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During the time that Joseph Smith lived, he allegedly received direct revelation from Jesus Christ wherein Jesus Christ allegedly spoke to him. After the fact, Joseph wrote down word for word in his journals. These journals were later converted into the "History Of The Church" for which the Doctrine And Covenants were created. Since Joseph Smith died, no new "direct revelation" has been posted showing that no other prophet, past or present, has had divine revelation that the LDS Church has published. In addition, much of the earlier "revelations" that Joseph Smith received have been altered or deleted to fit with today's standards.
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Sidetrack On D&C 49
Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006, at 10:50 AM
Original Author(s): Peter_mary
Topic: DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS   -Link To MC Article-
In reading Chapter 7 of Bushman's book, he got all excited about a "startling revelation" in relation to the new social order Joseph Smith was attempting to initiate, namely the "United Order." So I checked it out, and decided it might warrent a little side track here for a moment. Tell me what you think:

Quote:
DandC 49:20--But it is not given that one man should possess that which is above another, wherefore the world lieth in sin.
And it struck me that the Church flat-out lives in violation of this, their very own scripture.
  • The Church organization itself gives only a tiny fraction of its means to charitable causes, and keeps the rest for itself in building itself up.
  • The General Authorities in the Church are all men of means, save Boyd K. Packer (who was an educator...and it probably helps explain his bitterness ). They rose in prominence in the Church coincident to rising in prominence in the world. Poor people simply don't qualify to be prominent leaders.
  • The members of the Church in predominantly LDS communities appear to be relatively affluent. Most of the large, metropolitan communities in the Mormon corridor are diminishing in the percentage of Church members, yet the lion's share of the political and business clout is still held by Church members because they hold the wealth and the power.
Aside from consecrating all your time, money and talents to the church in the endowment ceremony, there is no other real effort on the part of the church to encourage this doctrine of "material equality among all men". (Good thing, too, or temple attendance would plummet through the floor. As it is, everyone knows "they don't really MEAN it..." ) Mormons will tell you they contribute heavily to church causes in the form of tithing, fast offerings, and other donations, and they do...but NOT for the purpose of stripping them of their excesses, only to support the corporate monster that is LDS Inc. They are, in fact, promised that their excesses are a measure of their faithfullness. In other words, BECAUSE of their righteousness, they are OUT OF HARMONY WITH THEIR SCRIPTURE.

I don't care who you are...that is irrational.

I would challenge any Member in good standing to demonstrate how the Church holds itself accountable to this scripture.

Oh, and as a side note, while trying to ensure that I read the above verse in context, I went back and read from the beginning of the 49th Section and found this tidbit.

[Context: Smith is sending Pratt, Rigdon and Copley to preach to the Shakers, a sect who preached celibacy]

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DandC 49: 15 -- And again, verily I say unto you, that whoso forbiddeth to marry is not ordained of God, for marriage is ordained of God unto man. 16-- Wherefore, it is lawful that he should have one wife, and they twain shall be one flesh, and all this that the earth might answer the end of its creation; 17-- And that it might be filled with the measure of man, according to his creation before the world was made.
Goodness, if ever there was a good time for God to suggest that MULTIPLE wives is really the order of the day, that would have been a good one.

But no, it stands in stark contradiction to DandC 132 which gives Joseph free reign to do as Abraham and David in taking unto himself as many wives as he sees fit, and bestowing the same privilege to others.

In this scripture, God seems very satisfied that "the measure of man" can be fulfilled in the earth by virtue of monogamy. Yet later, we hear all about the need to "raise up a righteous seed" as the justification for polygamy. So which is it?

That God...He just confuses the hell out of me.

So anyway, what we have here are God's words, given through his very own, ordained mouthpiece, standing in stark contrast to one another, and everyone's just OKAY with that. No WONDER we were nuts! Our scriptures MADE US that way!

Anyway, just my little ramble for the moment.
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Two Part Commentary On D&C 130
Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at 08:27 AM
Original Author(s): Mad Viking
Topic: DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS   -Link To MC Article-
A TWO PART COMMENTARY ON DandC 130
PART 1


    12 I prophesy, in the name of the Lord God, that the commencement of the difficulties which will cause much bloodshed previous to the coming of the Son of Man will be in South Carolina.

    13 It may probably arise through the slave question. This a voice declared to me, while I was praying earnestly on the subject, December 25th, 1832.


Wow! That is a very definitive statement. "It may probably arise through the slave question." (sarcasm off) The "voice" that "declared" that sounds very uncertain about the circumstances of the "difficulties" to come. (sarcasm back on) Maybe what the "voice" meant was: "The slavery issue will be used as a political tool half way through the American Civil War to garner shrinking support for it."

