A quote from Mauricio Berger’s supposed Brazil Sealed Portion regarding publishing.
The Joseph Smith Papers did a TV episode on the Printing of the Book of Mormon. I believe it’s worth 30 minutes to watch the whole thing, or less if you speed it up, but just in case you don’t want to or can’t find the time below are two important quotes from it. 03M08S It [publication of the Book of Mormon] was quite a big project very ambitious print run for that time and place really 13M28S Royal Skousen – in fact in normally in those days people only printed a few hundred copies of a book and to print 5000 was extraordinary in fact that’s one of the reason why many of the printers weren’t really too happy about undertaking such a project because their press would be used for such a long period of time I hope you gathered from the quotes and the episode that Joseph Smith did as much as he could to get the Book of Mormon out to everyone who wanted it including using new technology of the day, 23M46S stereotyped plates (wikipedia), such that printing more in the future would be much quicker and easier. I don’t see the same thing happening with Mauricio Berger’s supposed Brazil Sealed Portion.
Below are scriptures about publishing YHWH’s revelations to the world and not to select few:
D&C (LDS 1:6) (RLDS 1) (1833 1) (1835 1) (1844 1) Behold, this is mine authority, and the authority of my servants, and my preface unto the book of my commandments, which I have given them to PUBLISH unto you, O INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH.
D&C (LDS 72:21) (RLDS 72) (1835 89) (1844 90) That the REVELATIONS may be PUBLISHED, and GO FORTH UNTO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH; …
D&C (LDS 112:6) (RLDS 105) (1844 104) Let thy habitation be known in Zion, and remove not thy house; for I, the Lord, have a great work for thee to do, in PUBLISHING my name among the children of men.
D&C (LDS 118:2) Let my servant Thomas remain for a season in the land of Zion, to PUBLISH MY WORD.
Deuteronomy 29:29 The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but THOSE THINGS which are REVEALED BELONG UNTO US and to OUR CHILDRES FOR EVER, that we may DO ALL THE WORDS OF THIS LAW.
Jeremiah 23:28 The prophet that hath a dream, let him TELL a dream; and he that hath my word, let him SPEAK my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the Lord.
Matthew 10:27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that PREACH YE UPON THE HOUSETOPS.
1 Nephi (LDS 1:18) (RLDS 1:18) Therefore, I would that ye should know, that after the LORD had SHOWN so many marvelous things unto my father, Lehi, yea, concerning the destruction of Jerusalem, behold he WENT FORTH AMONG THE PEOPLE, and began to PROPHESY and to DECLARE unto them concerning the things which he had both SEEN and HEARD.
1 Nephi (LDS 2:1) (1:24-25) For behold, it came to pass that the Lord spake unto my father, yea, even in a dream, and said unto him: Blessed art thou Lehi, because of the things which thou hast done; and because thou hast been faithful and DECLARED UNTO THIS PEPOLE THE THINGS WHICH I COMMANDED THREE, behold, they seek to take away thy life.
1 Nephi (LDS 20:6) (RLDS 6:13) (Isaiah 48:6) Thou hast SEEN and HEARD all this; and WILL YE NOT DECLARE them? And that I have showed thee new things from this time, even hidden things, and thou didst not know them.
2 Nephi (LDS 22:4) (RLDS 9:135) (Isaiah 12:4) And in that day shall ye say: Praise the Lord, call upon his name, DECLARE HIS DOINGS AMONG THE PEOPLE, make mention that his name is exalted.
2 Nephi (LDS 29:11) (RLDS 12:65-66) For I COMMAND ALL MEN, both in the east and in the west, and in the north, and in the south, and in the islands of the sea, THAT THEY SHALL WRITE THE WORDS WHICH I SPEAK UNTO THEM; for out of the books which shall be written I will judge the world, every man according to their works, according to that which is written.
Jacob (LDS 2:11) (RLDS 2:12-13) Wherefore, I must tell you the truth according to the PLAINNESS OF THE WORD OF GOD. For behold, as I inquired of the Lord, thus came the word unto me, saying: Jacob, get thou up into the temple on the morrow, and DECLARE THE WORD WHICH I SHALL GIVE THEE UNTO THIS PEOPLE.
