Isrealite Origins and Mormonism

Aware of the growing number of LDS members exiting the Church the LDS hierarchy have responded to some of the cause with the Gospel Topic Essays; many of which focus on Mormon origins, but the problems with the traditional narrative is much larger. The biblical record of Isrealite origins is based primarily on myth presenting problems for literal beliefs of all religions that have grown out of the ancient Israelite traditions. Mormon theology centers on many of these origin myths such as the gathering of Israel. What does this all mean to the future of Mormonism and related traditions?

Ryan Wimmer, Johnny Stephenson