PART 2

    14 I was once praying very earnestly to know the time of the coming of the Son of Man, when I heard a voice repeat the following:

    15 Joseph, my son, if thou livest until thou art eighty-five years old, thou shalt see the face of the Son of Man; therefore let this suffice, and trouble me no more on this matter.

    16 I was left thus, without being able to decide whether this coming referred to the beginning of the millennium or to some previous appearing, or whether I should die and thus see his face.


In the previous verses Joseph is expounding on his earlier statements:

    “It is the will of the Lord that those who went to Zion, with a determination to lay down their lives, if necessary, should be ordained to the ministry, and go forth to prune the vineyard for the last time, or the coming of the Lord, which was nigh even fifty-six years, should wind up the scene.” (The History of the Church, vol II, page 182).


It is clear that Joseph is referring to the Second Coming. In fact, very decisively, he declares that "the coming of the Lord" will occur in 1891 (determined with some simple math). I have seen an apologist suggest that the word "should" indicates some uncertainty in Joseph's declaration, and thus his statements can be taken as nothing more that "strong opinion". This of course requires that the context of the word "should" not be considered. The word "should" used as it is, is a conservative estimation. By "conservative" I mean the extreme. In other words, the word "should" indicates the absolute limit for the "wind(ing) up of (the) scene." For example, the transmission went out on my truck recently (probably because I have not been paying tithing). After my mechanic had a chance to inspect the vehicle he called me to give me the diagnosis. At some point, I asked him what the final cost would be to repair my vehicle. His reply was something to the effect ,"X amount of dollars should cover it." He was being conservative my quoting me the extreme limit of the cost. He was not indicating the minimum cost. He was telling me the upper limit on the cost. The context is exactly the same as stated by Joseph. The same apologist suggested that the transcription of Joseph's statements concerning "the coming of the Lord" should not be taken to be verbatim. This of course, in his estimation, moves the statement from the category of "prophecy" that of "opinion". In doing so he has weakened his other argument about the word "should" being imperative to understanding the statement in its correct meaning (simply opinion).

Back to the verses of DandC 130. Could the "voice" be any more vague? Joseph asks a very specific question, and gets a reply (v15) that doesn't even remotely address his question (That being the time of the coming of Christ). Instead he gets a vague statement about seeing Christ’s face. The answer seems so vague to Joseph that he decides that it could mean one of 3 things. Those three options are as follows as given by Joseph in verse 16:

A. The beginning of the millennium will be 1891. If Joseph lives to be 85 will witness this event.

B. The viewing of Christ's face by Joseph referred to by the "voice" was actually one of the previous times Joseph had already seen Christ, or would yet see him again before the actual millennium. This option however, does not make sense. Joseph was referring to the Second Coming so either the "voice" was stupid or just being coy. Joseph claimed to have already seen Christ’s face, so it makes no sense for him to be asking about anything other than the Second Coming that would usher in the millennial reign of Christ.

C. The voice was simply telling Joseph that he would see Christ’s face when he (Joseph) dies. Acknowledging Joseph's belief in Jesus Christ being the savior and all, this option deserves a resounding: Well DUh!! Modern leaders of the church love to cover their backsides by declaring that no one, save God himself, knows the time of the Second Coming. This option actually fits in with that modern teaching. However, if that is the case, what was with the "voice" talking about Joseph living until he was 85? Why did the "voice" just say, "You won't see Christ until you die?"

So, did the "voice" not actually know the time of the Second Coming, or was it trying to confuse Joseph by not really answering his question. One possibility is that the "voice" Joseph heard was not God (an angel perhaps), did not not know the time of "the coming of the Lord", and was thus trying to confuse Joseph by making a vague statement. Or perhaps the "voice" was God and did not want to divulge the exact time of the Second Coming and subsequently gave Joseph some vague statements that didn't make any sense with regard to his question. This of course begs the question: Why didn't the voice just tell him that the time of the Second Coming was a secret and to be happy with the times he had already seen Christ? Or even more likely yet, Joseph, decided that his speculations of a decade earlier where too specific and he tried to tone them down a little.

Apart from the question of whether or not Joseph's statement were opinion or prophecy, I find the issue of confusion between Joseph and the "voice" very interesting. Did the "voice" misunderstand what Joseph was asking, or did Joseph misunderstand the answer given by the "voice"? It seems clear, given the context of the question, that Joseph was asking about the Second Coming. In that case, option "A" is the only viable answer as it is the only one that refers to the Second Coming (clearly the "voice" was inaccurate on this account). So the real question is: Did the "voice" misunderstand what Joseph was asking, or did it confuse him on purpose? The implications of either are intriguing.

