We are joined by guest commentator Quinn Eastin. Kirtland will be a strong hold for five years. When the righteous go to Zion, those who are not apostles and prophets shall be known. D&C 90:2-3… Read More
Revelations on practical matters, with some significant doctrinal nuggets included.
3 Nephi 26:7-10
2 Nephi 28:30
Exodus 12:12, 23, 29
1 Chronicles 21:9-16
JST Genesis 14:30
We review the dedication of Zion August 2-3 1831. We compare the two versions of Sidney’s description of Zion, and discuss Section 59 that describes the Lord’s expectations for those that live in Zion.
We recount some of the experiences of the elders on their way to Missouri, the conditions they found, and the beginning of the Lord’s instructions on how to build up Zion.
Revelations to Sidney Gilbert, Newel Knight, William Phelps, and others. Some are doing well, others are struggling.
JST Matthew 16:25-29
3 Nephi 12:29-30
2 Nephi 9:28-30
We begin with an unpublished revelation to Ezra Thayre promising he will receive power from on high at the June conference at Morley Farm. D&C 51 gives specific directions to the bishop trying to implement the law of consecration. Then we cover the conference at Morley Farm where according to Joseph Smith and several other witnesses, the Melchizedek Priesthood was revealed and conferred for the first time. We finish with Section 52 which was also received at the conference.
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4
JST Genesis 14:30-32
3 Nephi 20:14
3 Nephi 21:2-5
The Lord teaches true doctrine to a people that only desire the truth in part, yet some of those same doctrines are no longer believed by the modern LDS church. The Lord teaches his approved method for determining whether a spirit is from him or not, a method which is no longer taught by the modern church. And the Lord teaches how to properly teach the gospel, a method which has been deliberately avoided by the modern church’s missionary program for almost 100 years.
JST Genesis 9:5
1 John 4:1
Disruptive visitors leads to a revelation on gifts of the spirit. John Whitmer refuses a call from the prophet and receives a revelation from the Lord. And what to do with all the immigrants from New York?
1 Timothy 4:1-4
1 Nephi 10:17-19
2 Nephi 31:33
1 Corinthians 12:4-11
We take a break from the scriptures to evaluate some of the talks from General Conference and compare those teachings to what is taught in the scriptures.