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May 13 – Gal. 5:1; “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage”.

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OnThisDayinMormonHistory.comApr 23, 1843 – “Robert Wiley “finds” six metal, bell-shaped plates covered with hieroglyphs while digging in a mound near Kinderhook, Illinois. The plates are found with a skeleton eleven feet below the top of the mound. There are “two mormon elders” among the dozen people witnessing the excavation. The plates are brought to Joseph Smith who says “they contain the history of the person with whom they were found and he was a descendant of Ham through the loins of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and that he received his kingdom from the ruler of heaven and earth.” In 1855 and 1879 associates of Wiley claim that the plates were a hoax gotten up by Wiley and friends to fool Smith. There is debate about the validity of the “hoax” stories until 1981 when the plates are subjected to testing which conclusively verifies their 19th-century origin and details given by the hoaxers in their manufacture.” (more…)

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Leaving Mormonism brings many new discoveries, some more shocking than others. This particular subject matter was one of the most surprising for me based on its brazen audacity to openly lie to the Mormon people.

Little did I know as a Mormon, the Church has spent an extraordinary amount of time retro-engineering their beloved founder’s prophetic wisdom. Not only have they done this with their signature canon, the BoM, but they went so far as to touch up the Doctrine and Covenants, Pearl of Great Price, Joe Smith’s History, and even the History of the Church as well.

We know they’ve rewritten the canon simply because they’ve told us so in their release of the ‘Joseph Smith Papers’, which contains sidebar notes telling us of the revisions.

Today we’re checking out their ‘handiwork’ by comparing the Book of Commandments written in 1833, with the Doctrine and Covenants which they’ve dated as 1828. (As an FYI, their spelling errors have been left intact.)

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D&C 61:14-19; “Behold, I, the Lord, in the beginning blessed the waters; but in the last days, by the mouth of my servant John, I cursed the waters. 15 Wherefore, the days will come that no flesh shall be safe upon the waters. 16 And it shall be said in days to come that none is able to go up to the land of Zion upon the waters, but he that is upright in heart. 17 And, as I, the Lord, in the beginning cursed the land, even so in the last days have I blessed it, in its time, for the use of my saints, that they may partake the fatness thereof. 18 And now I give unto you a commandment that what I say unto one I say unto all, that you shall forewarn your brethren concerning these waters, that they come not in journeying upon them, lest their faith fail and they are caught in snares; 19 I, the Lord, have decreed, and the destroyer rideth upon the face thereof, and I revoke not the decree.” – August 12, 1831

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April 20 – Luke 23:44; “And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour”.

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Wilford Woodruff’s Journal: Volume 7, p. 83 & Today in Mormon History; “– 145 years ago… – Mar 30, 1873 — [Wilford Woodruff] Again Presidet Young said Joseph the Prophet told me that the garden of Eden was in Jackson Co Missouri, & when Adam was driven out of the garden of Eden He went about 40 miles to the Place which we Named Adam Ondi Ahman, & there built an Altar of Stone & offered Sacrifize. That Altar remains to this day. I saw it as Adam left it as did many others, & through all the revolutions of the world that Altar had not been disturbed. Joseph also said that when the City of Enoch fled & was translated it was whare the gulf of Mexico now is. It left that gulf a body of water.” – Also see: Wilford Woodruff’s Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, Amazon, New Mormon Studies  [Spelling as in original]

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Why Mormons Can’t Celebrate Good Friday

Originally posted March 2013

I’m certain I’m not alone when I say that Good Friday always gives us lots to think upon and pray about! Each of us has our own list of reasons why we’re grateful God intervened in our life and we each carry our own set of memories why this day is special for us.

One of the most memorable experiences for me dates back to my days in Junior High School of all things. At the time I had become friends with a handful of other girls and as it turned out I was the only Mormon. My small group of friends included a Catholic, a Presbyterian, an Episcopalian and a Methodist. I began noticing my Catholic friend only ate fish on Fridays and while all the girls had their own set of doctrinal creeds they held dear, their customs afforded me a front row seat to other cultures right there in the heart of Utah Mormonism. I began wondering what it’d be like to attend a church that had a cross somewhere on the building.

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