Thoughts on Alma 5

1 Now it came to pass that Alma began to deliver the word of God unto the people, first in the land of Zarahemla, and from thence throughout all the land. 2 And these are the words which he spake to the people in the church which was established in the city of Zarahemla, according … Continue reading Thoughts on Alma 5

LDS Temples and Hosea 8:14

I made an interesting discovery in the scriptures several years ago. Hosea 8:14 14 For Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth temples; and Judah hath multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof. To my knowledge this is the only place in scripture that refers … Continue reading LDS Temples and Hosea 8:14

Is the Book of Mormon the ultimate authority on doctrine?

In the title page of the Book of Mormon we read the following: Concerning this record the Prophet Joseph Smith said: “I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding … Continue reading Is the Book of Mormon the ultimate authority on doctrine?

The scriptures show that God approved of King David’s polygamy prior to the Bathsheba and Uriah incident

David and Abigail Based on a couple of verses from the Book of Mormon, many suppose that God considered the polygamy of King David prior to the Bathsheba and Uriah incident to be an abomination. But the scriptures tell a different story. Joseph Smith understood that God did not consider the polygamy of Abraham, Jacob, Moses, David, Solomon, … Continue reading The scriptures show that God approved of King David’s polygamy prior to the Bathsheba and Uriah incident

What the scriptures say about Abraham’s polygamy

Abraham and his first wife Sarah 1 Verily, thus saith the Lord unto you my servant Joseph, that inasmuch as you have inquired of my hand to know and understand wherein I, the Lord, justified my servants Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as also Moses, David and Solomon, my servants, as touching the principle and doctrine of … Continue reading What the scriptures say about Abraham’s polygamy

The Curse of Cain and the Canaanites Part 2: What did Joseph Smith say?

Statements by Joseph Smith regarding blacks  The abolishionists who sought to end slavery were in error. If slavery were to be abolished, blacks might overrun the country and and lay waste to the principals of virtue and chastity in society.  Slave owners know better than non-slave owners as to whether or not slavery is evil. … Continue reading The Curse of Cain and the Canaanites Part 2: What did Joseph Smith say?

The Curse of Cain and the Canaanites Part 1: What do the scriptures say?

God cursed Cain and put a mark upon him, because Cain loved Satan and murdered his brother Abel. 18 And Cain loved Satan more than God. And Satan commanded him, saying: Make an offering unto the Lord. 19 And in process of time it came to pass that Cain brought of the fruit of the … Continue reading The Curse of Cain and the Canaanites Part 1: What do the scriptures say?

The Savior’s teachings on Marriage, Adultery, Divorce, and Remarriage

Divorce under the Law of Moses The Law of Moses allowed for a husband to divorce his wife if he found some uncleanliness in her. After he had legally divorced her she was permitted to be another man’s wife. 1 When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass … Continue reading The Savior’s teachings on Marriage, Adultery, Divorce, and Remarriage

The problem with Denver Snuffer’s first book “The Second Comforter: Conversing with the Lord through the Veil” Part 2

Continuing with our analysis of the teachings of Denver Snuffer in first book The Second Comforter, and how his teachings are very problematic for his claims of being an "authorized servant" of the Lord, we will first look at one of the biggest holes in Denver's story, his changed teachings on plural marriage. Denver's teachings … Continue reading The problem with Denver Snuffer’s first book “The Second Comforter: Conversing with the Lord through the Veil” Part 2