOUT, AND GLADLY SHE READ ALSO.

 

IN THAT SAME EVENING DAY I CROSS THE ROAD TO THE COUPLE'S PLACE TO SHOW THEM YOUR TESTIMONY. FROM HIS FRONT DOOR I QUESTIONED HIM WHETHER HE WAS BUSY, I TOLD HIM I HAD SOMETHING NICE TO SHOW THEM. AFTER A BRIEF INTRODUCTION HE ASKED ME IF IT

WAS ABOUT RELIGION. I ANSWERED HIM YES, BUT A VERY NICE ONE. AS I HAD FIVE PAGES, I SAID: LET ME READ A LEAST THE FIRST PAGE TO YOU AND YOUR WIFE.  HE LET ME IN. HE TOLD HIS WIFE WHAT WAS ABOUT AND SHE DID NOT PUT TOO MUCH OF A RESISTANCE. AFTER I HAD READ THE FIRST PAGE, WE TALKED FOR A WHILE AND I ASKED IF I COULD CONTINUE READING.  I PROGRESSED READING AND PERIODICALLY WE WOULD COMMENT AND THEN BACK TO READ UNTIL I READ THE WHOLE LOT. THEY SEEMED TO ENJOY, THEY EVEN LAUGHED A LOT, I GUESS  THEY NEVER WOULD EXPECT ME TO TALK TO THEM SO DIRECTLY ABOUT RELIGION SINCE THAT WE ARE NEIGHBORS ONLY FOR ABOUT SIX MONTHS.

 

MY WIFE AND MYSELF HAVE BEEN MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS SINCE LAST QUARTER OF 1978, IN THE CITY OF SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA; AFTER I HAD BEEN IN HERE FOR ABOUT SIX YEARS AND HER FOR ABOUT THREE. WE CAME ORIGINALLY FROM BRAZIL. WE ARE THE FIRST CONVERTERS OF OUR FAMILIES. HAVING SAID THAT, I CAME FROM A VERY FAITHFUL ROMAN CATHOLIC BACK GROUND, SO MUCH THAT MY OLDEST BROTHER CAME VERY CLOSE TO BE ORDAINED A PRIEST, SINCE IT TAKES A LOT OF YEARS. NEXT FOLLOWED MY OLDER SISTER AND SHE BECAME A NUN AND REMAINED A NUN FOR MANY YEARS UNTIL I GUESS IN 1977. I MYSELF BEING THE YOUNGEST OF THE BOYS AND BEING INFLUENCED BY THIS BROTHER I FOLLOWED HIM TOO, AND I PUT ALL MY HEART TO RECEIVE THE PRIESTHOOD. HOWEVER, DUE TO THE GOODNESS OF GOD I ONLY REMAINED IN THE SALESIANO CONGREGATION FOR 5 YEARS. AT THE VERY LAST MONTH OF 1968 BOTH MY BROTHER AND I LEFT FOR GOOD.

 

NOW COMES THE LINK OF WHICH I INTENDED TO CROSS BETWEEN THIS STORY AND YOUR SITE: ALL MY RELATIVES LIVE IN BRAZIL, AND NONE OF THEM TO THIS VERY DATE HAVE NEVER ACCEPTED MORMONISM, NO MATTER HOW HARD I HAVE TRIED. NOW THAT ONE SISTER OF MINE IS ON THE INTERNET, JUST NOW AND JUST NOW THAT I HAVE GOT TO KNOW YOUR WEB SITE, IN THIS MORNING I REFERRED YOUR SITE TO HER  THROUGH TO HER EMAIL, FOCUSING THE "AMAZING TESTIMONY. NOT ONLY IS AN AMAZING TESTIMONY, BUT IS SPECIALLY BEING ABOUT AN EX-ROMAN CATHOLIC NUN.

