Monthly Archives: February 2017

1 Corinthians 7 On Celibacy

Celibacy – Is this what Paul is encouraging the saints to do? From a quick reading of 1 Corinthians 7:6-9, it seems as if Paul is saying to the widows and those unmarried, that “it is good for them if … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 7 – Was Paul married?

Was Paul against marriage in general? It doesn’t seem so. This chapter seems to be answering a question about missionary service and marriage. Should missionaries be married? It seems as if Paul is counseling missionaries if they are unmarried, to … Continue reading

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What do we mean by “translation”?

Joseph Smith—Translator The following is an excerpt of: Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, p. 534 -542 It would be impossible to mention all of the contributions the Prophet Joseph Smith made and all the wonderful things that the Lord … Continue reading

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The Missing Papyrus Theory

The missing papyrus theory of The Book of Abraham It is likely futile to assess Joseph’s ability to translate papyri when we now have only a fraction of the papyri he had in his possession. Eyewitnesses spoke of “a long … Continue reading

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The Jewish Redaction Theory

The Jewish Redaction Theory From the Gospel Topics Essay we read the following: Of course, the fragments do not have to be as old as Abraham for the book of Abraham and its illustrations to be authentic. Ancient records are … Continue reading

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Inspired Pseudepigraphon

Could the Book of Abraham be Inspired Pseudepigraphon? For over five years before his work on the Book of Abraham, the Prophet had been giving revelations from his own mouth that believers accepted as the word of God. He did … Continue reading

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Why is the Book of Abraham text not on the papyri?

We do not claim to know why the text of the Book of Abraham (or the missing Book of Joseph) is not in evidence on the fragments of papyrus that were recovered. Critics, of course, simply assume this to be … Continue reading

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