Episode 112: History of D&C 132 (The 1843 Revelation), Part Two

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  • Heather Brown

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    Wow! I have been listening to this podcast for several months now and am amazed at the depth of research you’ve presented and the scholarly perspectives that you’ve offered here. I think it’s time to make a donation. Sending lots of light and love your way from SE Nebraska!

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  • Terri

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    Awesome! This is a great episode. The whole series is well researched, informative, and amazing! Thank you Lindsay for putting this together. It represents a lot of work on your part and I predict will become a greater and greater treasured resource to come. It would be great to transcribe the episodes into a series of essays!

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  • Dorothy Milne

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    Thank you so much Lindsay, for your passion, your heart and your work! And for helping us to find so many ways to fill in the blanks and deal with the confusing parts of how we got from there to here. Big respect.

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  • Nathan A.

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    You mention that this revelation is the reason that Mormonism stands apart today, that without this unique doctrine it may well have survived, but it would simply be one of many Christian denominations, undistinguished, unremarkable. Further, you mention that faithful LDS point to this exceptionalism as evidence that theirs is the one true church. I believe I likely made similar statements in my former life, but now I feel it’s worth noting that this argument really disproves the church more than anything as its 15 million registered members are a drop in the bucket of world religions which includes 1.6 billion Muslims, 1.1 billion secularists, 1 billion Hindus, etc. I believe you have made this argument in earlier podcasts, specifically referring to fundamentalists who have the opposite perspective, in which their smallness proves that they have chosen the right path.

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  • Steven

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    what verse gives a husband permission to do polygamy when the wife does not accept it? From my understanding it says if the wife does not accept it the man should not do it, and condemnation is on the wife.

    65 Therefore, it shall be lawful in me, if she receive not this law, for him to receive all things whatsoever I, the Lord his God, will give unto him, because she did not believe and administer unto him according to my word; and she then becomes the transgressor; and he is exempt from the law of Sarah, who administered unto Abraham according to the law when I commanded Abraham to take Hagar to wife.

    he is exempt from the law of Sarah

    I don’t believe this section, but I’m just quoting what it says

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  • Steven

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    Personally I don’t find this very family friendly.

    “The second way in which a wife can be separated from her husband while he continues to be faithful to his God and his priesthood I have not revealed except to a few persons in this church, and a few have received it from Joseph the Prophet as well as myself. If a woman can find a man holding the keys of the priesthood with higher power and authority than her husband, and he is disposed to take her, he can do so, otherwise she has got to remain where she is. In either of these ways of separation you can discover there is no need for a bill of divorcement. To recapitulate: First, a man forfeits his covenant with a wife or wives, becoming unfaithful to his God and his priesthood—that wife or wives are free from him without a bill of divorcement. Second, if a woman claims protection at the hands of a man possessing more power in the priesthood and higher keys, if he is disposed to rescue her and has obtained the consent of her husband to make her his wife, he can do so without a bill of divorcement. If after she has left her husband and is sealed to another she shall again cohabit with him, it is illicit intercourse and extremely sinful….”

    http://en.fairmormon.org/Primary_sources/Brigham_Young/8_October_1861_discourse_on_plural_marriage

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  • Steven

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    Lord does not tell anyone to lie for him, if fact the opposite that they should not lie.

    2 Nephi 26
    32 And again, the Lord God hath commanded that men should not murder; that they should not lie; that they should not steal; that they should not take the name of the Lord their God in vain; that they should not envy; that they should not have malice; that they should not contend one with another; that they should not commit whoredoms; and that they should do none of these things; for whoso doeth them shall perish.
    33 For none of these iniquities come of the Lord;

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