Mosiah (LDS 3:13) (RLDS 1:109) And the LORD [YHWH] GOD [ELOHIM] hath sent his HOLY PROPHETS among ALL THE CHILDREN OF MEN, to DECLARE these things to EVERY KINDRED, NATION, and TONGUE, that thereby whosoever should believe that Christ should come, the same might receive remission of their sins, and rejoice with exceedingly great joy, even as though he had already come among them.
Mosiah (LDS 27:32) (RLDS 11:200-201) And now it came to pass that Alma began from this time forward to teach the people, and those who were with Alma AT THE TIME THE ANGEL APPEARED UNTO THEM, traveling round about through all the land, PUBLISHING to ALL PEOPLE the things which THEY had HEARD AND SEEN, and preaching the word of God in much tribulation, being greatly persecuted by those who were unbelievers, being smitten by many of them.
Mosiah (LDS 27:35) (RLDS 11:204-205) And they traveled throughout all the land of Zarahemla, and among all the people who were under the reign of king Mosiah, zealously striving to repair all the injuries which they had done to the church, confessing all their sins, and PUBLISHING ALL THE THINGS WHICH THEY HAD SEEN, and EXPLAINING THE PROPHECIES AND THE SCRIPTURES to all who desired to hear them.
Mosiah 27:37 And how blessed are they! For they did PUBLISH PEACE [TAUGHT HOW TO HAVE PEACE]; they did PUBLISH GOOD TIDINGS of good; and they did declare unto the people that the Lord reigneth.
Mosiah (LDS 27:35) (RLDS 11:204-205) And they traveled throughout all the land of Zarahemla, and among all the people who were under the reign of king Mosiah, zealously striving to repair all the injuries which they had done to the church, confessing all their sins, and PUBLISHING ALL THE THINGS WHICH THEY HAD SEEN, and explaining the prophecies and the scriptures to all who desired to hear them.
Alma (LDS 13:22) (RLDS 10:19-20) Yea, and the voice of the LORD [YHWH], by the mouth of angels, doth DECLARE IT UNTO ALL NATIONS; yea, doth DECLARE it, that they may have glad tidings of great joy; yea, and he doth sound these glad tidings among all his people, yea, EVEN TO THEM THAT ARE SCATTERED ABROAD UPON THE FACE OF THE EARTH; wherefore they have come unto us.
Alma (LDS 15:11) (RLDS 10:100-101) And when Alma had said these words, Zeezrom leaped upon his feet, and began to walk; and this was done to the great astonishment of all the people; and the KNOWLEDGE of this WENT FORTH THROUGHOUT ALL THE LAND of Sidom.
Alma (LDS 19:33) (RLDS 12:175-176) And it came to pass that when Ammon arose he also administered unto them, and also did all the servants of Lamoni; and they did all DECLARE unto the people the SELFSAME THING—that their hearts had been changed; that they had no more desire to do evil.
Alma (LDS 19:34) (RLDS 12:177) And behold, many did DECLARE unto the people that they had SEEN ANGELS and had CONVERSED WITH THEM; and thus they had told them things of God, and of his righteousness.
Alma (LDS 29:2) (RLDS 15:53) Yea, I would DECLARE UNTO EVERY SOUL, as with the voice of thunder, repentance and the plan of redemption, that they should repent and come unto our God, that there might not be more sorrow upon all the face of the earth.
Alma (LDS 30:32) (RLDS 16:40) Now Alma said unto him: Thou knowest that we do not glut ourselves upon the labors of this people; for behold I have labored even from the commencement of the reign of the judges until now, with MINE OWN HANDS FOR MY SUPPORT, notwithstanding my MANY TRAVELS round about the land to DECLARE THE WORD OF GOD unto my people.
Alma (LDS 30:57) (RLDS 16:73) Now the knowledge of what had happened unto Korihor was IMMEDIATELY PUBLISHED throughout all the land; yea, the PROCLAMATION was sent forth by the chief judge to ALL THE PEOPLE IN THE LAND, declaring unto those who had believed in the words of Korihor that they must speedily repent, lest the same judgments would come unto them.
