“If God does not save men by truth, he certainly will not save them by lies. And if the old gospel is not competent to work a revival, then we will do without the revival.” – Charles Spurgeon Leaders of the LDS Church picked up where Joe Smith left off by indulging themselves with a […]
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6+ Versions of Translating the Golden Plates
Today we’re looking at a vitally important piece of Mormon history – the translation process of the so-called golden plates. The other day I got to thinking about all the different stories I’ve read about Smith’s method of translation, and of course I wondered if my mother knows about them. Based on experience when discussing […]
Mormon Dilemma 90
More on the Seer Stone Quandary… For this dilemma we’re looking at just a few of the controversial comments made by Church leaders and scriptures found in Church authorized reading materials that cast a shadow of doubt on the godliness of how Smith translated the golden plates.
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Seer Stones (Crystal Gazing) Encyclopedia of Mormonism, pg. 1293; “Joseph Smith wrote that in 1823 an angel told him about “two stones in silver bows…fastened to a breastplate…the possession and use of [which] constituted “seers’ in ancient or former times” (JS-H 1:35). Joseph used these and other seer stones that he found in various ways […]
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1826 Arrest of Joseph Smith In 1826 Joseph Smith was arrested for being an imposter and trying to trick people out of money by using a seer stone placed in a hat to magically find things buried in the earth.