History, Joseph Smith, Book of Abraham, Book of Mormon, General History
Book of Mormon Topics from Previously Published. 35 Topics from the old archive. Worth reading especially the sections on DNA.
406 Southerton - DNA and the Book of Mormon
603. Moroni's Promise?; It Does Not Really Mean what It Says - Ensign Magazine
and 33 more topics
pandora Mar. 2013
I visited the Asian Art Museum in SF today to see the Terracotta Warriors exhibit. It was amazing. There were swords, things for horses and chariots, beautiful warriors and armor. Even a small gold belt buckle was on display which made me think about all the small day to day things that remain long after the people who used them are gone. All of these artifacts were from around 200 bc or 600 years before the great battle at the hill cumorah.
plig Feb. 2013
Why did he marry 11 women who were already married to Mormon men? He married many of these women after sending their husbands on Mormon missions.
The Back Story on Backing Off: Was Bruce R. McConkie Upset with Members of His Own Family Supposedly Spreading WIld Tales about the Black-Priesthood Temple "Revelation"? . . .
steve benson Dec. 2012
Mormon Church apostle Bruce R. McConkie, in a public sermon to LDS seminary and institute teachers in August 1978 at Brigham Young University, spoke in dramatic fashion about what he insinuated actually did (and did not) occur in the Salt Lake temple some two months earlier when then-Mormon Church president Spencer W. Kimball told the assembled First Presidency and members of the Quorum of the Twelve that the LDS Church was abandoning its anti-Black doctrine--one which had historically denied the priesthood to men of African descent.
When I was a missionary in France in the early 80's, there was a lot of hushed talk about a missionary that had convinced a couple of other elders and some of the sisters to break away from the church and 'go back to their roots' by forming a polygamous group [in the late 1950's]. This obviously caused a big stir in the region. Some excommunications took place, and many of the members, even in the early 80's still didn't fully trust the American missionaries.
holytheghost Nov. 2012
Official LDS church historian, Elder Marlin K. Jensen (now emeritus) is being candid about the LDS church’s problem of rapidly decreasing membership numbers due to historical issues which are now coming to light
steve benson Nov. 2012
In an unending effort to twist history and turn it on its head, the Mormon Church dishonestly declares (despite mountains of documented evidence to the contrary) that its 1890 "Manifesto" ended, dead in its tracks, the Mormon practice of polygamy. As is so often the case, the historical record speaks loudly and clearly to the contrary.
steve benson Oct. 2012
--Identifying from Whom the Lamanites Originally Descended
Thus Spake the Prophet Joseph Smith:
"When I was about 17 years old I saw another vision of angels in the night season after I had retired to bed I had not been asleep . . . [
"[A]ll at once the room was illuminated above the brightness of the sun an angel appeared before me . . .
spanner Sep. 2012
Just posting some links to recent stuff on Horses in America. Research is honing in on the time horses finally went extinct in the Americas, which was thousands of years before the Jaredites supposedly set sail.
Mountain Meadows Massacre Anniversary Reflections on Visiting the Site of the Covered-Up Mormon Cult Murders of 120 American Immigrants . . .
steve benson Sep. 11 2012
Below are some lingering thoughts and images of my visit a few years ago to the site of the Mountain Meadows Massacre:
The highway signs indicating one's approach to the Mountain Meadows Massacre site are innocuous and give absolutely no hint of the horrible atrocity that occurred there. The roadside signs, at both the one mile and half-mile mark on opposite sides of the highway, simply say, "Mountain Meadows."