Lately in the Church, I have seen things go from being literal to not so literal. While it seems that would be a good thing for someone who is trying to view things in a gray area, it is still hard to comprehend sometimes. Today, I use historical documents to view a couple of ways in which the Church has gone from literal to not so literally literal.
References Below (I found some on JSP which work even though I mention other locations)
1- Juvenile Instructor page 669 https://archive.org/details/juvenileinstruct2821geor
2- Wilford Woodruff Journal: goo.gl/a5j1iE
Polygamy confirmation bias
Book of Mormon:
1- Western Tribes of Indians “Letter to Noah C. Saxton, 4 January 1833,” p. 17, http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-to-noah-c-saxton-4-january-1833/4
2- Quoting Moroni “Journal, 1835–1836,” p. 24, http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/journal-1835-1836/25
3- Remenant are the Indians http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/history-1838-1856-volume-e-1-1-july-1843-30-april-1844/431
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Is there a transcript for this episode? If so, would love to download if available!
I don’t currently have a transcript. I will put together a sources page at get the info added 🙂
Any chance of a link to the J.I. reference? Looked online and couldn’t track it down. Thanks
Page 669 is where it starts
Very interesting. Can you add the references to this and new episodes. Thanks
I will get the sources documented and let you know when that is done.
I added references to the episode text above.