Category Archives: Apostasy

The Apostasy

Over the years I have put together some material on the Apostasy. I am posting two rough and unfinished papers here for one of my classes that I am teaching right now – Foundations of the Restoration. apostasy-timeline-short-version apostasy-timeline

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Signs of the Times

Signs of the Times “Our loving Heavenly Father and His Son, Jehovah, with a knowledge of the end from the beginning,3 opened the heavens and a new dispensation to offset the calamities that They knew would come. The Apostle Paul … Continue reading

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Dennison L. Harris and Robert Scott help to save Joseph Smith’s life

Dennison L. Harris and Robert Scott: heroic young men The following story about Dennison Lott Harris and Robert Scott comes to us from a book by William Berrett called The Restored Church. To me, this story is miraculous for several … Continue reading

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Dating the Restoration of the Melchizedek Priesthood

Dating the Restoration of the Melchizedek Priesthood By Larry C. Porter Accessed from LDS.org on 11.13.16 Authors’ original spelling has been retained, following standard historical practice. See reasons for spelling variations in “Nineteenth-Century Spelling,” Ensign, Aug. 1975—including uncertain spelling conventions … Continue reading

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Robert Mason’s Vision

Robert Mason tells Wilford he will find the truth   Wilford Woodruff: At an early age my mind began to be exercised upon religious subjects, but I never made a profession of religion until 1830 when I was twenty-three years of … Continue reading

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Why the Other Accounts of the First Vision Shouldn’t Challenge Your Faith

Why the Other Accounts of the First Vision Shouldn’t Challenge Your Faith Meridian Magazine – Mark A. Mathews · October 16, 2016 On the morning of a beautiful, clear day, early in the spring of 1820, God the Eternal Father and … Continue reading

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Joseph Smith’s name had for good and evil

Joseph Smith’s name had for good and evil Elder John H. Groberg of the Seventy told of an experience in which he saw a fulfillment of Moroni’s prophecy in Joseph Smith—History 1:33. While serving as a missionary in the South Pacific, Elder … Continue reading

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