The Iron Rod Podcast
Iron Rod 109 - D&C 6-10
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This week’s episode focuses mostly on Oliver Cowdery as he begins to help Joseph with the translation. We finish with section 10, which has the Lord declare that the Book of Mormon contains “the true points of my doctrine, yea, and the ONLY doctrine which is in me,” and that “whosoever declares more or less than this, the same is not of me, but is against me.”

2 Nephi 26:29

Matthew 19:29

1 Nephi 13:35-37

Ether 4:4-8

Abraham 2:9-11

D&C 27:12

D&C 84:54

1 Nephi 9:5-6

2 Nephi 13:12

2 Nephi 19:15-17

2 Nephi 28:14

3 Nephi 1:24

Alma 13:20

D&C 33:4

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2 comments on “Iron Rod 109 – D&C 6-10

  1. Peter Jan 12, 2021

    I look forward to your weekly podcasts, and find great value in them. I find very interesting the observation that priesthood isn’t necessarily tied to laying on of hands. My personal leanings are more towards that most of it being tied to our relationship with God.

    I also look forward to your book Searcher. Many things ring true to me, others not so much. Perhaps you treat this in your book, but I don’t read anything into Joseph’s Summer of 1832 First Vision account of seeing one individual vs. two in later accounts – as it relates to the downgrade. The February 1832 account of D&C 76:23 details the seeing of Jesus on the right hand of God, demonstrating Joseph’s understanding of their nature months before he recorded the 1832 account.

    As it relates to some of thing discussed this week…

    1. One of you mentioned/suggested that the small plates were next in order of the 3-ringed set behind the title page plate. Likely this conclusion is drawn from Words of Mormon verse 6, “put them with…” referring to his abridgement. Although if you read ahead in verse 10, Mormon uses that same phrase “put them with” referring to all of the other plates. Based on this, and based on the fact that the Title page only references Mormon’s abridgment of the large plates (and NOT the small plates of Nephi), I think it is reasonable to conclude that once in Fayette, Joseph was handed the small plates of Nephi from the Angel – a different set of plates entirely than the ones that were pulled out of Cumorah.

    2. Searcher referred to the 12 Nephite disciples called by Jesus in Bountiful as Apostles. My reading of the book of Mormon reveals that he never calls them Apostles, but disciples. Perhaps I am missing something, and not sure if this distinction is relevant or useful? It seems that what the Savior is referring to “apostles” in Moroni 2:1 is those in the Old World that he recently commissioned. Thoughts?

    God bless!

    • Regarding #1. Good point. It was an assumption, and your alternate theory is also possible. I can’t see a way to prove either. Another thing I have to move from my “absolute truth” file to my “open to interpretation” file.