Scriptures Saved Mormon Soldier from Bullets
MYTH: A Book of Mormon stopped deadly bullets.
I first heard about this story about five years ago when it was forwarded to me in an email along with pictures (included below). The story goes like this:
A Sgt. Schaub was on patrol in the Middle East when he was shot at close range. The bullets penetrated his bullet-proof vest but were stopped by the small military sized Book of Mormon he had in his pocket.
I have heard several similar stories of the Book of Mormon stopping bullets. One was about a soldier shot during the civil war while another was during World Wars I and II. But they were all the same in that the Book of Mormon, concealed in a breast pocket, stopped the would-be lethal bullet[s].
One of the stories jokingly added that the Isaiah chapters of second Nephi were so dense that not even a bullet could get through them!
The great debunker of Mormon myths, SHIELDS-Research.org, has claimed to have verified that “much of this story is true” but has stopped short of endorsing it. They have also stated: “The family is unhappy that this story is passing around on the Internet and we encourage everyone to stop sending it around.”
I personally have been unable to verify this story or locate Sgt. Schaub. If anyone has further details regarding this story, please contact me or post a comment below. Thanks.
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