    17 I believe the coming of the Son of Man will not be any sooner than that time.


OK. Here is a statement that the apologists should be able to correctly identify as opinion.
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Mormon Apologists Claim The Original Doctrine And Covenants 101:4 (1385 Edition) Now Removed, Was Not Revelation Because It Was Written By Oliver Cowdery, Not Jospeh Smith
Thursday, Apr 26, 2007, at 08:38 AM
Original Author(s): Randy Jordan
Topic: DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS   -Link To MC Article-
The original Doctrine And Covenants 101:4 (1835 Edition):
"Inasmuch as this Church of Christ has been reproached with the crime of fornication and polygamy; we declare that we believe that one man should have one wife; and one woman but one husband; except that in the event of death when either is at liberty to marry again."
Why was the above doctrine removed and not found in the current Doctrine And Covenants?

Mormon Apologists claim: "The answer is simple. It wasn't a revelation. It was written by Cowdery, not Smith. We are well aware of Section 100 and what it says. That particular Section was written by Oliver Cowdery and approved by the membership of the Church while Smith was out of town."

To begin with, the Article Of Marriage (AOM) was in Section 101 of the 1835 DandC, and RE-PUBLISHED as Section 109 in the *1854* edition, IN UTAH. For those unfamiliar with it, the crux of the policy states:
"Inasmuch as this church of Christ has been reproached with the crime of fornication, and polygamy: we declare that we believe, that one man should have but one wife; and one woman, but one husband, except in the case of death, when either is at liberty to marry again."
The idea that JS was out of town, and that Cowdery somehow slipped the "Article on Marriage" into the DandC without his approval, is a prevarication designed purely as an apology for Joseph's adulterous affair with the teenage Fannie Alger.

Joseph Fielding Smith perpetuated the misinformation:
"This article on marriage was not a revelation and I want you never to forget it....at this conference held on August 17, 1835, Joseph Smith and Frederick G. Williams...were not present; they were in Michigan....this article on marriage...was written by Oliver Cowdery in the absence of the Prophet Joseph Smith, and the Prophet knew nothing of the action that was taken ordering them printed with the revelations. These were not revelations, never were so considered, were ordered printed in the absence of Joseph Smith, and when Joseph Smith returned from Michigan and learned what was done---I am informed by my father, who got this information from Orson Pratt---the Prophet was very much troubled. Orson Pratt and Joseph F. Smith, my father, were missionary companions; they traveled together, and my father learned a great many things from Orson Pratt of these early days. When the Prophet came back from Michigan, he learned of the order made by the conference of the Church and he let it go through." (Doctrines of Salvation, vol. 11, pp. 194-95.)
First off---Joseph Fielding Smith claimed to have gotten his information third-hand. By the time Pratt allegedly told this to JF Smith, the Mormons were in Utah, and Pratt himself was a practicer and apologist for polygamy. It served his agenda to "blame" the AoM on the excommunicated Cowdery, because of its obvious contradiction to the 1843 "revelation on celestial marriage." Also, Mormons constantly repeat that the only official LDS doctrine that is binding on the members is what is found in the "Standard Works." The Article on Marriage was voted on by "common consent", approved, and published in the 1835 DandC, whether JS was out of town or not. If, as later Mormons claimed, that JS had had his first "revelation" on PM as early as 1831, then it is obvious that upon returning from Michigan, and learning of the AoM, he should have immmediately called a meeting, corrected the mistake, and ordered the AoM torn out or stricken through in each copy. JS lived another nine years after the 1835 DandC was published, and I am not aware of a single statement he made against the AoM, nor of any action he took to correct it. That being true, it is obvious that JS was perfectly willing to maintain the AoM as a public policy, while privately teaching and practicing the exact opposite. And, if you're going to argue that the AoM was not "official doctrine" IN SPITE of it being canonized, then you cannot also consistently argue that JS' practice of polygamy was proper or "doctrinally secure"----because when Smith attempted to have his "revelation on celestial marriage" approved on August 12, 1843, by his Nauvoo High Council, the attempt failed to carry, which is necessary according to LDS rules of "common consent." That means that Smith secretly taught and practiced polygamy without having proper approval----which was no big deal for him, however, since he had been a polygamist for at least ten years before he even presented his "revelation" for a vote. The High Council's refusal to approve the "revelation" obviously slowed him down, however, because he took no more plural wives for the last eight months of his life, as opposed to having taken more than 30 before that time.

On top of all of this, the idea that Smith was in the dark about Cowdery's inclusion of the AoM is ridiculous on its face. Smith claimed to be in regular communication with God. If that were truly the case---and God had previously "revealed" the "ancient order of plural marriage" to Smith---then it should have been a snatch for God to put a bug in Smith's ear, perhaps telling him something like, "Joseph, my son, Oliver is trying to mess up your love life. Go therefore, and tell him to ixnay the Article on arriage-May." For Mormons to believe that Cowdery could slip an incorrect principle into the "standard works," they must concede that Smith's pipeline to God was operating at somewhat less than peak efficiency. Objective thinkers will naturally conclude that in light of the events, Smith possessed no such pipeline.