 

NOW I HAVE SO MUCH MATERIAL TO PASS TO MY FAMILY IN BRAZIL AND THAT IS MAINLY BECAUSE OF YOUR REAL INSPIRED WEB SITE, WHICH AMONG MANY INTERESTING  TESTIMONIES , ARE THOSE SPECIALLY FROM EX- ROMAN CATHOLIC NUNS AND ONE BISHOP CONVERSIONS THAT I KNOW SO FAR. AS YOU CAN SEE, IS JUST LIKE PIECES OF PUZZLE FALLING 0VER ALL ON THE RIGHT PLACE ON THE RIGHT MOMENT, AFTER SO MANY LONG YEARS AND NOTHING HAPPENING.  I HAVE PRAYED THAT MY FAMILY AT THIS TIME PAY A LITTLE MORE OF ATTENTION.

 

THAT I ALSO PRAY  YOU WILL SOMEHOW PAY REASONABLE ATTENTION TO MY WRITING UNTIL I WILL BE ABLE TO SEND TO YOU MY PERSONAL TESTIMONY  OF THIS GREAT AND MARVELOUS WORK OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, IN ORDER FOR YOU TO ALSO INCLUDE INTO YOUR FASCINATING WEB.

 

NOW THAT I HAVE SPOKEN EXTENSIVELY ABOUT YOUR VERY UPLIFTING PROJECT, MAY I THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART. LET US NO LONGER BE ESTRANGERS, FROM YOUR BROTHER IN CHRIST. HAVE MY BLESSING I PRAY, UNTIL THEN.

 

MICHAEL DE SOUZA.

 

Massimo,

I hope you will take the time to read this.  My name is Harold and I am a
Mormon, but lately I have been inactive, and have fallen away from the
church a bit.  Lately I have been struggling with the church, and it has
been on my mind constantly.  So I was looking for websites on the internet
about other Christian churches, just to get a feel for what they believe. 
When reading about the other churches, I stumbled on your web site.  What a
blessing it was for me to find your site!  It answered many questions that I
had about the church, and also moved me to try and build my testimony
again (wont be easy though!).  Your testimony was very moving to me, and I
felt the spirit while reading it.  Anyway, just wanted to say thank you and
God bless.  Good job on the site!!

Harold.

I am Elder William Murray I have been  reading for about two hrs. and haven't been able to stop it's almost like when I read the book of Mormon  the first time . I would like to thank you for your hard work and as I read your thoughts I felt the Spirit as I haven't felt it for a long time I know Just by reading your studies you are a very Spiritual man and would like to meet you some day just to see the love of CHRIST I know is in your eyes .

I think I'll just call you my new found friend if you don't mind  take care my FRIEND Your Brother in CHRIST ELDER MURRAY

 

Thank you.  I love your web site.  It answered a lot of my questions about SCIENCE, RELIGION I have spent hours reading it. Where is the secret page?

 

Hi there,

I am a member and I would just love to tell you that this site is absolutely
amazing. I am so grateful for the work that you put forth to create this
site. This site is truly a blessing. My bf and I have been going through a
tough time with his parents right now and he is a nonmember wanting to take
the discussions. His parents have recently found out and become very scared.
They have presented him with a paper that they titled "Mormonism and
Christianity: a comparison" and your site has been a great deal of help to
him. He has been trying to search for some answers and some things that he
can tell his parents, to maybe get them thinking. I just wanted to send you a
positive email to tell you thanks ;).

Heather Love
Smyrna Ward, Tn

Dear Brother Massimo Franceschini:

I have just finished reading your articles on faith and grace and salvation.
You did an excellent job.  What you say on this subject is absolutely true and
can be backed up not only by the scriptures but in the historical record.  Thank
you for expending the time and money to bear witness of the truths of the
gospel.  The protestants have claimed that once saved, always saved (meaning
that you can never be lost).  I am in the process of publishing a book (my
third, entitled, "He Will not Save Thee in Thy Sins) which makes the point that
this premise is taken from the idea of Augustine (which came from pagan
doctrines) that a sacrament (and by faith are ye saved is a Protestant
sacrament, because it fits all of the criteria) has a seal which can never be
broken.  Thus, the premises of Martin Luther (who was an Augustinian monk) do
not have their basis in the scriptures but are pagan in origin.  As such, it is
easy to understand why they are in direct conflict with the scriptural message
about the atonement of Christ and the transformation which occurs within those
who are born again.  May the Lord bless you for your service in defending his
gospel.

