Tag Archives: Joseph F. Smith

No Other Name So Wide Spread as Joseph Smith

06 June

Gospel Doctrine, Chapter 25, p. 480 “THE PROPHET JOSEPH SMITH. Brother Woodruff, in the course of his remarks, made the assertion that Joseph Smith was the greatest prophet that has ever lived, of whom we have any knowledge, save and except Jesus Christ himself…Today there is not another man, perhaps, who has figured in religion, whose […]

Polygamy Mandatory for Highest Exaltation

09 August

Journal of Discourses 20:30-31 “Patriarchal marriage involves conditions, responsibilities and obligations which do not exist in monogamy, and there are blessings attached to the faithful observance of that law… It is an additional privilege for that same man and wife to reenter the Temple of God to receive another wife in like manner if they are […]

LDS Youth Taught Spirits Can See Them

07 July

What Happens After We Die? “What Do We Know about the Spirit World? Where is the spirit world? President Brigham Young (1801–77) taught that the spirits of those who once lived on earth remain around us on this earth, though we can’t see them.1 1.See Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Brigham Young (1997), 279. … Can spirits in […]

LDS: God and Christianity Deserted Each Other

08 January

2 Timothy 3.16-17; “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” You’ll want to keep the verse above in mind as we examine our Mormon reference. Today we’re looking at a sermon delivered by Mormonism’s 6th prophet, Joseph F. Smith. Here […]

Behavioral Problems Plague Mormon Hierarchy

03 January

 TodayinMormonHistory.com “145 years ago – Jan 1, 1873; “Apostle Joseph F. Smith strikes his neighbor’s head “three times with my cane” for insulting him and letting his livestock trespass on Smith’s property. He voluntarily pleads guilty to assault and battery to Mormon justice of the peace. On Christmas night Smith had dreamed of using his cane […]

Mormonism’s Love-Hate Relationship with the Journal of Discourses

22 October

For the first eighteen years of life I embraced my Mormon religious conviction with unabated loyalty. Shelving questions about the faith, I held tightly to the ideology while parroting the all-too popular belief ‘I’ll find out when I get there’. That was until. After I left Mormonism, and began working with Ed Decker, I brought […]