As I've documented several times previously, the historical context of the origin of the AoM was JS' "nasty, filthy affair" with Fannie Alger, which began as early as 1833, when she was sixteen. According to some accounts, Emma herself caught them together, and JS expressed remorse over it in a meeting with Emma and Cowdery.

In none of the accounts is the "prophet" quoted as saying, "I have received a revelation that allows me to have sex with Fannie." No mention of an angel with flaming sword threatening to kill him. No hint of asking the "first wife" for permission to couple with Fannie, as DandC 132:61 requires; Emma was obviously shocked and saddened at the discovery. All of the accounts paint a simple picture of a married man having in illicit fling with a teenage girl, being caught, and apparently being remorseful and repentant of it.

Because news of the incident spread quickly----there are numerous first-and-secondhand accounts of it----Cowdery, and others, undoubtedly realized that if it became widespread public knowledge that the "prophet" was boinking a teenager, it could discredit their church, and destroy their infant commune. That is undoubtedly why the AoM states that the "church has been reproached with the crime of fornication and polygamy." It was designed as an official statement to nip the rumors in the bud. And it worked for awhile---after being caught with Fannie, there is no evidence of any more extra-marital activity on Smith's part until his affair with Lucinda Morgan Harris at Far West in 1838. Fannie and family left Kirtland in 1836, she married a Solomon Custer, and thereafter refused to discuss her relationship with JS. In fact, the very REASON JS skipped town to Michigan during the period may well have been so that he could avoid having to deal with the fallout over being caught.

But the problem with JS, the AoM, and the truth, goes much deeper than all of this.

Although Mormon Apologists have attempt to call the AoM "unauthoritative" and "not official doctrine"----DandC 42, a "revelation received" on February 9, 1831, ALSO condemns extra-marital relations: "Thou shalt love thy wife with all thy heart, and shalt cleave unto her AND NONE ELSE.....Thou shalt not commit adultery; and he that committeth adultery, and repenteth not, shall be cast out." Obviously, this "revelation" WAS "official doctrine," and regardless that JS later claimed to have received his first "inspiration" on PM in 1831 or 1832, monogamy and fidelity was the canonized standard of behavior even without the AoM. If JS had been dealt with according to the "canonized" DandC 42:26, he should have been excommunicated over the Fannie affair; but instead, JS excommunicated Cowdery in part for "accusing the prophet of adultery." That fact indicates that contrary to what modern Mormons try to assert, JS held a position of infallibility, and that he could violate a canonized rule of his church, and not be punished for it. The incident reveals that JS was totalitarian and held absolute power, accountable to no one for his behavior. It's also possible that since Smith arrived at Far West on March 14, 1838---and he began a sexual relationship with Lucinda Harris almost immediately, while living in her home---Cowdery may have got wind of that relationship, and it may have been the adultery that he accused Smith of that got him excommunicated on April 6, just three weeks later.

As I've documented many times, Smith steadfastly publicly denied PM his entire life. All public statements from him, and other Mormons, were that PM was not an LDS practice, and that it was strictly forbidden. Smith and his followers carried on a lifetime campaign of denial and deception concerning the practice.
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Doctrine And Covenants Section 121 Was Not Authorized By Jospeh Smith
Friday, Mar 20, 2009, at 08:18 AM
Original Author(s): Confused
Topic: DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS   -Link To MC Article-
When the DandC was reissued in 1844, Section 121 was not included. Section 121 was originally a letter written by Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith, Lyman Wight, Caleb Baldwin, and Alexander McCrae while inmprisoned in Liberty jail. Published originally in The Times and Seasons in Nauvoo 1840. The 1844 DC did not include any portion of the letter. Since JS oversaw the publication of the Doctrine and Covenants, it is apparent that he did not consider the material in the latter as revelation.

In 1876 the new edition of the Doctrine and Covenants included it, but it was chopped, added to, rewritten with entirely new concepts and material including Plurality of Gods. Entire paragraphs were cut, while portions of sentences were moved around. This became 121, 122, and 123 as part of the new theology being taught in Salt Lake City.

Here is a fantastic layout of the changes in photographic form: http://www.utlm.org/onlinebooks/chang...

Scroll down past the Book of Commandment changes, to the section called Other Changes. Pictures clearly show what was cut, including the authors names, and it shows what was inserted. In the end, section 121,122, and 123, no matter how important, is a complete fabrication.
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Changes In The Doctrine And Covenants (And Denying It)
Friday, Sep 11, 2009, at 08:01 AM
Original Author(s): Confused
Topic: DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS   -Link To MC Article-
Interestingly, most of the revelations collected in the Book of Commandments were first printed in the Church periodical The Evening and Morning Star. When Doctrine and Covenants was printed, the first fourteen issues of The Evening and Morning Star were reprinted so as to agree with the revised revelations.

