Section 132

Section 132

Any complex subject involving Mormon history, doctrine or practice is always part of a larger picture. If that larger picture is not part of the analysis, things can be confusing. It is impossible to lay out everything in a single comment. Might I remind you that I never make any attempt to tell everything I think,
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Alterations and Emendations

Alterations and Emendations

To a crowd in Nauvoo two months before he died Joseph Smith declared: “You don’t know me; you never knew my heart. No man knows my history. I cannot tell it: I shall never undertake it. I don’t blame any one for not believing my history. If I had not experienced what I have, I would
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Hugh Nibley

Hugh Nibley

Hugh Nibley was an apologist. He did not expand, alter, amend, or correct anything Joseph Smith accomplished. He defended Joseph’s work and labored to better understand it. His life’s work focused on antiquity to demonstrate the restoration through Joseph Smith was authentic. Antiquity was useful in recognizing that Joseph was the real thing, an authentic
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The Search

The Search

The search for the truth is individual. Everyone must undertake if for themselves. One woman’s search is never the same as another’s. One man’s experiences will never be another’s. That does not mean there are never common elements. Mileposts along the way are common to almost all searches. Where is the most valuable place to start the
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Disputations

Disputations

I have been contacted now twice by people who are either involved or witnessing a dispute in southern Utah. I do not know the parties, but have had contact with both and know one side’s principal players. When I first got a call about this about a week and a half ago I declined to be involved. I
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KUTV Interview

KUTV Interview

Yesterday Channel 2 news (KUTV) interviewed me in my office for a news story they broadcasted yesterday and again this morning, titled “LDS church holds special meeting to denounce ‘false prophets’.” Their broadcast contained three excerpts from the interview. An audio recording of the entire interview is now available on the Downloads page.

Friends and Spokesmen:

Friends and Spokesmen:

I have a number of thoughtful and very religious friends I respect and discuss many subjects with, but with whom I have significantly differing views on many matters. I make no effort to change their way of thinking, and afford them the freedom to explain their views without interruption or disagreement. If I am pressed,
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Necessity of Baptism

Necessity of Baptism

There can be no doubt baptism is necessary. As explained in the Book of Mormon: And now, if the Lamb of God, he being holy, should have need to be baptized by water, to fulfil all righteousness, O then, how much more need have we, being unholy, to be baptized, yea, even by water! And now,
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Response About Us All

Response About Us All

I got an email from a friend complaining about Keith Henderson’s recent communications with him. The specific complaint is not important (or I would include it here). But the issue raised other thoughts which I think important enough to copy and post here. This was my response: I have a couple of observations: Keith is
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