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Mormon Decisions 10Mormon Doctrine, p. 514; “To Moroni the Lord gave the privilege and power to bring to light the Book of Mormon. Following his mortal Nephite ministry,bruce mcconkie he died and went to the paradise of God. (Moro. 10:34.) Then in modern times, as a resurrected being, because he held “the keys of the record of the stick of Ephraim” (D. & C. 27:5), he came to the Prophet and revealed the Book of Mormon. This coming was in partial fulfilment of John’s vision of another angel flying in the midst of heaven to commit the everlasting gospel to man. (Rev. 14: 6-7; D. & C. 133:36-40.)

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Mormon Decisions 10Judges 17:6; “In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.”

The bible verse above is fitting for both sets of Danites we’re looking at today. Both had problems with following God and did what they saw fitting in their own eyes.

Controversy has always been a staple in the subject of Mormon Danites and it begins with the simple fact of when they were first organized. Some believe the ‘Armies of Israel’ were the original Danites, and on the other end of the spectrum is the argument Danites were only a part of Mormon folklore.

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Mormon Decisions 10500 More Little Known Facts in Mormon History, p 4; “Two Sacred Interpreters or Three? (1827) The Urim and Thummim assigned to Joseph were the same interpreters received by the Brother of Jared on MountJoseph Smith's Seer Stone Simeon. Abraham received a different Urim and Thummim while he was in Ur, of the Caldees. Martin Harris said that the prophet also possessed a seer stone by which he was able to translate, as well as with the Urim and Thummin. Whereas the Urim and Thummim were composed of two crystal stones set in the rims of a bow (and detachable), the seer stone was a small, oval, kidney shaped stone. This was separate and distinct from the Urim and Thummim that were delivered to the angel after the translation. The seer stone is still in the possession of the Church President.” – George W. Givens, 2004

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May 30 – “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.  And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.”  2 Cor. 11:13-14.

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Mormon Decisions 10Historical Record, v. 6, p. 240; “I was married to Joseph Smith on the 4th of March 1843… My sister Eliza was also married to Joseph a few days later. This was done without the knowledge of Emma Smith.”

Life of Heber C. Kimball (Apostle), by Orson F. Whitney, pp. 335-336; “… my father… was taught the plural wife doctrine, and was told by Joseph, the Prophet, three times, to go and take a certain woman as his wife; but not till heHeber C Kimball commanded him in the name of the Lord did he obey. At the same time Joseph told him not to divulge this secret, not even to my mother, for fear that she would not receive it… This was one of the greatest test of his faith he had ever experienced. The thought of deceiving the kind and faithful wife of his youth… was more than he felt able to bear…. his sorrow and misery were increased by the thought of my mother hearing it from some other source, which would no doubt separate them, and he shrank from the thought of such a thing, or of causing her any unhappiness.”

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May 23 – Ps. 139:7; “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? Or thither shall I flee from thy presence?”

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Mormon Decisions 10Brigham Young University Fireside, “The Mystery of Godliness,” 6 January 1985; “He [God] is a holy man and has a body of flesh and bones. It is written: “No unclean thing can dwell . . . in his presence; for, in the language of Adam,bruce mcconkie Man of Holiness is his name, and the name of his Only Begotten is the Son of Man, even Jesus Christ” (Moses 6:57). That is, he is Ahman, and the name of his Only Begotten is Son Ahman…He is the Eternal Father, the Father of Spirits. God lives in the family unit and is the Father of Spirits, of spirit men and spirit women, hosts of whom are now being born as mortal beings…” – Bruce R. McConkie, Quorum of the Twelve

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