Sincerely,

Ray Smullin

Hi, my name Sharon Dierks. My husband Raymond and I were just Baptized last
week and we are to receive the Holy Spirit tomorrow. I just wanted you to
know that I was surfing the web and came across your site. It is terrific. I
just wanted to say thank you. It really means a whole lot to see such a
comprehensive site, especially to a new convert. Its packed with really great
stuff!
Sincerely,
Sharon Dierks
Alton< IL

I just wanted to thank you for the information on your site. I am
investigating the LDS and it has been so helpful. The fact that you used so
many Biblical references was especially helpful since I come from
"mainstream" Christianity. So many of the answers I have been finding and
looking for were in your site. You were the answer to my prayers and I am
thankful.

Hey,

I just read your write up on numbers.  That was very interesting.  You
brought up a point that I had never thought of in quite the way you
presented, and which will be very helpful to me in presenting my material.
Now that I think about it, I am very surprised I had not thought of it
before.

God is indeed very mathematical, as he is the creator, and nature is filled
with mathematical wonders.  Why not expect that the word of God would be
that way too!

People tend to be so skeptical of my approach because it deals with numbers.
Why should they be surprised?

Sterling Allan (webmaster of Greater things)

Wow!!!!!
Your site has helped me much in my understanding of the gospel.  I would like
to extend my appreciation towards you and the builders of this website. 

Before I really became interested in the gospel, I had only known it to be
good.  With all of the analysis on your website and discoveries now being
made, I have a stronger testimony.  God Bless you for the time and effort made
to bring the world to the gospel. 

Thank you. A fellow son of God

Russell Anderson (response to criticism) wrote

I enjoyed the site. I went to the Daniel page expecting to read about the vision of the image and how it relates to the restoration. I was pleasantly surprised. I had not heard about that vision and its direct correlation to the martyrdom before. Overall, very good and refreshing. I didn't really get into your main thesis, but I hope to be able to do that in the future. I also would welcome the opportunity to link to your site. Is that o.k.? It is a great start. Thanks.

Russell Anderson .

Hi Massimo,

A GREAT site, and  GREAT start......... I enjoyed it very much....... Nice use of the scriptures.

Kerry A. "Thanks for letting me know about it. I'll link to it in a few days when I get back from the FARMS workshop on the Book of Abraham" Shirts.

I have spent the past 45 minutes looking at your sight. It is one of the best I have seen yet. I am new at this online bit, but I am learning to love it. Being lds, I usually try to find sight such as yours. You can be sure I will return again many times.

Sharon Shogrin. lds for 16 years.

I think your page is going to be great. I think you'll have a lot of visitors as soon as it gets well known.
Drew Miller.

It looks wonderful!!! You did an excellent job. I sent the address to some friends that were wondering about the religion and this I know will help them. I even sent the page to a friend of mine that is a returned missionary. He is always looking for pages on the church.

Lady D.

Massimo, you have done obviously your homework! Your web site is incredibly informative and it is obvious you were working with the Spirit. I am a 7th generation member and I learned a few things, too! I hope many will visit and that their hearts will be softened and they will be inspired to seek the missionaries.

Best of luck and God speed.

Dayna Linton.

Dear Massimo,

I am totally amazed.......I have spent an hour reading and still haven't yet begun. I've started copying to share with our missionaries and my bishop, as they do not have internet service.

John & Sherry Lihue Ward, Kauai, Hi.

