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 wrap up 1841 and get into early 1842. Jo revises the Book of Mormon and calls it the most correct book of any on the earth. Ebenezer Robinson’s belief in the morality of monogamy likely conflicts with his position as chief editor of the Times and Season so Brigham Young has to step in and stop that from being a problem. The book of Abraham is finally published and we discuss how many wives Jo took in the rest of 1841 and 1842 alone, his most active year in building his harem. After that we discuss a recent Deseret News headline reporting on President Nelson’s sermon to a congregation of Mormons in Kenya.

Links:

Ebenzer Robinson “Not Enough Trouble”
https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V19N03_141.pdf

Ebenezer Robinson Autobiography
https://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/ERobinson.html

Manuscript History of Brigham Young
https://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/MSHBY.html

“The Return” edited by Ebenezer Robinson
http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/RigWrit/M&A/Return1.htm#06-8906a

Times and Seasons editorial roles
https://publications.mi.byu.edu/publications/jbms/22/2/7RoperFieldsNepal_JS%20Times%20and%20Seasons%20and%20CA%20Ruins.pdf

History of the Church vol. 4
https://byustudies.byu.edu/content/volume-4-chapter-29

Children of Joseph Smith
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children_of_Joseph_Smith

Church Membership Growth Rates
https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/88mh0g/the_2017_statistical_report_is_online_now_here_is/

Record Low Baptism Rate
https://mylifebygogogoff.com/2018/02/4-things-every-member-can-do-to-reverse-the-record-low-baptism-rates.html

LDS Growth Trend Case Studies
http://cumorah.com/index.php?target=view_case_studies&story_id=481&cat_id=8

Kenya Temples
https://ldschurchtemples.org/nairobi/

Nelson – ‘Dowry is not the Lord’s way’
https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900016023/dowry-is-not-the-lords-way-in-kenya-lds-president-nelson-says-tithing-breaks-poverty-cycle.html

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