Date: June 26, 2013 05:06PM
Have you guys read this?http://terrylgivens.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Letter-to-a-Doubter.pdf
I can't believe how this guy just rationalizes this stuff.
According to him:
1. No where in the BoM (scripture body) does it state that lamanites are the principal ancestors of American Indians even though THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT WE WERE TAUGHT FOR DECADES. That is why we had the change in the preface and not George Murphy and Simon Southerton.
2. Hey other prophets in the Bible did some bad things so Joe Smith's serial adultery, magic hat trick, and killing guys at Carthage jail was ok because the D&C says heaven calls the weak and vain things of the earth so you see Brigham Young's heresy was okay because Abraham lied about Sarah being his wife. Prophets will never teach us anything soul destroying but they can advocate murder of audulterors, apostates, and offspring of interacial couples as along as it is not soul destroying.
They are allowed to err even though they are supposed to be prophets seers and revelators.
My favorite quote: "Air brushing our prophets, past or present, is a wrenching of the scriptural record and a form of idolatry." Really? After all the airbrushing the Morg has done for Joe and Brigham?
oh and dig this:
John Taylor said, “There were men in those dark ages who could commune with God, and who, by the power of faith, could draw aside the curtain of eternity and gaze upon the invisible world. . . There were men who could gaze upon the face of God, have the ministering of angels, and unfold the future destinies of the world. If those were dark ages I pray God to give me a little darkness.”
So much for Joe being told that all religions were an abomination before God.
Of course no mention of the Book of Abraham or magic rock in a hat or all the rest of the problems with correlation, freemasonry, science and evolution.
As long as our faith is strengthened by being tried.
I can't believe this guy buys his own tripe. Just the oily feeling of repeatedly being lied to in this. Yeah my testimony was strengthened alright, strengthened that the "gospel" is an indefensible pile of sick lies designed to keep the tithing flowing.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/26/2013 05:07PM by morgrefugee.