You did an excellent job on this site. I bookmarked it on my list and will send it on to other LDS friends, in Ireland and other places. You put a lot of work into this. Good Job! Thanks from Nancy and her family.
Ps> I do the ward Sunday program and the ward newsletter. Do you care if I include your website address in our newsletter?

Nancy.

I visited your page "The Bible and the Book of Mormon". It's wonderful! You did a fantastic job and it is already one of my bookmarks. Thank you for making such a great page- hopefully I will be able to use it in bringing others to the truth of the Gospel. I will have to take more time now and read the whole thing. By the way, I think you have a really cool name! You don't mind if I add a link to your page from mine, do you?

Darcey Miller.

Your web site looks great and is very appealing. If I may I'd like to put a link on my site to yours. I think you've done a wonderful job of approaching the subject matter and your site will be helpful in helping people understand the church.

Mike Weber, the candleman.

Hi there, I thought your web page was terrific!!!! I would like to put a link to your page in my web page.

Martin (Wild thing)

Hey, your web site is awesome! I absolutely love it! I would be in debt if you showed me how to put a moving rainbow line on my page just like yours!

I was truly impressed with your work, job well done, a sure *****!!!!!!

c-ya Bill

William Tipton.

Hey, I read the front page of your web site and really enjoyed hearing everything you had to say. It is very thought out and well planned explanation of the Bible and the Book of Mormon and how they relate with each other.

Matthew Dayley.

Thanks for all the hard work and research you have done.  I appreciate
your taking time to share your knowledge.  Keep up the great work!

Perry Morris--American Fork, Utah

Dear brother,

What a beautiful site! What a grand undertaking! Congratulations and keep up the wonderful work!

Sincerely, Linda M> Hall

I just got wind of your web page and I just started looking at it! WOW! I am soooooo impressed! It is incredible!!! Thank you so much for putting so much time into it!

Katrina, Okinawa, Japan (LDS)

Hi, Massimo

You have a great page going here!! Keep up the good work, please keep
your site moving forward..
I am LDS and am grateful for the time and effort you have devoted to
this site. I have spent many a hour here and will keep coming back for
more............

Derek Davis

Greetings,

I just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed your web page!
I am not a Mormon but I do respect you as a religious community and find you to be some of the most pleasant people to talk to. Again thanks for the Info I have always been curious about the Beliefs of LDS..........

Peace Elijah

Massimo, you are the man. (or the woman, I can't really do Italian names good). But Hey, I looked at your page, and I will look at it more. I think you've get a good thing going. that is great. Love Jay Bryner

Wow I can't believe how great you did!!!! Wow this was really great, and I will send your page onto some of my lds friends, as well.... mother would like it as well!!!

Love in Christ Denise and Marty Mc Raney.

Brother Franceschini,

I can tell that many many hours of study, prayer and work went into creating this page entitled "The Bible and the Book of Mormon". I can only imagine the growth of your personal testimony trough your efforts. As I have read your page, and I am not finished, my testimony and conviction as to the truth of the Book of Mormon have been strengthened. These bits of "circumstantial evidence" are great testimony builders. I feel that you page will have a great effect on those already having a testimony of the Boo of Mormon, as well it may provide enough of a seed in those whom the Lord has prepared that they may desire to learn more and harken unto the word of God. Thank you so much.

Your's in the Gospel Nicholas B. Flint

You were truly inspired to make such wonderful observations. I feel it was also very important for you to have state that not only do you know the truth by your search of scriptures, but also for you to have included your testimony of prayer. Well done.

Debbie Stewart.

