Today I share a couple of stories about how Joseph Smith used his charisma to get what he wanted or convince others to believe him. Let me know if you would like me to read anything else from my books.
What is a Testimony? When does a Testify become a Lie? Today we talk about scenarios in which the Testimony was changed or only parts of it were included. Can we historically say that we have been honest? Resources: -Joseph Smith was ordained to the High Priesthood by Lyman Wight 1831 http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/minutes-circa-3-4-june-1831/2 -Original Story about “John […]
Today I talk about Historical events surrounding the current Section 89 in the Doctrine and Covenants called the Word of Wisdom. Sources: Oliver Cowdery Journal: https://eadview.lds.org/findingaid/MS%203429 (Journal Page 5) Chastised for not blessing: A President of the Elders’ Quorum, old father Baker, was called upon to visit a very sick woman, a sister in the […]
Today, I discuss how some people feel the Church holds families hostage. I share a couple of Historical stories that show where the Church itself has caused the hostage situation. I also talk about Women in the church. Resources for this episode: Jedediah Grant “Joseph ask for your Wife” Letter from James Glover to his […]