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  • High and handsome, with legal counsel’s practiced authority, Ferguson trusted that the various tools of technology could persuade the realm of the reality for the Book of Mormon. Quickly after he completed college, he started trying to find clues in colonial documents that recorded a number of Latin America’s native traditions. One, written around 1554 with a combined team of K’iche’ Mayan villagers within the Guatemala highlands, claimed that their ancestors—”sons of Abraham and Jacob”—had sailed across an ocean to achieve their homeland. The K’iche’ had been beaten by Spanish conquistadors in 1524, plus the references that are biblical most likely this product of connection with Catholic priests, whom enthusiastically converted allies and previous foes alike. Read more »