Compare these: http://www.2think.org/hundredsheep/bo...

Priesthood revelation: http://www.2think.org/hundredsheep/bo...

Revelation for Harris: http://www.2think.org/hundredsheep/bo...

The Parchment of John: http://www.2think.org/hundredsheep/bo...

Regarding those changes:

Apostle Parley P. Pratt definitely stated that no changes were made in the revelations. His statement is recorded in a footnote on page 173 of Vol. 1 of the History of the Church: Elder Parley P. Pratt,... takes occasion to relate how this and other revelations were given through the Prophet. "Each sentence," says he, "was uttered slowly and very distinctly, and with a pause between each, sufficiently long for it to be recorded by an ordinary writer in long hand. This was the manner in which all his written revelations were dictated and written. There was never any hesitation, reviewing, or reading back, in order to keep the run of the subject; neither did any of these communications undergo revisions, interlinings or corrections. As he dictated them so they stood, so far as I have witnessed;..."

Apostle John A. Widtsoe stated:

Within a few years after its organization, the Church had received practically all necessary supplementary laws and regulations. These also have remained unchanged. There has been no tampering with God's word.... the whole body of Church laws forms a harmonious unit, which does not anywhere contradict itself nor has it been found necessary to alter any part of it. (Joseph Smith–Seeker After Truth, pages 119 and 122)

Joseph Fielding Smith made this comment concerning Joseph Smith's revelations:

Inspiration is discovered in the fact that each part, as it was revealed, dovetailed perfectly with what had come before. There was no need for eliminating, changing, or adjusting any part to make it fit; but each new revelation on doctrine and priesthood fitted in its place perfectly to complete the whole structure, as it had been prepared by the Master Builder. (Doctrines of Salvation, Vol, 1, page 170)

The Mormon Apostle LeGrand Richards was asked if changes were made in the revelations; in his reply, dated May 12, 1966, he stated:

Now answering your questions. Your first question: "Have the early revelations of the church been revised and have some additional clauses been inserted as some people claim?" Answer: I am past eighty years of age. I have filled four missions, been bishop of three wards, president of a stake, for fourteen years the Presiding Bishop of the Church, and now for fourteen years a member of the Quorum of the Twelve, and I know of no changes that have been made during that time. I have just discussed this matter with President Joseph Fielding Smith, the Church Historian, and he indicates that in the Book of Mormon, there have been a few grammatical changes; no changes have been made that in any way change the meaning of any sentence; an "are" might be changed to a "were" to make it more grammatically correct....

There may have been a few words changed in the Doctrine and Covenants and President Smith thought there had been one section left out which was instruction rather than revelation....

BUT-

Mervin J. Petersen, who wrote his thesis for the BYU, found that 703 words have been changed, 1,656 words added and 453 words deleted since the revelations were first printed in the Book of Commandments. ("A Study of the Nature of and the Significance of the Changes in the Revelations...," typed copy, p.118)
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Doctrine And Covenants 121 Is A Utah 1876 Edition Fabrication
Friday, Sep 18, 2009, at 07:45 AM
Original Author(s): Confused
Topic: DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS   -Link To MC Article-
OK, the church finally relented in 1978 and gave black men the opportunity to receive the priesthood. But what about this other cursed group? According to DandC 121:21 there are some men, apparently even though they may join the church and be faithful, obedient, tithe-paying members, are barred from ever receiving the priesthood.

They are the descendants of Joseph Smith's Missouri enemies:

"They [the persecutors] shall not have right to the priesthood, NOR THEIR POSTERITY AFTER THEM from generation to generation." (DandC 121:21)

Seems to contradict the Article of Faith that says: "We believe that man shall be punished for his OWN sins...."

When the DandC was reissued in 1844, Section 121 was not included. Section 121 was originally a letter written by Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith, Lyman Wight, Caleb Baldwin, and Alexander McCrae while inmprisoned in Liberty jail. Published originally in The Times and Seasons in Nauvoo 1840. The 1844 DC did not include any portion of the letter. Since JS oversaw the publication of the Doctrine and Covenants, it is apparent that he did not consider the material in the latter as revelation.

In 1876 the new edition of the Doctrine and Covenants included it, but it was chopped, added to, rewritten with entirely new concepts and material including Plurality of Gods. Entire paragraphs were cut, while portions of sentences were moved around. This became 121, 122, and 123 as part of the new theology being taught in Salt Lake City.

Here is a fantastic layout of the changes in photographic form: http://www.utlm.org/onlinebooks/chang...

