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October 22 –– Blood of Jesus, v. Joseph’s Polygamy. Jeremiah 31:31; “Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah”.

Matthew 26:28; “For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” (more…)

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TodayinMormonHistory.com “– 175 years ago today – Sep 15, 1843 — William Clayton writes in his journal: “President Joseph told me he had lately had a new item of law revealed to him in relation to myself. He said the Lord had revealed to him that a man could only take 2 of a family except by express revelation and as I had said I intended to take Lydia he made this known for my benefit. To have more than two in a family was apt to cause wrangles and trouble. He finally asked if I would not give L[ydia] to him. I said I would so far as I had anything to do in it. He requested me to talk to her.

Lydia Moon, who had just turned 17, was the younger sister of two of Clayton’s wives: legal wife Ruth Moon and his first plural wife Margaret Moon. Clayton had been courting Lydia to become his plural wife until Joseph Smith told him of the recently-revealed “new item of law.” Clayton talked to Lydia Moon about becoming Joseph’s plural wife but she never would agree to it. She later apostatized from the Church.” (more…)

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 “Chapter 7: Integrity,” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: John Taylor (2011), 58–65 “The following is a portion of that tribute describing the stalwart character and integrity of this beloved prophet:

“Few men have ever lived who have manifested such integrity and such unflinching moral and physical courage as our beloved President who has just gone from us. He never knew the feeling of fear connected with the work of God. But in the face of angry mobs, and at other times when in imminent danger of personal violence from those who threatened his life, and upon occasions when the people were menaced with public peril, he never [flinched]—his knees never trembled, his hand never shook.”  (more…)

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August 19 – Was the Apostle John a Polygamist? John 13:23“Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.” (more…)

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Journal of Discourses 25:228; “…it [polygamy] is a pure and holy institution; not to bring women into bondage, but to place them in that position for which they were created—to give them the opportunity to become honored wives and mothers…” – Charles W. Penrose, Salt Lake City, July 26, 1884

 

 

 

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Oh, what a tangled web we weave…

Today’s Mormon references are a classic example of how a member of the LDS Church can easily be confused.

Nonstop doctrinal contradictions can cause even the most ardent of clear headed thinkers to do a double take.

 

 

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  They Knew the Prophet, p. 87; “…He said, “When I speak as a man it is Joseph only that speaks. But when the Lord speaks through me, it is no more Joseph Smith who speaks; but it is God, and let all Israel hear.”” – Hyrum L. Andrus and Helen Mae Andrus, comps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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