I am amazed each time that I visit your site. You are a sensitive scholar of Christianity and a devout Mormon. You are also most adroit in your computer skills. You maintain one of the most sophisticated web pages that I have ever viewed. Your computer/engineering background would be of interest.
Thanks for enlightening us on subjects that are both challenging and important.
Your brother in the gospel,
A. K. Rogers

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This was the letter that Ron Cappelli wrote me when I sent to him my study "The Bible and the Book of Mormon"

I just got home from work and read all your messages. Let me first tell
you that I didn't fall asleep until after 4:30am and I was up at
6:45am
for work, so needless to say, right now I'm extremely tired. But I
wanted to write you a quite note in response to your messages.
I reviewed all your prior messages to me and compared them to the ones
you sent me today. I don't know why, but in the past I got all of them
except the one about the three sheep. Now I have that one too.
As far as your ideas are concerned, you're right, you could write a
book. You have much, much more information to share than what I
paraphrased for you on my web site. In fact, you have so much, that I'm
overwhelmed with it at the moment. Overwhelmed meaning that there is so
much information to absorb, think about, consider, and analyze that
I can't grasp it all at the moment. It's like eating a very large meal
quickly. Soon you become so full that you have to rest and let the food
get digested before it does you any good. My head is swimming with so
much information from you that right now it's all a little confusing
(just when I thought I was starting to understand it) .
. Maybe some of that is because I'm so tired that my
mind isn't thinking clearly, and maybe after I study -- not read, but
study -- your words more carefully, I will understand them better.
Then again, maybe I won't.

As with any new ideas, it takes time for people to fully understand a
different viewpoint. And even when they do, that doesn't always mean
they agree with them. At first glance, there are some things I easily
agree with in your writings, there are some things that sound
reasonable
but I had never thought of and therefore am not sure of.

I live in Richmond, VA, which is two hours ahead of you in time.

Ron Cappelli

As usual you site is simply breathtaking.  Don't ever take this site down. 
If you accept donations I would be more than happy to.
Keep up the excellent work!!!!
John M

Hello Massimo,

Thank you so much for introducing Mr. Jim Ellis to me. He has emailed me
on Sunday at around 1 PM (you guys REALLY WORK FAST!), but I only
checked my email in the evening around 9 pm. I telephoned him to have a
chat and said he will arrange a date to meet up with me as soon as
possible.

BTW Massimo, could you tell me more about yourself?
(I hope you don't mind, but I really find your name interesting... what
language is it originated?)

I really look forward to meeting with Mr. Jim Ellis.

Thank you once again!

Vincent.

Bro. Ellis:

Vincent has been taught the 2nd discussion last Saturday. Attended Church meetings on Sunday afternoon. He is progressing fine but still needs time to warm up to large group meetings. The stake missionaries, full-time missionaries and some specific members are assigned to fellowship him.

Regards.


Massimo,

Your story is great. Your testimony is wonderful. The Lord bless us in different ways but always with the same result, we become closer to Christ.

thank you so much for sharing your experiences.

Charles.

Dear Massimo:

When you wrote me some weeks ago I had the impression the Lord's hand was
in it. This morning, after sending the translation to you, I went to your
page and I read your story.

I can't explain in words what I felt. My wife and I have been fighting for
our emigration to the US since three years ago. It has been very hard, and
I had not gotten a sponsor yet. I have been trying to find a job at any
university. I have sent applications to all the universities in Utah, many
in Arizona and Idaho. I have been very close, because last march I had an
interview at some important university in Utah, but we are still here.

My wife and I have felt the calling of the emigration like you felt it, and
many of the acts of your life are alike mine. After reading your story I
felt gratitude and happiness because you. Your words give us more strength
to continue fighting for our goal.

I shared your story with my wife and she was very impressed.

So, thank you very much.


Alejandro.

Massimo,

Your site (http://members.xoom.com/Max_Frankie/) is awesome!  You have
obviously spent a lot of time and effort of this site.  I too have written
some articles - my best entitled "el libro de mormon, el eslabon que falta".
(The Book of Mormon - The Missing Link).  I talk about the promises made in
the Bible (primarily through the patriarchal blessing of Joseph at the hands
of Israel (Jacob) where he has over 39 verses of blessing, as opposed to
Judah's 5 verses and 1-2 verses for every other brother.  Most of these
blessings are not fulfilled in the Bible, but in the BofM.  I also site
other examples of the incompleteness of the Bible as it related to the BofM.
If you would be interested, I could fax it to you (I wrote it on a broke
typewriter during my mission in Madrid).