Here's a picture of your specific revelation: http://www.utlm.org/images/changingth...

can you see where DC 122 begins? http://www.utlm.org/images/changingth...

Scroll down past the Book of Commandment changes, to the section called Other Changes. Pictures clearly show what was cut, including the authors names, and it shows what was inserted. In the end, section 121,122, and 123, no matter how important, is a complete fabrication.

Also, see huge changes in DandC Section 121:26-33:

http://www.utlm.org/images/changingth...
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Todays Scripture Mastery Class
Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010, at 07:38 AM
Original Author(s): Jod3:360
Topic: DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS   -Link To MC Article-
Book of Commandments was the original version of the Doctrine and Covenants

http://www.2think.org/hundredsheep/bo...

http://www.2think.org/hundredsheep/bo...

The Book of Abraham contains information on Priesthood and God that is not found in any other scripture

http://www.bookofabraham.com/boamathi...

http://www.bookofabraham.com/boamathi...

The Doctrine and Covenants section 122 is supposed to be a revelation given to Joseph Smith-

http://scriptures.lds.org/en/dc/122

can you see where DC 122 begins?

http://www.utlm.org/images/changingth...

The Lectures on Faith from the 1835 Doctrine and Covenants differs from the account of the First Vision and DC 130

http://www.centerplace.org/hs/dc/lec-...

Basically, the scriptures are too inconsistent to be taken seriously. If God gave the scriptures, then who ever changed them was a false prophet.
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From Book Of Commandments To The Doctrine And Covenants Changing Revelations
Tuesday, Sep 7, 2010, at 07:29 AM
Original Author(s): Jod3:360
Topic: DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS   -Link To MC Article-
The Book of Commandments was the first book of revelations published in 1833. It was later reissued as the Doctrine and Covenants in 1835. At the time of the publication of the 1833 Book of Commandments, Jesus Christ said that it was correct and approved by Him.

Book of Commandments Chapter 1:7
1:7 [S]earch these commandments, for they are true and faithful, and the prophecies and promises which are in them, shall all be fulfilled. What I the Lord have spoken, I have spoken, and I excuse not myself, and though the heavens and the earth pass away, my word shall not pass away, but shall all be fulfilled, whether by mine own voice, or by the voice of my servants, it is the same: For behold, and lo, the Lord is God, and the Spirit beareth record, and the record is true, and the truth abideth forever and ever: Amen.
Here's a very good resource to see the changes:

http://www.2think.org/hundredsheep/bo...

Changes to Priesthood revelation:

http://www.2think.org/hundredsheep/bo...

Also pictures of the actual changes:

http://www.utlm.org/onlinebooks/chang...

Be sure to scroll down and see other changes as well.

One must stop and ask- is it okay to change the words of God in order to suit your own purposes? Many of the early saints thought not and left the church.

One may also ask- did God really speak in the first place?
 
