In this statement, the First Presidency requests that the Book of Mormon not be rewritten into familiar or modern English because of “risks that this process may introduce doctrinal errors or obscure evidence of its ancient origin.”
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Benson, Ezra Taft; Hinckley, Gordon B.; and Monson, Thomas S.
"Modern-Language Editions of the Book of Mormon Discouraged,"
Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: Vol. 7
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/msr/vol7/iss1/3