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No Fellowship with Polygamists Allowed

Messenger and Advocate (May 1837), pg. 511: “1st. That we will have no fellowship whatever with any Elder belonging to the quorums of the Seventies who is guilty of polygamy or any offense of the kind, and who does not in all things conform to the laws of the church contained in the Bible and in the Book of Doctrine and Covenants.”

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Joseph Smith’s Bad Behavior is No Problem!

Journal of Discourses 4:77; “If he acts like a devil, he has brought forth a doctrine that will save us, if we will abide it. He may get drunk every day of his life, sleep with his neighbor’s wife every night, run horses and gamble, I do not care anything about that, for I never embrace any man in my faith. But the doctrine he has produced will save you and me, and the whole world; and if you can find fault with that, find it.” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, November 9, 1856

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No Fellowship with Polygamists Allowed

Messenger and Advocate (May 1837), pg. 511: “1st. That we will have no fellowship whatever with any Elder belonging to the quorums of the Seventies who is guilty of polygamy or any offense of the kind, and who does not in all things conform to the laws of the church contained in the Bible and in the Book of Doctrine and Covenants.”

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Nephites: Very White and Highly Intelligent

The Juvenile Instructor, No 11, Vol. 1, pg 43; “The Nephites, on the contrary, were a very industrious, peaceable people…They were also a very white and beautiful and highly intellectual and cultivated people…After this there were none but Lamanites left, and the present American Indians are their descendants.” – Salt Lake City, June 1, 1866

http://archive.org/stream/juvenileinstruct0111geor/juvenileinstruct0111geor_djvu.txt

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Joseph Smith Knows More than Whole Earth

Times and Seasons 5:614-617; “…No man can learn you more than what I have told you…I have been reading the German and find it to be the most correct…I know more than all the world put together, (pg 614 – 1st paragraph) and the Holy Ghost within me comprehends more than all the world…I have now preached a little Latin, a little Hebrew, Greek and German, and I have fulfilled all. I am not so big a fool as many have taken me to be. The Germans know that I read the German correct. (pg 617 – 2nd paragraph)…” http://www.centerplace.org/history/ts/v5n15.htm

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Brigham isn’t Sure How Earth was Created

Journal of Discourses 14:116-117; “As for the Bible account of the creation we may say that the Lord gave it to Moses, or that Moses obtained the history and traditions of the fathers, and from them picked out what he considered necessary…no matter whether it is correct or not, and whether the Lord found the earth empty or void, or whether he made it out of nothing or out of the rude elements…it will remain a matter of speculation in the minds of men unless he give revelation on the subject.” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, May 14, 1871

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Leave Mormonism, Lose Family

Journal of Discourses 4:165; “A motion has been put, and unanimously carried, that John Hyde be cut off root and branch, that is, himself and all the roots and branches that are within him; this has no allusion to his family. He has taken a course by which he has lost his family and forfeited his Priesthood; he has forfeited his membership. The limb is cut off, but the Priesthood takes the fruit that was attached to the limb and saves it, if it will be saved. Do you understand me? His wife is not cut off from this Church, but she is free from him; she is just as free from him as though she never had belonged to him. The limb she was connected to is cut off, and she must again be grafted into the tree, if she wishes to be saved; that is all about it.” – Heber C. Kimball, Salt Lake City, January 11, 1857

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