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  · BONNEVILLE COMMUNICATIONS (2)
  · BOOK OF ABRAHAM (50)
  · BOOK OF MORMON (66)
  · BOOK OF MORMON EVIDENCES (18)
  · BOOK OF MORMON GEOGRAPHY (24)
  · BOOK OF MORMON WITNESSES (5)
  · BOOK REVIEW - ROUGH STONE ROLLING (28)
  · BOOKS - AUTHORS AND DESCRIPTIONS (12)
  · BOOKS - COMMENTS AND REVIEWS (44)
  · BOY SCOUTS (22)
  · BOYD K. PACKER (33)
  · BRIAN C. HALES (1)
  · BRIGHAM YOUNG (24)
  · BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY (54)
  · BRUCE C. HAFEN (4)
  · BRUCE D. PORTER (1)
  · BRUCE R. MCCONKIE (10)
  · CALLINGS (11)
  · CATHOLIC CHURCH (5)
  · CHANGING DOCTRINE (12)
  · CHILDREN AND MORMONISM (48)
  · CHRIS BUTTARS (1)
  · CHURCH LEADERSHIP (3)
  · CHURCH PUBLISHED MAGAZINES (51)
  · CHURCH TEACHING MANUALS (10)
  · CHURCH VAULTS (4)
  · CITY CREEK CENTER (23)
  · CIVIL UNIONS (14)
  · CLEON SKOUSEN (3)
  · COGNITIVE DISSONANCE (2)
  · COMEDY (128)
  · CONCISE DICTIONARY OF MORMONISM (14)
  · D. MICHAEL QUINN (1)
  · D. TODD CHRISTOFFERSON (6)
  · DALLIN H. OAKS (101)
  · DANIEL C. PETERSON (88)
  · DANITES (4)
  · DAVID A. BEDNAR (23)
  · DAVID O. MCKAY (8)
  · DAVID R. STONE (1)
  · DAVID WHITMER (1)
  · DELBERT L. STAPLEY (1)
  · DESERET NEWS (3)
  · DIETER F. UCHTDORF (13)
  · DNA (23)
  · DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS (8)
  · DON JESSE (2)
  · ELAINE S. DALTON (5)
  · EMMA SMITH (5)
  · ENSIGN PEAK (1)
  · ERICH W. KOPISCHKE (1)
  · EX-MORMON FOUNDATION (33)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 1 (35)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 10 (24)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 11 (25)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 12 (25)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 13 (25)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 14 (25)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 15 (25)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 16 (25)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 17 (25)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 18 (25)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 19 (26)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 2 (25)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 20 (24)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 21 (25)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 22 (24)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 23 (25)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 24 (28)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 3 (24)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 4 (24)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 5 (23)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 6 (24)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 7 (25)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 8 (24)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 9 (26)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 1 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 10 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 11 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 12 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 13 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 14 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 15 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 16 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 17 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 18 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 19 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 2 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 20 (24)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 21 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 22 (24)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 23 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 24 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 25 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 26 (61)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 3 (21)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 4 (22)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 5 (24)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 6 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 7 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 8 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 9 (26)
  · EXCOMMUNICATION AND COURTS OF LOVE (19)
  · EZRA TAFT BENSON (30)
  · FACIAL HAIR (6)
  · FAIR / MADD - APOLOGETICS (70)
  · FAITH PROMOTING RUMORS (11)
  · FARMS (30)
  · FIRST VISION (23)
  · FOOD STORAGE (3)
  · FUNDAMENTALIST LDS (17)
  · GENERAL AUTHORITIES (29)
  · GENERAL CONFERENCE (14)
  · GENERAL NEWS (5)
  · GEORGE P. LEE (1)
  · GORDON B. HINCKLEY (68)
  · GRANT PALMER (8)
  · GREGORY L. SMITH (9)
  · GUNNISON MASSACRE (1)
