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 take a break from the usual historical study and have a discussion with a theist. It's not the regular kind of episodes, but hopefully it provides some insight and discussion points for anybody that has a discussion like this with a friend, or family member. I hope you enjoy, and leave feedback about what you think.  

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Baptisms for the dead links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Whitmer  http://www.ephratacloister.org/history.htm  

http://www.lds-mormon.com/voh.shtml

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On this episode, we take a look at the Spalding theory as the source text for the Book of Mormon. The Spalding theory has been stuck in the margins of Mormon history for quite some time. Well, we try to rip it out of the margins, and into the spotlight for critical examination, and a fair trial in the court of historical possibilities. There's a lot of information to cover, and a lot of conjecture to answer to, but the evidence seems to be there, to support the claims of the theory. Does it seem plausible to you?

 

 

 

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Links:

 

Spalding's widow and daughter statements http://mormonthink.com/mormonstudiesmatilda.htm

 

Aron/Aaron Wright quote http://solomonspalding.com/tanrpg/TanrRev1.htm

 

Abner Jackson quote http://www.truthandgrace.com/1881AbnerStatement.htm

 

ExMormon Foundation statistical analysis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuNtJJoJ2W0

 

Book of Mormon Tories http://www.postmormon.org/exp_e/index.php/magazine/pmm_article_full_text/211

 

Bonus Content: http://www.solomonspalding.com/SSpaper3.htm

 

 

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