Keep up the great work and keep fighting against the anti's.  Your faith and
hard work gives inspiration to all who visit your site, Mormon or not.

Best Regards,

Patrick Oborn


I consistently enjoy your web site. My voice gets hoarse reading above the noise of 9 children while my husband listens. Tonight I read your article concerning Holy Garments and want to thank you for a tasteful handling of a sacred and difficult topic. You might appreciate one observation that I often make to my children as we study about Adam and Eve. God did make the garment of skin to cover Adam and Eve. What else does that mean? It means that death had to occur. This is very important symbolically because we are again reminded that God has the authority over live and death. There is much in this concept as it is explored. My little children are calling so I leave it to you to make all the connections of the Lord providing the first garment and bringing the first death into the world. Lest any should think the Lord is casual in his interest in animals, he gave only 5 instruction to Noah after Noah left the ark. 1. Multiply and replenish the earth. 2. May eat the meat of animals. 3. May not eat blood. 4. May not be cruel to animals and 5. May not spill man's blood. So we know that however the first death was brought about in order to make the clothing of skin it was done with reverence. As Latter-day Saints we are the only Christian religion that I am aware of that teaches as doctrine that animals have spirits and will receive a resurrection.

Cherie Logan
Homeschooling Mother of Ten
Genealogy: http://www.vitrex.net/~chenille
Surname Resource Centers: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Woods/5540/src.html
Ponderings of an LDS Mother: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Woods/5540/

Hello Massimo, DO NOT, repeat do not remove me from your
message list as I am most interested in your site. I visit it
often. I seen that you had changed to your new url. I have told
every one I email to check your site. GOOD JOB. "you are right
I shouted."
Don Bradburn

Hi!

I just want to comment on how awesome your site is! As a lover and student of the scriptures, this site is a gold mine!! I love all these "discoveries" that you provide me. I especially love your "theory" of the 3 wise men. I totally believe it and know it totally agrees with the scriptures. The only thing that I question about is that if the 3 wise men came from the new world, how is it that they could have communicated to Herald and others in Palestine? Also, how is it that they could blend in their culture since the culture in the new world is so different? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks so much for your contribution to the gospel! Keep up the good work!!

Sincerely,
Jeremy Runnells
Eagscout4@aol.com

This one is not from an lds but from a "friend" that I invited to take a look at my study.

The LDS are a filthy false Christian cult.

Rev. Steve Winter

I answer this

I don't agree with your answer, but since you are a Christian you should
have more respect and use a better language.

and he was so kind finishing in this very Christian way.

You are an accursed scum, laboring to deceive souls into hell.

I have cursed you in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ!

Don't email here again.

Rev. Steve Winter

I WAS A MEMBER OF THE CHURCH FOR 20 YRS OR SO. I CAME ACROSS SO ANTI-CHURCH
MATERIAL AND IT SHOOK WHAT I THOUGHT WAS MY TESTIMONY TO PIECES. I
EVENTUALLY ASK TO HAVE MY NAME (AND  MY WIFE'S NAME ) FROM THE CHURCH. I
ATTENDED A LOCAL BAPTIST CHURCH AND WAS HAPPY. BUT THRU YEARS OF STUDY AND
SOMETHING I HAD NO PLAN OR REMOTE THOUGHT OF, I HAVE RECEIVED A WITNESS THAT
THE CHURCH IS REALLY THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST. I  REALIZE THAT I NEVER HAD
A TESTIMONY IN MY HEART OF THE CHURCH BUT HAD MY EYE ON THE ORGANIZATION AND
AS THE VERSE STATES "EVER LEARNING BUT NEVER COMING TO THE TRUTH ". I
ENJOYED MY FIRST VISIT TO YOUR SIGHT AND FELT THE SPIRIT AS I STUDIED ONE OF
YOUR LESSONS. I TRIED TO SEND YOUR SIGHT TO MY DAUGHTER AT BROHONA@AOL.COM
BUT HAD NO LUCK. I PLAN TO RETURN TO THE CHURCH SOON BUT I WANT TO READ THE
BOOK OF MORMON THRU FIRST. THANK YOU  RICHEMORE@EXCITE.COM