  · H. DAVID BURTON (2)
  · HAROLD B. LEE (1)
  · HATE MAIL I RECEIVE (23)
  · HAUNS MILL (2)
  · HBO BIG LOVE (12)
  · HEBER C. KIMBALL (4)
  · HELEN RADKEY (17)
  · HELLEN MAR KIMBALL (4)
  · HENRY B. EYRING (5)
  · HOLIDAYS (13)
  · HOME AND VISITING TEACHING (9)
  · HOWARD W. HUNTER (1)
  · HUGH NIBLEY (13)
  · HYMNS (7)
  · INTERVIEWS IN MORMONISM (18)
  · J REUBEN CLARK (1)
  · JAMES E. FAUST (7)
  · JEFF LINDSAY (6)
  · JEFFREY MELDRUM (1)
  · JEFFREY R. HOLLAND (32)
  · JEFFREY S. NIELSEN (11)
  · JOHN GEE (3)
  · JOHN L. LUND (3)
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  · JOHN TAYLOR (1)
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  · JULIE B. BECK (6)
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  · KINDERHOOK PLATES (6)
  · KIRTLAND BANK (6)
  · KIRTLAND EGYPTIAN PAPERS (17)
  · L. TOM PERRY (5)
  · LAMANITE PLACEMENT PROGRAM (3)
  · LAMANITES (36)
  · LANCE B. WICKMAN (1)
  · LARRY ECHO HAWK (1)
  · LDS CHURCH (19)
  · LDS CHURCH OFFICE BUILDING (9)
  · LDS OFFICIAL ESSAYS (22)
  · LDS SOCIAL SERVICES (3)
  · LGBT - AND MORMONISM (44)
  · LORENZO SNOW (1)
  · LOUIS C. MIDGLEY (6)
  · LYNN A. MICKELSEN (2)
  · LYNN G. ROBBINS (1)
  · M. RUSSELL BALLARD (13)
  · MARK E. PETERSON (7)
  · MARK HOFFMAN (12)
  · MARLIN K. JENSEN (3)
  · MARRIOTT (2)
  · MARTIN HARRIS (5)
  · MASONS (16)
  · MELCHIZEDEK/AARONIC PRIESTHOOD (9)
  · MERRILL J. BATEMAN (3)
  · MICHAEL D. WILLIAMS (1)
  · MICHAEL OTTERSON (1)
  · MICHAEL R. ASH (26)
  · MITT ROMNEY (71)
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  · MORMON CHURCH PROPAGANDA (5)
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  · MORMON FUNERALS (12)
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  · MORMON RACISM (18)
  · MORMON TEMPLE CEREMONIES (38)
  · MORMON TEMPLE CHANGES (15)
  · MORMON TEMPLES (116)
  · MORMON VISITOR CENTERS (10)
  · MORMON WARDS AND STAKE CENTERS (1)
  · MORMONTHINK (13)
  · MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE (21)
  · MURPHY TRANSCRIPT (1)
  · NATALIE R. COLLINS (11)
  · NAUVOO (3)
  · NAUVOO EXPOSITOR (2)
  · NEAL A. MAXWELL (1)
  · NEAL A. MAXWELL INSTITUTE (1)
  · NEIL L. ANDERSEN - SECTION 1 (3)
  · NEW ORDER MORMON (8)
  · OBEDIENCE - PAY, PRAY, OBEY (15)
  · OBJECT LESSONS (15)
  · OLIVER COWDREY (6)
  · ORRIN HATCH (10)
  · PARLEY P. PRATT (11)
  · PATRIARCHAL BLESSING (5)
  · PAUL H. DUNN (5)
  · PBS DOCUMENTARY THE MORMONS (20)
  · PERSECUTION (9)
  · PIONEER DAY (3)
  · PLAN OF SALVATION (5)
  · POLYGAMY (60)
  · PRIESTHOOD BLESSINGS (1)
  · PRIESTHOOD EXECUTIVE MEETING (0)
  · PRIMARY (1)
  · PROCLAMATIONS (1)
  · PROPOSITION 8 (21)
  · PROPOSITION 8 COMMENTS (11)
  · QUENTIN L. COOK (11)
  · RELIEF SOCIETY (14)
  · RESIGNATION PROCESS (31)
  · RICHARD E. TURLEY, JR. (6)
  · RICHARD G. HINCKLEY (2)
  · RICHARD G. SCOTT (7)
  · RICHARD LYMAN BUSHMAN (11)
  · ROBERT D. HALES (5)
  · ROBERT L. MILLET (7)
  · RODNEY L. MELDRUM (15)
  · ROYAL SKOUSEN (2)
  · RUNTU'S RINCON (78)
  · RUSSELL M. NELSON (14)
  · SACRAMENT MEETING (11)
  · SALT LAKE TRIBUNE (1)
  · SCOTT D. WHITING (1)
  · SCOTT GORDON (5)
  · SEMINARY (5)
  · SERVICE AND CHARITY (24)
  · SHERI L. DEW (3)
  · SHIELDS RESEARCH - MORMON APOLOGETICS (4)
  · SIDNEY RIGDON (7)
  · SIMON SOUTHERTON (34)
  · SPAULDING MANUSCRIPT (8)
  · SPENCER W. KIMBALL (12)
  · STEVE BENSON - SECTION 1 (18)
  · STEVE BENSON - SECTION 10 (17)
  · STEVE BENSON - SECTION 11 (15)
  · STEVE BENSON - SECTION 12 (19)
  · STEVE BENSON - SECTION 13 (21)
  · STEVE BENSON - SECTION 14 (17)
  · STEVE BENSON - SECTION 15 (12)
  · STEVE BENSON - SECTION 2 (21)
  · STEVE BENSON - SECTION 3 (18)
  · STEVE BENSON - SECTION 4 (25)
  · STEVE BENSON - SECTION 5 (22)
  · STEVE BENSON - SECTION 6 (19)
  · STEVE BENSON - SECTION 7 (15)
  · STEVE BENSON - SECTION 8 (13)
  · STEVE BENSON - SECTION 9 (19)
  · STORIES (1)
  · SUNSTONE FOUNDATION (2)
  · SURVEILLANCE (SCMC) (12)
  · TAD R. CALLISTER (3)
  · TAL BACHMAN - SECTION 1 (25)
  · TAL BACHMAN - SECTION 2 (25)
  · TAL BACHMAN - SECTION 3 (25)
  · TAL BACHMAN - SECTION 4 (25)
  · TAL BACHMAN - SECTION 5 (25)
  · TAL BACHMAN - SECTION 6 (25)
  · TAL BACHMAN - SECTION 7 (9)
  · TALKS - SECTION 1 (1)
  · TEMPLE WEDDINGS (6)
  · TEMPLES - NAMES (1)
  · TERRYL GIVENS (1)
  · THE PEARL OF GREAT PRICE (1)
  · THE SINGLE WARDS (5)
  · THE WORLD TABLE (3)
  · THOMAS PHILLIPS (18)
  · THOMAS S. MONSON (33)
  · TIME (4)
  · TITHING (63)
  · UGO PEREGO (5)
  · UK COURTS (7)
  · UNNANOUNCED, UNINVITED AND UNWELCOME (36)
  · UTAH LIGHTHOUSE MINISTRY (3)
  · VALERIE HUDSON (3)
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  · WHITE AND DELIGHTSOME (11)
  · WILFORD WOODRUFF (6)
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  · WOMEN AND MORMONISM (86)
  · WORD OF WISDOM (7)
  · WORLD CONGRESS OF FAMILIES (1)
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