In this episode we finish off the Doctrine and Covenants with the three sections that were written after Joseph's death. Trigger alert: these posthumous sections contradict previous scripture! Read More
Having already covered D&C 132 in episodes 10 and 11, we are joined this week by Kathy Bence to get a female perspective. If you’d like to get more of Kathy’s thoughts on the subject, visit https://www.nonsensicalpolygamyrestored.com
It’s that time of year again: we review some of the talks from General Conference that caught our eye (usually because they contradict scripture).
Sections 129 through 131 were not revelations, nor even writings of Joseph. They are notes others took while Joseph was having discussions with them. Joseph never reviewed these nor published them. In 1876, Brigham added them to the Doctrine and Covenants, contradicting previous revelations, until 1920 when a committee removed the Lectures on Faith from the D&C. We compare the doctrines found in these sections to the rest of the scriptures.
1 Corinthians 3:16-17
2 Corinthians 6:16
1 John 3:2
After covering D&C 125 and 126 which were added by Brigham in the 1876 edition, we spend most of the time covering sections 127 and 128, which say shockingly little about baptism for the dead.
These three sections were extracted by Brigham Young in the 1870s from a much longer letter that Joseph wrote from Liberty Jail in 1839. While presented to the church as revelations, many are Joseph’s thoughts, and the most “prophetic” language describe a few passages as the whisperings of the spirit of inspiration. Several things that were left out are also revealing. We cover them all in this episode.
We discuss the endowment that was received mid-week and then the visions recorded in Section 110 that occurred on the 8th day of the dedicatory period.