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Today we identify and analyze four problematic patterns in Joseph Smith’s “revelations”: 1) Using revelations to convince others to submit to his requests, 2) Using revelations to get out of a jam, 3) Changing revelations to fit Joseph Smith’s evolving theologies, and 4) a look at Biblical errors made in Joseph Smith’s revelation. We are joined by Mike of LDS Discussions and Nemo the Mormon.

LDS Discussion Essay on Joseph Smith’s Revelations.

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  1. Lynne February 25, 2023 at 11:53 am - Reply

    An old Jenn kemp is on your audio only about

    • Maven February 27, 2023 at 3:32 pm - Reply

      Fixed it!

  2. Timmy Tim February 26, 2023 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    wrong audio y’all

    • Maven February 27, 2023 at 3:31 pm - Reply

      Thanks Timmy! You’re the best!

  3. Paige May 6, 2023 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    A thought I’ve had about Joseph Smith’s “revelations” and “prophetic power” is how it actually goes against the commandment against taking the Lord’s name in vain. We tend to think about the commandment in terms of avoiding using God’s name in our daily language (OMG, etc.) because culturally that’s how we treat it, and we default to replacing “God” in these contexts as if it is better.
    Clearly, this is an issue and application outside of Mormonism, clearly. However, to take God’s name in vain would mean using God’s name for your own vanity and selfishness. To use God’s name to build your image and reputation. To say that God supports OUR personal agenda, whatever it might be.
    THAT is what Joseph Smith is doing.

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