The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, has been around for almost two centuries. It has ebbed and fluctuated in such a predictably adaptive manner throughout it's relatively short life in the religious realm. This Church has a very sordid past, which it does a very good job of teaching for itself, whether the history is slanted or not, is yours to decide. Join me on a journey through the history of the LDS Church through the eyes of the people that were actually there. We will learn about the founding members, where the practices came from, where the Book of Mormon (Mormon Bible) came from, and most importantly, we will examine Joseph Smith in every aspect possibly available to us today.

On this episode, we discuss how fluid Joseph Smith’s morality and theology really was. We begin with his evolving perspective on slavery from pro-slavery to abolitionist when it was politically advantageous. Then we discuss how Mormonism was strictly monogamous to closeted polygamous when possible. Then Jo goes from socialist when he was poor to capitalist when he was filthy rich. A few court cases reveal Jo’s abuse of power and fluid sense of morality. We discuss Finch & Rollosson grocer and the ultimate result of John Finch’s affiliation with the Mormons.

Links:

Five Times Mormons Changed Their Position on Slavery
https://gregkofford.com/blogs/news/five-times-mormons-changed-their-position-on-slavery

Mosiah 2
https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/bofm/mosiah/2?lang=eng

Alma 50
https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/bofm/alma/50?lang=eng

Alma 27
https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/bofm/alma/27.27?lang=eng

Alma 48
https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/bofm/alma/48.11?lang=eng&clang=eng#p10

Messenger & Advocate on Abolitionism
https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/collection/NCMP1820-1846/id/7243

JS Presidential Campaign Pamphlet
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/transcript/general-smiths-views-of-the-powers-and-policy-of-the-government-of-the-united-states-7-february-1844?print=true

D&C 101 Monogamy Revelation
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/doctrine-and-covenants-1835/259#historical-intro

What Does the Book of Mormon Say About Polygamy
https://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/knowhy/what-does-the-book-of-mormon-say-about-polygamy

D&C 132
https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/132?lang=eng

United Firm
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/topic/united-firm

4 Nephi
https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/bofm/4-ne/1?lang=eng

Nauvoo City Council Minute Book 1841-1845
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/nauvoo-city-council-minute-book-3-february-1841-8-february-1845/177#full-transcript

JS discourse against socialism
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/discourse-14-september-1843-as-reported-by-willard-richards/1#full-transcript

Amos Davis
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/amos-davis

Nov 1842 Nauvoo v. Davis
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/trial-minutes-between-circa-29-and-circa-30-november-1842-city-of-nauvoo-v-davis-for-slander-of-js/1#full-transcript
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/minutes-6-december-1842-city-of-nauvoo-v-davis-for-slander-of-miles/2

John Finch
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/john-m-finch

William Rollosson
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/william-h-rollosson

State of Illinois v. Finch
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/petition-23-november-1843-state-of-illinois-v-finch/1

Finch habeas corpus petition
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/writ-of-habeas-corpus-23-november-1843-a-state-of-illinois-v-finch/2

Finch summary execution
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/execution-15-december-1843-state-of-illinois-v-finch/1#facts

Memorial to the United States
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/memorial-to-the-united-states-senate-and-house-of-representatives-28-november-1843/19#full-transcript

Mentioned in “C” segment
http://club90slc.com/events/

SUNSTONE!!!
https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/2019-salt-lake-summer-symposium/

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