hi, just a quick note to tell you it was refreshing to review your site ... as a Sunday School teacher of 16-17 year olds, and as we are preparing to teach from the BOM, I was checking to see what was available online. Saw a lot of disturbing materials and then your site appeared like a blessing from above, complete with music! Thanks for your wonderful efforts!

Sincerely I don't agree with your page, but you have the right to maintain
your opinion, like I can maintain mine. At the end both of us I am sure will
trust in the Lord. Be happy my friend the life doesn't end with the
Mormonism. Massimo
Saturday September 11th 1999 10:18:26
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I want to thank you for that post. I was beginning to get very discouraged
reading all those mislead views. I also loved your site.
It is truly awesome and will work well in the all our missionary work.
Think of how many people that will reach. WOW

Thanks again
Your sister Geneise

HOLA HERMANO


NO SE SU NOMBRE PERO LO QUE SI SE ES QUE ME CONVENCIO COMPLETAMENTE DE QUE EL LIBRO DE MORMON ES VERDADERO LO ADMIRO MUCHO POR SU GRAN ESTUDIO DE LAS ESCRITURAS ES MARAVILLOSO SABER QUE HAY GENTE EN LA IGLESIA QUE SE PREOCUPA DE ESO VERDAD YO SOY UN JOVEN DE 19 AÑOS ESTOY A PUNTO DE SALIR A MISION AMO A JESUCRISTO IGUAL SE QUE LA IGLESIA ES VERDADERA YO SABIA QUE EL LIBRO DE MORMON ERA VERDADERO PERO LO SABIA SOLAMENTE NUNCA LO HABIA ANALIZADO COMO UD LO HIZO NUEVAMENTE LE FELICITO Y LE MANDO TODOS MIS SALUDOS MI NOMBRE ES ARNALDO HERESMANN Y ESPERO QUE ME RESPONDA PRONTO ESTE EMAIL POR QUE QUERO SER SU AMIGO HAY MUCHAS COSAS QUE NO TENGO CLARAS Y ME GUSTARIA PREGUNTARSELAS YO SE QUE EL SEÑOR LO ILUMINARA PARA QUE ME DE BUENAS RESPUESTAS LA PAGINA LE QUEDO SUPER BUENA CHAO QUE DIOS LO BENDIGA MI EMAIL ES EL QUE ESTA A CONTINUACION NO EL QUE APARECE EL LA FIRMA nanolio@mi.terra.cl

Somebody make this question

2 Nephi 26:15-16 "...the words of the righteous shall be
written, and the prayers of the faithful shall be heard... For those who
shall be destroyed shall speak unto them out of the ground, and their speech
shall be low out of the dust, and their voice shall be as one that hath a
familiar spirit..."

A familiar spirit is always declared no good in the scriptures.

well in this case it is not the same familiar spirit quoted somewhere else

Isaiah 29:4
4 And thou shalt be brought down, [and] shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.

see Isaiah is making a comparation to make clear that Ariel or Jerusalem will speak out of the ground and it is very interesting because at the verse 18 the prophet gives us the answer in what way the Hebrew will talk to us

Isaiah 29:18
18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.

The book of Mormon was take out of the ground like was prophesied from Isaiah, that is completely according to his word and he wrote "as of one" to say that the book of Mormon is a familiar spirit is just to say, I don't understand English and its grammar.
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