There are Save but Two Churches Only

For as long as I can remember there has been a part of me that tenses up when I hear someone bear testimony that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the only true church. Even as a youth who never doubted the validity of the statement, hearing those words made me uncomfortable. What had I done in my life to merit...

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Requiem for an Apostate

Requiem for an Apostate A Review of “Passing the Heavenly Gift,” by Denver C. Snuffer, Jr. Denver Snuffer, Jr. was excommunicated in September of 2013 for “apostasy.”  The reason for his excommunication was his publication of a book titled, “Passing the Heavenly Gift,” his popular lectures on the subject of the book,...

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Doctrine and Covenants Sections 11, 12, &13: An Historical Overview

  By Michael Barker Section 11 (from Book of Commandments  (BoC) 10 (cf. LDS D&C 11; Community of Christ (CoC) 10) Date:  May 1829 (after 25 May) Hyrum Smith arrived in Harmony, Pennsylvania, after Samuel H. Smith’s baptism on 25 May 1829.  Thus, section 11 was of necessity received after that date. Place:  Harmony,...

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Doctrine and Covenants Sections 2, 3, 10, 4, & 5: A Historical Overview

By Michael Barker Most of Joseph’s early revelations were copied and recopied by early Saints that were eager for new revelation.   I attempted to find a scholarly book that would review from which early manuscripts the Revelation Books were compiled.  I wanted to know who were the original scribes as Joseph dictated the...

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