Alma (LDS 37:30) (RLDS 17:63-64) For behold, they murdered all the prophets of the Lord who came among them to DECLARE unto them concerning their iniquities; and the blood of those whom they murdered did cry unto the Lord their God for vengeance upon those who were their murderers; and thus the judgments of God did come upon these workers of darkness and secret combinations.
Helaman (LDS 5:29) (RLDS 2:93) And it came to pass that there came a voice as if it were above the cloud of darkness, saying: Repent ye, repent ye, and seek no more to destroy my servants whom I have sent unto you to DECLARE good tidings.
Converted Lamanites telling everyone, including other Lamanites non-believers, they could about their experience of the heavens opening up to them and angels ministering to them.
Helaman (LDS 5:48,50) (RLDS 2:113,115)
48 And now, when they heard this they cast up their eyes as if to behold from whence the voice came; and behold, they saw the HEAVENS OPEN; and ANGELS CAME DOWN out of heaven and ministered unto them.
50 And it came to pass that they did go forth, and did minister unto the people, DECLARING throughout all the regions round about ALL THE THINGS WHICH THEY HAD HEARD AND SEEN, insomuch that the more part of the LAMANITES were convinced of them, because of the greatness of the EVIDENCES which they had received.
Helaman (LDS 10:4) (RLDS 3:115-116) Blessed art thou, Nephi, for those things which thou hast done; for I have beheld how thou hast with unwearyingness DECLARED THE WORD, WHICH I [YHWH] HAVE GIVEN UNTO THEE, UNOT THIS PEOPLE. And thou hast not feared them, and hast not sought thine own life, but hast sought my will, and to keep my commandments.
Helaman (LDS 10:11) (RLDS 3:124) And now behold, I [YHWH] COMMAND you, that ye shall go and DECLARE unto this people, that thus saith the Lord God, who is the Almighty: Except ye repent ye shall be smitten, even unto destruction.
Helaman (LDS 10:12) (RLDS 3:125) And behold, now it came to pass that when the Lord had spoken these words unto Nephi, he did stop and did not go unto his own house, but did return unto the multitudes who were SCATTERED about upon the face of the land, and began to DECLARE unto them the WORD OF THE LORD [YHWH] WHICH HAD BEEN SPOKEN UNTO HIM, concerning their destruction if they did not repent.
Helaman (LDS 10:17) (RLDS 3:130) And it came to pass that thus he did go forth in the Spirit, from multitude to multitude, DECLARING THE WORD OF GOD [ELOHIM], even until he had DECLARED IT UNTO THEM ALLl, or sent it forth among all the people.
Helaman (LDS 16:14) (RLDS 5:126) And angels did appear unto men, wise men, and did DECLARE unto them glad tidings of great joy; thus in this year the scriptures began to be fulfilled.
3 Nephi (LDS 5:13) (RLDS 2:97) Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life.
We are to publish and declare Christ words to the end of the earth not keep his words back and only give our understanding of them.
3 Nephi (LDS 11:41) (RLDS 5:43) Therefore, go forth unto this people, and DECLARE THE WORDS WHICH I HAVE SPOKEN, UNTO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.
3 Nephi (LDS 27:1) (RLDS 12:14) And it came to pass that as the disciples of Jesus were journeying and were PREACHING the THINGS which they had both HEARD AND SEEN, and were baptizing in the name of Jesus, it came to pass that the disciples were gathered together and were united in mighty prayer and fasting.
3 Nephi (LDS 27:23) (RLDS 13:1) WRITE the things which ye have SEEN AND HEARD, save it be those which are forbidden. [nothing about you should esteem different people differently about being liberal with YHWH’s words]
Alma (LDS 22:27) (RLDS 13:68-69) And it came to pass that the king sent a PROCLAMATION THROUGHOUT ALL THE LAND, AMONGST ALL HIS PEOPLE who were in all his land, who were in all the regions round about, which was bordering even to the sea, on the east and on the west, and which was divided from the land of Zarahemla by a narrow strip of wilderness, which ran from the sea east even to the sea west, and round about on the borders of the seashore, and the borders of the wilderness which was on the north by the land of Zarahemla, through the borders of Manti, by the head of the river Sidon, running from the east towards the west—and thus were the Lamanites and the Nephites divided.