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 dive into part 2 of our discussion of the Council of Fifty. What was it used for? Why was it convened? What transpired in the closed-door meetings? What documents do we have and how did they come to us? This episode is divided into 3 parts to help break down what we know about the Council of Fifty. 1) Conception; how did it come to be, what are the roots of this Council being formed, what’s the doctrinal basis for it? 2) Conjugation; the complete and total intercourse between church and state to accomplish a singular theocratic goal. 3) Conglomeration; the result of dozens leading thousands within a complex theology to one single goal, complete and absolute Mormon tyranny.

Links:

Church article on Seer Stones
https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/history/topics/seer-stones?lang=eng

Council of Fifty minutes
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/council-of-fifty-minutes-march-1844-january-1846-volume-1-10-march-1844-1-march-1845/389#full-transcript

Council of Fifty MormonThink
http://www.mormonthink.com/glossary/council-of-fifty.htm

Press release for CoF minutes
https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/church/news/council-of-fifty-minutes-to-be-published-in-joseph-smith-papers-release?lang=eng

The Council of Fifty and Its Members by D. Michael Quinn BYU Studies 1980
https://byustudies.byu.edu/content/council-fifty-and-its-members-1844-1945

Joseph Smith journal 1842-44
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/journal-december-1842-june-1844-book-4-1-march-22-june-1844/27

Joseph H. Jackson 1844 expose
http://www.olivercowdery.com/smithhome/1840s/1844Jack.htm

Announcements:

Sunstone History Podcast episode 12
https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/episode-12-crazy-for-kirtland/

John Whitmer History Conference
https://www.jwha.info/

Protect LDS Children March on October 5, 2019
https://www.sltrib.com/news/2019/07/28/former-lds-bishop-sam/
https://protectldschildren.org/

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