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Mormon History Podcast: 016: Angels and Water Walkers

Today a share a couple stories from an Ohio newspaper from 1834 and 1835 regarding Angels at Baptisms and Preachers walking on water.


4 thoughts on “Mormon History Podcast: 016: Angels and Water Walkers”

  1. Especially interesting for me in light of a high councilman’s talk in my ward a few months ago. He gave the tired old narrative that the internet contains lies and half-truths about the Church. He pointed to his son on a mission who was teaching someone who cited to the story about the logs and drowning, but said it was Joseph Smith. The moral of the story was that the person speaking to his son was an idiot for believing something so outrageous on the internet. The story was demonstrably false since we know that Joseph Smith did not die this way. Hearing the original sourced story not attributed to Joseph Smith thickens the plot a bit.

    1. MormonHistoryPodcast

      There is a newspaper article around that same time period that said that Joe got shot in the leg and died. However, you get some of those same types of reports with Gov Boggs being “assassinated” but then later reporting that he didn’t die. The thing with newspapers, is they want to be the first to report the story whether it is true, semi true or not true at all. 🙂

  2. Thanks, very interesting if not just entertaining newspaper story. To me it sounds to fanciful and incredible, as if it were created as a smear piece by another equally deceptive rival religion to discredit it’s rivals not of “the true gospel” and how they will always get their just deserts?

    1. MormonHistoryPodcast

      @tOM m, I’m always trying to find any journal entries etc. that will put any truth to these. Hopefully one day I will find something like that and tie it all together.

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